Canadians Make Their Move

JUNE 30 IS THE BUSIEST MOVING DAY OF THE YEAR, SAYS TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® - CANADA

TORONTO, June 26, 2015 /CNW/ - The 2011 national Census reports 4.3 million Canadians move every year, or about 1.6 million families — and about 13 per cent of them move in June. Of those, one-third move on June 30.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, in business for over 30 years, operates in the Canada, United States, Ireland & the UK with over 260 locations and 2,100 moving trucks. In 2005, Toronto-based Heron Capital Corporation, one of the Heron Group of Companies, secured the Canadian Master Franchise rights. The company enjoys a 96 per cent customer referral rating and 21 Canadian franchises.

"There are many reasons why June 30 is so popular," says Chuck Resnick, Vice-President, Marketing & Operations, Two Men and A Truck® - Canada (www.twomenandatruck.ca)

"Late June is the end of the school year and parents prefer not to disrupt their kid's schooling. Many families also want to be settled in their new homes before the summer gets underway, to get the most out of their backyards and balconies. The Canada Day holiday gives people an extra day to unpack and the weather is consistently pleasant," he said.

To make sure the day goes according to plan, Resnick recommends planning in advance. "Make arrangements for small children and pets to be looked after so they're not underfoot," he says. "Pack a 'day of the move' box with essentials so you're not scrambling for toothbrushes a towel, a coffee mug or a kettle."

According to Resnick, the following tips will also help ensure a smooth 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," added Resnick.

SOURCE Two Men and a Truck

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