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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 patch up grass lawn after moving

Surrey movers explain how to patch up a grass lawn after relocation and moving A beautiful green grass lawn is a thing worth boasting about. Even though grass itself is pretty resilient, maintaining a lawn is often a difficult endeavor. Especially when it’s trampled on after moving. This is more so in a rainy, wet climate like Metro Vancouver, where moving dolly wheels can easily leave tracks in a lawn on moving day. Luckily, there’s a way to patch up a grass lawn after moving in as little time as possible. 1. Buy only quality seeds to patch up grass lawns after moving in Surrey When reviving your lawn after moving in Surrey (or the Metro Vancouver area), buying quality seeds is the most important part of the whole process. Don’t bother using leftover seeds that you found in your shed, especially if you don’t know when they were bought. Old seeds are slow to germinate and, in fact, might not germinate at all. Quality seeds from good vendors guarantee that the grass will germinate and grow fast. Also, if you would like your grass lawn to be even more tear and wear resistant, you can buy special, heavy-duty grass. Ask around in your local garden store for heavy traffic golf grass, for example. Also, to minimize the damage connected with moving, ask moving professionals for help. Be aware that if you are hiring a professional Surrey moving company, they are more likely to be aware that they need to care for your lawn in the process of moving. But you can surely also try to make your helpful friends...

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...

7 simple electrical safety tips you can check before your Vancouver move

7 simple electrical safety tips When you are moving into a new home, you will not only want to hire the best movers in Vancouver to ensure the safety of your belongings, but you will also want your new house to be in pristine condition. It is also best to be sure of the electrical safety of your home before you hire your Vancouver movers, as this will avoid troubles down the road. If you are buying a house, you will already have had a home inspection, and while a good home inspection will note all the electrical details, it never hurts to check. And if you are renting, you definitely want to inspect the safety of the house. Of course, it is always recommended to consult a professional electrician, but here are a few electrical safety tips that you can carry out yourself, as an initial check. 1. Check plugs that are within 5 feet of a sink or outdoors You know those outlets in bathrooms that have two little buttons on them to test and reset? Well, those are called Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI for short) and they don’t just belong in the bathroom. GFCI plugs should actually be used anywhere within 5 feet of a sink, as well as on every plug outdoors. These prevent you from getting shocked or electrocuted when the cord of your electric kettle is frayed or when you touch the tap while using a hairdryer. This is because they interrupt a circuit where electricity could go through you into the ground. Old houses in particular don’t always have these in kitchens, so...