Moving

Moving House Tips: 2 Days Before Moving Day

moving-house-tips

Planning for moving can be a challenge and the sooner you start the process the less stress you will have to manage when the big day rolls around. If you are like most people, even us, you probably still have some things to work out just before the move which is why you should still be keeping an eye out for moving house tips.

The article below covers some moving house tips you should do two days before the day you plan to move.

List of Things You Need to Do 2 Days Before Moving Day

There are just two days left before you say goodbye to your old bedroom, your old backyard where you had some great barbecues and neighborhood parties, and to the familiar sounds of your old neighborhood. Probably by now, you’re ready to go, just wishing it would all be over, anticipating the new start. But hold on; are some things you need to take care of before the movers or moving truck arrives…READ MORE HERE…

If you still haven’t chosen a mover or you need some storage this is the best of all the moving house tips you will come across: give Valet Storage a call. We can help and our rates are competitive and affordable. You can reach us at 1-888-670-6794 and we would be happy to answer any and all questions you may have.

Top 3 Things To Fix BEFORE You Sell Your Home

Listing your home for sale is a daunting concept. There are so many practical things to consider nevermind the emotional attachment you may be dealing with.

If you are handy with tools there are some things you need to fix before you list your home for sale and in this article, we will be talking about the top three things that will take your home from a five to a ten with little money spent and nothing more than moderate elbow grease.

Top 3 things to fix before you sell your home:

things to fix before you sell your home

Bathroom grout

This is a no-brainer. Bathrooms are one of the few rooms in the home that will boost the value of your home and what is one of the first things people see when they walk into it? The grout. If it looks dirty and gross it will be an instant turn off. This is the room that is supposed to help people get clean, not feel dirty.

To clean the grout in your bathrooms all you need is a spray bottle filled with a half/half solution of vinegar and warm water. Just spray it onto the grout, let it sit for a few minutes and then take an old toothbrush and scrub. This will do wonders in no time flat and leave you with grout that looks brand new.

If the stains are really bad you can sprinkle some baking soda and water onto them before you spray the vinegar, let it sit for a bit and then do the scrubbing.

before you list your home for sale

Replace drawer and cabinet hardware

Nothing is quite as simple or home-altering as changing the hardware on cabinets and drawers so take this into consideration before you list. It sounds like a super simple change–and it is– but it can leave you with cupboards that look brand new, especially if you give them a new coat of stain or paint too.

fix squeaky door hinges

Fix squeaky doors

When potential homebuyers come to your home to check it out they are definitely going to notice if the doors squeak and while this may not be a dealbreaker, it isn’t going to help you get top dollar for your home. The good news is that this is a cheap and easy problem to fix.

To get this done before you list, all you need is some petroleum jelly. Take the hinges of the door apart, slather some jelly on and put it all back together. This will keep everything working smoothly and with no more squeaking.

These are three easy things to fix before selling your home so don’t forget them and make sure they are taken care of before potential homebuyers come through.

If you need some help clearing the clutter from your home before you list it for sale, give Valet Storage a call. We will come to your home and pick up anything you want to put into storage while your home is on the market.

To learn more about our unique services, give us a call today at 1-888-670-6794. We would be happy to answer any and all of your questions right over the phone.

Transform Your Home With These 3 Colour Tips

transform your home with colour

Whether you are moving out of your old home, moving into a new one, or both, you will need to take a long hard look at the shades on the walls. You’ll find it’s easy to transform your home with the right colour tips.

When moving out you need to consider what the person who may be purchasing your home likes and when you are moving in you need to consider what will make you feel comfortable and at home. Both are important and they can be wildly different than one another.

Here are some tips that you can use in both situations:

Follow colour trends

The paint industry announces colour trends each year. These pretty color trend reports are generally filled with photos of the colors, both swatches and in homes. Unless you are starting from scratch you are not going to want to use all of them each year, that would be an awful lot of work.

It is a good idea, however, to pick one and incorporate it to transform your home with colour. You don’t have to limit yourself to paint either, you might want to incorporate the shades through embellishments and accessories.

Be brave with colour tips

Don’t let yourself get scared off of the vibrant colors if you are choosing them for your own home. You might want to steer clear of them if you are trying to sell your home though. In that case, you will want to stick to easier to swallow colors, they tend to help homes sell better.

Again, you don’t have to work in brave colour tips through paint alone, you can also put up some vibrant artwork to bring a little life into any room.

Fall in love with monochromatic colour schemes

These are fantastic when you are selling your home as most people will find it easy to imagine their own items filling up the space because there isn’t really anything to clash with.

This type of colour scheme lends itself to many styles in terms of decor and artwork.

Keep these top three colour tips in mind and you will sell your old home quickly and find it easy to move into your new one for the long haul.

If you haven’t yet found a professional moving company and you live in the Greater Toronto Area, give Valet Storage a call. We can help and we offer highly competitive rates and unique services.

To learn more or to book an appointment, give us a call today at 1-888-670-6794.

