Packing up toys or your kids' playroom for the upcoming move doesn't have to be stressful with these tips we are about to share with you. Before we get into the details, let's talk about all the packing materials you will need: Boxes or plastic bins Tape Plastic wrap Separate [...]
How to move your things to a storage unit?
It’s that time of the year when you need to bring to a storage unit all the items from your season clean up! Clothes, luggage, old paperwork, furniture, dusty books, seasonal decorations, and the list goes on. Before you transport your items to your local storage facility, consider the following [...]
How much do movers cost in Montreal?
When we try to plan for a move, one of the first things we want to know is: how much will it cost us? Although moving companies are not as cheap as doing the job ourselves, we can all agree that the convenience certainly makes up for the price. There [...]
House decor under $5: Amazon edition
We all love a good find, especially when it comes with a $5 tag attached to it! We have compiled a list of our favourite house decor pieces you can snatch off Amazon. The best part is that they are aesthetically pleasing so that you can use them in your [...]
Furniture Delivery in Montreal
Furniture Delivery in Montreal Do you need help delivering your furniture in Montreal? Our Mates can help you! With just a click of a button, you can easily book a delivery through our booking platform. Here are some important information you might find helpful: How to book a furniture delivery [...]
Delivery for Kijiji in Montreal
Did you get a new couch from Kijiji? Perhaps a washing machine? We can deliver your large items from Kijiji! Our Mates offer moving services and offer their help to deliver any big or heavy item from Kijiji. What items can you deliver from Kijiji? We specialize in delivering large [...]
10 kitchen essentials under $15: student edition
Three main criteria for selecting kitchen utensils as a student are: budget-friendly tools, space maximization, and multi-purpose utensils. Whether cooking in dorms or in your studio apartment, there are some kitchen essentials you shouldn’t miss out on to make your cooking experience as comfortable as possible. The very basic: 1. [...]
Delivery for Kijiji and Facebook Marketplace
Did you buy a couch, laundry machine, or any large item from Kijiji, Facebook Marketplace, or consignment store but don’t have any way to bring it home? Our Mates can pick them up and deliver them to your home! What can we deliver? We can deliver any large or heavy […]
Best time to move in Montreal and why
If you’re planning on moving within Montreal and trying to find the best time to do so, there are three factors to consider. These are: whether you are buying or leasing, the moving season, and of course, our weather. Despite the many housing options available in Montreal, these factors play […]
How do I prepare my house for moving?
Before you move into your new home, there are some things you need to accomplish in your soon-to-be “old house.” To keep things running smoothly during your moving day, we have a few recommendations to give you. Make an inventory checklist Ideally, it’s best to create a master list with […]
How to move appliances without damaging the floor
When it comes to electronic appliances, there are some factors to consider before you start moving them. Unlike heavy furniture, some appliances can’t withstand pivoting and continuous movement because they might suffer internal damages. When we consider these factors, the first solution that comes to mind to avoid these issues […]
How to protect your mental well-being during the Covid-19 pandemic?
The Covid-19 pandemic impacts us all and the consequences of the restrictions are many. They concern the finances, the questioning of future projects, our professional career and even our mental health. More than 1 Quebecer out of 10 say that they live in psychological distress and consider their mental health […]
Things movers won’t move in Montreal + examples
Are you ready to hire movers but are unsure of what items they can’t haul away? We have compiled a list of categories with some common household items that our movers can’t move for safety reasons. Flammable/Explosive: Gasoline and bbq gas Nail polish remover and Nail polish Charcoal Aerosol cans […]
How to wrap and protect wooden furniture during a Move?
If you are wondering if there’s a shortcut to wrapping and protecting the furniture during a move, sadly, the answer is no. This can be sometimes really hectic and consume a lot of time! Lucky for you, after years of experience in the moving industry, we have learned a thing […]
Do moving companies offer insurance?
For the most part, in Montreal, moving companies don’t offer insurance to their customers. But before you start worrying, give a call to your landlord or home liability insurance. Why? In about 90% of the cases, your renters’ property insurance or your own will cover belongings for damages during a […]
Can movers pack my items?
Ummm, yes, we can! Besides performing the actual move, we can also pack your items! Did you know that studies have shown that packing up is usually the most stressful part of a move? No need to worry or stress about it anymore. Here is all the information you need […]
Can you hire our movers to unload your truck?
Absolutely yes! Besides offering full-service moves, our Mates can also help you move your items with your own truck. If you are looking to economize your booking, this is a great alternative. You will still get the benefits of hiring the Mates while saving up extra cash to splurge on […]
How to pack clothes for moving?
How can I pack that pile of clothes?! That is the question that instantly makes us regret all the shopping sprees we have ever done. If you find yourself staring at your closet, wondering the same thing, you are not alone. As exciting as moving to a new home is, […]
How much should you tip movers?
