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Coquitlam movers explore ideas on how to move pet birds and bird collections

Ideas on how to move pet birds and bird collections As Coquitlam movers, we’ve seen a lot of families move with their pets. Each can have their own unique situation and requirements. These can depend on the type of animal and the distance they’re moving, plus the type of transport they require. However, with pet birds, the cage to cage transfer, or moving with pet birds, is not as simple as asking your dog, Rover, to hop in the car. Birds can be sensitive creatures with specific needs for relocation. Some people also have more than one pet bird living in a birdcage somewhere in Coquitlam. When you are moving in or out of Coquitlam, and if you have an aviary or a bird collection living in your yard, this gets more complicated. Bird breeders, for example, may have a hard time moving if their eggs are in need of incubation, or if the timing is not right in another way. Below we’ll give some advice on moving with pet birds or bird collections. Always have a contingency plan for an easy move-out if you are breeding or housing several birds Recently local British Columbia news showed the story of a bird sanctuary that created a parrot refuge crisis in the province. The owner passed away and there was no back up plan for moving out the birds or caring for them. Other local organizations had to step in, and even the government had to help find a temporary home for the birds. But volunteers were maxed out. If this situation taught bird owners and breeders anything, it is...

Coquitlam movers explore portable appliances for downsizing or small-space living

Portable appliances for small-space living We’re a professional moving company serving Coquitlam and its surrounding areas. Having moved families from large homes to small ones, and visa versa, we’ve seen a lot when it comes to changing your appliances and furniture to meet the needs of your new space. Small-space living after moving in Coquitlam or elsewhere involves a change in lifestyle. By that we mean, taking up less space to store things and do things. You may also find yourself washing in smaller batches, or doubling up the purpose of some of your furniture or spaces. In this article, as Coquitlam movers, we’re going to explore small, portable appliances for downsizing or small-space living. This can mean empty nesters moving to a smaller apartment, or young people living in a tiny house or loft-style space. See our related articles on this subject of small-space living: 5 moving tips for downsizing when moving to a smaller home in Vancouver Reasons why you should move into a tiny house in Vancouver Tiny House in Metro Vancouver: Difficulties and Solutions Vancouver Moving in your 20s versus moving in your 50s 5 Reasons for Moving to a Vancouver Laneway House Coquitlam movers discover the portable clothes washing machine A portable clothes washing machine is a neat invention for movers in Coquitlam. It can be a cheaper alternative to: Hand-washing clothes Visiting a laundry mat Sharing a washer with other renters or users They are an amazing solution when it comes to downsizing or moving to a tiny home or trailer too. They can be bought for $260 to $450 or so (of course,...

How to Clean Vents Before Moving In

How to clean vents – Surrey movers advise Ensuring that you clean vents before moving into a new house or office is one of the first maintenance duties you should perform. Clean vents guarantee that the quality of air in your house is high and the air dust-free, which is especially important when you or one of your family members suffers from dust-related allergies. After all that hassle with moving, cleaning vents might be somewhat time-consuming; however, it generally is an easy task and requires only a handful of tools to do it right. 1. Collect necessary equipment to clean vents before moving in a new home in Surrey There’s so many different particles in dust that you would be surprised. But regardless of all the nasty dust bunnies, you don’t want any of it inside your lungs. As professional movers in Surrey, we know how important it is to move into a clean house. Keeping your vents clean increases quality of air. The stuff you’ll need are: Duster Duct tape Screwdriver Good vacuum cleaner Rag Plastic basin and dish soap 2. Locate all the vents around your house when you move in If you’re already at doing this cleaning job, it’s good to find and locate all vents at the house to maximize the profits from your effort. You wouldn’t want tofinish the job, clean everything up after you’ve moved in, only to discover two additional vents left for cleaning while doing the laundry after relocation and moving in Surrey. 3. Clean the vent covers With a duster or dust brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner, clean the external...

