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A lot of people dread moving houses because it’s such an emotional, stressful experience. Whether you’re moving cities or simply heading to a new place in town, it’s still a tough job. While it can be an ordeal, there are ways you can make it less painful.

A great strategy to combat the stress is to pack non-essential items gradually, and in advance, so that you don’t find yourself packing in a rush the day of your move. Leave packing everyday items closer to moving day. Making a moving day itinerary will help you can keep track of items and where you want them placed in your new home.

Moving is physically exhausting at the best of times. Hauling heavy boxes and furniture in and out of a truck isn’t something you may want to take on any time soon. One of the best ways around this is to hire a moving company to take care of the heavy lifting.

The Barking Dog Studio in Sooke has new owners!This summer, Raymond and Bernadette Kube moved to Sooke from North Vancouver with their two children, Madison and Mason and fur babies Yoda and Leia. The last few years, Bernadette had been doing a lot of work for a client who had sold her home in North Vancouver and moved to Sidney to start an Air B&B. Her experience of island life was in stark contrast to their own lack luster pace of life on the mainland. It wasn’t long before they had decided to take advantage of the market and sell their tiny townhouse in North Vancouver for a new family adventure on Vancouver Island.

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