16 Dec

Packing Kitchen Breakables

CityBoxes sells bubble wrap and blank newsprint packing paper – especially handy for packing kitchen and household breakables. We’ve found these to be handy tips: Wrap each glass and mug in bubble wrap and tape shut. Put layers of bubble wrap in between plates and bowls. Fill bottom, sides and top of boxes with wadded paper. Layer in

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04 Dec

Getting Rid of Excess: The Stress of De-Cluttering

Downsizing always requires some degree of de-cluttering.  And in the City of Toronto, where physical space in a house or condo is at a premium, you’ve got to be prepared to toss, sell or donate not just if you’re moving to a smaller home, but on an annual basis. De-cluttering is 20% physical and  80% mental.  That’s what

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14 Nov

Our Most Interesting Stop So Far

One of the things we love most about our work is getting a look at some of the really cool condo buildings we have in the great City of Toronto.  Recently, we delivered to a building around King St. and Sudbury St. that had a garage where we could unload (another thing we love: being under cover

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05 Nov

The Power of Customer Reviews

Much of our business comes from word-of-mouth referrals.  These customers believe in what their friends have told them about CityBoxes that they will call us to book an order.  Makes sense, right? So it always surprises us when people don’t bother to check online for reviews of businesses (or even just Googling them) before committing to use

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15 Oct

Not Perfect, But Easier

The thought of moving can seem overwhelming, but everything can be made easier when you break the project into chunks of achievable milestones. Spoken like a true Martha Stewart, right?  Most of us don’t have the luxury of time to plan a move perfectly, but if you want to give it a try just for

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02 Oct

Bored? Let’s Move!

CityBoxes has been in business for just over a year now.  When we started the business, we thought one of the biggest questions was, “How do we build loyalty and repeat business?  People don’t move that often!”. We have been proven wrong.  In Toronto, there is definitely a sub-set of people who move, as it

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25 Sep

We Tried It; We Like It!

There is nothing that will help you believe in your own product more than when you use it yourself. So, just for fun, we moved! It wasn’t fun at all, actually.  But it sure was convenient!  We had a four-bedroom home and we estimated we packed just over a hundred CityBoxes (we kind of lost

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27 Nov

CityBoxes Featured in the Toronto Star

Plastic moving bin delivery business,, fights to offer value; differentiate its service from the competition The way Andrew Applebaum sees it, there are three certainties in life: death, taxes and moving. He can’t help you with the first two, but says the plastic moving bin business he launched in May,, can make moving

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