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  • two movers carrying boxes
    6 Reasons to Hire a Local Mover

    Choosing a moving company is one of your most important decisions when relocating to a new home. While many options are available, hiring a local moving company offers significant advantages over franchises or third-party services. Here are six reasons why hiring a local mover is the best choice.


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  • senior couple on couch packing dishes in moving boxes
    Tips for Seniors to Prepare for Moving

    Moving is a significant life event, especially for seniors. Whether you're downsizing, moving to long-term care or relocating to a new city, proper preparation is crucial to ensure a successful move. By following these tips, you can enjoy a smooth transition into a new chapter in your life.


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  • night view of Hamilton, Ontario skyline
    Guide for Newcomers Moving to Hamilton

    Hamilton is a city of more than 550,000 people situated in the heart of Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe region. For newcomers to this area — the most densely populated and industrialized region in Canada — getting acquainted with the community may seem daunting. Here’s a guide to help simplify your transition and move to Hamilton


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  • aerial view of Milton, Ontario
    Guide For Moving to and Living in Milton, Ontario

    If you’re moving to Milton, Ontario, you’re not alone. For years, Milton has been one of the fastest-growing communities in Canada. Every day, more people are moving to Milton because of its rural, small-town feel with all the amenities of a big city. Here’s a guide to help you get settled in Milton.


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  • Oakville, Ontario flag
    Guide for Moving to Oakville, Ontario

    Situated between Toronto and Hamilton, Oakville is a city of choice for people moving to Ontario. With 1420 hectares of parkland, 150 kilometres of trails and extensive public services it attracts young families, professionals and seniors. If you’re preparing for an upcoming move to Oakville, here’s a useful guide to help you get to know your new city in advance. 


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  • aerial view of Burlington, Ontario
    Guide for Moving to Burlington, Ontario

    Several studies in recent years have ranked Burlington as a top Canadian city to live in. Factors in its favour include affordability, healthcare and a low crime rate. If you're planning a move to this vibrant waterfront city, you'll want to get to know your new home before you arrive. Here's a brief guide to help you prepare for your move to Burlington.


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  • fragile items labels
    Tips To Pack Fragile Items for Moving

    Protectively packing fragile items is an essential part of moving. Family heirlooms, antiques and other priceless and irreplaceable items are at risk of getting damaged or destroyed during the moving process if they aren’t packed correctly. Here are some tips for packing fragile items and some mistakes to avoid.


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  • woman calling utility company before moving
    How to Set Up Utilities Before Moving into a New Home

    Changing over your utility services is an essential part of moving. Failing to arrange service with your local utility companies before you move may leave you without water, electricity or internet. Here’s what you need to do to maintain your creature comforts and ensure a seamless move


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    Items Movers Can’t Move

    When it’s time to begin packing for your move, it’s important to know what items can’t be moved by a professional moving company. There’s a long list of prohibited and restricted items, things that present safety and liability issues for companies providing packing and moving services. Here are some items movers can’t move for you.


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  • elderly couple taking a break while moving into condo
    Things to Consider When Moving into a Condo

    Are you planning to move into a condo for the first time? Whether you’re downsizing or it’s your first experience with home ownership, moving into a condo is a bit different than moving into an apartment or house. Here are some things you need to consider.


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    Items You Should Avoid Packing in a Box When Moving

    Each year, millions of people from all over the world choose Canada as their home!

    If you are planning a move in Canada, you need to know a few things. Keep reading to learn about items you should avoid packing in a moving box.

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  • Couple holding a box
    Tips for Packing Your Bedroom

    Canadians consider moving one of life's most stressful experiences. It's true that moving can be a hassle, but the reward, in the end, is a new home that you love. 


    If you're moving out soon, you're likely already feeling the pressure. Even packing up a room is stressful! We're here to offer some advice.

    Keep reading to learn all about packing up a room the right way.

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  • climate controlled storage space for moving boxes
    7 Benefits of Using Climate Controlled Storage During a Move

    21% of Canadian households indicated that they intend to move in the next five years. While moving can be an exciting time, it also requires a lot of planning and logistics.

