Top Ten Tips to Make Spring Cleaning a Breeze

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Dare we say it? Spring is just around the corner here in Calgary and many of us are beginning to feel spring fever coming on. Most of us have spring cleaning at the top of our to-do list when the weather gets nicer, but we dread doing it too. Here are ten ways to get the most out of your spring cleaning efforts this year.

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Moving Expectations vs. Realities

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The big day is here and it’s a big one. You’ve spent a ton of time, whether that’s days or months, listing your house, taking off during showings, or hunting the real estate listings for the perfect home. You might think you’re 100% prepared, however, expectations can be much different than reality.

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Our Top Ten Winter Moving Tips

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In the past week, we have jumped right from fall into winter here in Calgary. With mother nature showing us just a smidge of what she’s got in store for us this early in the year, it’s important to take note of these important winter moving tips.

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A Seniors Guide to Effective Downsizing

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Downsizing is a daunting task at any time in your life, however, the older you get and more items you collect the bigger this task becomes. At Crate It Storage we provide downsizing and storage services to many seniors in the Calgary area and wanted to put together a list of tips for downsizing specific to seniors.

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Top 5 Fall Moving Tips

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In the last couple of weeks in Calgary, there has been a crispness in the air that we haven’t felt in a couple of months. Unfortunately, it seems our already short summer is coming to an end and fall is in the air. Many people look forward to the fall for the cooler weather, routine of back to school and break from the heat. As we have discussed in the past, summer is the busiest time of the year to move, however, when the fall weather is mild it is popular as well. These five tips are our favorite to make your fall move just a bit easier!

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The Best Packing Materials You Need to Utilize

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If you look online, you can find thousands of retailers that sell packing materials. You can buy bundles by the size of your house, you can rent packing supplies, or you can pick up boxes from a dozen miscellaneous locations all over the city for free. Did you know that the best packing materials that you need are actually some of your regular household items and are things you can use again!? Save yourself some hassle, and some money by taking a look at this list of our must use items for moving.

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Benefits of Downsizing Your Home

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As we spend years in the same place we all tend to gather more stuff.  While some people are more sentimental than others, some like to collect and some end up with more duplicate items than others,  we can all benefit from downsizing our homes at certain times of our lives. When you reach a point in your life when you are ready to say goodbye to cleaning gutters, mowing the lawn, shoveling endless amount of snow or spending hours cleaning downsizing just makes sense.

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5 Rules to Help You Tackle Clutter This Spring

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Spring is just around the corner (hopefully!) here in Calgary which means many people are starting to get spring fever and geared up to tackle their spring cleaning. Spring is such a refreshing time of the year and an important time to remember that physical clutter creates mental clutter-something nobody wants.

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Ten Tips for Downsizing Your Space

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Time to downsize to a smaller home? Maybe you are ready to retire and take advantage of less square footage and maintenance. These ten tips will make downsizing simple for you, or your loved ones.

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Simple Pre-Moving Checklist for a Stress-Free Move

The key to having a stress-free move is to be prepared. Avoid leaving everything until the last minute by following our pre-moving checklist.

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Tips to Store Fragile and Dangerous Items

When you run a storage company, you see it all. There are a wide variety of items that are fragile and potentially dangerous that need some extra care to pack away. If you plan to store any of the following items be sure to take care to protect your precious cargo.

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