Toronto Moving Tips You Can’t Live Without

toronto moving company

You have probably heard or read hundreds of moving tips, besides choosing a reputable Toronto moving company throughout your years but chances are good you remember very few of them. At least if you are anything like me. That’s why we decided to share this fantastic article with you. It has 17 of the best moving hacks that you can use to ensure your big day goes off without a hitch.

Of course, we feel the need to throw in a bonus tip, which is to choose our moving company for your relocation. No matter how close or how far you are moving, Valet Storage can help and we don’t just move you either, we offer convenient and affordable storage as well.

Read on to learn some of the best moving hacks and be sure to take notes, you are going to want to remember all of these tips. Also, don’t forget to give Valet Storage a call to find out just what our Toronto moving company can do for you.

MOVING TIPS GALORE!

Life has a funny way of surprising you. Justin and I had just decided to stay in Texas for another 5 years. We love our friends there and the house was just getting to be the best it could be! But then we were offered an opportunity that would bring us closer to family. So, we worked our little fannies off to get the house complete. It’s just a house right? But I am telling you, it was sad to pack up the house when it has never looked that good the whole time we lived there.

But family is very important to us and we felt that it was time to be closer to them, while our children are young. We loved living away from family without kids… but life and priorities change when you have kids, can I get an AMEN…READ MORE HERE…

To get in touch with us to learn more about our Toronto moving company services or our storage units, give us a call at 1-888-670-6794.

Moving Tips: Don’t Pack Junk!

moving tips Toronto movers
Planning a move? One of the best moving tips you are going to come across is to not pack a bunch of junk to take with you to your new home. Think about it, this is important for a couple of different reasons.

I like to think of moving as the ultimate opportunity to declutter. You have to go through everything anyway, so why not weed out the junk? Plus, why would you want to go through all the trouble of packing up things you don’t need? It’s a lot of wasted effort, and then you have to pay the Toronto movers to come in and load it all up and then unload it at your new home? No thank you!

The following article has several fantastic moving tips that will save you plenty of your own time and money and make things easier for your Toronto movers.

7 Tips for a Smooth Move

Have you moved recently? Are you planning a move? If you have put your home on the market or are thinking about moving to a new home, be forewarned. There are some stressful days and busy hours coming your way. Moving to a new home is considered by some to be one of the hardest things you will do. It takes planning, time and lots of work. There are definitely some things you can do to make the move a little easier. Here are 7 Tips for a Smooth Move. I don’t claim that these tips will take out all the work, but it will help your transition go smoother…READ MORE HERE…

If you are still hunting for the perfect Toronto movers after figuring out the best moving tips, look no further than Valet Storage. We offer highly competitive rates and we come with a storage unit which can really help you if you are going to be between homes for a while.

To learn more about our moving services, give us a call today at 1-888-670-6794.

Unpacking After Moving In JUST 2 DAYS

toronto moving

Now that you’ve moved you have a big pile of furniture and boxes and it’s time to go through them all. Yikes. Unpacking after moving might be the worst, most overwhelming part of the whole Toronto moving adventure but the good news is, we have you covered.

The following article is going to teach you everything you need to know about unpacking after moving in the most efficient and fastest way without breaking anything or having anything get lost in the shuffle.

HOW TO UNPACK A HOUSE IN TWO DAYS

In the 14 years my ex-husband was home, we moved over 30 times. You most likely don’t know anyone else that can pack a Uhaul as good as me (if it didn’t fit, I didn’t get to keep it!) nor do you know someone who can put up a home as quick (because I’ve literally done it SO many times!)

Moving is hard. It’s a lot of work, you get tired, it’s physically and emotionally draining. Then you get to the new house, look around at all your stuff and have NO IDEA where to put it all. If you are planning your next move, these tips will drastically help you know exactly how to unpack a house in two days…READ MORE HERE…

If you haven’t moved yet, and you are just planning for when you do, give Valet Storage a call. We can take care of the Toronto moving part for you and even put all the boxes and furniture in the rooms you need them in. We take the stress out of the moving process and even provide much needed storage.

To learn more about our unique services or to book an appointment in the Greater Toronto area, give us a call today at 1-888-670-6794.

Home Staging Ideas: Sell Your Home Fast

home staging ideas

There is nothing worse than listing your home for sale only to see it languish on the market for months with no movement. You can keep this from happening with some killer home staging ideas. These tips will allow people to imagine themselves living in the home with their families and also make it easier for you to get top dollar for the home when it does sell. Good staging could even lead to a bidding war which can drive the final price up even higher.

The following 10 home staging ideas are especially good for when you are going to be having open houses, they will get people talking and give your listing the buzz it needs to get some real traction in the market. Take notes or print the article out as you will want to refer back to it in order to make sure you didn’t forget anything.

10 Tips To Prepare Your Home For An Open House

Holding an open house is a great way to get many potential buyers through the door. There are many useful tips you will need to incorporate in the open house. First of all, buyers need to envision how they will use the space, so staging the home is the first priority among others.

