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What to know if you want to do an international move to Canada

Moving to Canada, eh? A few months ago the internet was all the rage about Americans searching on the topic of how to move to Canada if Trump wins the U.S. election. But according to Justin Trudeau, the idea is not new. And, according to one comedian, the viable options of places to move in Canada are probably limited for most Americans, who either don’t like the cold, or can’t speak French. Check out that video here for a good laugh. And let’s not forget, with Brexit in the mix, the Brits also seem to want to move to Canada. But this article is not about moving internationally to Canada only if you’re not happy with your politicians (in a relatively peaceful country, we mean!). People move to Canada for a variety of reasons. And as a moving company in Canada – one that has helped international movers in the past – we thought we’d give a bit of advice on the topic. It can be quite logistical! We also wrote about some practical tips to help make the move emotionally easier: Tips for moving a household far away from ‘home’: International Moving and Long Distance Tips While we will give some more logistical advice and tips here, be sure to also consult a legal professional on the topic if you are planning an immigration as a non-Canadian. And, before you start your move, get some good quotes and advice from international movers before you start shipping your belongings overseas. They’ll know how to help for your specific case. Consider legalities of immigration before you call international movers in Canada According...

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 Surrey movers on how to fix up your walls before moving

As you begin the process of moving in Surrey, it is inevitable that you will notice some wear-and-tear on your walls that wasn’t there when you moved in. We see this all the time as movers in Surrey, and trust us, this will happen whether you moved in 5 months ago or 5 years ago! No need to panic though, because there are plenty of simple ways you can help spruce up your place and make it look new and move-in ready once again. The number one way to fix up your walls according to movers in Surrey BC One skill in particular that will prove to be a necessity during the moving out process of your Surrey move is patching up holes. From small nail holes where picture frames once hung to small dents from moving furniture around, you will most likely have at least a few areas to patch up on your walls in order to freshen them up before your Surrey move. Even if you are moving out of an office, not an entire home, you will probably want to patch up some wall areas from everyday office wear-and-tear before calling up office movers in Surrey and carrying out your move. You may be surprised where dents and holes have appeared over time! While there are many different methods of patching up holes, there is one common ‘proper way’ using materials from the hardware store , which is as follows: Tap hole with end of mud knife to indent nail hole slightly Cover with drywall filler using mud knife Let dry Scrape rough edges Apply second coat Sand area Apply drywall primer Cover...

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...

Cool Pinterest hacks for moving in Richmond BC

Cool Pinterest hacks found by Richmond movers We formerly wrote about reasons you’d want to move to Richmond, B.C. But, amidst the busyness of a planning a move in Richmond or Metro Vancouver, anything that makes your life a little easier is definitely in your best interest. Pinterest is the hub of all things DIY on the internet, and can give you endless tips and tricks to simplify your Richmond move. All you have to do is know how to find them! Our Richmond movers found some cool ways to do just that. How to find moving hacks on Pinterest Before you start searching for your local moving and packing tips, it is a good idea to make an account on Pinterest. This way, you will be able to ‘pin’ your favourite ideas to reference later. Once you make an account, it’s time to start looking for ideas! Try searching Pinterest.com for hacks made from specific materials you have lying around your house. For example, after a move, storage boxes or moving pallets can easily be repurposed and made into something great. If you click on a picture you find on Pinterest, you can then select ‘open article’ below it for more details. Once you find some moving hacks that interest you, pin them to yourPinterest board. On your board, you will be able to see pictures of all your favourite moving hacks and moving DIY projects! Here are some of our Richmond movers’ favourite hacks!  Pack heavy items like books in suitcases. The wheels on the suitcases will allow them to serve as a simple form of portable storage, and...