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How to Move Large Items

When you’re moving, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed by the workload! From sorting to carrying your furniture, you may start wondering if it’s worth renting a U-Haul or another type of moving truck. Our best advice to you is to reach out to qualified movers with the appropriate tools, vehicles and physical strength to help you out with your move! If, however, you’re willing to live out the moving experience on your own, take a look at these 4 pieces of advice that are sure to help you move your heavy furniture safely and effectively!

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9 tips for preparing your furniture for moving

Moving is probably one of the most stressful events in your life. Packing, cleaning up, gathering materials, & coordinating logistics are definitely some dreadful tasks that come along with planning a move. To help you make this experience a lot smoother, we have put together our best 9 tips to prepare your furniture for moving.

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What to do while your movers are doing the move

Anyone who has used a moving service knows how awkward it can be when your movers are doing the move. Even though you hired them specifically for this job, you may still be compelled to ask your movers if they need any help. Chances are, they’ll say no. This is mainly for your own safety, yet you can’t help but feel as though you should be doing something other than just watching. Here are some things you can do to help your movers without lifting a finger.

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Why you should hire local moving companies

With so many moving companies out there, the process of picking the best one for your move can be overwhelming. Most moving companies fall under two categories: national or local.

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Is it worth it to hire movers?

Should I hire movers or do it myself? There are different factors to consider to determine if hiring qualified movers is the right decision for you. We have a thorough step-by-step guide to help you determine what the best course of action is.

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Meet your Mate Paul: traveler and ocean adventurer

Meet Paul, the head of Mate Acquisition at MoveMate, a traveler, and an adventure seeker. He grew up by the sea and quickly realized his love for it. Along with his boat, “La France,” Paul enjoys sailing the Mediterranean coast where he dives and fishes. Two of his most memorable journeys were crossing the USA in 2014 and Canada in 2020 in a campervan. In 2019, Paul backpacked his way through South America for six months. Soon after, he made his way to Vancouver before moving to Montreal.

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Tips for moving around July 1st in Montreal

Are you moving during the high season in Montreal? You are not the only one! The months of May and July are the busiest time of the year for our movers (our Mates). As soon as the sun rays of spring come in, you can spot on the roads moving trucks and new neighbours in your area. If you are one of those taking advantage of the great weather, here are some tips for moving during the high season

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Moving as easy as ordering a pizza!

Are you looking for the best Montreal movers? With two years of providing this community with a stress-free and safe moving experience, our Mates are ready to help you. We have developed a booking app that connects you with the best local movers in under 2 minutes. Do you want to know how it works? Read more below!

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Bosquet Twins: 5 closet organization ideas

We have partnered up with the Bosquet Twins to bring you the 5 closet organization ideas you need for a glam closet. Shela and Sherly Bosquet are known for their insightful lifestyle, beauty, and fashion tips. In this edition, we have gathered the best tricks to transform your closet. Here is what they have to share with you:

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How to Save Money When Moving: 5 Tips and Tricks

As we all know, moving can get quite expensive. From the moment you decide to move, you’re already starting to spend. The best way to save money when you move is to do as much as you can by yourself and to use as many free resources to stay organized the whole time, such as a complete moving checklist. Keep reading if you want to know the 5 tips and tricks we recommend to save money when moving.

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What to pack first when moving?

The most dreaded task of moving is around the corner, and you can’t help but wonder, how am I going to tackle this entire move? The best way to start packing is to keep yourself organized and follow a planned schedule

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What to do before our Mates arrive?

So you already booked our movers (Mates) and are waiting for the d-day to arrive?! Congrats, you are officially one step closer to a hassle-free move 😃. In order for things to go smoothly, here is a checklist of what you need to keep in mind before the movers arrive:

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Moving on July 1st? Book with Montreal’s best movers

Looking for reliable Montreal movers this July 1st? Our movers (our Mates) are available to help. In under 2 minutes, book your move and get a quote. There are no hidden fees or surprises!

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Delivery for Facebook Marketplace Montreal

If you need help bringing your new furniture or large item from Facebook Marketplace in Montreal, our Mates can help you. We currently offer delivery for Facebook Marketplace, and you can easily schedule yours in under 2 minutes through our intuitive booking app. Enjoy a hassle-free delivery with our trusted Mates (deliverers)!

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Ikea delivery in Montreal

Need an easy way to get your Ikea delivery in Montreal? Our trusted movers (our Mates) can help you pick up your items and deliver them right to your door. In under 2 minutes, you can schedule an Ikea delivery through our booking platform and receive a quote! Why wait two weeks for your new furniture when you can get it as early as the same day you purchased it!*

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House decor under $5: Amazon edition

We all love a good find, especially when it comes with a $5 tag attached to it! We have compiled a list of our favourite house decor pieces you can snatch off Amazon. The best part is that they are aesthetically pleasing so that you can use them in your house. Here they are:

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Furniture Delivery in Montreal

Do you need help delivering your furniture in Montreal? Our Mates can help you! With just a click of a button, you can easily book a delivery through our booking platform. Here are some important information you might find helpful:

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Delivery for Kijiji in Montreal

Did you get a new couch from Kijiji? Perhaps a washing machine? We can deliver your large items from Kijiji! Our Mates offer moving services and offer their help to deliver any big or heavy item from Kijiji.

