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5 Steps To Help You Pack For Your Vancouver Move

In the Vancouver summer, it is easy to procrastinate before a move. Who can blame you for not wanting to pack for your move a few months before your Vancouver moving company arrives? It is understandable that you still need to live in your house and use your stuff, but there are some genuine Vancouver Packing Tips to help you pack for your move while keeping your home livable. Here are 5 steps to help you pack for your move far in advance of moving day. 1. Get moving boxes that are all the same size It may seem like a good idea to bring home random shapes and sizes of moving boxes to fit your various sized items that need to be packed. It is actually better to get the same sized moving boxes for everything so that come moving day the boxes can be packed more easily into a moving van. It can take moving companies a lot longer to pack up mismatched boxes into a moving van and this can end up costing you more money, especially if you are paying your movers by the hour.  This may mean getting larger boxes, so you should still make sure that your boxes are easy to lift. You can do this by packing only a few heavy items in each box and surrounding it by lighter items. 2. Reduce the clutter before you begin to pack for your move Consider that all of the things that you move to your new home will take up space in boxes and in the moving van and will take up time and energy to...

Vancouver Moving Rates & the Average Cost of Moving in Vancouver

What is the average cost of moving? Cost of Moving in Vancouver Whether or not you chose to hire the genius businessman who thought of turning moving into business, you will no doubt incur unavoidable costs when relocating.  Many of these costs of moving in Vancouver are hidden, and probably not something you’re prepared for.  Not only that, trying to get the lowest price for moving services or products can in turn have you paying more in the end (i.e. think lousy boxes that shatter your wedding china and movers who chose to ‘throw’ instead of ‘pass’ furniture). Here are actual moving costs you’ll be looking at when moving in Vancouver: The moving truck, and the movers If you hire unprofessional movers, they will charge based on either distance or hourly — plus hidden costs like stairs, travel and fuel surcharge.  There are horror stories of moving companies who offer cheap rates but treat your belongings like trash or, even worse, hijack everything until you pay a ransom to get them back.  That being said, go with a reputable company even if it means more money up front: get free binding estimates and check out their moving company reviews and credentials. If you get friends to help, you not only have to pay for the rental truck, but you’ll need to consider how to repay the favour, be it as little as pizza on moving day or a thank you gift afterwards. Special items If you need to move pianos,  pool tables, and cars, that require special care or moving equipment, expect extra charges that can go up by the hundreds.  However, beware that the advantages of a...

Ferguson Moving & Storage Movie Trailer

In response to a cbc marketplace segment about bad movers scamming clients, Lorne MacInnes President of Ferguson moving & storage put together a 5 minute presentation for his local bni networking group. The movie trailer was designed to get people as excited about moving properly and avoiding pitfalls so many fall into.   Most people hate moving and thats why so many mistakes get made. Lorne discusses moving can actually be enjoyable if you embrace the process. Surrounding yourself with a moving company that wants to make sure you are looked after before during and after your move. Share This...

5 Packing Tips For Moving Stress Free

Packing for a move is much more intimidating than packing for a holiday. It’s much more than clothing that needs to be packed. It’s your entire home. In addition, there are still items you need to use before you move. Items in the kitchen such as coffee pots, cups, plates, knives and forks. You not only need to pack, but you also need to time everything just right. Every day we are told to reduce or minimize our footprint and live green. When you move, that is when most people realize how much stuff they have. Worse, most is stuff they don’t even want or use. Packing Tips for Moving 1. Get the momentum going by starting to sort right away. Donate things you no longer need or want and throw away junk you don’t want to move. 2. Get the right amount of boxes. Ferguson Moving & Storage can assist you with knowing what boxes to get and the sizes that are needed. 3. Items you no longer want should be placed aside for the donation truck or junk truck. Keep them together in the garage or someplace dry but out of your way. 4. Start in the attic or storage area in your home first. These places will likely not hold anything you readily need and are great places to start sorting and purging. 5. Use the proper moving boxes with plenty of packing paper. The last thing you need is breakage because you went to light on the packing paper. If you’re intimidated by what to do, watch our short Youtube Packing Tips videos for assistance....

How to move a piano

How to move a piano A piano can make a strong grand noise, but it all depends on the intricate details on the inside.  Moving a piano, therefore means preserving all its beautiful sound-making parts, not to mention its royal appearance. Different types of pianos require mildly different steps, but the precautions are roughly the same for the large, small, upright and three-legged alike.  If moving a piano is part of a larger household move, you’ll have more planning to do, and more to consider about the logistics of the move in conjunction with everything else you’re transporting.  However, if the piano move is part of a single sale, or the only item requiring your attention, you should find things a lot less stressful. Firstly, of course, you’ll need to close down the lids and moving parts and seal them shut.  Although the insides are the most important, you need to protect the outside of the piano.  The top finish on the instrument can easily be scratched and scuffed while moving, even when wrapped in blankets (because of the constant shifting and rubbing).  To protect the surface, you’ll need to invest in a lot of saran wrap.  That’s right, wrap, wrap, wrap, all around! Second, you’ll need to protect the piano from vibrations, bumps and thumps.  There are special moving supplies to help you do this.  For example, moving blankets help protect furniture, and moving pads prevent damage in the truck when objects bang against each other (an inevitable part of moving).  When you’ve got a layer of blanket covering the layer of saran wrap, tie down the blanket...

How to move a pool table

 How to move a pool table If your move requires moving a pool table, you may be surprised to find that one piece of furniture taking up most of your effort, and patience.  Pool tables can’t be moved like all other furniture, even if you are willing to get parts of it scratched.  Truth be told, even a used pool table can cost around $1000, and the price of new ones can skyrocket from there.  They are also heavy, weighing between 500 to 1000 pounds.  Ironically, they are very fragile when it comes to transporting them. The risks of moving a pool table incorrectly include damaging a leg, cracking the slate, popping seams, and ending up with an unleveled (and thus useless) slate.  On top of that, many pool table companies will render your warranty void if you try to move it without  professional pool table movers .  In general, pool tables can’t be carried by any less than four people, plus a flat dolly and sometimes detailed disassembly too. If you do decide to move a pool table yourself, keep these steps in mind: 1) First measure your pool table, and measure any doors it might have to pass.  If you are moving it from one end of a pub to another, still measure any bolted tables, chairs or bars it will have to weave its way through.  Likewise, if it is going up and down stairs, measure the width of the staircase, taking into account how much room will be left for arms and fingers when moving the pieces.  You may have to remove doors or railings...