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Our 18 most visited moving articles in 2016 so far (from our Vancouver movers blog)

Keep in mind some of these moving articles were published recently, and so the fact they made it to this list part way through the year is impressive! They may get more and more popular as we progress through our calendar in 2016. Share the ones you find most interesting! In ascending order, our most popular articles for 2016 thus far are… 18. Black Bear Fears for North Vancouver, West Vancouver, or the Tri-cities? In this article we delve into something most people probably don’t think about when picking a place to move in Metro Vancouver: the black bears! When you move more North, you’re more likely to run into these wild animals, especially in places you least expect, like your backyard or other local areas. If you have a phobia for black bears, or just want to avoid the dangers of animal sightings where you keep your household garbage, you may want to check this article out: http://www.fergusonmoving.com/blog/top-black-bear-cities-bc-north-vancouver-coquitlam-maple-ridge/ 17. Moving large appliances: How to move a refrigerator You think it’s simple, right? But it’s not! Refrigerators are not just giant boxes that magically keep things cold! They have working components – even ones that contain liquids – that need to be kept upright. Plus, they’re heavy, and you may want to take some precautionary steps when preparing to move a refrigerator. Our article explains this in more detail: http://www.fergusonmoving.com/blog/large-appliances-how-to-move-refrigerator-vancouver/ 16. Moving Hacks: Lifehacks that Make Moving Easier You’ve heard of lifehacks right? Well, we put together some ‘moving hacks’ for you to try. And, not only that, we thought of Vancouver moving families in particular! Like the consideration of labelling...

What to do if you’ve moved into a house with asbestos

So you moved into a greater Vancouver house with asbestos The Metro Vancouver area is filled with many houses that have long, intriguing histories. It’s no wonder many people jump at the chance to move into an older house! But there are sometimes a few challenges that can arise. Probably one of the biggest issues is that building regulations were different decades ago. That meant it was okay for houses to be constructed with materials that we now know are harmful. Asbestos is one example of this. In this article, we’ll discuss what you should do if you’ve moved into a house with asbestos. Why you should be concerned if you’ve moved into a house with asbestos According to Thisoldhouse.com, asbestos was once prized as a building material because it is a durable, fire-resistant material that also happens to be a great insulator. Asbestos is also good at stifling sound, allowing people in separate rooms to enjoy privacy and quiet. These qualities made it one of the prime choices for building homes up until the 1970s. However, in more recent years, it has been discovered asbestos can create lung problems. Prolonged exposure can result in lung diseases such as cancer. The problem lies in the fact that tiny asbestos fibers can be inhaled, damaging lung tissue. Locate asbestos in your home If you’ve moved into a house with asbestos, locating the material is often the first step to removing it. However, before we go any further we should mention the province says in HeathLinkBC.ca removal is not always the answer. Sometimes disturbing asbestos — especially if it’s behind a wall...

Vancouver moving company offers to help reunite customers with their long lost belongings

Recently a Vancouver moving company went out of business very suddenly, with no forewarning to its customers. Yes, that means some ‘jobs’ were in progress and never got completed. Due to this, people were left without their belongings for months. What makes matters more complicated is that this was an international moving company, so the people waiting for their items to be moved were in at least 9 different countries around the globe. Not only that, they were asked to take it upon their own expense to get their furniture out of storage before the company would be dissolved and their belongings gone forever. Some upset customers brought this situation to Steel on Your Side and it was reported on the local news. A Vancouver moving company stepping in to help out When this situation was brought to the attention of Ferguson Moving we wanted to make it right.  Since Ferguson is an international moving company also located in Metro Vancouver, we were able to contacted Steel on Your Side to find out how we could help with this situation. Here’s what we were able to do for these customers Ferguson Moving was able to contact the overseas customers and offer to move their belongings for them at cost, with no additional moving fees. A typical international moving company usually charges moving fees on top of the cost to ship the items. Considering that the customers had already paid a company this amount, Ferguson Moving decided to pay it forward and use their resources and connections to get things sorted out swiftly for these poor folks. After all, we’re...

Moving Tips: Radio Interview with Vancouver Movers

Listen to our radio interview on “The New Home Real Estate Show” for great tips and insights on moving. Listen to moving tips from Lorne MacInnes Owner of Ferguson Moving & Storage Company, speaking on: How to book a mover and get a free estimate upfront (we give free binding estimates) Social Media for movers reviews (like HomeStars.com where we have a 9.8 out of 10 review) How a “free box” can cost you more money than proper moving boxes When to use a professional mover and when to use your friends to move “Moving Checklists“ Click here to listen to Lorne MacInnes from Ferguson Moving on Alan Krueger’s talk show: “The New Home Real Estate Show” Share This...

The perfect mover

THE PERFECT MOVER A perfect mover is courteous, diplomatic, intelligent, patient, humorous and even tempered. A perfect mover must be strong enough to move anything, yet gentle enough to break nothing; durable enough to work in any kind of weather, the thoughtful enough not to sweat on the furniture; considerate enough to go without lunch to get the job done, yet reasonable enough to accept only modest consideration for his effort. A perfect mover knows the best way to handle all household items and office equipment. He knows all the streets and highways in Canada and the United states. He always knows the shortest route wherever he goes. A perfect mover understands people, mechanics, bookkeeping, banking, electricity, plumbing, carpentry, construction, law, medicine, real estate, horse trading and human rights. A perfect mover shall satisfy God, the customer, the company, the dispatcher, the origin agent, the destination agent, the port agent, and his wife when he manages to get home. A perfect mover is thought to have the ability to prophesy the beginning and the end, be a healer of problems, a worker of miracles and to understand all words and tongues. ~author unknown Share This...

A Vancouver Moving Company: on “Love it or List it Vancouver”

A Vancouver Moving Company: on “Love it or List it Vancouver”   As a Vancouver Moving Company, we’re pretty giddy about the new TV Show in Vancouver called Love it or List it Vancouver. The premise of the show is a designer (Jillian Harris) and a realtor (Todd Talbot) find homes with couples that can’t agree on staying in their home Vs moving to a new home. In the beginning you typically see the house cluttered and disorganized. One homeowner in the relationship thinks a few changes like a new bathroom, or updating the kitchen and converting unused space to functional design is all that’s needed to fall in love with the home again. Meanwhile, the other homeowner has already decided that they hate the house and are ready to move onto a new house in Vancouver. Regardless of updates and open spaces, the house will just hit critical factors that will not change the main concerns. After meeting with the designer and realtor, each homeowner gives a list of must haves. The one who wants to move gives the renovation lists that are needed to stay and the person that wants to stay gives the must haves they need as a minimum to move. Next comes the time to produce a budget for renovations as well as a budget for buying a new home. Typical renovation budgets range from $60000 to $90000 and most of the buying budgets range from $800000 to $1.2 Million. (People watching in Winnipeg must think we’re nuts in Vancouver.) Throughout the show, the renovations typically run into unforeseen problems that take away from...