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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...

How to clean and fix damaged items after moving

Be creative and smart You wrapped everything twice, packed it nice and snug, but, there’s still a chance you’ll uncover some degree of damage to your furniture upon settling into your new home. Hopefully you’ve had the chance to work with reliable movers who are attentively processing your goods. But you just can’t be sure that every square millimeter of your stuff will be immune from moisture, damage, or dust while in transit. Here are a few ways you can creatively clean and fix items that might need a little extra ‘TLC’ upon arrival. Avoid moisture wreaking havoc on your things with homemade cleaning remedies If you’re moving in the Vancouver area, it’s likely you’ll be dealing with some degree of moisture with our rainy and wet climate. Thus, there is a high chance your possessions have been exposed to precipitation from the outdoors. Don’t freak out if you come across any water stains on your wooden items (usually in the form of a whitish mark). There’s actually a good chance you can get rid of them completely by using one of these common household items. However, make sure you are using these on any finished surface (no antiques or unfinished wood). If you happen to notice water has already saturated any wood furniture you have, don’t wait! Grab a fan, or use a hair blow dryer to dry up the wood as best you can. Doing this sooner than later will prevent the wood from warping or becoming a host for bacteria. Then, to treat the inevitable scuffs on walls from moving (that couch almost fit down the...

Tips on Moving a Full Recreation Room

Optimizing recreation room moving A dream that many people might have once they move into their new Vancouver homes is to create the perfect recreation room. Something complete with a pool table, a TV, gaming consoles, fusball, a grand piano — the works! Often, one of the biggest obstacles to making that happen is the actual act of recreation room moving. We’ve covered the process of moving a pool table in a past blog post, as well as how to move a piano, but what about the other stuff? We decided we’d tackle that today. How to move media cabinets safely and more easily One of the main centrepieces of any recreational room will be the entertainment system. The TV, stereo, video game console and Blu Ray player are often among the most used pieces of equipment and will need a tasteful and accessible place to stay. For this, we recommend you’d get a media cabinet. These pieces of furniture are often capable of holding all the above items and more, and can be quite helpful in creating an ergonomic storage space. You can usually find one in your local furniture store. Once you’ve picked out a cabinet you like, you’ll have to find a way to move it. Here are some ways you can make recreation room moving easier in this context. Take it apart, then put it back together — As much as possible, try to break down the media cabinet into its component parts. Take out the shelving to reduce weight. If you are moving a media cabinet that already has items in it, empty it out first....

How to Auction Furniture in Vancouver: Buying & Selling When Moving

Get great deals — auction tips for a move Whenever we move, it’s inevitable for us to need more stuff to furnish our new home. It’s also quite probable that we’ll need to get rid of old unwanted items before we start moving. There are many possible solutions, some of which we’ve covered before in this blog. For example, you can dispose of your items by bringing your stuff to a landfill. And while that may be a fine option, the one downside is that you don’t get any cash out of it. So today we’ll discuss some auction tips for a move in Metro Vancouver. Auctioning can be a great way to find some great stuff for your new home, once you’ve moved into the Lower Mainland. It can also help you score a few — or a lot of — dollars along the way, if you’re selling something. So let’s get started. First, auction tips for a move if you want to buy something Now that you’ve moved into your new Metro Vancouver home, what are you looking for? Do you want antiques to add zest to the place? Maybe you can try an antique auction house like this. We’ve also touched on antiquing a little bit on this blog, and you might want to check it out. Maybe you’re looking for some weird equipment from the government? Well, there’s an auction house for that too. Police auctions have also been known to turn up some interesting finds as well. One note though — please keep in mind these links are just examples of what you can...

Vancouver’s weirdest homes to move into

The Lower Mainland’s weirdest places to move into A change of scene and routine is one of the main reasons why people consider a new home. So in this spirit, we decided to take a look at some of the most out-of-the ordinary places to move into in the Greater Vancouver area. Moving into any of these joints will definitely shake things up. Finding a new home on the water (notice how we didn’t say ‘by’ the water) People looking for beautiful views often consider waterfront properties as ideal places to move into. But what if you could take it a step further and live on the water itself? Look no further than a floating house — yes, a house that literally floats on the water just like a boat. There are several of these homes for sale in the Greater Vancouver area, which you can find fairly easily with a Google search. However, perhaps one of the most desirable deals is the floating house in the Coal Harbour area. The 497-square-foot joint is selling for $329,000, which can be great for a bachelor who’s looking to live the posh neighbourhood. Considering that the price for a condo in the area can be between $600,000 and $2 million, it’s not a bad deal if you’re okay with living in a space with a single bedroom and bathroom. Check it out at B19-1525 Coal Harbour Quay. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a larger, more affordable option, have a look at this two-bedroom, double-bathroom floating home in Ladner, which is selling at $159,900. You can find it at...

4 Concerns with Moving into a Vancouver Laneway Home

Reasons why you should not move into a laneway house In our previous article, we covered some major advantages of moving into a laneway house. In this second part, we would like to address some drawbacks to moving into laneway houses in Vancouver. 1 Overcrowding in Vancouver Moving into laneway houses actually encourage overcrowding. Vancouver is already facing overpopulation. There is overcrowding with respect to city services and infrastructures such as sewer, telecommunications, electricity, transportation and roads. The more people move into a city, the more a city must keep up with its developments. Laneway houses will help bring a community closer together, allowing less energy and gas used travelling within the community. 2 Space restrictions in laneway houses in Vancouver According to the Vancouver city guidelines, laneway houses are under a strict guideline in their design and space. Homeowners are not able to build anything higher than a one and a half storey laneway house. In a one and half storey design, there is an even stricter guideline to its architectural design to minimize modification to the solar access, privacy, and outdoor enjoyment of neighbours. In larger lots, two bedroom laneway house units are allowed. In standard 33 ft by 122 ft lots, only studios and one bedroom laneway houses are allowable. Young couples who are thinking about starting a family, or those who have frequent overnight visitors will need to take these space restrictions into consideration. Another limitation is residential parking. Most houses in Vancouver do not have driveways. Some local neighbourhood streets, therefore, have a high demand for parking. In these residential areas, residences must apply...