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September 6, 2013

Holmes Helps with Un-Packing

By: Heather @ 10:38 pm

At Westmount Moving & Warehousing, we provide a first class moving experience for our customers on each and every move. We are here to make your move as simple and efficient as possible! From the time you make your first call to Westmount Moving to the moment your last possessions are unloaded from one of our trucks to your new home, you will be impressed with our staff of friendly, efficient professionals.

Now, with all that being said, it is clear that we can help you on your journey from one place to the other. But, what do you do once you get there? Where do you begin as you un-pack and start this new chapter in your life? Mike Holmes, from HGTV’s Holmes Makes It Right has a few tips that will help make the transition into your new home as easy as can be once we drop you and your belongings off at your new location! For Mike Holmes, having the proper tools is essential to making your transition as easy and efficient has possible. He recommends that each household have the following tools:

  1. Tape measure
  2. Level
  3. Drill
  4. Stud Finder
  5. Screwdriver
  6. Hammer

Aside from tools, Holmes suggests that you think long and hard about how you want to design your new home. He mentions that a lot of folks these days want to go for a ‘modern flair’ when it comes to designing their new home. While there is nothing wrong with this approach, he says that it is one thing to get state-of-the-art appliances and a whole other issue to maintain them. The construction that protects everything is really important to make your items last. Since the new design flair right now is to be ‘modern’, he says that in relation, there are modern construction techniques. For example, using ice and water to shield and protect the roof; Pinkwood for its mould, moisture and fire-resistant properties. There are other things you might need to consider if you want to take the modern approach. Holmes says that modern tiles have a tendency to get discontinued (be they are a trend) so therefore if one breaks, the changes of getting another is slim. Holmes brings up many other issues that you can read about in his latest article (, but the last, and most important suggestion he makes is to watch out for ‘trends’ while designing your modern home. Trends come and go and in a few years, you might want to change it and it will cost. He ends with that a home shouldn’t just look good, it should be good.

Watch Mike Holmes in “Holmes Makes it Right” on Tuesdays at 9pm on HGTV.

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