    If you’re one of the many Canadians planning on moving soon, you might be looking into storage space to temporarily manage your belongings. But do you know what kind of storage you should look for? Keep reading to learn seven benefits of using climate-controlled storage during your next move.


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  • moving box for packing small kitchen appliances
    How to Pack Small Appliances for Moving

    In the last five years, 5.2 million Canadian households have relocated. Whether you are moving for work, need a bigger home, or are just ready for your next adventure, this can be an exciting time.

    However, moving also involves a lot of logistics and this can be stressful. In fact, the stress of moving can last for months afterward, especially if your valuables are damaged in the move!

    Fortunately, packing your items carefully before moving can help to protect them from this damage. Are you wondering how to pack appliances like toasters, microwaves, mixers, air fryers, coffee machines, blenders and other electronics? Read on for our tips for packing small appliances before moving.


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  • office items packed in moving box
    6 Tips for Organizing an Office Move

    Is your office on the move?

    Relocating your office can be a tumultuous and costly time for your business. Yet with some simple preparation, you can take most of the chaos out of moving and focus on getting back to business.

    Here are six essential tips for organizing an office move.


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    5 Unexpected Moving Costs to Look Out For

    In 2020, moves between provinces decreased by almost nine percent. A large reason for that was the large moving costs that typically come with long-distance moves.

    While moving itself is already expensive enough, it's really easy to forget about the hidden costs of moving when you're in the thick of it.

    Luckily, we're here to help you have everything covered. Read on to learn 5 of the biggest hidden moving expenses to be on the lookout for.


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  • couple sitting next to moving boxes
    Common Moving Challenges and How to Solve Them

    Getting ready to move can bring on a lot of different emotions, including excitement, stress, frustration, joy, sadness, and many others. A lot of people dread moving because of the stress and frustration, but moving to a new house doesn't have to be a miserable experience. 

    With a little bit of planning and preparation beforehand, you can reduce the stress of moving. Here, we'll break down some of the most common challenges people have with moving and how you can solve them. 


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  • woman taping moving box
    Packing Tips for Moving

    Are you preparing to relocate to a new home? If so, you've got plenty of work ahead of you.

    After all, it's no secret that moving can be a stressful experience. Fortunately, you've come to the right place for advice that will make the process of packing and moving as fast and efficient as possible.

    This article takes a look at helpful tips in preparing for your move that will help save time and money while also reducing stress and anxiety. Keep reading to get the inside scoop. 


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    5 Tips for a Successful Move During Peak Summer Season

    Packing up and moving can be an adventure, but it may also prove challenging if you're trying to do it in the summer heat.

    Not only will the heat be a factor, but summer is also peak season in the moving industry. So, what can you do about it?

    Read on to plan a successful move that will work out for you.

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  • long distance mover holding box
    Four Tips To Understand Long Distance Movers

    Moving homes or offices can seem like a challenging task, but if you plan it properly, it can be done smoothly. Your strategy is essential, especially if you are relocating across provinces or across Canada. Long-distance moves require you to take small steps, such as getting boxes and packing appropriately to avoid damages over the long journey. One of the crucial steps is to find the right packing and moving company to stay stress-free.

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  • 10/03/2020
    Why Hire Movers in Burlington?

    Hiring Trusted Moving Companies in Burlington 

    Keeps You Stress-Free! Despite all the excitement, planning and executing a move is stressful. You need to worry about packing everything, hiring a truck on time, getting your pets looked after, making sure the kids are being taken care of, storing fragile items away and not to mention the physical labour in moving the boxes yourself!

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  • moving companies
    How to Choose a Moving Company?

    A trustworthy moving company will help you have a smooth commercial or residential move. Residential moves mainly contain personal household items whereas commercial moves tend to contain office furniture and supplies. Appleby Moving & Storage Ltd. has been

    in the moving business since 1983. We take extra care while packing, loading and transporting your goods, be it commercial or residential. In case of any damage claims, we strive to resolve them quickly and fairly.

