Sometimes a move is planned well in advance and sometimes moving is sprung upon us.
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
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
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). You can Continue reading
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
Ting and I attended a very informative training this week put on by the Alzheimer Society. We 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
Michael Flynn of Prime Source Lease
By Anney Ardiel
Move Manager, Act Together Moving Services
I’d never make a vehicle purchase without consulting with an objective, experienced professional. We have made two excellent purchases with the help of Michael Flynn of Prime Source Lease
and we’ve referred many downsizing clients to Michael when it came time for them to sell a car or trade in a vehicle.
Michael recently compiled a smart list of year-end tips that can save you time, money and hassle if you’re thinking about buying a vehicle.
- Beware of new car offerings this time of like “cash back”, “no payments till March” and low payments based on long amortization times (60-96 months). This can lead to “bad car debt”.
- If you are in business and need/want a vehicle, the year-end buy can give you a tax deductible depreciation this year (15%) AND a 30% for 2015.
- If you need/want a used vehicle, shopping between now and Christmas Eve can provide excellent opportunities (as opposed to boxing week). OR wait till the 3rd week in January (very motivated sellers!)
- If you own a “gas guzzler”, with the current low fuel prices, NOW is a good time to sell your car.
- Where possible , be SURE to use a good consultant/broker BEFORE purchasing or selling a vehicle. A small investment can literally save you hundreds and even thousands of dollars
If you are even thinking of buying, selling or leasing a vehicle I recommend you look at the Prime Source Lease website and have a chat with Michael.