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Top 13 Moving Tips to Make Your Move Easier

By | January 19th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

How can you make moving easier? Moving can be time-consuming and stressful. However, with a little strategy and some smart moving tips, you can make your move easier, faster, and more stress-free.

 

13 Top Moving Tips

 

1 – Pack Dishes Vertically

 

Instead of stacking your dishes bottom down in a box (like you stack them in a cabinet), slip them vertically into the box. First, wrap each dish in bubble wrap or packing paper, then slide your dishes in vertically. This will help prevent the plates from bouncing—and breaking—when your moving truck is on the road.

 

For extra safety, pack dish towels around the extra

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Top 11 Tips for Making Moving Easier

By | January 19th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Most people dread moving. From days of packing, back-aching loading and unloading, and the tedious process of settling your belongings into a new home, it can feel like the moving process lasts forever. However, with over 28 years in the moving services industry, we’ve developed some tips to make moving easier.

 

11 tips to make moving faster and easier

 

Below are 11 of our top tips for making your next move easier, faster, and less stressful.

 

1 – Clear Clutter As Soon As You Know You’re Moving

 

As soon as you find out you’re moving—even if it’s still months away—start clearing clutter. Pick one closet,

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Long Distance Move Contest Winner

By | January 9th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

We are pleased to announce that Stacey and Andrew Fox are the winners of $2800.00 in our 2018, 28th Anniversary contest for their long distance move from Ottawa to Vancouver.

Congratulations we hope this cash helps you get some more quality patio time in!

Cheers from all of a us at Great Canadian Van Lines

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6 Things You Should Know About Moving In Winter

By | December 14th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Moving in winter isn’t conventional. Often summer and spring tend to be the peak seasons for people to move. The weather is nice, the gardens are blooming, the kids are playing in the front yard (hopefully), and you can smell BBQs going on all around you. Much better than the early dark days of winter where the wind hurts your face and you have to watch every step to make sure you’re not slipping on black ice. Although winter may not seem like the ideal time to move, you might see a few advantages, such as less competition from other buyers

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7 Reasons To Move To Kelowna, British Columbia

By | November 22nd, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Located in the stunning Okanagan Valley, Kelowna, British Columbia is a place that anyone would be proud to call home. The diverse neighbourhoods are filled with exciting activities, incredible views, delicious food, and of course, there are some of the best vineyards in the country.

City Profile

Population: 134,234

Median cost of a home: $638,667

Top three neighbourhoods: Upper Mission, Kettle Valley, Lower Mission

Median household income: $94,629

Unemployment rate: 7.4%

Days per year with rain or snow: 137

Whether you’re looking to relocate due to your work or lifestyle,

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The 8 Best Canadian Cities For Families in 2018

By | November 1st, 2018|Categories: Blog|

There’s no denying Canadians are some of the most friendly people in the world. Canada is filled with awe-inspiring national parks, pristine coastlines, a diversity of cuisine, and many outdoor-focused adventures. When moving with your family, you want to live somewhere with affordable childcare, a good educational system, the right amenities, access to top-notch healthcare, and of course to be somewhere you can build a beautiful home and community.  

We put together a list of the best eight Canadian cities for families in 2018 to help you decide where you may want to settle with

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Our blog is a little different than most company blogs. We've made all of these posts with the intention of providing value to you before, during and after moving. This means giving you rundowns on local dining, parks, and neighborhoods.