How to patch up grass lawn after moving

Surrey movers explain how to patch up a grass lawn after relocation and moving A beautiful green grass lawn is a thing worth boasting about. Even though grass itself is pretty resilient, maintaining a lawn is often a difficult endeavor. Especially when it’s trampled on after moving. This is more so in a rainy, wet climate like Metro Vancouver, where moving dolly wheels can easily leave tracks in a lawn on moving day. Luckily, there’s a way to patch up a grass lawn after moving in as little time as possible. 1. Buy only quality seeds to patch up grass lawns after moving in Surrey When reviving your lawn after moving in Surrey (or the Metro Vancouver area), buying quality seeds is the most important part of the whole process. Don’t bother using leftover seeds that you found in your shed, especially if you don’t know when they were bought. Old seeds are slow to germinate and, in fact, might not germinate at all. Quality seeds from good vendors guarantee that the grass will germinate and grow fast. Also, if you would like your grass lawn to be even more tear and wear resistant, you can buy special, heavy-duty grass. Ask around in your local garden store for heavy traffic golf grass, for example. Also, to minimize the damage connected with moving, ask moving professionals for help. Be aware that if you are hiring a professional Surrey moving company, they are more likely to be aware that they need to care for your lawn in the process of moving. But you can surely also try to make your helpful friends...

More ways to repurpose storage containers from movers in Surrey

New ways to repurpose storage containers from movers in Surrey BC Previously we presented some tips from movers in in Surrey on repurposing storage containers. When you are moving in Surrey, you may find it useful to have a portable storage container for storage and renovation purposes. Once your storage container has served its purpose, it will provide you with an opportunity to get creative and transform your new backyard. Here are some ideas to get you started on this cool DIY project. From portable storage to garden gazebo: create your own personal paradise! If you have a garden in your new backyard, you could also transform your storage container into a beautiful deck or gazebo to complement your outdoor space. Once movers in Surrey help you complete your move and you are done with your extra storage, you can start the transformation process. Search the web for inspiration, create your plans, and get building! If you are planning on bringing your garden with you when you move in Surrey, check out these tips: http://www.fergusonmoving.com/blog/movers-north-vancouver-give-ideas-preparing-moving-garden-plants/ Storage companies in Surrey will love your storage container workshop If you are done storing furniture, supplies, and other belongings after your Surrey movers are long gone, turn a storage container into a new storage facility with a specific purpose! This can be a great place to store your tools or projects, and can even give you a space to work on DIY projects if you design it that way. See our related article on how to move a shed: http://www.fergusonmoving.com/blog/how-to-move-a-shed-surrey-movers/ Plus, how to handle tools and heavy equipment when moving: http://www.fergusonmoving.com/blog/how-to-move-tools-heavy-equipment-when-moving-in-vancouver/ After your...

Neat ways to repurpose storage containers from movers in Surrey

Ideas on how you can re-purpose portable storage containers in Surrey BC After you complete the process of moving in Surrey, it will then be time to focus on settling into your new house and making sure it feels like home. Part of this process includes figuring out what to do with the remnants of your Surrey move. If you took your time moving in, or your house underwent a big renovation before you arrived, chances are you may have storage containers hanging out in your backyard. Luckily, there are endless possibilities of what you can do with moving storage once it has served its purpose. Here are just a few ideas of how you can repurpose portable storage containers. Turn your portable storage into a tiny home! Once you have your perfect new home and you are done with your portable storage in Surrey, you can use your storage container to make a second, little, home. Tiny homes are growing in popularity and can make a perfect guest house, private space for a teenager, or a small sanctuary for yourself. They are also useful as temporary dwellings while a renovation is going in the larger house on your lot. You can design it any way you want, but you can start with the basics in this Pinterest post. Read more on reasons why you should move to a tiny house in Vancouver here: http://www.fergusonmoving.com/blog/vancouver-tiny-house-movers/ And some solutions for when you do plan to dwell in the tiny house: http://www.fergusonmoving.com/blog/tiny-house-vancouver-storage-solutions/ Office movers in Surrey may recommend storage container offices A storage container office can be a perfect place to...

