An important part of moving into a new neighborhood is getting familiar with your new neighbors. We have all heard our fair share of stories about the really good neighbors you never want to part with and the not-so-good neighbor relations that you wish you never introduced yourself to in the first place. So with your next move, take into consideration the following tips to build a long-lasting (and positive) relationship with your new neighbors.
- Introduce Yourself. If timing permits, introduce yourself to your new neighbors a couple of days prior before your move in date. Following your introduction – inform them about your upcoming moving day so they are aware of any extra moving trucks that might be in the neighborhood
- Welcome. If you are the one who is getting new neighbors on your street take the time to drop by your new neighbors home after the move and introduce yourself. If possible, extend a warm welcome by dropping by with a bottle of wine or a batch of fresh baked cookies. The warm gesture will go a long way in ensuring the neighbor relation stays positive in the long term.
- Exchange Important Contact Information. Once you have had the opportunity to settle into your new home and have had the chance to meet with your neighbor and feel comfortable with them then it might be a good idea to exchange contact information with one another. This is a good idea just in case any neighborhood emergencies ever arise.
- Housewarming. When planning your upcoming housewarming party consider possibly inviting your neighbors. First impressions can go a long way and your neighbors will most likely appreciate the kind gesture.
- Maintenance of Your Surroundings. It also important as time goes by after the move to maintain your property. By ensuring your lawn is mowed, shrubs are trimmed and the yard is well maintained, neighbors around you will be grateful for the appearance of a tidy home and will hopefully return the favor too.
Finding an office location or outgrowing your existing office space can be a stressful time. However, by taking the right steps and being prepared, office moving can be an easy experience. Finding the new office location is the first step in getting your business ready for the transition. The following guidelines can assist with making your next office move a success.
1. Plan! Plan! Plan! Your company can typically have the address changed through the post office to have mail forwarding available. However, you will probably want to inform all your vendors, past and current clients about your upcoming office relocation.
2. Housekeeping. Depending on the size of the business, check with each department ahead of time to see if old files and documents can be tossed, shredded and recycled if they are not legally required to be kept. This file housekeeping can save your company money and time from having to transport them to the new location.
3. A Floor Plan is a Must. By having copies of your new office space ahead of time, this can assist you in determining where your furniture and office rooms will go. By having the office floor plan, it will lead to more efficiencies of space utilization. This is also a good time to make a list of any new furniture you may need to purchase ahead of time.
4. All About the Details. Before you relocate to the new space request your landlord to provide you with a formal set of guidelines for the property and move in regulations if available. Some buildings restrict the days and times companies can move in or out of a commercial property.
5. Label Carefully. If you and your employees are packing your own boxes or bins, ensure that everyone is aware to be as descriptive as possible. For example, if you have two John’s working for you and they both label their boxes “John’s files”, it may leave employees confused as to whose belongings they are. Secondly, it may also be a good idea to label the new office address on the labels as well. In addition, create a list of how many boxes all employees have in total to ensure no items get lost in the office transition.
When it comes to office moving let Highland Moving assist with your office relocation needs. We offer packing and unpacking services along with various storage options at both of our warehouses if requested. Allow us to take care of your corporate relocation needs. Let our business, move your business.
September 12, 2013 19:12 by sylviac
One of our core values at Highland Moving is putting families first, which is something Sonshine Community Services has also been doing for 35 years. We are proud to be contributing to their 2013 Hope Gala this upcoming October by donating a family themed gift basket towards their silent auction. The donation contains a mixture of sweets alongside two tickets to an upcoming Calgary Flames game in November.
To learn more about how we get involved within our communities please visit our Highland Moving Community page. For more information on the 2013 Hope Gala event or to purchase your gala tickets please visit their website by clicking here.
With the summer months ending in Alberta, now is a great time to start preparing your home for the cooler and sometimes unpredictable weather that comes our way. Whether you are a first time home buyer or just moved into a new neighborhood this time of the year is the perfect time to take care of the minor things around the home as they can make a big difference on your life and your finances. The following five tips are a great reminders on how to easily prepare your home for the colder weather.
1. Check your home for drafts. During this time of the year, examine each window and door within your home for any unusual cracks. By sealing the breaks properly you will stay warmer, reduce energy consumption and save on your heating bill.
2. Check the heating system. Complete a survey of your home’s heating vents to ensure they are not blocked or covered by household items such as carpeting or furniture. Make sure all the vents are dusted and the filters are clean. This is also a good time to make an appointment to schedule for your annual furnace system check-up.
3. Clear out the gutters outside. Fall is the perfect season to remove all leaves and other debris from your gutters. By doing so, you will prevent clogging in the winter months which could potentially lead to more severe damage.
4. Drain outdoor faucets. Make sure all outdoor faucets and hoses are drained completely in the fall time. This will ensure no harm is done to them home during the winter months.
5. Clean the fireplace(s). This is another good time of the year to have a professional come in and clean out and inspect your chimney. Ensure that the professional inspects the damper to ensure it can be tightly closed to prevent cold drafts from occurring.
To celebrate our 75th Anniversary this year our website is in the midst of getting an updated look.
Stay tuned for the big reveal coming soon.