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How to mitigate a disagreement with your moving company​     

Avoiding disagreement with your moving company As a moving company in the Metro Vancouver area, and with connections to help you move across Canada or even internationally, we’ve seen a lot of customer situations. While, yes, it’s true that some things can go wrong, a well-trained staff and good communication and agreements can prevent a lot of those moving mistakes. However, sometimes you may be in a situation where you’ve hired a moving company, and things have gone sour. Perhaps your household furniture and belongings weren’t on time, or they were damaged in the moving truck while in transit. Or it could be as impactful as a mere rude employee or mover. Whatever the case, you will want to resolve these situations as smoothly as possible. We’ll give you some tips on how to mitigate a disagreement with your moving company after you’ve already hired them to help you move. Tip #1: Keep calm and try to see both sides When we’re angry, it may seem like it’s easy to lay fault on others. This is especially so if we don’t know the full extent of the situation. Before jumping to conclusions, make sure you take the time to calm yourself, so that when you do confront your moving company, or independent mover, you are doing so rationally. Chances are, if you start with a defensive tone, it can result in more defensiveness, rather than a fast solution. Tip #2: Ask questions before laying blame on a moving company To follow up with the above, while we realize sometimes you may feel that the other party was wrong in an obvious...

Coquitlam Movers on Setting Heat Sources After Move

Coquitlam movers on setting up alternative heat sources when you move After your Coquitlam move, it is time to start making your new house as homey as possible. One practical thing to consider is how you will be heating your new home. This will make a big difference in the comfort level of your home, especially in the winter! But before you jump on a standard gas or water heating option, try checking out these alternatives. By trying out one of these alternative heat sources in your new home, you have the potential to help the environment and your wallet at the same time. Introduce infrared heat before or after Coquitlam movers come to your new home Infrared heaters are a cool way to keep you warm in your new home because they work kind of like the sun. Just as the sun warms you up with its light, infrared heaters cause your skin and clothes to absorb light and make you nice and warm. Depending on how you want to heat your house, you can either introduce infrared heat into your home before or after movers in Coquitlam come and go. If you are wanting to heat a smaller room or just want to test the waters of alternative heating, you can purchase a standalone infrared heater for a single room. Or, if you want to invest in heating your whole home this way, you can always go to a professional before youmove in to install wall mounted panels or flooring using infrared technology. Consider geothermal heat before movers in Coquitlam help you get settled Before Coquitlam movers...

How to pack and move a craft room

Coquitlam movers find ideas on how to pack and move a craft room and craft supplies If you’re an avid crafter, you likely have a lot of craft supplies. You may have organized your craft room, or you may have left it crowded and cluttered. Either way, no matter what crafting personality you are, you’re going to want to keep in mind some tips when it comes time to pack and move a craft room. This is because, when you add up all those few-dollar items, they amount to a lot! You wouldn’t want your craft supplies ruined on a move. As Coquitlam movers, we want to help ensure your belongings stay as safe as possible. But sometimes this may involve prep work on your end too. See our related articles: Protecting valuable collection when moving in Vancouver How to move fine art safely to your new home We’ve searched the web and come up with a few ideas to keep in mind when packing a craft room or art supplies room. Create an inventory before you pack your craft supplies As we mentioned above, craft supplies can be worth a lot. Especially if you have purchased high quality paints or canvases, this is important to take note of. And, if we’re also getting into sewing machines and sewing equipment, this can come to even more. Let alone cutting machines or stamp-making machines. While you may be thinking that each little bottle of paint cost two or three dollars, imagine losing everything – all of it. It would take a lot of time and money to replace all that...

Coquitlam movers explore ideas on how to move pet birds and bird collections

Ideas on how to move pet birds and bird collections As Coquitlam movers, we’ve seen a lot of families move with their pets. Each can have their own unique situation and requirements. These can depend on the type of animal and the distance they’re moving, plus the type of transport they require. However, with pet birds, the cage to cage transfer, or moving with pet birds, is not as simple as asking your dog, Rover, to hop in the car. Birds can be sensitive creatures with specific needs for relocation. Some people also have more than one pet bird living in a birdcage somewhere in Coquitlam. When you are moving in or out of Coquitlam, and if you have an aviary or a bird collection living in your yard, this gets more complicated. Bird breeders, for example, may have a hard time moving if their eggs are in need of incubation, or if the timing is not right in another way. Below we’ll give some advice on moving with pet birds or bird collections. Always have a contingency plan for an easy move-out if you are breeding or housing several birds Recently local British Columbia news showed the story of a bird sanctuary that created a parrot refuge crisis in the province. The owner passed away and there was no back up plan for moving out the birds or caring for them. Other local organizations had to step in, and even the government had to help find a temporary home for the birds. But volunteers were maxed out. If this situation taught bird owners and breeders anything, it is...

Coquitlam movers explore portable appliances for downsizing or small-space living

Portable appliances for small-space living We’re a professional moving company serving Coquitlam and its surrounding areas. Having moved families from large homes to small ones, and visa versa, we’ve seen a lot when it comes to changing your appliances and furniture to meet the needs of your new space. Small-space living after moving in Coquitlam or elsewhere involves a change in lifestyle. By that we mean, taking up less space to store things and do things. You may also find yourself washing in smaller batches, or doubling up the purpose of some of your furniture or spaces. In this article, as Coquitlam movers, we’re going to explore small, portable appliances for downsizing or small-space living. This can mean empty nesters moving to a smaller apartment, or young people living in a tiny house or loft-style space. See our related articles on this subject of small-space living: 5 moving tips for downsizing when moving to a smaller home in Vancouver Reasons why you should move into a tiny house in Vancouver Tiny House in Metro Vancouver: Difficulties and Solutions Vancouver Moving in your 20s versus moving in your 50s 5 Reasons for Moving to a Vancouver Laneway House Coquitlam movers discover the portable clothes washing machine A portable clothes washing machine is a neat invention for movers in Coquitlam. It can be a cheaper alternative to: Hand-washing clothes Visiting a laundry mat Sharing a washer with other renters or users They are an amazing solution when it comes to downsizing or moving to a tiny home or trailer too. They can be bought for $260 to $450 or so (of course,...

How to Clean Vents Before Moving In

How to clean vents – Surrey movers advise Ensuring that you clean vents before moving into a new house or office is one of the first maintenance duties you should perform. Clean vents guarantee that the quality of air in your house is high and the air dust-free, which is especially important when you or one of your family members suffers from dust-related allergies. After all that hassle with moving, cleaning vents might be somewhat time-consuming; however, it generally is an easy task and requires only a handful of tools to do it right. 1. Collect necessary equipment to clean vents before moving in a new home in Surrey There’s so many different particles in dust that you would be surprised. But regardless of all the nasty dust bunnies, you don’t want any of it inside your lungs. As professional movers in Surrey, we know how important it is to move into a clean house. Keeping your vents clean increases quality of air. The stuff you’ll need are: Duster Duct tape Screwdriver Good vacuum cleaner Rag Plastic basin and dish soap 2. Locate all the vents around your house when you move in If you’re already at doing this cleaning job, it’s good to find and locate all vents at the house to maximize the profits from your effort. You wouldn’t want tofinish the job, clean everything up after you’ve moved in, only to discover two additional vents left for cleaning while doing the laundry after relocation and moving in Surrey. 3. Clean the vent covers With a duster or dust brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner, clean the external...