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Burnaby Movers On What To Know When Moving Furniture On Top Of Your Car

When you’re trying to fit your furniture in your car to do a DIY move, and they just won’t fit (even with the seats folded down), you may be tempted to try a roof hauling on moving day. If you do go this route, keep in mind some of these things to know, before you find yourself in a moving-day pickle! Know your insurance and liability before moving furniture on top of your car   Recently, a driver in the USA was ticketed for overloading the roof of his car with furniture.   In B.C., you’ll want to check with ICBC about non-collision damage and equipment damage or loss (see page 12 of this document). You’ll notice it’s hard to find information about coverage for items you’re strapping to your roof. Since we’re not lawyers or insurance agents, do your bit and call to find out the rules regarding what you’re going to transport on top of your car.   But you’re not just protecting your own car from damage. What if your furniture flies off the roof of your car on a freeway and hits someone else’s windshield? Don’t let dumb things like this happen. As Popular Mechanics says, “don’t be an idiot.” Know your weight allowances and potential damage to your vehicle   When you move items on top of your car, especially furniture, you can damage your car. Even the tie down process can affect the weather strip on your car doors, which can eventually lead to leaks. Your car also has weight allowances for what it can carry (see Popular Mechanics article linked to above)....

Vancouver hot tub movers explain hot tub moving tips

When you look online for Vancouver hot tub movers, or instructions on how to move a hot tub, you’ll get some confusing information. But if you look a little more, you’ll find out that moving a hot tub is no easy feat. This is why you may want to hire professional movers for this job. But if you want to do it yourself, or make sure your hot tub movers know what they’re doing, we’ll give you some tips in this article. Moving a hot tub is expensive The first thing you’ll want to really consider is whether or not it’s worth the payoff to move a hot tub in Vancouver. Sometimes, the cost of moving this large, over-sized luxury is about as much as it would cost to buy a new one. But, that doesn’t consider factors such as installation and delivery fees. And of course, if you invested in a pricey luxury spa for your backyard, moving it might be worth it, if you want to keep that investment. Keep in mind however that once you move your hot tub, it will need to be re-installed. So you’ll have delivery fees (which can cost hundreds), and then installation fees. Possibly even repair fees if things go awry during the move. If you read this guy’s story of finding a used hot tub, then transporting it himself (with friends), you’ll see that while yes, he saved money on the big picture. But he also had to do A LOT of work, pay a lot to move it, and already had the know-how in “physics, engineering, plumbing, hydrodynamics, electrical...

Tri Cities Movers on How to Move a Bed Frame

Since we’ve written about how to move a mattress, we thought we’d write about the next step: how to move a bed frame. Our Tri Cities moving company location has some handy tips when it comes to preparing your bed for transportation. Even if a moving company helps you with your bed frame move, you may want to have some things ready to prepare for their arrival. Have tools ready for disassembling your bed frame Depending on the type of bed you have, you’re probably going to need to have some tools ready to take it apart before moving it. For IKEA furniture, you can visit their store to get some assembly supplies, if you didn’t keep them with your purchase (like the allen key, or more dowels). A list of things you’ll need could include any of the following, if not more (depending on your case): Screw drivers (find the heads that match the screws you have on your bed) Allen key (if your bed was put together with one – such as with many IKEA products) Wrench that is the diameter of your bed frame nuts and bolts, if necessary WD-40 in case you need to loosen really tight screws Gloves with grip Moving blankets and plastic wrap Baggie (like a ziplock) for the screws and small parts, with a way to label it (or like some suggest, tape them to the boards) Dolly or moving straps (especially if you have a heavy bed) Rubber mallet (be careful with this, but if you need to separate surfaces of the bed frame joined by dowels – not glue...

Home improvement investments you can take with you when you move

If you’ve spent a lot of time on the home you live in, it’s likely you’ve spent money it. Whether it was for repairs, or simply to upgrade the home, we know there are costs to maintaining your dwelling. With big-ticket items, the home improvement investments are usually hard to take with you when you leave. You can only hope they will increase the value of your home when you sell. This goes for flooring, millwork or built-in kitchen cabinetry, and things of the like. But did you know there are home improvement investments you can take with you when you move? You may have to clear it with the realtor and new homeowners first. Sure, you might sound like a cheap-o, but to be honest, if you’ve done a lot of interior design upgrades to get your home to match your taste, you could save a lot of money, and trouble, by bringing them with you. Calculating their costs could bring your receipts into the thousands. So it may be worth asking! Here is a related article you’ll also want to check out: Tips from Coquitlam movers on how to detach and reuse wall items when moving Here are some ideas: Move door knobs, plus cabinet knobs and pulls with you If you have fancy door knobs in the kitchen or bathroom, or on bedroom and closet doors, these can be easily unscrewed to take with you. Sometimes, getting the ‘look’ you want for your home means going ‘all out’ to get the hardware that matches your decor. However, these are by far a ‘cheap’ purchase. They can...

Moving in Vancouver? Keep these tips in mind when finding good schools for kids  

If you are thinking of moving in Vancouver, you probably have a checklist of what you want in your new home, and perhaps even your new neighbourhood. If you have children, one major item you should add to this checklist is proximity to schools. However, you don’t want to move close to just any school. Follow this quick guide to find a good school for your kids before your Vancouver move. Think about schools before you buy a new house in Vancouver When you are going house hunting in Vancouver, keep in mind the options for your children’s schools. If you want them to stay at their current school, will moving to this area mean driving more? Is it doable? Will you have to apply for cross boundary attendance with your school board? Otherwise, if you have another school in mind, find out what the catchment area is. There may be certain neighbourhoods you want to focus your house hunting in. Their age or grade may make a difference here too. If they are about to graduate high school, the commute to a cross-boundary school may be worth it, and you can decide to stop your school hunt altogether. They can graduate with all their friends, take classes with teachers they know, and continue getting guidance from their academic counsellors when applying for universities, scholarships or bursaries. Plus, older kids will know how to take the bus to get to school! So that’s less driving for caregivers! If they’re quite young, the story may be different. Losing friends will be hard, but they can make new ones too. There...

Salvaging Belongings And Moving After A Fire In B.C.

It’s dry season, and yearly for B.C. residents that means wildfires, as well as other fire safety precautions. But have you ever considered what would happen if your home, business, community centre or church ever caught on fire? How bad would the damage be? How would you recover from a fire? See the story of this historical hotel recently damaged by a fire in B.C. Chances are, after everyone’s safety is addressed, you’ll go through a lengthy, tedious and specialized process to salvage your belongings (if they can be recovered at all). You’ll also likely need to re-locate after a fire. In between, your things will need to be moved – sometimes to a special facility – and then back to their original spot in your home. And so, salvaging belongings from a fire, and moving after a fire in B.C. often go together. In this article, we’ll give some tips on what to expect, and what to do, if you are recovering from fire damage.   Know that fire damage is not just from flames: water and smoke will ruin most belongings not turned to ashes Fire smoke, soot and the water used to put out the fire can be the biggest determinant of whether or not your belongings can be salvaged at all. This is where fire restoration companies come into play. This restoration specialist explains what the process may be like (though we don’t claim to sponsor or promote any one company). As you’ll see, everything will need to be moved out before it can be salvaged. If you watch the second video on this news...