4 tips for crushing your long-distance move

By Michelle McNally/Livabl

Leading up to the end of university, some of my good friends took jobs out of the province and moved away. One girlfriend relocated to New Brunswick, the other, Manitoba. Another friend parted ways with his beloved overstuffed sofa and made the trek out west to Alberta.

While I was posing awkwardly for graduation photos, my school colleagues were frantically trying to navigate the logistical challenges that everyone faces when it comes to moving long-distance — how to get you and your cherished IKEA futon thousands of kilometers across the country.

Moving long-distance involves more than just the physical and operational challenges. Of course, there’s the overwhelming task of packing your worldly possessions, re-registering a lifetime’s worth of IDs, and then transporting your belongings to a distant destination, but there’s emotions at play too. Continue reading “4 tips for crushing your long-distance move”

Your ultimate life-saving guide to moving in the winter

It’s a commonly held belief that the most effective way to compound the misery of moving is to move during the winter. Many of these beliefs can be directly traced back to the malicious trifecta known as cold, ice and snow. Think: slushy boots trampling over carpets, back-breaking shovelling, higher risk of injury, and biting winds that prick your eyeballs as you huff in and out of the house for 12 hours straight. Some of you will even be rewarded for these efforts with the flu.

But if you closed on your home in the fall, there’s a good chance you’ll be joining the winter warrior ranks. MoveSnap has helped thousands of movers seamlessly change residences in all seasons, and we’re happy to share our tips and tricks for your easiest winter move ever. Continue reading “Your ultimate life-saving guide to moving in the winter”

Everything you need to know about updating your Canadian driver’s licence & vehicle registration before you move

Updating your address on government documents is the going to the dentist of moving. You really, really don’t want to do it. You know you could technically get away with not doing it and you’d still be able to complete your move. But you also know that if you don’t do it, you’ll end up with the bureaucratic equivalent of a mouth full of cavities, gum disease and a $2,000 dental bill. Continue reading “Everything you need to know about updating your Canadian driver’s licence & vehicle registration before you move”

Does your real estate professional truly care about you?

Many real estate professionals market themselves as going the extra mile. And like all reasonably abstract terms, this can be defined as anything. Some historical examples of “going the extra mile” have included:

  • Performing customized exorcisms.
  • Pretending to love their clients’ pets.
  • Open House weekends during apocalyptic blizzards.

And by the way, this is all great. It may even hit the extra two-mile threshold. Continue reading “Does your real estate professional truly care about you?”

Prep work: 5 things to do in your new kitchen BEFORE you unpack

The kitchen has long been the heart of the home. But it’s also been a centre for grime, grease, and an assortment of kitchen tools you’ve used once then put away.

It’s been 5 years, if you haven’t started juicing by now, you’re not going to start…

The kitchen is also usually the first place you want to unpack!  It gives you the feeling of being “home” and it’s exciting to imagine all the meals you’ll cook and holidays you’ll celebrate. Continue reading “Prep work: 5 things to do in your new kitchen BEFORE you unpack”

Two days before moving day – pack your tactical bag

moving day packing

When your moving day is only hours away, you’re shoving stuff in boxes and your entire life is in chaos.  One thing that many folks forget to do they prepare to move, is forgetting to  pack a tactical bag.   A tactical bag contains everything you’ll need to facilitate moving, without anything you actually want to move.

It helps make sure you’ve got everything you need with you on your actual moving day, so that you don’t have to dig through boxes or get frustrated trying to find items you’ll need in order to settle into your new home faster.

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