News & Events from Kitchener-Waterloo Movers

August 30, 2013

The joys of Labour Day weekend!

By: Heather @ 6:31 pm

Happy Labour DayOh the joys of Labour Day weekend! The classic, ‘last weekend before summer ends’ trip with the family and/or friends! The family get-togethers and feasts, the parties and the memories! What would we do without it?

Well, people did survive without it for quite some time. The day only was made official in 1894 to celebrate various labour associations’ strengths and contributions and to give a much needed day of rest. However, we, in modern times view this day a little different. Sure, it could still be a ‘day of rest’ but for most, it is exactly the opposite!

For many, Labour Day is viewed as the end of the summer season and a last chance to make trips or hold outdoor events! For teens and university students it is the last chance to organize parties before school starts again. In some neighbourhoods (maybe yours), there are fireworks, BBQ’s and other public events. Let’s not forget football season starts and many teams play their first game of the year during Labour Day weekend.

If moving/relocating is in your Labour Day weekend plans we have a few tips that will make the move as easy as can be! These tips could make your move quicker and more efficient, giving you plenty of time to enjoy your Labour Day weekend! Jump in a pool, go biking, see the sights, catch up on your gossip and most of all, rest up and take full advantage of the time off.

Tips and Moving Checklist

Before you move:

  • Determine what you’re going to keep, discard or donate
  • Gather your valuable documents in a safe location
  • Dismantle furniture and/or disconnect electronics-this service may be offered to you

When planning the move

Change of address

Cable/Internet/Telephone/Mobile

Also think about advising your:

  • Financial institution
  • Life insurance company
  • Magazine and newspaper subscriptions
  • Educational Institutions
  • Family doctor/Pharmacy

The day of the move

  • Is the elevator available (arrange with concierge or building manager)
  • Has parking been arranged?
  • Did you make sure to provide an easy access for the movers
  • Have your considered your kids being baby sat?
  • Did you provide your cell phone number to the moving company
  • Have arrangements been made for your pets?
  • Have you emptied your fridges and freezers?
  • Make sure you have cleaning products available for the final round
  • Advise the new occupants of your new address

Don’t forget to take a final look outside!

(Shed, under the balcony, etc)

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August 19, 2013

Kitchener local represents for Fitness Professional of the Year

By: Heather @ 6:06 pm

Dave Smith: Fitness Professional of the Year! What an honour and what a title! While a week ago only a few knew his name, this past Sunday during the closing ceremonies of Canfitpro, Canada’s largest annual fitness conference for fitness professionals, Smith’s life story and all of his accomplishments were heard and recognized by millions.

What does it take to become the Fitness Professional of the Year? Being one of three finalists for the award, what made Dave Smith stand out among the rest? As with many things in life, what it all boils down to is inspiration! The award acknowledges fitness experts for more than just developing a program that helps their clients shed a few pounds; to be considered for the title, the trainer must show leadership, amazing technical skills and of course, inspire and motive their clients. As well as embracing those three qualities, Smith stood out for another reason. THE INTERNET. Yes, by utilizing something so natural and known to everyone, Smith was able to develop a unique way to keep his clients inspired and ready to go, no matter where they were.

Smith was aware that life is busy, hectic and sometimes getting to a gym is near impossible! Smith made workout videos that could be carried out pretty much anywhere and did not require gym equipment. As well as making them accessible to his clients, he changed them up every few weeks so his clients wouldn’t get bored.

From this invention, Smith began to accumulate a large following of subscribers and connecting directly with most of them through e-mail. Personalization, dedication and a love for fitness is what made this Kitchener local stand out among the rest!

Link to Smith’s video fitness program, Make Your Body Work: www.makeyourbodywork.com

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August 16, 2013

Back to school!

By: Heather @ 5:41 pm

With summer coming to a close, some feel like the party is over. However, for others, the party has just begun!

While a vast majority of students dread returning to school, those newly graduated from high school have yet to embark on one of the most epic journey’s they will ever encounter: Leaving the nest and relocating to a university dorm or apartment complex. Yes, it’s that time of year! Parents, get your Kleenex boxes ready, your wallets open for dorm furniture, school books and of course those moving supplies and send your ‘little ones’ off to University!

Whether your child’s new dorm or apartment is near or far, you can still be a part of their new journey thanks to social media and all the wonders it brings to communication. Whether you chose to Skype, FaceChat or even share photos and links via Facebook or Twitter, staying close to your child while they take their first adult steps into the world has never been easier. Before you bid adieu to your university bound ball of joy, here are some useful tips to make your child’s moving experience from home to dorm room as easy as can be: Determine what you’re going to keep, donate or discard. Dismantle furniture. If necessary, advise your family doctor, pharmacy, subscriptions… etc about the relocation.

Good luck freshmen!

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