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Two Illegal things you just can’t do with storage containers or storage facilities

2 Illegal things you can’t do with storage containers or storage facilities, even in Vancouver Recently the CBC reported a guy who was evicted for living in a storage unit in Vancouver. While he certainly showed how creative and clever one could make use of a tiny space for cheap rent, nothing he did was legal. So, as Vancouver storage providers (with secured facility container storage), it got us thinking. What else is illegal to do with storage units? I mean, we see good-guy-bad-guy TV shows using storage units in plot lines all the time. Does that happen in real life? Below are some illegal things you can’t do with storage containers or storage facilities – whether in Vancouver or not! Keep in mind, there is a difference between storage lockers and storage containers! That is explained in this article. You can’t live in a storage unit; not in Vancouver, not anywhere Above we mentioned the guy who lived in a storage unit in Vancouver for about two months. That was not ok. But he says he only broke the rule of sleeping there at night. Afterall, he wasn’t showering there. And he paid for the power he used via a long extension cord. But…he was posing other problems, as presented in this article. Apparently, people trying to live in storage units is not uncommon or new. But it’s illegal because: Storage facilities are not zoned for residential use. Cities have bylaws for housing, in case you haven’t noticed. It’s not ok to have people living without sewage or running water. Those medieval days are far behind us in the Western world. Storage facilities...

Moving an office in the digital age

Moving High Tech Offices The digital age is changing the way we do a lot of things. For example, the music and publishing businesses have had to adjust the way they operate. People don’t seem to be inclined to go to a physical store and buy a CD or a book anymore. Instead, they download songs or e-books. The moving business is also rethinking the way it does business. Moving an office in the digital age is a totally different from moving in the 1990s and before. Nowadays, most offices are heavily reliant on computers and have much less paper. That translates into moving more delicate, expensive equipment and less heavy filing cabinets. We’ll talk about these differences in detail throughout this article. And it’s a good time to do so because many office spaces will probably be opening up soon in the Metro Vancouver area. Moving an office in the digital age requires movers to handle delicate electronics Back in the day — the 1990s! — moving an office often meant transporting many bulky filing cabinets and documents. Movers had to be trained to handle and store paper documents. For example, an obvious no-no that all movers would probably have drilled into their head is to avoid putting paper files in damp, wet places. Imagine the horror of discovering ink dripping right off all the documents after moving offices! Moving an office in the digital age requires us movers to adapt the way we move office equipment. Instead of filing cabinets, moving computers and other electronic equipment has become the new norm. That means movers have to become...

When moving houses also mean moving a home-based Vancouver office

Moving houses with a home office in Vancouver In most cases, your home-based office is being relocated because you are also moving homes. If the home office office mover is organized and planned properly, there will be minimal disruptions to your work after the move has completed. In this article, we hope to provide some tips on home-office moving to help eliminate the stress it can bring. Is moving a home-based Vancouver office the same as any move into a new house? The answer to this question is, not exactly. You’re not just moving furniture here, so there are extra steps and things to consider. Firstly, all your client information is confidential and must stay confidential. There may be home addresses, contact information, and even credit card numbers in your hard-copy files. Properly locking up these files is important, especially if they are kept in paper format. Many file folder cabinets come with locks, which may be a wise investment, as opposed to using bins or cardboard boxes. Secondly, depending on what your business is, some documents may be irreplaceable. You may be able to get away with backing up the documents electronically or by keeping additional copies off-site in storage. However, with some institutions you deal with in business, only originals are deemed legitimate. In that case, it is extremely important these documents do not get misplaced. It would be wise to look into insurance if travelling long distance, or have them professionally shipped. Finally, you must take into account that you will most likely be working up until the day before your move. You may be able...

Overnight Moving Services: Top 6 Questions Renters Need To Ask Moving Companies Before Moving

Top 6 Questions Renters Need To Ask Moving Companies Before Moving – Overnight Moving Services for Vancouver Renters Most renters believe they can simply move out and move into their new space on the same day. Sounds logical right? Well, let’s examine what actually happens: Let’s say you plan to move from Richmond or Surrey into your new apartment in Vancouver all on the 1st of the month. Now, if you were to move out after giving 30 days notice, you would have to be out no later than midnight on the last day of the month. This is because the new renter is moving in on the 1st of the month. So, when you go to move, you may be surprised to find out you will need to move out on the last day of the month but cannot move in until the 1st day of the month — the next day. This means you may need overnight moving services, beyond just booking a hotel or stay at a relatives or friends for the night. If you find yourself in this position, as many movers in the Vancouver Area do, make sure you are dealing with movers that can handle overnight storage. Here are six key questions to ask moving companies in Vancouver if you need overnight services: Do you offer overnight storage? Will the furniture and boxes stay loaded on the truck? Do you charge extra for overnight storage? Will the moving truck be parked inside or outside? What type of security will you offer? Will the same movers be available on both days? At Ferguson Moving & Storage, we typically come in as a huge relief...

Vancouver Office Movers: 6 common steps overlooked on most office moves

6 common steps overlooked on most office moves in Vancouver. Did you empty your desk of all its contents? You wouldn’t know it, but most desks need to be stood on end to move around corners and into elevators. Be sure to pack all of your drawers to avoid spillage. Don’t forget the supply cabinets Office supply cabinets have a way of becoming junk stations in some offices. Things go in there that nobody knows what to do with. Old keyboards, mouse pads and even calendars that nobody wanted from Christmas 4 years ago. Purge and pack the supply cabinet. Is the equipment in your office disconnected?      Wires, cords, cables and twist ties. Make sure all of your cords are completely labeled and kept with the original computers. Some offices dump all of the cords into a single bin. This is a huge mess and a big mistake. Instead, hiring an I.T. company to relocate your computers and servers is a better idea. Also this could be a good time to consider upgrading. Your old computers can be formatted and donated to worthy charities. Have you backed up computer data? Lost data is no way to start off in your new corner office. Be sure to back up and even back up your backups. Seriously, you will be the hero in your office for a smooth move. We don’t need to stretch your imagination too far on what co-workers will say if there is data loss. Are the “Do Not Move” tags placed? Leaving the fridge behind? Perhaps you’re getting all new office chairs as a bonus for...

Surrey Office Movers

If your company is moving in Surrey, there is a lot to consider before you move. When you have employees, you need minimal downtime. This means you need to be assured that your surrey office moving company has a plan of action to accomplish all of your moving goals. Before contacting office movers in your area, consider the following: What’s your moving cost: It is vital that you budget for what you need done. In most cases you will be offered estimates for your office move. Did you know that most moving companies will give you a flat quote? The secret is you have to ask. Without a flat quote, you just will not know the moving costs until the completion of your move. This can cause major shock and conflict with your moving company. If you get moving quotes in writing to begin with, you can avoid this and focus on the quality of your move. Hiring professionals: Although you can ask your staff to pack and move, a professional moving service is more appropriate. Your staff are not movers and if they get injured, they could be off work for a long time. Why not have your staff working instead of moving. With your assigned move manager at Ferguson Moving & Storage, one of our major goals is to keep your office moving and productive for as long as possible. In most cases, we can move on weekends and in evenings. This way your staff can leave for home on Friday at 5pm and return to work at 8am Monday with little to no interruption. If you...