Moving Insurance for your Move

clock February 23, 2015 23:01 by author sylviac

 If you’re considering moving this upcoming year and you are currently looking at various moving companies on the market, it is also important to consider if you will be purchasing moving insurance. While it might be tempting to save some money by opting out of the insurance policy options moving companies offer, the price you pay for doing so might end up being higher then what you had originally budgeted for.

 Just like when you book a family summer vacation, insurance for your upcoming move is an optional extra. If you do not like the risk of potentially getting injured while on holidays then why would you risk your most treasured possessions while they are being transferred from one location to another? 

 Many professional moving companies state that insurance is included in their moving packages however this is typically limited liability coverage which has limitations. For example, if an item were to get damaged during the relocation process, typically there is a limit to how much you can claim per item under limited liability coverage. It is always best to double check to see how much is actually covered by the moving company you choose to book with.

 Highland Moving is happy to offer our customers Replacement Value Protection, which is commonly offered by moving companies at a small additional cost depending on how large the move is. This type of moving insurance extends the liability to provide additional protection for your goods. Make sure you fully understand what insurance you have agreed upon on your moving proposal including any limitations. If you are unsure please let your relocation coordinator know and they will be happy to assist you.

 Remember, moving insurance not only offers you peace of mind but also prepares you should the unexpected occur during the moving day. If you would like more information about the moving insurance options we offer, please give us a call directly and a Highland Moving team member will be happy to assist you.

Highland Moving Sweetheart Special

clock February 4, 2015 19:18 by author sylviac

The Highland Piper has decided to turn into cupid for those young and old lovers moving in together on Valentine’s day! Instead of having to pay for two separate moves from each residence, our Piper turned cupid will pay for one of the moves for you!

So if you are old or young and in love and taking the big plunge on Valentine's day, please give us a call at 780-453-6777 or click here for a free estimate.

Some conditions apply:
Applies to local moves in Edmonton or Calgary only.
There are limited crews-first come first served.
Must be from 2 residences moving to one on Feb 14, 2015.

Tips for Settling into a New Community After Moving

clock January 21, 2015 21:49 by author sylviac

                Whether you’re moving within town or across the province of Alberta, getting settled into your new community can always be a little nerve-racking. Your new home and community you relocated to should be a place that supports and reenergizes you and your family. To assist with settling into a new community after the move is complete consider the following tips:

Find a common interest support network. For instance if you have kids, look out for young family groups. If you are into mountain hiking, consider looking for an outdoor adventure club. A great way to find a common interest support network is to utilize online tools such as MeetUp.

Volunteer. Community service may be one of the best ways to create meaningful new ties. Find opportunities through local community centers, newspapers or through social media.

To speed up with unpacking, place boxes in the rooms where they belong. The sooner you unpack, the more time you will have to explore your new surroundings. If you still have no motivation to unpack the cartons after putting them in their appropriate rooms give us a call. We would be happy to provide you with more information in regards to the unpacking services we have available for you.

Taking a stroll around the neighborhood is the best way to introduce yourself and your family to the new neighbors.

If you’ve just moved with children it is important to settle into your daily routine by keeping bedtime hours, meal times and play times consistent. By doing so, it will assist with everyone feeling more settled into their new space.

If you have relocated pets such as cats and/or dogs try to surround them with items that look familiar such as their favorite bed or toy. By doing so, it will give them the opportunity to feel safe in their new surroundings. 

Highland Moving Edmonton Office has Moved

clock December 30, 2014 18:31 by author sylviac

Highland Moving is starting the new year with a fresh start! Our office in Edmonton has recently moved to our new location.

Our new office address is:

14490 - 157 Avenue

Edmonton, Alberta

T6V 0K8

We look forward to assisting you with all your relocation needs in 2015!

Top 6 Winter Activities in Edmonton to Explore After your Move

clock December 18, 2014 22:42 by author sylviac

A couple weeks ago we shared with you our favourite winter activities to check out in Calgary after you’re all settled into your new home. Now we are heading up North to the capital of Alberta to share with you some of our favourite winter activities to explore in Edmonton after your move. If you still have an abundance of cartons to unpack and have no motivation to start the task then why not give us a call? We have variety of unpacking services available for you to make your settling into Edmonton a little easier. We hope you get to enjoy some of these wonderful experiences around the city.

      1. Celebrate the Season at the Alberta Legislation Building – Every year in the month of December, the Alberta legislation buildings are lit up with colorful lights and visitors can enjoy hot chocolate and choir performances for free.

2. Snow Valley Edmonton – If you’re a fan of skiing but do not want to drive to the mountains why not drop by Edmonton’s Snow Valley for an afternoon of outdoor adventures. Tucked beside Whitemud Park and Mill Creek Ravine, it is like an in-city winter resort with hills for skiing or tobogganing and trails to snowshoe on. 

3. Ice on Whyte Carving Festival – From January 23rd to February 1st, 2015 take the opportunity to come explore Whyte Avenue as it gets magically transformed into a giant slide along with the Atco Gas International Ice Carving Competition. This is a great event to bring the whole family down for. Who knows maybe you'll even get the opportunity to try your own ice carving skills?

4. Edmonton Resilience Festival – A new festival is coming to town in early February of 2015. The Edmonton Resilience Festival is a two day festival that aims to strengthen community resilience through skill-sharing workshops and inspire participants to help create a sustainable, creative and promising future for Edmontonians. There will be movie screenings, social events along with guided conversation cafes.

5. Candy Cane Lane – From December 12 to January 4, 2015 grab a hot chocolate and take a stroll down Candy Cane Lane. It’s a ten block stretch of impressive residential displays of colorful Christmas lights and holiday decorations. The cost is free to attend however the Edmonton Food Bank will be on hand accepting donations.

6. Christmas Reflections – Celebrate winter the way Edmontonians did a century ago. Step back in time to a Christmas past by heading to Fort Edmonton Park between Dec. 12 – January 3rd, 2015. Bundle up the family and enjoy a warm cup of cider while sampling baking from the wood stove and completing your shopping from their heritage stores. 

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