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Where to move for groundwater access in B.C

Where to move for groundwater access in B.C., Metro Vancouver, and the Fraser Valley Sometimes, picking a place to move in B.C., when you have options, presents a set of considerations. To some, groundwater, or well water access is important. As they say, real estate is all about location, location, location. The importance of location to you may be the idea of having a water source that is either cheap in the long run, controlled by you, or avoids surface water contaminants. Whatever your reason, we’ll discuss where to move for groundwater access in B.C., particularly in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley (though principles can apply to other parts of the province). What you should know about Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley water before you move here If you’re moving to B.C. from another area, and are used to some complaints people may have about water purity, you may not find those to be issues you’ll face after you move. You see, at least in Metro Vancouver, water does not contain added fluoride. There are opposers and proponents of fluoride out there, and we’re not here tomake the argument either way. It simply stands as a fact that you’re less likely to face added fluoride in your water if you move to B.C. Water is also soft, which affects its taste. Not only that, but some complaints about surface water contaminations in other cities are less likely to present a problem in B.C. Some people fear that pharmaceuticals can be found in their water source. However, in Metro Vancouver, surface water reservoirs are so highly placed in their...

Fishing Licenses and Regulations When you Move to BC

What to know about fishing licenses and regulations if you move to British Columbia If you’ve moved to British Columbia from another Canadian province or country, and if you love fishing, there are some things to consider about your new life as a recreational fisherman in BC’s waters. Rules can be different than where you’re from. In this article, our Metro Vancouver movers, who have moved families to and from cities in B.C., will explain a few guidelines on exploring fishing licenses and regulations in this province. Fishing in BC freshwater is not the same as fishing in saltwater; moving to B.C. means two separate fishing licenses Some bodies of water are regulated provincially, while others are regulated federally. This is important to know for BC because the province sits on the Pacific Coast. If you have traditionally fished in the Interior or the Prairies, this may be new for you upon moving to BC – having to obtain two separate license for the type of fishing you want to do. Before or after you move to BC, you’ll need to view the rules for federal fishing licenses for tidal waters. Here is a link that may help: https://www-ops2.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/nrls-sndpp/index-eng.cfm For the Federal system, it’s also important to note that Canada participates in international treaties and national laws that regulate fish species. For this reason, when you catch fish in Canadian tidal waters off the coast of B.C., you’ll need to be aware of some changing regulations and programs over time. For example, there are certain endangered species of fish you can not catch and keep. There are also special rules for your license to be...

How to mitigate a disagreement with your moving company​     

Avoiding disagreement with your moving company As a moving company in the Metro Vancouver area, and with connections to help you move across Canada or even internationally, we’ve seen a lot of customer situations. While, yes, it’s true that some things can go wrong, a well-trained staff and good communication and agreements can prevent a lot of those moving mistakes. However, sometimes you may be in a situation where you’ve hired a moving company, and things have gone sour. Perhaps your household furniture and belongings weren’t on time, or they were damaged in the moving truck while in transit. Or it could be as impactful as a mere rude employee or mover. Whatever the case, you will want to resolve these situations as smoothly as possible. We’ll give you some tips on how to mitigate a disagreement with your moving company after you’ve already hired them to help you move. Tip #1: Keep calm and try to see both sides When we’re angry, it may seem like it’s easy to lay fault on others. This is especially so if we don’t know the full extent of the situation. Before jumping to conclusions, make sure you take the time to calm yourself, so that when you do confront your moving company, or independent mover, you are doing so rationally. Chances are, if you start with a defensive tone, it can result in more defensiveness, rather than a fast solution. Tip #2: Ask questions before laying blame on a moving company To follow up with the above, while we realize sometimes you may feel that the other party was wrong in an obvious...

Coquitlam Movers on Setting Heat Sources After Move

Coquitlam movers on setting up alternative heat sources when you move After your Coquitlam move, it is time to start making your new house as homey as possible. One practical thing to consider is how you will be heating your new home. This will make a big difference in the comfort level of your home, especially in the winter! But before you jump on a standard gas or water heating option, try checking out these alternatives. By trying out one of these alternative heat sources in your new home, you have the potential to help the environment and your wallet at the same time. Introduce infrared heat before or after Coquitlam movers come to your new home Infrared heaters are a cool way to keep you warm in your new home because they work kind of like the sun. Just as the sun warms you up with its light, infrared heaters cause your skin and clothes to absorb light and make you nice and warm. Depending on how you want to heat your house, you can either introduce infrared heat into your home before or after movers in Coquitlam come and go. If you are wanting to heat a smaller room or just want to test the waters of alternative heating, you can purchase a standalone infrared heater for a single room. Or, if you want to invest in heating your whole home this way, you can always go to a professional before youmove in to install wall mounted panels or flooring using infrared technology. Consider geothermal heat before movers in Coquitlam help you get settled Before Coquitlam movers...

How to pack and move a craft room

Coquitlam movers find ideas on how to pack and move a craft room and craft supplies If you’re an avid crafter, you likely have a lot of craft supplies. You may have organized your craft room, or you may have left it crowded and cluttered. Either way, no matter what crafting personality you are, you’re going to want to keep in mind some tips when it comes time to pack and move a craft room. This is because, when you add up all those few-dollar items, they amount to a lot! You wouldn’t want your craft supplies ruined on a move. As Coquitlam movers, we want to help ensure your belongings stay as safe as possible. But sometimes this may involve prep work on your end too. See our related articles: Protecting valuable collection when moving in Vancouver How to move fine art safely to your new home We’ve searched the web and come up with a few ideas to keep in mind when packing a craft room or art supplies room. Create an inventory before you pack your craft supplies As we mentioned above, craft supplies can be worth a lot. Especially if you have purchased high quality paints or canvases, this is important to take note of. And, if we’re also getting into sewing machines and sewing equipment, this can come to even more. Let alone cutting machines or stamp-making machines. While you may be thinking that each little bottle of paint cost two or three dollars, imagine losing everything – all of it. It would take a lot of time and money to replace all that...

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...