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10 kitchen essentials under $15: student edition

Three main criteria for selecting kitchen utensils as a student are: budget-friendly tools, space maximization, and multi-purpose utensils. Whether cooking in dorms or in your studio apartment, there are some kitchen essentials you shouldn’t miss out on to make your cooking experience as comfortable as possible.

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Delivery for Kijiji and Facebook Marketplace

Did you buy a couch, laundry machine, or any large item from Kijiji, Facebook Marketplace, or consignment store but don’t have any way to bring it home? Our Mates can pick them up and deliver them to your home!

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Best time to move in Montreal and why

If you’re planning on moving within Montreal and trying to find the best time to do so, there are three factors to consider. These are: whether you are buying or leasing, the moving season, and of course, our weather. Despite the many housing options available in Montreal, these factors play an essential role when we try to plan our moving date; here is why:

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How do I prepare my house for moving?

Before you move into your new home, there are some things you need to accomplish in your soon-to-be “old house.” To keep things running smoothly during your moving day, we have a few recommendations to give you.

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How to move appliances without damaging the floor

When it comes to electronic appliances, there are some factors to consider before you start moving them. Unlike heavy furniture, some appliances can’t withstand pivoting and continuous movement because they might suffer internal damages. When we consider these factors, the first solution that comes to mind to avoid these issues is to slide the appliances. Although you are correct, sliding might lead to permanent scratches to the floor. We have put together a list of gadgets to help you safely move appliances while still protecting wood or vinyl flooring:

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How to protect your mental well-being during the Covid-19 pandemic?

The Covid-19 pandemic impacts us all and the consequences of the restrictions are many. They concern the finances, the questioning of future projects, our professional career and even our mental health. More than 1 Quebecer out of 10 say that they live in psychological distress and consider their mental health as fair or bad. Faced with this observation, we thought it would be useful to share with you these small daily gestures that will allow you to maintain or regain your emotional well-being!

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Things movers won’t move in Montreal + examples

Are you ready to hire movers but are unsure of what items they can’t haul away? We have compiled a list of categories with some common household items that our movers can’t move for safety reasons.

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How to wrap and protect wooden furniture during a Move?

If you are wondering if there’s a shortcut to wrapping and protecting the furniture during a move, sadly, the answer is no. This can be sometimes really hectic and consume a lot of time! Lucky for you, after years of experience in the moving industry, we have learned a thing or two to make your life a bit easier 😉.

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Do moving companies offer insurance?

For the most part, in Montreal, moving companies don’t offer insurance to their customers. But before you start worrying, give a call to your landlord or home liability insurance. Why? In about 90% of the cases, your renters’ property insurance or your own will cover belongings for damages during a move.

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Can movers pack my items?

Ummm, yes, we can! Besides performing the actual move, we can also pack your items! Did you know that studies have shown that packing up is usually the most stressful part of a move? No need to worry or stress about it anymore. Here is all the information you need to know for this feature:

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Can you hire our movers to unload your truck?

Absolutely yes! Besides offering full-service moves, our Mates can also help you move your items with your own truck. If you are looking to economize your booking, this is a great alternative. You will still get the benefits of hiring the Mates while saving up extra cash to splurge on house decor for your new home!

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How to pack clothes for moving?

How can I pack that pile of clothes?! That is the question that instantly makes us regret all the shopping sprees we have ever done. If you find yourself staring at your closet, wondering the same thing, you are not alone. As exciting as moving to a new home is, packing is perhaps the most dreadful task of the whole process. Usually, the idea of packing up the closet can seem utterly overwhelming. Although we wish we had a magic wand to pack all our items, here are a few packing tips

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How much should you tip movers?

We are all familiar with the customary tipping for services like restaurants, hair salons, and spas. However, for the moving industry, there hasn’t been established a percentage or exact amount. Although moving tends to be a more expensive service, tipping your movers is a great way to show appreciation for their effort. Below, we discuss some things to consider before tipping a mover.

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Where to thrift furniture and home decor in Montreal?

Ever wonder what the future of shopping looks like? With the rise of consumer awareness towards more eco-friendly purchases, retailers are now more pressed than ever to reexamine their environmental footprint. On one side, we will see more sustainable retailers, while second-hand items will become even more popular. Thrifting is the new cool, and here are a few places in Montreal where you can get your hands on beautiful pre-loved house decor and furniture:

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Redecorate your home without spending a dime

There is nothing more refreshing to the eyes than a redecorated home! Simply buying a boho rug with a glass center table and dried pampas grass can take your living room to a whole new level. Although splurging on house decor seems like a good idea, there are still ways to revamp your space without spending a dime.

