TORONTO, June 14, 2016 – Approximately 4.3 million Canadians move every year, and of that, 14 per cent opt to move in June.
“Of that 14 per cent, a whopping one-third will choose June 30th as their moving day,” said Chuck Resnick, Vice-President of Marketing and Operations, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Canada.
“That boils down to roughly 199,000 individuals and families who will be on the hunt for boxes, packing materials, and most likely, help with their move,” he added.
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“There are many reasons why June 30 is so popular,” says Resnick.
“It’s the end of the school year so it works well for parents who prefer not to disrupt their children’s schooling and to assure they get settled prior to beginning in their new school year come September. Many families also want to get settled into their new homes before the summer gets underway, to get the most out of their backyards and balconies. The Canada Day holiday also gives people an extra day to unpack and wind down, while the weather is consistently pleasant,” he said.
To make sure moving day goes smoothly, Resnick recommends planning in advance.
“Make arrangements for small children and pets to be looked after so they’re not underfoot. Pack a ‘day of the move’ box with essentials so you’re not scrambling for toothbrushes a towel, a coffee mug or a kettle,” he added.
According to Resnick, the following tips will also help ensure a stress-free move:
- “Boxes of books get heavy fast. Use small boxes when it comes to these items. Apply this rule to everything you pack: the heavier the item, the smaller the box.
- Emptying closets can be a nightmare. Use wardrobe boxes to simplify the process. Clothes in drawers can be packed into suitcases.
- As tempting as it may be, don’t use cardboard boxes from the grocery store. You never know what little critter may be hiding in the corner of food boxes. In fact avoid used boxes in general; you don’t know how much weight they can handle or how much weight they’ve already handled.
- Moving day should be a celebration of your new home; make it as stress-free as possible.”