News & Events from Kitchener-Waterloo Movers

December 11, 2013

Westmount Moving Wins 2013 Record Reader’s Choice Awards

By: Heather @ 3:15 pm

Westmount Moving Wins 2013 Record Reader’s Choice Awards for best moving company in Kitchener-Waterloo.

Westmount Moving Wins 2013 Record Reader's Choice Awards

In November,, a daily online newspaper in the Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario region, released the results of its tenth annual Record Reader’s Choice Awards. These awards allow local residents to nominate and vote for their favorite people and businesses that they trust within the community. The results of these awards can be very useful for those who are seeking trusted local professionals for specific products and services. For the winners, it  gives them more credibility and a new way to find new customers.

Westmount Moving Wins 2013 Record Reader's Choice Awards for best moving company in Kitchener-Waterloo

In the professional services category, Westmount Moving won 1st place and was awarded Diamond for best moving company.

For more information on and to see the complete list of winners per category, click here.

October 17, 2013

World Food Day is Everyday

By: Heather @ 2:30 pm

According to the Canadian Health Calendar, World Food Day is on October 16th. While this day has passed, that doesn’t mean that we should be any less aware of how many people need food, water and basic everyday supplies that we often take for granted. At Westmount Moving and Warehousing we understand this need and try to be as involved in our community as possible, whether it is donating money or lending a helping hand. As a proud part of the Kitchener-Waterloo community, we wanted to bring attention to the Food Bank of the Waterloo region. On October 17th (and on other dates as well) they will be donating food and supplies to families in need.

They are currently searching for volunteers to assist in the following tasks:

  • Drivers and assistants to help with scheduled pick-ups (the drivers must have G license and a clean driving record).
  • Volunteers are needed in the warehouse as food support assisting the food team with moving product.
  • Also needed is general warehouse work with forklift experience being an asset.
  • Lastly, food quality control including corporate and perishable food sorting.

For more information, please visit this link

October 8, 2013

Get your Kids in Gear!

By: Heather @ 7:50 pm

Get your Kids in Gear!Let’s face it, Canada loves hockey. We love to watch it, play it, talk about it, laugh about it and even yell about it (sometimes). Hockey is in our blood and we love it. However, sometimes those who want to play hockey simply cannot afford it. Skates, padding, jersey, shorts, helmet, protection, hockey sticks…you name and the price goes up and up. Many children watch their idols skate around on TV and want to be like them. Because of the cost, this dream of playing the sport they love to watch is sometimes not a possibility for many children. However, there are programs to change all that.

The Sun Life Financial Kids in Gear program is just one. This 2013-14 season Sun Life Financial with assist with the collection and also the purchase of hockey equipment for the children who need a bit of help to play this wonderful game. The program kicks off Monday Oct 7th and runs until Sunday, Oct 19th at various locations around Kitchener-Waterloo. Drop off sites include the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium and Sun Life Financial offices around the region. If you wish to contribute new or gently used hockey equipment, please find the donation bin closest to you.

You can also drop off your gear at Kitchener Rangers home games on October 11th, 14th and 18th.

For more information, please visit:

or please call Adriann Kennedy at 519-576-3700 ext 234 |

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October 1, 2013

New Design Trends

By: Heather @ 2:23 pm

Moving with Westmount Moving is the best move you’ll ever make! While that is true, we at WMW offer more than just moving services. We know and understand that there is more into starting a life in a new home than just bringing your stuff from point A to point B.

That is why we supply all of our clients with a wonderful checklist of things to look out for after the move and this blog! We are always looking for tips and tricks to improve your home after we drop off your belongings.

So far we’ve featured multiple articles from Mike Holmes and other designs alike.

Below is an amazing article from the Globe and Mail about new design trends for your home! It’s worth a read through, we can guarantee that!

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September 12, 2013

A healthy home is a happy home

By: Heather @ 1:11 am

You’ve tackled the hard part. You sold your home, found a new one, booked your move with Westmount Moving and Warehousing and you have finally un-packed and made this new space yours. However, as Mike Holmes states, from HGTV’s “Holmes Makes It Right”, there is still more to be done. Mike Holmes is a Canadian residential home improvement contractor and television show host. Beginning with Holmes on Homes and subsequent shows, he rescues Ontario homeowners from renovations gone wrong. He continued in his successor TV series, Holmes Inspection. He is also a judge on HGTV’s show Handyman Superstar Challenge; and its American counterpart All American Handyman with McGillivray. To add to his accomplishments, Holmes posts blogs weekly on his website for “Holmes Makes It Right”.

In a recent blog, Holmes discussed home maintenance and how it is more than just chores and cleaning. In order for your new home to remain safe and healthy, you need to add routine inspections and maintenance. He calls the possible dangers ‘hidden hazards’ and can become extremely harmful if left un-checked. For example, lead. He says that if your home was built before 1978, there is a good chance it could contain lead. As well, your air filter needs to be changed to make your indoor air cleaner. If you have a leak, fix it right away to avoid mould and mildew. He mentions other things to watch out for but the most important, test for dangerous gases.

You can read more useful tips on Mike Holmes’ blog.

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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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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


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:

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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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July 24, 2013

Deadly Driving: A Look At Teen Drivers

By: Heather @ 4:07 pm

Reprinted from’s Car Owner Blog.

If you’re seeking a car insurance plan, there are many, many factors that get taken into account, particularly if you have a family with kids in it—kids who will one day likely be sitting behind the wheel of your family car. Getting your teen started down the road with a learner’s permit can be one of the most nerve-wracking experiences in your entire adult life. Most teens are ready and eager to hit the open road, but there’s a lot of consideration that needs to go into making sure your teen is safe and insured properly for any circumstance that may arise. Teenagers and younger drivers are hands-down the most accident prone demographic on the road: They crash more, seem to think less, and tend to engage in more risky behaviors, like drinking and driving or texting while behind the wheel. You want your teen to be safe, and you also want them to be taken care of by your insurance plan. If you’re curious about the proper way to be sure your teen is well cared for by your insurance plan, check out this handy guide to the best insurance for your young driver. Every parent’s ultimate desire is for their teen to stay safe, but the odds of your 16-year-old getting into a fender bender are too high to not make entirely sure that your insurance policy is reliable and effective for any situation. Whether you’re the parent of a soon-to-be-driving teen yourself or you simply want to be more aware of those young folk you share the road with, the following infographic takes an in-depth look at some of the dangers that are present among teen drivers today.

Click to enlarge.

Teen Driving

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