Start with This Checklist

Start with This Checklist

Sometimes a move is planned well in advance and sometimes moving is sprung upon us.

Printable Household Contents Checklist

Printable Household Contents Checklist

Either way, this checklist will organize your move room by room and help you wrap your mind around what you plan to keep. Print yours to start planning your move!

This is also a great tool for communicating with your move helpers so they understand your wishes. Even with the best of intentions, when family “takes over” the intentions of the person moving can get lost in all the discussions and planning. Continue reading

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White Rock Move Manager Celebrates Four Years Of Serving Seniors

By Emily Fagan

For Patrick Fagan, helping seniors has always been a priority. Now, in his fourth year at Act Together Moving, he’s found a way to balance serving their needs with those of the White Rock community.

Act Together Moving is a locally based and family-owned small business that, according to Patrick, assists transitioning seniors and their families by “showing them what their options are for making their moves or making their individual move as stress-free and painless as possible,” while also offering them “cost-effective solutions and helping them set up their new home in a way that brings them a lot of happiness.” Anney Ardiel, Patrick’s sister, created Act Together Moving in 2011, after identifying a growing need in her community of Victoria. Two years later, Patrick joined as co-owner and opened a branch in White Rock. In his years working with the company, Patrick has made a conscious effort to give back to the White Rock community both on an individual and personal level.

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Address Change Checklist

Even in this virtual world, we still have to update our address when we move. This printable list of possible address changes will keep you organized as you complete your move preparation.

Step 1: Buy Mail Forwarding by Canada Post product_mail_forwarding_img_lg

Purchase Mail Forwarding at least a month before moving. You can buy  4 months of forwarding for $67.55. Mail Forwarding ensures tax receipts, government forms, bank statements and bills don’t go astray right after you move.
You can even buy it for another person (including a deceased person)
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Visualize Your Way to a Successful Move Day

By Anney Ardiel, Certified Professional Consultant on Aging and owner of Act Together Moving Services

If you are struggling to face a coming move and dreading the future in your new home, visualization exercises can help you stop imagining the worst and start focusing on the outcome you desire: a smooth, stress-free Continue reading

Moving With Dementia

Ting and I attended a very informative training this week put on by the Alzheimer Society. dementia_friendsWe found out the number of people who live with dementia in BC is over 70,000 and the risk for dementia doubles every five years after age 65.

Since our clientele is generally 75-105 years old, we need to recognize the signs of dementia and incorporate special techniques into our moving services to maximize the health and safety of our clients. We also need to use our experience and training to help family members avoid common pitfalls during the move Continue reading

Linen Closets: An Endangered Species

2014-11-07 15.39.42One of the strangest things about retirement residences is that they don’t all have linen closets in their suites. At first glance it makes sense that they are left out, after all, a person living in a place with weekly linen service would only need two, maybe three sets of sheets and a few towels, so why would you need a linen closet right? Think again!

Not only are linen closets a classic hiding place for extra toilet paper, household supplies and knick-nacks, they are also a tradition. A household fixture. Although linen closets are typically cluttered and disorganized, most of the elderly clients we move expect they will have one in their new place. Sadly, at least 75% of the suites we move clients into do not.

With that in mind, Continue reading