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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 Movers, Stress Free Moving

Yes, moving in Vancouver can be stress free, if you follow these tips! Vancouver movers, are you dreading having to get ready for your move? People only move about once every ten years. Have you ever heard the reason why? It’s because it takes that long to forget about the last move! Here are some tips that will help you get ready for your move before the big moving day, and hopefully make it an experience you won’t want to forget! 1. Have a moving calendar or moving checklist One of the best ways to get prepared is to have a moving calendar that is a ‘living, breathing’ calendar where you are writing down everything you need to do for your move. A good Canadian moving company should offer a personalized moving checklist so you can go through and check off all of the important items leading up to your move. 2. Have a moving company do a home visit before moving day Part of the advantage of having a free in-home moving cost estimate before your move is not only that you’ll know the price of your move before moving day. It’s also so that the moving company can point out things you may not have considered. Some items you might need to know about, especially if you are moving into areas like Downtown Vancouver (or other small residences popping up in suburbs like Surrey and Richmond) are: Needing to reserve the elevator in your building Trees may need to be trimmed so the truck can fit in your driveway You may need a permit for the moving truck to parking...

Portable Storage in Metro Vancouver | Ferguson Moving, Vancouver, Surrey, Richmond

Metro Vancouver Storage with a Twist: Portable Storage! When you find yourself needing to storage in Vancouver to store your household belongings for a period of time, the options you have may seem overwhelming. Going with a company that provides a portable storage container and does all the packing for you can make your storage experience much smoother, organized, and stress-free. Why not just use any old monthly Vancouver storage unit? There are many storage companies to choose from in the Metro Vancouver area, whether you’re in Vancouver, Surrey, Richmond, or another suburb. It may seem easy to go with the company located closest to you, however you may want to consider one that offers portable storage. Traditional storage units can be a pain if you have to hire a truck, pack everything into it, and unpack everything into the storage unit, only to do it all over again when you want to move your belongings out of storage. By choosing a Metro Vancouver portable storage company, all your belongings are packed directly into the storage unit at your home. Next, they are taken to a storage area until you are ready to have your belongings transported to their next destination. At that point, the company will just put the container on a truck and bring it right to your (new) door, saving you the time and stress of having to figure out how to get everything out of storage and onto a truck again! Renovating? You’ll love this idea… Choosing Metro Vancouver portable storage doesn’t just have to be for a move, or storing belongings for a long period of time. If you...

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...

How to Pack and Load a Moving Truck

How to Pack and Load a Moving Truck: Wisdom From a Vancouver Moving Company    Moving can be a stressful time, especially with Vancouver moving, and often we chose to do it the fastest way possible, without thinking how our ‘fast route’ will affect us once we arrive at our final destination.  For anyone who has moved, experience always tells us to promise ourselves to do it better next time. For first time movers, however, learning by mistake is not necessary.  Take these words of wisdom when loading the moving truck or make sure that the movers you hire offer these services, which will set them apart in terms of quality of moving companies.   1. A moving truck needs balance.  Make sure that when you place items in, you’re not just throwing in whatever’s in front of you first.  Think strategically about how you can load heavy items such as your dishwasher, dryer, stove, and so on in without creating a lopsided look on the mover’s truck, which can also be dangerous on some routes. 2. Making room for the larger things in life means you’ll be able to fit in the little things.  The same is true of loading a moving a truck.  Whether your crew is hired or not, make life easy for the movers by organizing your stuff heavy and big to light and small.  When the larger items are in first, you’ll also be able to find nooks and crannies where small items can go, like a perfect puzzle piece. 3. Drawers are useful, so keep them fully packed and in tact, however, make sure you take them...

How To Go-Green When Packing To Move

Green Moving Tips: Let’s Go Green When Packing To Move Vancouver!   How often do we consider the planet when we think about packing up to move our Vancouver households?  As community citizens concerned about our environment and a healthy future for our children, it’s no wonder we’re turning to eco sustainable lifestyles wherever possible.  From recycling paper to buying the latest in ‘green’ fads, we as consumers are showing that although we’re not about to start an environmental protest, we do care about the planet and our health. Surprisingly, moving can be a big resource waster.  Think about it.  Using cardboard boxes (even if you got them from the grocery store, it’s still paper that’s going to be broken down and sent to another energy-consuming recycling facility).  Using wrapping paper.  Using plastic bubble wrap.  Using petroleum to drive truckloads of our stuff across town. A little creativity is all it takes to have a green move! Use Frogboxes:  If you are in the Greater Toronto or Vancouver areas, or even in Seattle Washington, you’re in luck.  Frogbox is a service that will drop off reusable, perfectly stackable, sturdy boxes to your home on loan until you are done with your move, then take them back to be reused.  They don’t require tape, and save a lot of time, which means less cost on the hourly charge of hiring Vancouver movers . Use your suitcases:  We reuse them for traveling all the time, why not use them for moving?  These are great places to store clothing and softer items.  Ask to borrow from friends instead of using up more boxes for clothes...