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February 2018

FAQ when packing your own home

Should you pack your own home, or should you let the moving company tackle that for you? Stallion Moving & Storage is available and willing to help you pack your entire home, or just certain rooms – basically whatever you need! We can customize a packing quote for you, just let us know.But if you do decide you want to pack your home yourself here is a couple of questions we typically get and a few tips to keep in mind.Can I leave my dresser drawers full?    &nb...
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What should you do before the professional packers and movers show up to your house?

Even if you have hired a great company to help make your best move there are still some thing we suggest you to do to prepare for these individuals coming into your house. In order to keep the cost of your move day as low as possible you want to make sure you have organized and cleaned out your home so it is not full of unwanted items. Purge your home of the things you no longer use or find useful since there is no sense in having your packers pack and then move everything that will likely never...
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Moving from a city to a rural neighborhood

Living in either the city or rural areas each have their own benefits, but when you go from one to the other there is definitely some things that you have to keep in mind – even just to make the transition easier for you.Prepare yourself and your family to make some lifestyle changes, especially when it comes to your leisure activities. You will no longer be close to the same amenities as you were before so heading out to a movie, to the mall, or out to the a restaurant is not as easy as i...
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August 2017

House warming gifts your friends could actually use!

You may not be planning to move in the near future, but we imagine you may know someone else who has just purchased a new home, or moved into a new to them home. So we’ve compiled some ideas for the perfect housewarming gifts that people will actually appreciate and need!A DIY Tool Box Jar!- you can fill this up with little tools the new homeowner may need, but hasn’t had the time to purchase yet! Our suggestions are: measuring tape, hammer, nails, picture hangers, small screw driver...
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What you may have forgotten when moving

Moving is certainly hectic, we understand that. Sometimes things can get forgotten. The following is a list of the top things people forget to do when planning for a move. Create a moving checklist – organize your time properly, time management is imperative when planning your move. Create a timeline for your move, making sure you don’t forget to have the important items at the top of the list! No matter how much time you feel like you have before you move, you don’t want to pu...
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Preparing to move your library

Preparing to move your library

Whether you have a huge library, or just a few bookshelves full of books it can be quite intimidating to begin the steps of packing. There is also an off-chance that very little importance is put on the packing and labelling of books, so it could get pushed to the last minute.Here’s a quick list that we hope you can use to help you get through packing up all your books!Optimize your collection:Books can’t be broken easily, so sometimes there isn’t much of a fuss to get your boo...
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July 2017

Midwest Property Management Guest Blog: Things to Consider Before Renting an Apartment

Whether you are searching for your first apartment or your fifteenth, you are going to want to prevent any unexpected surprises. Where do you start? What should you be looking for? How do you know it is going to be the right home for you? Finding a new home can be overwhelming if you are not properly prepared. Sometimes, you can overlook the important factors in making sure your new apartment is going to be the best for you. Below are a few tips to help assist you when searching for a new a...
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How to Beat the Summer Heat!

How to Beat the Summer Heat!

Summer is here, we can feel it in the temperature increase and our moods… and the jump in our electricity bills!We’ve got the top ten ways we can think of to beat the heat this summer. Drink a ton of water! While you should be staying hydrated year round you have to up that amount a little bit in the summertime, especially if you are doing a lot of activities that involve excessive sweating. Water isn’t the only option to stay hydrated, but it is the most accessible to many of...
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June 2017

What to consider when moving with a pet.

Moving with a pet usually means you have to do a little more research when looking for a new place to move, there are a couple of things we suggest you keep in mind and do before you settle on your new home! For all you know the area you are moving into mandates that all pets much weigh less than 50 lbs or the apartment building you are moving too only allows cats!Schedule a trip to the vet prior to moving:Make sure your pet is up to date with all their vaccinations, medications and you have a c...
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Canada's Rogue Movers

We've seen it time and time again, people are getting burned by illegitimate moving companies. This reflects poorly on those companies that strive to create very transparent processes and have worked hard throughout the years to create a name and a brand that people can trust.Take a look at the link below that was published by CBC, they shed some light on some of the issues families are facing. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/moving-company-worker-charged-scheme-extort-alberta-fa...
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    Best Apartment Plants

    When living in an apartment building it can be hard to fulfill your wishes to have a garden, or even to keep plants alive if you are in a portion of the building that does not get a lot of sunlight &n...
  • Navigating Your New City

    Once you’ve moved to a different city – you have to begin the process of learning how to navigate around and for a lot of people this could include both driving and their public transporta...
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    It might not occur to everyone, that moving from one end of the country to the other – or to a different country completely could lead to a lot of changes involving the climate you’ll be l...
  • Commercial Movers - Saving Office Managers

    Commercial Movers - Saving Office Managers

    Many office managers will admit that moving an entire office team can be one of the most difficult parts of their job – but commercial moves are on the rise and we are getting more and more comp...
  • Keeping Yourself Safe from Moving Scams

    Keeping Yourself Safe from Moving Scams

    We’ve come across another story in the news in which a woman in Eastern Canada was caught up in a moving scam. Unfortunately this is becoming more and more common within the moving industry &nda...
  • Home Renovation Trends

    Home Renovation Trends

    Home renovations can be a huge undertaking, and the best way to ensure you are making the most of your time spend renovating and the money you have to spend is to choose trends and applications that w...
  • Moving Into a New Dorm

    Moving Into a New Dorm

    That time of year again has come – students are preparing to go back to school and some are even moving out of their hometown to spend their first year of university in a dorm room!In order to m...
  • Moving Tips - Arriving in your new home.

    We know that the last thing you'd like to think about during the first couple of weeks in your new home is cleaning, so we suggest you give the messiest rooms in your home a good cleaning before you s...
  • Moving Tips - Labeling Your Boxes

    At Stallion we strive to do everything to make your move go as smoothly as possible, and if you choose to hire our outstanding packers we will take the time to carefully pack your boxes and beyond tha...
  • Moving Tips - Packing your Breakables

    Stallion is happy to pack all of your items for you, or just your breakables, or just certain rooms of your house - we will customize a move specifically to your needs - but if you choose to pack your...
  • Know the Moving Jargon

    All companies have their own lingo when it comes to their company – and we get it! Sometimes the jargon can be a little bit confusing. So instead of just leaving you to figure it all out on your...
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    Whether you move across the city, or across the country you have to pack your items. At Stallion Van Lines we know how time consuming that can be, and when you have already got the stress of moving lo...
  • After your move is done!

    Enjoy your new home! Moving into the new house, and the first day after your move can be a huge stress relief and you will have a chance to feel so much more calm and collected once everything is in ...
  • Saving Yourself from Daylight Savings Time!

    Saving Yourself from Daylight Savings Time!

    Daylight savings time is set to happen over the weekend (specifically in the wee times of the morning on Sunday) in order to provide the smallest amount of disruption possible to most people’s w...
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    We understand that having an agency pack your items can be out of your moving budget, so in order to make packing happen smoothly we have a couple of tips for you! Have a plan before you start packing...

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