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    4 Tips to Help You Compare Moving Companies

    Moving from one home to another is not an easy task as you need to move all your belongings with you in a safe manner. You may move within a city or to another one due to several reasons such as a change in your job. Whether it’s household goods or commercial objects, you will always want your possessions to reach the destination without any damage. Moving companies simplify this process for you, saving you effort and time in the process. The packing staff at Appleby Moving & Storage Ltd are skilled at managing a wide range of items (fragile items, furniture or appliances) while moving.

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  • Storage units
    How to Find a Good Storage Unit

    The need to store your personal belongings may suddenly arise due to one of many reasons. Be it when you move to a new city or are in  between homes, it is very important to find safe and reliable storage. Companies use storage to provide secure and convenient space-saving solutions, firms use it to stock their products, and you can use it to save space at home. Whether you want to downsize or have a temporary need, storage units are an excellent solution. Appleby Moving & Storage LtdMoving & Storage Ltd. has been in the moving and storage business for more than 25 years, offering peace of mind to its customers.

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  • moving companies in Burlington
    Everything You Need to Know About Organizing an Office Move

    Although moving to a new office is very exciting, commercial moving is not an easy task. It is a multi-step process, requiring careful planning that includes a number of preparation steps. You will have to streamline certain things to ensure that the transition is smooth.

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  • Long distance moving in Burlington Ontario
    Smooth Move: 5 Long-Distance Moving Tips for Success

    The prospect of a long-distance move can be pretty daunting, but it will begin to feel more manageable the better prepared you are.The experienced Burlington and Oakville movers at Appleby Moving and Storage Ltd. are here to help make sure that your next long-distance move goes smoothly and successfully. Here are our top tips on how to prepare for long-distance moving.

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  • Moving company in Burlington Ontario
    Staying Within Budget When You Move With Movers in Burlington

    Many people worry that their move is going to be a stressful, time-consuming, and expensive experience. However, with a bit of extra planning and with the help of the right Burlington moving companies, you can minimize the stress, maximize your time, and, most importantly, stay within budget.

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    How to Avoid Moving Company Scams

    Moving is never a walk in the park, regardless of if you've moved many times or if it's your first time moving in decades. Thankfully, reliable Hamilton moving companies can make the process a whole lot smoother by taking the bulk of the work off your hands. But how do you know whether you can trust a moving company or not?

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  • Movers in Burlington Ontario
    Benefits of Hiring Professional Movers

    Moving to a new home can be a stressful prospect. There's just so much that needs to be done in what is usually too short of a time, which is why many people consider working with a professional moving company. Those that do hire professional movers such as Appleby Moving and Storage Ltd. almost never regret it and those that choose not to almost always wish they had.

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  • 12/06/2017
    Top Signs It's Time to Move

    Moving isn't fun or easy, but sometimes it just has to be done.

    Thankfully, the right moving companies in Hamilton and Burlington can make the
    process go much more smoothly when the right time to move comes. Unless you're
    moving for a new job, however, it can be hard to know when the "right
    time" is. At Appleby Moving and Storage Ltd. our professional Burlington movers have seen all of the reasons why
    people choose to move.  Here are some of the top signs:

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  • 27/03/2017
    Is It Time to Move? That Means It Is Time to Declutter!

    Professional Movers and Rental Storage Units Make it Easy
    Is it time for the big move? You are probably stressing over a hundred different tasks and not sure where to start. How will you pack everything? Do you have the supplies and the time to get it all done? How are you going to move everything? Is your moving timeline realistic? These are questions that are probably keeping you up at night.

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  • 21/03/2017
    Proper Packing Tips for a Successful Move

    Moving, with all its excitement, can easily turn into one of life's most stressful events. Not only are the legal and financial aspects challenging enough, but the physical work involved in packing and transporting your belongings can be a frustrating and trying task. One of the best things you can do for your well-being during a move is hire professional and reliable movers in Burlington to carefully and correctly package and relocate your personal items.

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  • 20/03/2017
    The Best Unpacking Strategies to Keep You Organized

    You have finally moved into your new home and are now faced with the annoying task of unpacking all of your personal belongings. Perhaps one of the most dreaded undertakings for homeowners, unpacking is a tiring process that can lead to headaches and setbacks if not done properly. Luckily, there are a set of unpacking guidelines that can make your life much easier to ensure you are spending less time unloading and more time enjoying your new home.

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