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5 Ways to Adapt Your Move For The Pandemic

Oakville, ON.

  Moving during the current pandemic is a lot different than moving has been in the past. There are new precautions, mandatory rules, and behaviours that need to be followed.   Our priority throughout this pandemic has always been to keep our customers and our teams’ safe while continuing to provide exceptional quality service. Our […]

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Clever Moving Tips To Make Your Move Easier

Oakville, ON.

Moving is an event that everyone can relate to. Whether you are moving to your first home, upsizing, downsizing, or even relocating for work, we all go through the process at some point in our lives.

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Gardening Tips And Tricks

Oakville, ON.

To celebrate the beginning of spring, we ran a social media contest asking the public to submit their best gardening tips. The top 3 tips were selected to win a gift card to a garden centre of their choice and have their tip featured in an Atlas Canada Blog. The entries poured in from all across Canada and we were truly amazed by the knowledge, expertise and even humour added to these tips. Keep reading to see what our winners had to say and check out the Atlas Canada Facebook page Atlas Canada Facebook page for more monthly contests!

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Advantages Of Moving During Non-Peak Season

Oakville, ON.

This season usually falls between the months of fall and winter when temperatures start to drop. As long as you properly prepare for the weather, moving during these months can save you money and time. Here are a few advantages to moving during non-peak season.

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Get Organized For The Cool Weather

Oakville, ON.

As the leaves change and the days get shorter, we know that cooler temperatures are on the horizon! While the cooler weather is a nice change to the hot humid days of summer, the transition can be hard on your home. There is more to think about than switching off your AC and turning on your heat. To help you prepare, here are a few home projects to complete this fall.

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How to Stay Organized for a Summer Move

June, July and August are the busiest months for moving. If you plan to move during peak season, start looking for your mover as soon as possible. It is recommended that you book your move 4-6 weeks in advance to make sure the date you want is available. Once your date is determined you can start to prepare for the big day. Below are some great tips to help you beat the heat and stay organized during your summer move.

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4 Ways to Revive Your Home with Paint

Taking on a home renovation is a huge task on its own, not to mention the extensive cost associated with it. If you are looking for a more affordable solution to change up the look and feel of your home, adding a fresh coat of paint will do the trick! For a quick and simple update, painting your walls alone will make a huge difference. If you are looking to go beyond the walls and add a little more dimension, here are 4 great painting options to consider for your next DIY or professional project:

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Timeless Home Decorating Tips

To celebrate National Decorating Month in April, we ran a social media contest asking the public to submit their best home decorating tips. The top 4 tips were selected to win a gift card to The Brick and have their tip featured in an Atlas Canada blog. We were overwhelmed by all the amazing advice we received and after much deliberation, narrowed it down to our 4 winners. Each tip was chosen for its practicality, timelessness and ability to give your home a unique touch. Keep reading to see what our winners had to say and don’t forget to check the Atlas Canada Facebook page for more monthly contests!

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Minimize Food Waste Before Moving Day

Even with the best of intentions many people tend to throw away a lot of useful items when they move, especially food. Lack of time and convenience often overrule when deciding whether to make a trip to the local food bank, and as a result a lot of good, sustainable food goes to waste. We understand finding extra time is difficult during the busy weeks and days leading up to a move. But with a little bit of planning and some help from our Atlas Agents, minimizing food waste doesn’t have to be a burden. Here are some tips on how to use or donate the food left in your home before moving day.

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Moving in With a Roommate

Oakville, ON.

The rise of Canadian real estate has been a hot topic this past year. With many Canadian’s unable to buy on their own, they’re led to invest with others for the additional support or rent if that’s not an option. Today, the notion of living with a roommate has become very common not just for those in their early 20s but for adults and families as well. Sharing a space whether it’s with your friend, partner or a stranger can be challenging. We made a list of some important questions to address before moving in with a roommate.