We are all familiar with the customary tipping for services like restaurants, hair salons, and spas. However, for the moving industry, there hasn’t been established a percentage or exact amount. Although moving tends to be a more expensive service, tipping your movers is a great way to show appreciation for […]
Where to thrift furniture and home decor in Montreal?
Ever wonder what the future of shopping looks like? With the rise of consumer awareness towards more eco-friendly purchases, retailers are now more pressed than ever to reexamine their environmental footprint. On one side, we will see more sustainable retailers, while second-hand items will become even more popular. Thrifting is […]
Redecorate your home without spending a dime
Decor seems like a good idea... There is nothing more refreshing to the eyes than a redecorated home! Simply buying a boho rug with a glass center table and dried pampas grass can take your living room to a whole new level. Although splurging on house decor seems like a [...]
New Year’s Resolution: Get fit from home
New Year’s Resolution: Get fit from home Traditionally, the New Year symbolizes new beginnings and goals for those who believe in its magic. However, things feel a little different this time around. Just when we thought the COVID-19 pandemic was becoming a thing of the past, news channels began discussing […]
Create a workspace at home without moving
Over the past nine months, telework has become a part of our everyday lives. First imposed by the urgency of the pandemic, millions of workers worldwide have now had to create makeshift offices in their homes in lieu of their daily commutes to office buildings. If you’re tired of working […]
How to design your home interior to spend the winter?
There are many ways to design the interior of your home, but in the end, the important thing is to feel comfy at home. The days are getting shorter, it’s getting colder and colder, energy is low and morale is low: So before winter arrives, it’s time to prepare your […]
Tiny House: The Pros and Cons of Living in one
Tiny houses have become so popular that they have their own movement: The Tiny House Movement. Google it if you don’t believe me. It even has its own Wikipedia page! With so many people moving into tiny houses, you might be wondering if a tiny house fits you. Here’s a […]
4 Tips on Moving During the Summer season
Summertime is upon us, and some tips are needed to beat it. It’s the perfect time for backyard barbecues, lounging by the pool, and moving! Yes, you read that correctly. Summer is one of the most popular moving times but it can also be one of the most stressful. From […]
Eco-Friendly Moving. 5 Tips on your move
Want to move in an eco-friendly way? We can all agree that saving the environment is important. That doesn’t mean you have to become an environmentalist or give up plastic forever. There are little things that everyone can do to make their everyday lives greener. Moving, for example, can create […]
Save 70% Time: Booking Steps for Your Next Move
Want to save some time on booking your move? MoveMate is a platform offering you delivery and moving services in just a few clicks and less than 2 minutes. We offer you here the practical manual of a reservation and we show you, always with the greatest transparency, what our […]
Montreal, the Canadian city worth moving to
MoveMate is a startup based in Montreal. However, with COVID-19 situation, the majority of MoveMate’s operations are now being carried out online. That being said, MoveMate employees will also start using our office space in the near future! Thus, while we are very flexible about your chosen work location, we […]
Clean Your Apartment Between Moves
So, you just finished moving with MoveMate and are about to start unpacking all your boxes, wait! Don’t do it yet! Chances are the previous tenants did not leave your new place as clean as Mari Kondo’s home. Before you unpack from your move, follow our guide to giving your […]
Best places to Get Free Moving Boxes in Montreal
Moving can be hassle. Don’t waste your time, energy, and money on buying cardboard moving boxes when there are plenty of places in Montreal where you can get them for free. We’ve created a list of places that are usually willing to hand boxes out. Before heading over, however, it […]
My Moving Experience: Booking with MoveMate
When booking started How I ended up moving and working at MoveMate? Before I started working at MoveMate, I fell for their gorgeous graphics and promises of simplicity and flexibility. Hi! I’m Sophie Masson and this is my moving experience with MoveMate I booked my move with MoveMate well in […]
Why choose MoveMate for your move?
Do you want the most amazing, stress-free move you will ever experience? You just need to choose the best moving company, the one that fits you. Remember, is not only about the service you need, but the experience that you choose. We have heard countless stories about moving fiascos. From […]
Your Next Move: 5 Packing Essential Tips
Here are some helpful tips from MoveMate to help you pack for your next move. Whether you are moving apartments for the first time or it is the one hundredth time that you move, these tips will be useful to know or, at least, to remind. Tip # 1: Don’t procrastinate […]
Ways to Beat the Montreal Heat (When You Don’t Have AC)
Ah Montreal, the city of festivals, poutine, and apartment buildings with NO AIR CONDITIONING. With places that usually offer free AC like malls and libraries are closed due to COVID-19, it can be hard to find relief from the Montreal heat. You can only stand with your head in the [...]