Moving Tips

Proud to be local, our Halifax, Nova Scotia based moving company has created a list of moving tips intended to help make your moving experience easier, simpler and less stressful. Whether you’re facing a local move, or your moving across the country, you’ll be glad you took these few simple steps and precautions.

  1. Make a note of your shipment registration number – found in the upper right-hand corner of your bill of lading – and keep it with you in case you need to call your mover with questions about your shipment.
  2. Designate one drawer of a dresser for sheets so that you won’t have to rummage through boxes for these essentials the first night in your new home.
  3. If you need to store some of your goods it’s a good idea to tour the warehouse of the mover you’re planning to use. Look for cleanliness, organization, security, etc.
  4. After you’ve thoroughly cleaned and dried the inside of your refrigerator, put a handful of fresh cofee, baking soda or charcoal in a sock or nylon stocking and place it inside to keep the interior smelling fresh.
  5. Pack your current phone book to take with you. You may need to make calls to residents or businesses back in your former hometown.
  6. Pack heavy items in small boxes, light items in larger boxes.
  7. Before the van foreman leaves for your destination residence, give him a phone number where you can be reached. It’s also a good idea to provide him with an alternate contact in case you can’t be reached.
  8. Place pictures in boxes between sheets and blankets to give them added protection.
  9. Plates and records should be packed on end vertically rather than placed flat and stacked.
  10. Before packing medicine and toiletry items, make sure that their caps and lids have been tightly secured.
  11. Remove bulbs before packing your lamps.
  12. Have a garage sale prior to your move. Tag all items and be prepared to wheel and deal – garage sale gurus love to haggle
  13. In addition to the room and its contents, have children write their name and new address on the cartons from their rooms so they can familiarize themselves with their new address before they get to their new home.
  14. At destination, you might want to consider having the TV and VCR hooked up first to occupy the kids while the rest of the van is being unloaded.
  15. Keep your pet calm and away from all the activity on moving day by arranging for a friend to watch your pet at their house.
  16. When moving to your new residence via your car, try not to let foliage rest against the windows, as the leaves will scorch.
  17. Upon arrival at your new home, let your PC “acclimate” itself to room temperature before plugging it in.

Moving Yourself

Many people believe it’s cheaper to move themselves. What most people don’t take into consideration is the cost of renting a Uhaul. Trying to organize a group of friends who also have busy schedules. The high cost of gasoline and insurance and your valuable time you will be giving up for a day to try to do it yourself. When you weigh all these is cheaper and more efficient to hire the Pros at Maritime Moving & Storage. Contact us and we can provide a guaranteed quote and compare the difference.

Damaging Goods

If you decide to move yourself you must also take into consideration that you may damage your valuables in the move. If you move with the pros you can have replacement insurance and piece of mind knowing your valuables are protected.

Go with the Pros, it is always your safest bet.



Just wanted to drop a line to thank Ryan and his team for the excellent service they provided during our move. This was the best and most stress-free move we’ve ever experienced. We certainly appreciated this.
Cherie and David
I just wanted to pass on how impressed we were with the crew who came out to pack up our stuff. They were very friendly and helpful. Quick and professional. They gave us peace of mind.
I wanted to thank everyone involved in moving us from Halifax to Comeauville last week. I can't say enough about the energy, professionalism and good nature of your team. It really helped make one of those stressful events in life much more tolerable. Please pass along our big thanks to everyone!
Henry & Brenda
Our move went very well! Your team showed up on time (actually 15 minutes early) were very organized, and efficient an took care to ensure our belongings received special care. Thank you, we'll be sure to send more people your way based on our experience with Maritime Moving & Storage. Please give the guys a high five from us, a job well done!
Our experience with Thompson's / Maritime Moving was excellent and we highly recommend them. The 3 men (Adrian, Tyler, and Brandon) were very friendly and a pleasure to deal with. They were polite and respectful of our property and very careful. It was obvious they had a lot of experience and a well practiced process. Thank You for a job "very well done."
Terry and Paula
Efficient, fast, polite and very friendly.

Just taking a break from unpacking, but wanted to thank you for assigning us such a great crew.

Wade and the guys were efficient, fast, polite and very friendly.

Without a doubt next time we move I will be calling you.

Mike and Joyce
Move to Leeds
We wanted to extend a big thank you to the crew who moved us from Shubenacadie to Halifax yesterday. They were on time, friendly, courteous, efficient, and went the extra distance to make sure the move was as stress free as possible.

I just wanted to drop you a quick note to express my gratitude for Maritime's help in my move. I appreciate how patiently and promptly you answered all of my questions. The guys were incredibly professional and showed great care picking up my belongings. The prompt turnaround in getting my belongings delivered two days later was a pleasant surprise. I was also very grateful for the transparency throughout the whole process. All of these things together made the experience a good one, especially given the stories that you hear about the industry. I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to others.

Once again, thanks to you and the team for everything.


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