Packing Tips for a Winter Move

 Monday, November 20, 2023     Erin      General

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Winter in Burlington, Ontario 

It’s true that moving in the winter comes with its own set of challenges, but with proper planning and organization, you can make the process smoother. The goal of this blog is to help you get ready for your winter move with some helpful tips and suggestions. 

Millcroft is a neighbourhood located in the city of Burlington, Ontario and it’s one of the most sought after places to live. Burlington experiences a typical Canadian winter, with cold temperatures, snowfall, and occasional freezing rain. Since the city is located on the shores of Lake Ontario, the temperature can range from mildly cold to very cold. This means it’s important to keep your eye on the weather so that you can be well prepared for your winter move. 

It’s important to note that Burlington can on occasion experience "lake effect" snow, where cold air passing over the warmer lake water picks up moisture. This then results in increased snowfall in the downwind areas.

When it comes to the real estate market in Burlington, it typically experiences some slow down during the winter months. However, it's essential to consider that the real estate market is influenced by various factors and conditions can vary from year to year. With all of these factors and winter weather conditions, it’s a good idea to plan ahead! In the next section of this blog we’ll give some tips for packing for your winter move. 

Packing Tips for a Winter Move

Remember to plan ahead, stay flexible with your schedule in case of weather-related delays, and prioritize safety for both yourself and your belongings. Everyone wants their move to go smoothly and with this guide we hope to help you plan for a great winter move.

  • Check the Weather: Make sure that you keep a close eye on the weather forecast leading up to your moving day. This will help to anticipate any snowstorms, icy conditions, or extremely cold temperatures.
  • Protect Fragile Items: Colder temperatures can cause certain materials to become more brittle. In order to ensure that these fragile items are well-protected we recommend that you use bubble wrap, packing peanuts, or other cushioning materials. You might even consider using extra layers for some more added insulation.
  • Using Plastic Bins: It's a good idea during the winter to use plastic bins instead of cardboard boxes during your move. The cardboard boxes can weaken and get soggy in wet conditions, using plastic bins with tight-fitting lids helps avoid this outcome. Plastic is also more resistant to moisture and will provide better protection for your belongings.
  • Wrap Furniture: In the colder weather, furniture can be susceptible to damage. That’s why we like to recommend that you wrap your furniture in blankets or furniture pads to provide insulation and prevent scratches – this is particularly important for wooden furniture.
  • Keep Your Essentials Separate: Make sure that you pack a separate box with essential items such as warm clothing, toiletries, medications, and other important documents. This will prevent you from having to search through multiple boxes in the cold to find what you need.
  • Protect Electronics: It should be noted that electronics can be very sensitive to extreme temperatures. Wrapping them in bubble wrap is a great way to prevent them from being damaged, you might also want to consider using insulated padding. If it’s possible, you should transport them in your own vehicle to maintain a more controlled environment. 
  • Seal Boxes Properly: When packing for a winter move you should ensure that all boxes are properly sealed, this will help to prevent moisture from getting in. We recommend using heavy-duty packing tape to seal the seams securely. Consider also using plastic wrap or garbage bags for an extra layer of protection. 
  • Labeling Boxes Clearly: It’s always important to clearly label each box with its contents and the room it belongs to. By labeling your boxes clearly, it’ll help make unpacking much more efficient, especially if you need to locate specific items quickly in the cold.
  • Keep Shovels and Salt Handy: We all know that in the winter you always need a supply of salt and shovels nearby. If there's snow or ice on the ground you need to be prepared to clear a path from your home to the moving truck. Keeping shovels and salt on hand to prevent accidents and also help the move to move smoothly. 
  • Hire Professional Movers: If it’s possible, we recommend that you consider hiring professional movers who are experienced with moving in winter conditions. They'll have the necessary equipment and expertise to handle the challenges that come with moving in cold weather.

It’s important to remember that Burlington is located in Southern Ontario and can have some weeks and months of snow. There can also be the occasional snow storm, so being prepared for your winter move is so important. 

We should also note that it’s important to know that specific weather conditions can vary from year to year. This is why it’s advisable to check the local weather forecasts for the most accurate and up-to-date information. Additionally, we believe that being prepared for winter conditions is important not only for your winter move but also for daily life in this part of the country. 

Contact The VanDinther Team at We Sell Millcroft

The real estate market in the Burlington area can vary when it comes to the winter months. While there can be fewer transactions, people who are actively participating in the market during the winter are often much more serious about buying or selling. It’s a smart idea to keep an eye on the market as it’s changing from year to year during different seasons. 

