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More ways to repurpose storage containers from movers in Surrey

New ways to repurpose storage containers from movers in Surrey BC Previously we presented some tips from movers in in Surrey on repurposing storage containers. When you are moving in Surrey, you may find it useful to have a portable storage container for storage and renovation purposes. Once your storage container has served its purpose, it will provide you with an opportunity to get creative and transform your new backyard. Here are some ideas to get you started on this cool DIY project. From portable storage to garden gazebo: create your own personal paradise! If you have a garden in your new backyard, you could also transform your storage container into a beautiful deck or gazebo to complement your outdoor space. Once movers in Surrey help you complete your move and you are done with your extra storage, you can start the transformation process. Search the web for inspiration, create your plans, and get building! If you are planning on bringing your garden with you when you move in Surrey, check out these tips: http://www.fergusonmoving.com/blog/movers-north-vancouver-give-ideas-preparing-moving-garden-plants/ Storage companies in Surrey will love your storage container workshop If you are done storing furniture, supplies, and other belongings after your Surrey movers are long gone, turn a storage container into a new storage facility with a specific purpose! This can be a great place to store your tools or projects, and can even give you a space to work on DIY projects if you design it that way. See our related article on how to move a shed: http://www.fergusonmoving.com/blog/how-to-move-a-shed-surrey-movers/ Plus, how to handle tools and heavy equipment when moving: http://www.fergusonmoving.com/blog/how-to-move-tools-heavy-equipment-when-moving-in-vancouver/ After your...

Neat ways to repurpose storage containers from movers in Surrey

Ideas on how you can re-purpose portable storage containers in Surrey BC After you complete the process of moving in Surrey, it will then be time to focus on settling into your new house and making sure it feels like home. Part of this process includes figuring out what to do with the remnants of your Surrey move. If you took your time moving in, or your house underwent a big renovation before you arrived, chances are you may have storage containers hanging out in your backyard. Luckily, there are endless possibilities of what you can do with moving storage once it has served its purpose. Here are just a few ideas of how you can repurpose portable storage containers. Turn your portable storage into a tiny home! Once you have your perfect new home and you are done with your portable storage in Surrey, you can use your storage container to make a second, little, home. Tiny homes are growing in popularity and can make a perfect guest house, private space for a teenager, or a small sanctuary for yourself. They are also useful as temporary dwellings while a renovation is going in the larger house on your lot. You can design it any way you want, but you can start with the basics in this Pinterest post. Read more on reasons why you should move to a tiny house in Vancouver here: http://www.fergusonmoving.com/blog/vancouver-tiny-house-movers/ And some solutions for when you do plan to dwell in the tiny house: http://www.fergusonmoving.com/blog/tiny-house-vancouver-storage-solutions/ Office movers in Surrey may recommend storage container offices A storage container office can be a perfect place to...

How to move and store a washer and dryer

Moving and storing a washer and dryer So you have opted to move and store your washer and dryer as opposed to buying a pair for your new home; a bit of a hassle but may be more cost effective. For now, your washer and dryer are in the laundry room ready to be picked up by a couple of hulky movers and brought to your new place. But, are you sure your bulky, heavy, and probably expensive appliances are ready to be moved and stored?  Some planning ahead will make these difficult-to-move units easier to haul. There are also some tips you can follow to ensure your washer and dryer make it to your new home without damage. Also, make sure you store your washer and dryer properly if it will be sometime before they will be used again. Before you move, clean and prep your washer and dryer If you are planning to store your washer and dryer for a while make sure your appliances are clean prior to moving them. You can just run a rinse cycle to remove any detergent build up in the washer and make sure the lint area of the dryer is clean. To prepare your washer, it is a good idea to drain it thoroughly. According to Movers.com, you should turn on the warm water for about 30 seconds and drain the remaining water into a container. You can then turn off the water supply and unplug the water hoses and place them inside the washer. Mayflower recommends leaving the washer door open for 24 hours. This will ensure the washer is thoroughly dry, thus preventing mould...

How to help a hoarder move

Helping a Hoarder Pack & Move There’s been a lot of attention given to hoarding, especially now that there have been some primetime shows featuring this problem. For anyone not familiar with this issue, it’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Many of us tend to have some difficulty letting go of things or throwing them away, but hoarding takes that practice to the next level. Needless to say, this can make it incredibly hard to move. So today, we’re going over some tips that can help a hoarder move. Understanding hoarding as a mental illness At its most basic level, hoarding is characterized as having a difficulty with getting rid of old stuff. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America, or ADAA, says major anxiety often accompanies the thought of throwing something away. Depression, attention deficit disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder are also related conditions and can be found in a person who hoards. Keep in mind that it’s normal for you to feel a little scared about getting rid of old stuff. This apprehension becomes hoarding when this starts getting in the way of your life. For example, the above ADAA article says that “a lack of functional living space is common among hoarders.” While it’s still not clear exactly what causes hoarding, there are some symptoms that the Mayoclinic.org lists as red flags.  Red flags Storing so much stuff in areas like kitchens or bathrooms that these rooms become impossible to use Piling up garbage to the point it can endanger the health of those who live in the house Keeping or collecting things which clearly have no...

Moving to Vancouver? First, Hire a Professional Organizer!

Why you should hire a professional organizer when moving in Metro Vancouver For many of us, sorting stuff before we move into a new home requires us to wade through a sea of old possessions. It can be chaotic and even overwhelming at times. Sometimes going through all your stuff feels like navigating a booby-trapped maze like Indiana Jones. A professional’s help may be of some use. Today we’re going to discuss why you should hire a professional organizer when moving. Should you hire a professional organizer or a professional cleaner? Before we get into further details, we should make a distinction between a professional cleaner and professional organizer. There is a bit of overlap between what both of them do, similar to what we discussed in our blog post regarding professional designers and decorators. But organizers are focused on developing systems that allow you to catalogue your stuff. This means cleanliness will probably come as a byproduct, not as an end goal. It’s still possible to have a clean but disorganized room. So in a nutshell, organizers can clean, but cleaners can’t organize. This is important to consider when you’re moving into a new place. If you want your new home to stay clean and organized hiring an interior designer before you move may be your best bet. Professional organizers can be objective because they aren’t emotionally attached to your stuff Throwing useless stuff away is probably one of the hardest parts of moving out of a previous home. Every time many of us start sorting through old items, we get flashbacks: ‘Oh, I never use this ugly...

Moving to a new home to accommodate a baby

Moving to Make Room for a New Baby Congratulations on becoming a parent! Becoming a parent is a wonderful thing, but it can also be overwhelming and challenging. Many couples move into a bigger home in Vancouver to accommodate the newborn. As the little one grows, you will need to take some steps to baby-proof your new home. In this article, we would like to give you some directions on how to baby-proof your new Vancouver home. Baby-proofing the stairway with baby gates Baby gates are usually what comes to mind when we think about baby proofing. There are many types of gates available out there. There are pressure-mounted gates, hardware-mounted gates, retractable gate doors, walk-thru gates, and not to mention gates made of various materials. Which one should you get? Two things to note when buying and installing gates: 1) never put pressure-mounted gates on top of the stairs, and 2) always make sure the gate door opens away from the stairs. Babies are very unaware of their surroundings. A gate may just look like a regular wall to them. As a result they may lean on or push against the gate. Pressure-mounted gates are mounted by expandable rods pushing on the two opposite walls. If enough force is applied to these types of gates, they can be pushed through. This type of gate is not good for where there is a potential of falling (ie. stairs), but is very versatile everywhere else. Pressure-mounted gates fit in various entryways, due to their adjustable width. In addition, there’s no need to drill any holes into your walls. If you...