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Tips from Coquitlam movers on how to detach and reuse wallitems when moving

During your Coquitlam move, one major task you will have is figuring out what to do with all the fixtures mounted onto your walls. Although some people may leave mounted shelves or other wall items for the next house owner, you can absolutely take them with you, and it is not as hard as you may think! So before you call up your Coquitlam movers, read these tips to find out how to detach and reuse various wall items. Our moving company in Coquitlam is here to help you learn how to detach wall items Here are our top three tips on this subject: 1.    The most common wall items that will need to be detached for your move in Coquitlam are mounted shelves. With these, you need to be careful that you do not rip a hole in the drywall as you take them off the wall. To do this, have someone help hold the supports up while you take off the shelves. Then, use a drill on reverse to take out the screws. Similar to shelves, other screwed-in items can also come off and be taken with you during your move. These could be: Closet rods and brackets Closet organizational systems Hooks on walls Towel rails Shower curtain rods (may be using a tension rod that does not require unscrewing) Fancy light switch covers (no value in taking the plastic white ones!) Kitchen rails used for hanging pans, or other items, with hooks Paper towel holders Bathroom mirrors or cabinets Wall sconces for light fixtures Bathroom handles for handicap usage Mounting hardware for appliances (if you’re taking...

Tips from movers in North Vancouver: How to prepare for moving into a boat or yacht

How to prepare for moving into a boat or yacht As movers in North Vancouver, we love the coast just as much as anyone else here. This is why we think moving onto a boat is such a great idea! Of course, if you have the will for it! Whether you are retiring and fully moving onto a boat, or taking a couple years off from work and stashing your things in North Vancouver storage to go exploring, we can help you prepare for your move. Before you even contact moving companies in North Vancouver, start downsizing You will need to follow tips for downsizing just as if you were moving into a smaller house. According to Visit My Harbour, getting rid of your stuff is the number one thing to do when moving from a house into a 300 to 500 square foot boat. This also applies to appliances, as they can be quite heavy, and are not always necessary. So start early, and be ruthless! You usually need a lot less than you think. Check out our tips for downsizing from movers in North Vancouver: http://www.fergusonmoving.com/blog/moving-tips-downsizing-vancouver Have a yard sale or talk to a local charity about donating prior to moving in North Vancouver Especially if you are moving from a North Vancouver home after many years, you will most likely have many things to get rid of after downsizing. Before bringing anything in decent condition to the dump, try having a yard sale, or ask local charities if they could use any of the things you have to offer. Donating your used belongings or donating the...

Movers in North Vancouver give ideas for preparing and moving garden plants

When thinking of relocation and moving to or from North Vancouver, it may be difficult to leave behind a beautiful home you have put a lot of time and effort into. If you have a green thumb, you will probably wish you could bring your whole garden with you! Unfortunately, there aren’t any North Vancouver moving companies that will be able to pick up your yard and move it with all your other things, like they could with a shed or heavy tools. However, we do have some tips to help you move your favourite plants to begin a beautiful garden in your new home. Prep your plants for their move in North Vancouver or elsewhere! No matter what size your plants are, or what type of container they are in, make sure you water them before they are moved. This will keep the soil moist and the roots happy, which will help to reduce the shock of moving. If you are moving smaller plant pots, it is also best to transport them in your own vehicle instead of the moving truck. However, if you have larger plants, have your North Vancouver movers put them in the moving truck last so that they can be unloaded first. In another article on our moving blog, we mentioned putting the heavy items in the moving truck first. Although the plants will be heavy, they will also be messy, and need a lot of immediate care to ensure they don’t get damaged. So use your judgement when deciding where to place them in the moving truck. And, while we’ve also mentioned putting your...

IKEA hacks for moving

IKEA Hacks by Vancouver Movers Guide  If you’re an IKEA buff like, you may know most of what we’re going to talk about already. But for those who aren’t used to visiting the Swedish retailer of ‘all cool things for the home,’ we’re about to show you what to shop for at IKEA when preparing to move in Vancouver. If you’re one of those folks that makes occasional trips to IKEA to shop for the ‘big’ things in your home, like couches and tables, you may be surprised to learn about all the ‘little’ nooks and crannies in the IKEA store. They have products that can be useful for moving day. So while you’re eating your Swedish meatballs in their restaurant, make a plan to utilize IKEA products for a great moving day. The IKEA moving website It may sound unusual, but IKEA USA has a website designed just for moving day. It has tips on moving and a savings offer. Of course, the idea is to get you to buy their stuff, and have them deliver it to you, but it certainly is worth mentioning. Since afterall, this article is about IKEA moving hacks. http://info.ikea-usa.com/moving/index IKEA tools for handy tasks when you move Did you know IKEA has a line of power tools and manual tools? They’re not only priced amazingly low, they can come in really handy when moving. While we haven’t tested their quality, we can say that having a power drill or a hammer around the house will very likely become useful one day, especially around the time you move into a new home. And if...

Dollar store hacks for your next home move

What to buy before moving, the dollar store edition Moving is stressful, we’ve said it a million times. But you know what’s more stressful? Forking out the money to pay for moving supplies. It adds up! So being able to save in any way can really help. And who doesn’t love a good bargain any day, right? Our previous post had 5 things to buy before moving. But, here we thought we’d give you some ideas of dollar store hacks for your next home move. 1. Shelf liners to spruce up an old home before you unpack A lot of people call these contact paper. They are also referred to as PVC paper, and they can be made of vinyl, flexible plastic or a rubber-like material. Some of them stick and can be removed easily (though you should always test a patch first). Nonetheless they can be used for a variety of things to spice up your new home and make it livable or ‘like new’ again. For example: Lining shelves and drawers (duh!) Covering walls or built in millwork shelving (yes, people use these as a wallpaper substitute – but make sure it’s removable or test a little before you go all out! Especially if you’re renting!) Making windows frosty (get the frosty kind, Con-Tact brand has these varieties) Covering holes and gaps on utility shelves (some shelf panels are not solid, so plastic sheets can help prevent things falling through the cracks) Plus, if you like being a little crafty and Pinterest-ey, you can look up the way some clever folks are using marble contact paper to create a high-end...

5 Things to Buy, Before Moving

Things to pick up at a hardware store for your next moving day haul If you like life hacks, or just being a handy kind of person, you might like knowing about some products that can make your next moving day, or move-in easier. We find these typically at hardware stores, but a department store with a hardware section in it may have these things as well. Here is our list of things to pick up at a hardware store before moving day, or to prepare for moving day. 1) Sturdy moving crates Usually made of wood, but also of plastic, you can find moving crates to hold the heavier, bulkier items you need to move. When a cardboard box won’t do, spending the $10 – $13 or so to get a sturdy wooden box for moving day may just be worth the investment. You won’t want your wine collection, for example, to break on moving day. And, if you ask nicely, the store may also have some moving pallets that can come in handy for the really big moves, like for large heavy planters, and so on. These pallets are usually used with special moving equipment. If you’re doing a more industrial move, however, you may need these anyway. 2) Moving dollies of various shapes and sizes A dolly is not just a dolly. Certain dollies can be made for different uses, like for appliances or boxes. Especially if you plan to move again, you may want invest in the right type of equipment that will allow youmove things more easily on wheels. You may also want a dolly...