To learn a bit more about this great community and its location – Millcroft is situated in the northern part of the city and bordered by Upper Middle Road to the north, Appleby Line to the east, Walkers Line to the west, and the Hydro Corridor to the south. Making it an ideal location for those who are commuting into Toronto for work but want to live outside the city. The easy access to the highway makes this area a commuter's dream neighbourhood. Millcroft also features many beautiful green spaces and trails, contributing to its appeal as a comfortable and attractive community within Burlington.

At We Sell Millcroft, we specialize in this particular neighbourhood because it’s the most sought after in the city. Have you ever wondered what your home might be worth? Knowing this information can sometimes help you in your search, try out our "What's My Home Worth" calculator. You can reach The VanDinther Team by either phone or email at any time. In order to contact the team by phone, please call 905-330-2002 and email directly to

MillCroft Golf and Country Club

 Monday, August 28, 2023     Erin      General

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MillCroft Golf and Country Club 

Situated in the heart of the community with breathtaking views and fairways, is the Millcroft Golf and Country Club. There are so many reasons why someone would choose to live in Millcroft and one of those has to be the stunning Millcroft Golf and Country Club. 

The course was awarded Burlington’s “Best Golf Course” for the last 10 years and this comes at no surprise. The club also offers affordable memberships and no entry fee. The course is also open to the public, making it a hub of the neighbourhood. Golfers also have the option to join one of the leagues and there are options for many tee times. 

Millcroft is one of the most sought after neighbourhoods in Burlington and having this incredible country club really just adds to the magic. Many come here to enjoy the club's Sunday brunch and various holiday celebrations. 

“Golfers love our course for its no parallel fairways with marshals seven days a week, perfect for maintaining an enjoyable pace of play for your round of golf. All in all, our goal is to provide you with a quality experience that includes exceptional service & a comfortable atmosphere.”

Golf Course, Rates and More

Since this is a semi-private golf course the rates are reasonable and affordable. The prices range from $60 to $92 depending on the day of the week and whether you’re walking or taking a cart. 

The golf course itself is made up of fairways that are not parallel to each other, creating this sort of whimsical atmosphere. You’ll be winding through the course with views of some of the homes in the area. This is actually the view that many of the homeowners want to have. Because who doesn’t want to have a view of stunning fairways that are well maintained? 

Millcroft Golf and Country Club is also a popular location for many events. Many people choose to have their wedding here and that comes as no surprise once you’ve visited. The staff are incredibly friendly and are able to help you achieve the wedding of your dreams. This is also a fantastic location for other life events and business events. 

Finally, there are many that just choose to spend a lazy Sunday morning and enjoy some brunch. There’s also a wonderful Mother’s Day Brunch every year as well, this truly is the hub of the Millcroft neighbourhood. If this isn’t a good reason to choose Millcroft as your neighbourhood, the VanDinther Team can help you make that decision. With incredible knowledge and experience, you can count on this real estate team to help make your dreams of homeownership come true. 

Contact The VanDinther Team 

Have you been considering moving to the Millcroft neighbourhood? The VanDinther Team has a unique perspective when it comes to this very sought after area of Burlington. Lori VanDinther has been a resident of the area for decades, this means you’re in good hands. 

Do you have any questions or want to learn more about the Millcroft neighbourhood? Please feel free to contact the VanDinther Team anytime, either by phone or email. The team can be reached directly at 905-330-2002 or by email at

Spring Crafts To Do At Home

 Thursday, March 26, 2020     Lori VanDinther      General

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Spring Crafts 

We're spending at lot more time at home and everyone is trying to fine things to do around the house. Spring crafts to do at home bring us not only something fun to do, but a sense of accomplishment. I have 4 different crafts to share with you today and all of them are easy and lovely. Fist let's work is mason jars and spring flowers. 

Mason Jar Flower Centerpieces 

Almost everyone has some mason jars around the house, if you do this craft is perfect for you. All you need to do is wash your jars out and then choose some beautiful spring flowers, of your choice. Using light pastel colours offer that spring and Easter aesthetic.

flowers mason jar

Colander Planter 

Now this is a show stopper for you back garden, why not use what we have at home? There's no need to leave, you can simply find a colander that's no longer used and get it ready for some gardening.

The steps are very simple, you'll need half a yard of twine and moss to line the colander. With the twine, wrap the handles and don't leave any gaps. Once that's done, use glue to secure and then knot a yard of twine at each handle. Repeat this on both handles. Then take the moss and line the colander and finally fill with potting soil. Then it'll be time to plant.

colander planter

Crocheted Tea Towels 

Making simple little changes to items you already own can be such a refreshing feeling. These beautiful tea towels don't take a ton of work. All you need to do is add some lace to the edges and you're left with a unique and vintage tea towel. You can also use this idea on bath towels, dish towels, bedding, etc. Let your creativity free and get busy at home with this simple and sweet spring craft. 

crocheted tea towels

Bandana Hangers 

Get the kids for this one and some bandana's. You can do this in 4 simple stages and all you need are bandana's and little bit of patients. Start by folding the bandana in half and slip the hanger in between the fabric, so the bottom meets the fold.

