Posted by: cherylyoung | January 29, 2013



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Smaller Spaces Newsletter
January 2013


January Moving Tip: Boxes

Getting enough boxes for your move can be a challenge. The average two bedroom home will require about 20 boxes, plus picture boxes, a dish pack or two (depending on how much china you have) and a few wardrobe boxes.

Get a variety of box sizes and have them on hand so your packing momentum doesn’t get interrupted.

I recommend you use:

  • “2 cube” (small) boxes for heavy items like books, papers and tools

  • “3 cube” (Medium) boxes for kitchen and bathroom items

  • “4 cube” (large) boxes for lighter things like linens

  • Dish packs: double-thick cardboard boxes that are designed to protect delicate things like china and glass. Use lots of plain newsprint and bubble wrap to add further protection.

  • Wardrobe boxes for clothes: ask your mover to bring some for you to use on moving day.

Little known fact:

Most moving companies sell packing supplies. If you buy boxes from them, they will deliver them and save you from having to lug all those boxes home yourself. They will also take back your used boxes once you’ve emptied them.

Many moving companies also give out used boxes for free. I recommend that you use these to box up donation items.


When picking a mover, ask them about their box prices and if they give used boxes for free.

If you need more information about downsizing and moving we are happy to help! Please give us a call:

In Victoria (778) 351-3888

On the Mainland (604) 655-3909


Lots of changes for me in the last month! I got married on November 24 to the most wonderful guy in the world. We celebrated with family in Whistler and then took off for a honeymoon on St Lucia…my first real holiday in years. It felt amazing to just relax and enjoy time with my new husband.


I’m now Anney Ardiel, another big change. I wonder when that will stop sounding strange?


The last bit of news is that in January I am opening a second location for Act Together Moving in White Rock to serve the Lower Mainland area.


I wish you a Merry Christmas and a healthy, happy and prosperous 2013!




Change and Stay Focused

My elderly clients have been wonderfully supportive and full of helpful advice about the changes in my life. Talking about my wedding really helped us to connect in a new way. Change is something we all have in common and my clients are going through huge changes just like me.


Change makes most of us nervous, and it can be stressful and overwhelming at times. Words of wisdom: Stay focused on your end goal. When I was stressing about a wedding detail last month, my friend Joan suggested that I focus on my marriage instead: the end goal. Immediately I felt a sense of relief–in time, this current crisis will not matter.


Through times of change, stay focused on what matters the most. If you are helping a senior through change, your reinforcement and focus on their end goal will keep the weight of the world off their shoulders.


Continuing on this topic, holidays are a time when families see changes in their elderly relatives. Families tend to spend more time that usual with parents or grandparents and perhaps see them in different situations outside of their normal routine. Changes in health, memory or emotions might become apparent so keep your eyes open


about us

ActTogether Moving Services is family owned and locally operated, with offices in Victoria and White Rock, BC.

We are the answer for seniors who need help moving into their new home.

We specialize in completing moves into condos, retirement residences or other locations within the Greater Victoria and Lower Mainland areas, taking care of all the logistical details so our clients and their families are relieved of the stress caused by moving.

Moving away?

We coordinate this end of the project, and utilizing our network of moving and relocation professionals across the country, we can arrange to have them meet the moving truck, unpack your boxes and help you settle in to your new home.

Our mission is to preserve the dignity of our clients throughout the difficult stages of moving.

Anney Fagan, Principle Move Manager

Anney uses her exceptional organizational abilities and talent for communication to help clients clarify their needs and achieve their goals. She has worked extensively with seniors and considers them her preferred clientele.

As a member of the Professional Organizers in Canada, Anney follows the POC Code of Conduct and Ethics.
She is currently studying for her Certified Professional Consultant on Aging (CPCA) designation in order to stay current with the changing needs of her clientele.

Anney is an active member of the following community groups:
Elder Friendly Community Network
WestShore Senior Services
MS Society of Canada, South Island (Board of Directors)
Soroptimists International of Victoria, West Shore Chapter
E-Women Network

Fully Insured
To provide you with peace of mind during the moving process, ActTogether Moving Services and its employees are insured by Intact Insurance

Click for the BBB Business Review of this Moving Assistance - Packing, Unpacking, Organizing in Brentwood Bay BC

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Please email or call with any questions you have about our services.

By phone in the Victoria area: (778) 351-3888

Toll-free anywhere in Canada and the USA: 1 (888) 849-8966

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Cheryl Young
Sidney Meet Up Womens Networking Group
2251 Bradford Ave
Sidney , BC V8L 2C8
Phone: 778-426-4491


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