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What makes a good moving truck

Finding a good moving truck for your Vancouver move When you are moving in Vancouver, the top of your checklist for moving will no doubt be to find the best moving truck. Here we will help you find out exactly what to look for when finding a truck for moving. Inquire about the maintenance and durability of the moving truck Your main concern of moving is most likely making sure your things actually reach your destination, which is why a well-maintained moving truck is essential to your move. The last thing you want is for your truck full of belongings to break down halfway to your destination. So, don’t be afraid to ask for recent inspection information! Make sure you choose a Vancouver moving company that takes pride in supplying durable, top-of-the-line trucks, and guarantees well-maintained moving trucks. Make sure the truck is clean for your Vancouver moving journey The interior condition of your moving truck can make all the difference in your Vancouver move. A clean truck will protect your furniture and other possessions from dirt, dust, and debris, which can all be very damaging if they get on the wrong surface. You also want to make sure the truck is dry. Especially in the already damp climate of Vancouver, you don’t want your belongings to be exposed to any moisture that could be avoided. A quick check and clean-up can make all the difference! Ensure the best experience when moving in Vancouver by avoiding damage Along with the cleanliness of your moving truck, it is important to go with a moving company that will help keep your...

Dealing with tools & heavy equipment when moving in Vancouver

Moving tools and heavy equipment in Vancouver Your garage, shed, or shop might be a place that you’d write off as being easy to move. It might already act like a ‘storage space’ with things in tote bins or packed away in boxes. However, it is important to consider a strategy for moving any motorized equipment, or tools that are sharp, heavy, and oddly shaped. If your moving day is a rainy one (Vancouver, remember?), you’ll of course want to take extra care since metals are prone to rusting. Whether you’ve got a single table saw or a cabinet of tools to move, here are some tips to deal with your tools and heavy equipment in a move. Gather the necessary resources to move heavy equipment safely We’ve already mentioned the tools and equipment required to move a shed, so it’s no surprise that you may need additional equipment to move your tools. Depending on your situation, you may have to move an anvil, a steel workbench, a jointer, etc– these things are extremely heavy! (Almost as heavy as moving a piano!) In some cases, your local moving company likely has the resources to move heavy equipment. Things like jacks, a dolly, and wide canvas straps are commonly needed to transport heavy objects– so don’t be shy to ask your Vancouver moving company for help! Otherwise, listings on Vancouver Craigslist or Kijiji might have the above, as well as carts, ropes, large bins, etc. Identify potential hazards with your local movers Some equipment might have its own precautions that you should make your moving team aware of. For example, safety covers...

Moving Music Studio Equipment, Relocating Instruments Safely

How to safely move instruments, music equipment, and studio gear Whether you are part of a professional music studio in Metro Vancouver, or have constructed an at-home setup, the story is the same: you’ve probably invested hundreds, or likely thousands of dollars into the perfect musical gear to feed your creative endeavours. In the event you are moving musical instruments or equipment in the Lower Mainland, there are a few ways to rule out the possibility of damaging your possessions. For moving an upright or grand piano, read no further and visit our previous blog on how to move a piano. Since pianos usually weigh a minimum of 500 lbs, professional help is always necessary for your safety and to avoid damage to your home. For anything else music-related, here are some helpful things to to protect your gear on your next move! Exercise caution when handling instruments Generally speaking, instruments are very fragile and aren’t something that can be easily repaired if they were to become dented or squashed during your move. Sure, you could replace a fallen key from a piano, or a lost mouthpiece for a clarinet, but if the body of any instrument becomes compromised, it won’t sound how it is supposed to. The body of an instrument is built to act as a perfectly tuned resonating chamber. If any outside force compromises that shape, the tuning will be off and the instrument won’t sound how it was meant to sound. So bottom line, however big or small your instrument is, it should be treated like a box of fine china to save you from shelling...