Next, trace the shape of the hanger's arm on the bandana. You want to cut the fabric leaving room for the hook and a 1/2 inch hem on the side of the bandana facing up. Then fold the hem over the hangers arm, pulling the back side of the bandana up to meet it and secure with the fabric glue. Finally, trim away any excess fabric and you're done. 

bandana hangers

Contact We Sell Millcroft 

You can reach out to us at We Sell Millcroft anytime, we are here and working to make sure that your real estate needs are met. Please feel free to ask us any questions or concerns you might have, Kim and Lori are waiting to hear from you soon. Happy spring crafting and we'll see you soon. 

What To Expect When Moving During The Winter

 Monday, January 27, 2020     Lori VanDinther      General Real Estate Market

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You're Planning To Move In The Winter 

So you're moving and it's the winter, that can be stressful but we want to help make the experience easier with some helpful advice. Lots of people move during the winter months, it's more common than you might think. We hope that these tips and advice will help you with your upcoming move. 

Check The Weather 

This one is obvious, but needs to be said. It's so important to check the weather the week leading up to your move. Depending on where you are in the country will determine what weather to expect. In Burlington anything seems to be possible. We can have a mild winter or lots of snow. So keep your eyes on your weather app and make sure you're prepared. 

Kids and Pets

You're moving the family and you also have pets, plus it's the winter. Or you just have pets, which to some of us are our children. It's not a bad idea to find a babysitter or send them off to a family member for the day. This is a good idea during any season that you're planning on moving. 

Don't Forget To Transfer Your Utilities 

The winter is cold, as you know, and we want to make sure that you're warm on the day of your move. It's not a bad idea to get your utilities on in your new home a few days early. Then you'll be moving into a warm and comfortable home. 

Start Moving Day Bright And Early 

We all know that sometimes winter can be unpredictable and the weather can change. Because of this, we recommend that you start the day as early as you can. That way if there are any delays at least you're off to an early start. Don't worry, movers are prepared in the winter for such events. But we also would recommend that you speak with your moving company a few days before to re-confirm details about your move and any weather concerns you might have. 

Dress For The Season 

It's winter and it's cold out. Make sure that you're wearing the appropriate clothing. We would also recommend that you wear layers; that way you can take layers off if you're getting to warm from all that running around. Moving day is a busy day, so let's dress for the weather inside and outside.  

Contact Us At We Sell Millcroft 

All of us here at We Sell Millcroft are looking forward to working with you. And helping you find your dream home in Burlington's most sought after neighbourhood. Make sure you contact us and we can get you started and find the home you've been looking for. And if you have any questions about moving in the winter we would be happy to help. 

Easy Summer Gardening Tips

 Thursday, June 20, 2019     Lori VanDinther      General

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Summer Gardening Tips

Summer is finally here and that means lots of gardening and maintenance needs to be done. Maybe you’re working on updating your garden or you want to just maintain its beauty. There are a lot of tips out there that you can use to make sure your garden is ready for the season. And tips to make sure that you maintain a healthy garden.


It’s so important to make sure you’re pruning your perennials and annuals. You want to promote new growth and a healthy plant. Perennials tend to bloom for a 4-8 week period and so deadheading them can help a second set of blooms. Annuals season for blooming is a long one and some self clean. Still cutting them back 4-6 inches helps to encourage new growth.


How often should you be watering your garden? It really depends on the type of plants that you have. And it can also depend on how hot and dry the summer is. You may need to water more or less depending on the conditions. Plants in containers usually need to be watered twice a day. It’s good to check the soil as well, to make sure that the plant does need to be watered. Because over watering does your plant a disservice.


Fertilizing your garden helps to add nutrients to your plants. Plants that are in containers tend to lose nutrients, so fertilizing those plants can be important to maintain their health. You can fertilize plants in containers as often as every day or once a week.


Mulch is great, not only does it help to protect your plants from weeds but it also helps to make your garden look clean and neat. Mulching also helps to conserve water and reduce weeds. Weeds steal water and nutrients from other plants.

Pest Control 

In the summer months bugs can become a problem in most gardens. They can be overwhelming sometimes and create problems for grass and other plants. Consider a natural pesticide that’s more gentle on the environment.

Contact Lori at We Sell Millcroft

Millcroft is the most sought after neighbourhood in Burlington and I’m here to help you find your dream home. There are so many reason why Millcroft is so wonderful and it's time for you to discover. Contact me directly by phone at 905.333.2002 or by email at I look forward to meeting you and helping you find your dream home. 

We Sell Millcroft Team