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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.

15 Steps to Pack for a Move in a Hurry

By |April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Blog|

15 Steps for Packing in a Hurry

Sometimes the opportunity or challenge of moving comes without warning. Whether you’re jumping to accept an out-of-state opportunity or if your moving day just came faster than expected, a little preparation and strategy can help you pack extra quickly.

While there are several packing strategies that save money by using makeshift packing materials from items around the house, or that make unpacking a breeze with meticulous organizing, packing in a hurry is all about finding ways to minimize the time it takes to get all of your possessions loaded into a truck.

Packing in a hurry

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5 Family Activties to do in Kamloops

By |February 27th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Most people are ready to bet that the city of Kamloops, British Columbia is set to be one of the most popular cities in Canada for 2019. The simple answer to why is real estate. Kamloops is expected to see the second-largest jump in average housing price in 2019. As the number of home sales continues to go up and unemployment stays low, you can expect families to start looking at Kamloops as a prime location for their families. Here is a look at 5 family activities to do in Kamloops.

British Columbia

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Preparing a Long Distance Move? What to Expect on Moving Day

By |February 10th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Planning for a long distance move can be stressful. There are a lot of moving pieces to coordinate to make sure your goods arrive where you need them when you need them.


A little bit of extra preparation can make a huge difference in helping your move go as smoothly as possible! Below, we provide information for what to expect on moving day for a long distance move, and some tips to help things go even more smoothly.


Long Distance Move: What to Expect on Moving Day


You’ve scheduled the move, packed your suitcase, and are ready to go. What should you expect on

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Things Great Canadian Van Lines Cannot Move

By |February 1st, 2019|Categories: Blog|

So, you’ve chosen Great Canadian Van Lines as your long distance moving team. We’re excited to have you aboard! We’re glad for the opportunity to help your long distance move go as smoothly as possible.


While our experienced long distance moving team has seen it all and done it all, there are a few items that we cannot move due to safety reasons.


1 – Hazardous, Explosive, Corrosive, or Flammable Materials


Hazardous items that Long Distance Van Lines will not move include:


  • Propane tanks
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Paint thinner
  • Charcoal
  • Ammonia
  • Liquid bleach
  • Matches
  • SCUBA tanks
  • Car batteries
  • Gasoline
  • Ammunition
  • Fireworks
  • Gas-filled engines


In general, explosive

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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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