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New Year’s Resolution: Get fit from home

Traditionally, the New Year symbolizes new beginnings and goals for those who believe in its magic. However, things feel a little different this time around. Just when we thought the COVID-19 pandemic was becoming a thing of the past, news channels began discussing another, more contagious mutation of the virus. Suddenly, we had to once again cross out “get a gym membership” from our 2021 goal list (sorry, not sorry). If there is something that the pandemic has taught us however, it’s that getting fit from the comfort of your home is entirely possible. Here are three simple steps to starting your 2021 fitness journey at home:

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4 Tips on Moving During the Summer season

Summertime is upon us, and some tips are needed to beat it. It’s the perfect time for backyard barbecues, lounging by the pool, and moving! Yes, you read that correctly. Summer is one of the most popular moving times but it can also be one of the most stressful. From unavailability to overheating, here are some tips to help your summer move run smoothly and safely.

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Create a workspace at home without moving

Over the past nine months, telework has become a part of our everyday lives. First imposed by the urgency of the pandemic, millions of workers worldwide have now had to create makeshift offices in their homes in lieu of their daily commutes to office buildings.

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How to design your home interior to spend the winter?

There are many ways to design the interior of your home, but in the end, the important thing is to feel comfy at home. The days are getting shorter, it’s getting colder and colder, energy is low and morale is low

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Tiny House: The Pros and Cons of Living in one

Tiny houses have become so popular that they have their own movement: The Tiny House Movement. Google it if you don’t believe me. It even has its own Wikipedia page!

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Eco-Friendly Moving. 5 Tips on your move

Want to move in an eco-friendly way? We can all agree that saving the environment is important. That doesn’t mean you have to become an environmentalist or give up plastic forever.

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Save 70% Time: Booking Steps for Your Next Move

Want to save some time on booking your move? MoveMate is a platform offering you delivery and moving services in just a few clicks and less than 2 minutes. We offer you here the practical manual of a reservation and we show you, always with the greatest transparency, what our teams put in place when we receive your request!

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Montreal, the Canadian city worth moving to

MoveMate is a startup based in Montreal. However, with COVID-19 situation, the majority of MoveMate’s operations are now being carried out online. That being said, MoveMate employees will also start using our office space in the near future!

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Clean Your Apartment Between Moves

So, you just finished moving with MoveMate and are about to start unpacking all your boxes, wait! Don’t do it yet! Chances are the previous tenants did not leave your new place as clean as Mari Kondo’s home. Before you unpack from your move, follow our guide to giving your apartment a deep cleaning!

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Best places to Get Free Moving Boxes in Montreal

Moving can be hassle. Don’t waste your time, energy, and money on buying cardboard moving boxes when there are plenty of places in Montreal where you can get them for free. We’ve created a list of places that are usually willing to hand boxes out.

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Why choose MoveMate for your move?

Do you want the most amazing, stress-free move you will ever experience? You just need to choose the best moving company, the one that fits you. Remember, is not only about the service you need, but the experience that you choose. We have heard countless stories about moving fiascos.

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Your Next Move: 5 Packing Essential Tips

Here are some helpful tips from MoveMate to help you pack for your next move. Whether you are moving apartments for the first time or it is the one hundredth time that you move, these tips will be useful to know or, at least, to remind.

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Ways to Beat the Montreal Heat (When You Don’t Have AC)

Ah Montreal, the city of festivals, poutine, and apartment buildings with NO AIR CONDITIONING. With places that usually offer free AC like malls and libraries are closed due to COVID-19, it can be hard to find relief from the Montreal heat.

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How to pack toys for moving?

Packing up toys or your kids’ playroom for the upcoming move doesn’t have to be stressful with these tips we are about to share with you.

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How to pack jewelry for moving?

When we are planning our move, jewelry is usually one of the things we need to pack more carefully. Necklaces, rings, earrings, and bracelets are delicate and fragile items that, if not packed properly, can easily break or be lost during a move. Based on our movers' experience and expertise, [...]

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How to move your things to a storage unit?

It’s that time of the year when you need to bring to a storage unit all the items from your season clean up! Clothes, luggage, old paperwork, furniture, dusty books, seasonal decorations, and the list goes on. Before you transport your items to your local storage facility, consider the following guide to safely putting away your belongings.

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House decor under $5: Amazon edition

We all love a good find, especially when it comes with a $5 tag attached to it! We have compiled a list of our favourite house decor pieces you can snatch off Amazon. The best part is that they are aesthetically pleasing so that you can use them in your [...]

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How much do movers cost in Montreal?

When we try to plan for a move, one of the first things we want to know is: how much will it cost us? Although moving companies are not as cheap as doing the job ourselves, we can all agree that the convenience certainly makes up for the price. There are different price ranges for hiring movers in Montreal, depending on the level of service we require.

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