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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...

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....

FREE 30 minute customer how to pack courses

Free Moving Packing course Most homeowners and businesses choose to pack their own belongings to save money on moving expenses. However, a good pack job is an essential part of reducing moving costs. That’s why Ferguson Moving & Storage now offers free 30 minute packing courses. Our team will train customers how to pack fragile and non fragile items professionally. Ferguson movers can also give advice on how to pack custom pieces like grandma’s favorite dried flowers. In addition, we offer environmental packing options such as using plastic bins supplied by Frogbox. Call today to arrange your appointment. 604-922-2212 www.fergusonmoving.com Share This...