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The Unexpected Cost of Moving

There is more to moving then just the move itself. Factor in as many variables as you can when creating your budget as it’s better to be over prepared than under. Although you can never completely anticipate all the unexpected costs of moving, sticking to a budget and leaving extra room for last minute add-ons will make the process less stressful. Here are 4 things to help you prepare for the unexpected on your local or long distance move:

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Using a Moving Calendar to Stay Organized

Have you ever uttered the words, I won’t forget or I’ll write it down later? If there’s one piece of advice we can provide you when planning a move, it’s to stay organized. There’s a lot to think about in the weeks and days leading up to a move that you don’t want to worry about whether or not you’ve forgotten something. Keeping everything as organized as possible will help lower your stress levels and make the process much easier. One of the best ways to prioritize and organize your time is with a moving a calendar. Here are 3 reasons why a calendar will help you and your family have a successful move:

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Decorating a Rental Property

Making a rental property feel like your own can be a challenge especially since you’re often limited by the type of alterations you are allowed to make. Although adding personal artifacts and home décor pieces are a great way to show your personality, it’s not always enough. As a tenant there are still plenty of ways you can decorate a rental beyond your personal knickknacks. Here are four reversible decorating tricks to try at home:

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Tips to Grown the Perfect Lawn

You don’t need to have a green thumb to grow the perfect lawn. By giving it a little love and following some basic rules, you too can have a lawn all your neighbours envy. Here are 4 tips to help you grow the lawn of your dreams.

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Is Corporate Relocation for You?

Making a move for your career can be a scary adjustment; picking up everything you own and moving somewhere you’ve never been. That being said, it can also be a great opportunity and a fresh change in your life. You may be asked to relocate across town, across the country or even overseas. The distance will all depend on the needs of your particular company. When deciding on whether relocating is for you, be sure to do as much research as you can before making the decision, and use all the resources available. Here are a couple ways to discover if a corporate relocation is for you.

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How to Save Money on Your Move

Managing all your expenses can be one of the biggest challenges when moving to a new home. The best way to control costs and stay in budget is make a list of all your potential expenses. This will allow you to see which areas are essential to spend in and which areas you can cut down. Below are 4 surefire ways you can cut costs and save money on your move without compromising on quality.

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Millennial Home Buying Trends

About one-quarter of Canada’s population are millennials; those born between the early 1980s to the early 2000s. With most of them finished or on the verge of finishing school, many are now taking a more active interest in home ownership. Already we are seeing trends in the way millennials are purchasing real estate and the location they are choosing. These young Canadians are paying close attention to the market and areas where they see growth in employment and affordable real estate. The majority of millennials are looking to purchase a home in the very near future, also taking in the investment opportunity that comes with purchasing real estate.

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3 Smart Things to Set-Up Before Moving into Your Home

There is a lot going on when moving into a new home from relocating, to unpacking, to cleaning and everything in between. Now imagine having to juggle all that without lights, in the freezing cold and unable to find the paperwork for your utilities company. That’s a scary thought! To avoid these types of scenarios and make the transition a little easier on you, we’ve put together a list of 3 important tasks to complete before your move in date.

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6 Must Dos When Moving into a New Home

Change the Locks Being handed the keys to your new home is a very exciting time! However, don’t forget these keys once belonged to someone else. The previous homeowner may have given a spare key to family, friends or neighbours. The best way to feel safe and secure in your new home is to replace […]

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How to Feel at Home in a New City

Meet the Neighbours   The next time you see your neighbours, don’t be shy just say hi! All it takes is one friendly face to make a new setting feel more comfortable. Find out how long your neighbours have lived in the area and what they like or don’t like about it. Do they have […]

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Pack Like a Pro

Packing up the entire contents of your home can be quite overwhelming. You might be thinking to yourself, “Where do I start?” The best way to tackle the anxiety of such a large project is to begin as soon as possible, stay organized and remember to take on one task at a time. To help make the process easier on you, we’ve created a start-to-finish guide on how to pack like a pro.

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5 Ws – A Guide to Moving Children

There are many emotions that can surface during the process of relocating your family; excitement, stress, joy, anxiety, and relief, to name a few. Processing all these emotions can be difficult, especially on children. After all, leaving friends, family and familiar surroundings behind isn’t easy at any age! While there are many steps you can take to help your children cope with the ups and downs of moving, the key is in communicating using the five W’s.

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8 Important Questions to Ask Every Moving Company

Choosing a trustworthy moving company is essential for a successful move. Rogue movers are on the rise which is why doing your research and asking these important questions are critical before hiring a mover.

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