How long does it take to pack a home? – Vancouver Moving and Packing Tips

  Vancouver Moving and Packing Tips – this video explains how long it takes to pack a typical home and gives practical advise on how to set yourself up for packing success. Learn more about Ferguson Moving and Storage at https://ferguson.iwsdesign.ca This moving tips video will answer questions for your moving needs: Average days in advance to prepare for moving day. What to pack and what not to pack first. How many boxes to pack a typical kitchen. How many days to...

Moving to an Urban Farm: Tips to Remember

Agrarian life within the conveniences of the city may seem like a dream. However, if you plan on moving to an urban farm in Metro Vancouver or elsewhere in B.C., there are some things to keep in mind before you make the plunge and leave your apartment life. This especially goes for moving into a home with a yard, or intending to lease city-zoned land for your new farming adventure. There may be other options available to you, which you’ll also want to consider. If you’re new to farming, and the idea of urban farming has tweaked your interest and motivated you to move, read up on some of what we’ve found. Note: Moving to start an urban farm in the Vancouver area is not quite like moving to a hobby farm. We’ve written about that subject here, and encourage you to take a look there as well. Urban farming on city properties is on the rise, but might not be totally legal yet Last year in Vancouver, a move was made to begin the legalization of urban farms in the city. It wasn’t that there weren’t urban farms in Vancouver at the time. But more that that zoning and licensing wasn’t quite clear. Urban farms in Vancouver are already established, which you can see on the list here, by the Vancouver Urban Farming Society. Vancouver’s current urban agriculture policies can be read on its site here and here (they are, essentially, now allowed). And in 2012, MacLean’s magazine was already writing about the popularity of urban agriculture, and the way of going about it for some. But we...

Moving Pool Accessories

While one may not think of Vancouver’s climate as being a hotspot for homeowners with swimming pools, they do exist. Vancouver homes with pools are also on the market, if you want to move from one home to another, and keep your swimming pool lifestyle (whether outdoor or indoor). An MLS search such as this one can help you find Vancouver homes with swimming pools. But when you move from one swimming pool home to another, you may want to bring some accessories with you. Yes, it’s true you might negotiate the swimming pool accessories and equipment along with the sale of the house. However, depending on the value and quantity of your pool accessories, it may be a cost savings to bring them along with you. Plus, if you have kids, and the new buyers don’t, you might be able to get away with bringing your pool slide and paddleboards with you. Also, your buyers may not care for the coloured lights you’ve chosen, or they may plan on using a different heating type for their pool, and so on. All of these items have value, plus varying costs to operate or maintain. So, pools do come with buyer preferences. And that’s where you may end up deciding to bring some pool equipment or accessories with you. Below are some tips for handling the relocation, or moving, of your pool equipment and accessories: Take an inventory of your pool parts, understand what they are, and what they’re worth Before you jump to include your pool and all its equipment or accessories into the sale price of your home,...

Vancouver Movers Share Tips on Moving Sports Balls and Toy Balls

Moving sports balls and toy balls can be tricky. While you’ve probably already thought of the basics, like cardboard boxes, tape and labels, some things always. For example, if you’ve acquired a lot of bouncy, rolly items, those might be a bit of a question mark on top of your head (an imaginary one, of course). Especially if you’re not a sports coach or athlete yourself, you may not be aware of the methods available for transporting these items (and you probably won’t want to be buying new basketballs, soccer balls or bouncy balls all over again!). Here are ideas on moving sports balls and toy balls–and storing them: Moving Sports Balls: Deflating and Storage Deflating sports balls can be a good solution. This method is not just for saving space, but also to prevent the ball from rolling around all over the place during the move (if it goes into a vehicle without being packed, that is). And, if you are bringing your ball on a plane, this article says that not deflating it can destroy it. So definitely look into deflation for that scenario! This article explains how to deflate a larger style of sports ball. You will need a special needle to do this. Though, there are likely plenty of internet hacks to explain how to deflate a ball without that special needle. For tennis balls, golf balls, ping pong balls and the like, you’ll need to look for other solutions. Use a mesh bag to move sports balls to your new home There are mesh nets with ties on them specifically made for carrying sports balls....

Moving a Rug

Moving a rug. It might sound like the simplest thing to not write about, but the topic may surprise you in its detail. Well, not that much detail. But enough for us to share a few tips that might be helpful! Let’s get into it! Before you moving a rug, measure their sizes and your new floor space You may have rugs at your current home, which you plan to bring to your new home. We’ll call these your ‘old’ rugs, even though you may continue to use them. The first thing to assess is the size of existing rugs, and the comparison to the floor space at your new home. It has been said that rugs can change the feeling of a room’s spaciousness. Furniture should overlap a rug to a degree. When moving a rug to your new home, you will want to know if you will get the same visual effect, or if the room’s size will determine that you need new rugs for certain rooms. Of course, this applies mostly to larger spaces you may move into. Though in some cases, your rugs may also be too big to fit into your new space. Resize your rug? Another option is to resize your rug. Yes, it’s possible! Rug repair persons or makers like this one can cut down rugs, or even enlarge them. If you can’t find a rug resizer through a google search, try checking if carpet cleaners can do it, as alluded to by Apartment Therapy here. Determine the cost and value of your existing rugs, or new rugs There are cheap rugs,...
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