You’ll need to stage your home to make the home inviting. I have enlisted 10 tips to prepare your home for an open house. This post is intended to help both the seller and real estate agents in producing a successful open house…READ MORE HERE…

Now that you know some fantastic home staging ideas, you can start thinking about what to do with the items you are taking out of the house. If you need someplace to put some of the clutter, like knick-knacks or furniture while you stage, give us a call. Valet Storage can come right to your door and pick up whatever you are looking to put into Toronto self-storage.

Toronto self-storage doesn’t get more convenient that our service and we make sure our rates are competitive and affordable as well. If you would like to know more about our special services or you are ready to book an appointment, give us a call today at 1-888-670-6794.

Build A DIY Kids 4-in-1 Activity Table

build diy kids activity table

Moving into a new home is even more stressful for your kids than it is for you. That might be hard to believe but it’s true, which is why it’s important that you do all that you can to make your new place really feel like a home for your children. One of the best ways to do this is with some cool DIY projects.

One of our personal favourites is a 4-in-1 kids activity table. This can be used in a multitude of different ways and kids love to have something that is all their own. You can build these quickly and easily and they can be placed in the children’s bedroom or playroom or anywhere else for that matter.

The following article will teach you the tips and tricks you need to know in order to build a DIY kids activity table that the whole family can be proud of.

FREE PLANS – BUILD A DIY 4-IN-1 ACTIVITY TABLE

Hey there, everyone! School is out for summer in our house and I know it won’t be long before all of us would give our right arm for great ideas to keep the kiddos busy and not at each other’s throats during the long, hot months of summer. My boys barely wait to get in the car on the last day of school before I have to pull on my striped jersey and play referee. The struggle is real, people.

If you’re one of those parents looking for a way to keep the kiddos occupied for hours, I’ve got just the project! The best part is that it is actually a super fast project that you can have done in a weekend! Last November, I shared the plans for this 4-in-1 activity table over on RYOBI Nation, and today I’m sharing it here on my blog! I built this for my three nephews as a late birthday/early Christmas present. It was a huge hit and my brother said it keeps them busy for hours. To get the materials and cut list, make sure you download the free printable building plans for this fun project…READ MORE HERE…

If you are still in the planning stages of moving house, give Valet Storage a call. We can help you come moving day and even store some of your items if you need us to. We offer indoor, temperature controlled Toronto storage units at competitive prices.

To learn more about our Toronto storage and moving services, give us a call today at 1-888-670-6794, we would be happy to answer any and all of your questions or set up a booking time for you.

Unique Toronto Storage Spaces, Affordable Rates

packing services in Toronto

Now that the holidays have passed you are probably looking around at all the decorations and wondering what you will do with them all. Then there is the fact that with all your new swag, some of your old stuff will have to go in order to make room for the new. Well, Valet Storage can help with that. We offer the most convenient Toronto storage spaces and services.

Most affordable Toronto storage unit

How can a Toronto storage unit be convenient you ask? Simple, instead of you having to go to the unit after loading up a rented truck, we bring it to you and take care of all the heavy lifting for you. Think of us like movers, but for storage. In fact, we offer moving services as well, so if you are ever planning on moving house, we can help with that too!

Convenient packing services

If you are too busy to spend all the time needed packing your items to be put into storage, just let us know because we can take care of that for you as well. Our packing services are affordable and ultra convenient. See? There’s that word again! But it’s true. We offer a full range of services to take all the work out of getting Toronto storage spaces for you.

Valet Storage will even shrink wrap and blanket your furniture and breakables in order to keep them all 100 percent safe while they hang out in your new Toronto storage space. We do it all at no additional cost too while our competitors charge as much as $5 per blanket per month.

Our rates are guaranteed to never go up

Most importantly while those storage companies will up your monthly rates by as much as 15 percent in just the first six months, we will never raise your rates, even if you store your items for 10 years. This adds up to an enormous amount of savings on your part.

If you are looking for the most affordable and convenient Toronto storage spaces, Valet Storage is the way to go. If you would like to hear more about our unique storage and moving services or you are ready to book an appointment, give us a call at 1-888-670-6794. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

The Only Moving Checklist You Will Ever Need

Wondering if you have forgotten anything in the planning stages or your move or maybe you are still working on making a moving checklist? If so, this post is for you. With so many little things (and big ones!) to remember it can be frightening to think about the important points you could be missing.

The following infographic is the only moving checklist you will ever need in Toronto, or anywhere else you happen to live for that matter. You can take notes, bookmark this page or better yet, print it out!

moving checklist

If you need a moving company in the GTA to help you with moving house, look no further than Valet Storage. We offer competitive rates and we not only offer great moving services, we offer Toronto storage as well. We can help take at least one of the worries off of your moving checklist by giving you the best service for the best price.

To learn more about our Toronto storage and moving services or to book an appointment, give us a call today at 1-888-670-6794.

Page 1 of 1612345...10...Last »