7 simple electrical safety tips you can check before your Vancouver move

7 simple electrical safety tips When you are moving into a new home, you will not only want to hire the best movers in Vancouver to ensure the safety of your belongings, but you will also want your new house to be in pristine condition. It is also best to be sure of the electrical safety of your home before you hire your Vancouver movers, as this will avoid troubles down the road. If you are buying a house, you will already have had a home inspection, and while a good home inspection will note all the electrical details, it never hurts to check. And if you are renting, you definitely want to inspect the safety of the house. Of course, it is always recommended to consult a professional electrician, but here are a few electrical safety tips that you can carry out yourself, as an initial check. 1. Check plugs that are within 5 feet of a sink or outdoors You know those outlets in bathrooms that have two little buttons on them to test and reset? Well, those are called Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI for short) and they don’t just belong in the bathroom. GFCI plugs should actually be used anywhere within 5 feet of a sink, as well as on every plug outdoors. These prevent you from getting shocked or electrocuted when the cord of your electric kettle is frayed or when you touch the tap while using a hairdryer. This is because they interrupt a circuit where electricity could go through you into the ground. Old houses in particular don’t always have these in kitchens, so...

Tips from West Vancouver movers on moving out the home of a deceased family member

Moving out the home of a deceased family member The process of moving in West Vancouver can be stressful enough, but when you add the emotional pain and stress of losing a loved one, it may seem unbearable. Trying to decide what to keep, or what to do with things you are willing to part with, can be a difficult task. As movers in West Vancouver, we are aware of these kinds of situations and would like to share the following tips with you. See our related article: Moving in Vancouver with Elderly Take your time before calling West Vancouver movers The most important thing you can do in this situation is to take your time before sorting through your loved one’s possessions and calling up movers in West Vancouver. This process will not be easy, but it will become less painful after some time. Don’t feel the need to start going through your loved one’s belongings right away. Rather, wait a while and take the time to deal with your emotions. Whatever you do, don’t ignore your emotions. According to the Grief Healing blog, “you will know when it is the right time to go through your loved one’s things.” Taking your time also includes only sorting through as much as you can handle in one day. Once you start, you shouldn’t feel pressured to get it all done immediately. Two hours here or there is plenty to deal with. And if you feel like you need help sorting through your emotions, don’t be afraid to seek some help from a family member, close friend, or a professional. Need...

How to preserve your SEO when moving to a new business location

Vancouver business movers explain: how to preserve your SEO when moving to a new business location As Vancouver business movers who have dealt with moving offices and the like, we know that keeping your customers informed, and letting new customers find you, is extremely important when moving business locations. For this reason, we thought we’d give you some tips on how to preserve, or even improve your local search engine optimization (SEO) after moving a business. Update all your online listings when moving to a business location This is extremely important. It is a task that, in the midst of moving business locations, you can forget to do. But it should be high on your priority list toensure that your search engine optimization stays in-tact when you do make the move and the dust settles down. On this note, you will want to check and update your: Google My Business listing (this has had different names in the past, but it is essentially what puts you ‘on the map’ for searchers looking for a localbusiness address) Yahoo and Bing listings Yelp listing Facebook page and LinkedIn company page address details Dine Here, Urban Spoon, Zomato, etc. listings (if you’re a restaurant) Trip Advisor listing (if you’re relevant to the tourism industry) Hotfrog listing Angie’s List or Home Stars listing (if you provide home services) Yellow Pages, Can Pages or other online phone directory listings Other paid or free online directories you have been listed in by choice (boards of trade directories, government listings, association listings, etc.) Hubspot has a list of more generic business directories you may want to...

How to Move a Mattress Surrey

Surrey movers explain how to move a mattress The logistics of how to move furniture can be tough when they are large items. But what about large items that are hard to even grasp a hold of? Like mattresses for instance. If they don’t come with handle straps, or if you need to curve them around tight corners, you may struggle with them. And that’s just the beginning. Getting the mattress to your destination involves other logistics as well. Below our Surrey movers will explain how to move a mattress, which can vary depending on if you are moving in Metro Vancouver or if you are planning a long distance move. Step 1: prep the mattress before moving day Keeping the mattress clean before moving it The last thing you’ll want is to have a dirty mattress by the time it arrives at your new home. So before moving day, be sure you are ready for the movers topick it up. Movers may have moving blankets, and that might help. But those are usually used to protect hard furniture that can dent or damage walls. The better bet for a moving a mattress would be to wrap it in plastic, or some other protective material to prevent moisture creeping into it. You can, of course, create a makeshift plastic cover for a mattress using painter’s plastic sheets, tarps or shower curtains. Just add some tape or rope to keep it in-tact. Or, you could buy specially designed mattress covers for moving. For example, here is one we found online at Home Depot’s Canadian site: https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.queenking-mattress-bag.1000729677.html And here is a vinyl...