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Advice from a cross-country Canadian moving company on Quebec moving day

Advice from a cross–country Canadian moving company on business promotion during Quebec’s moving day If you haven’t heard, thousands of Quebecois residents had to move on July 1, while the rest of the country was celebrating Canada Day. As a cross–country Canadian moving company, we couldn’t help but notice, and get excited, about the efforts of 3M to help people out on a mass-moving day like that in Quebec. Here are a couple links to read more about the story: http://globalnews.ca/news/2798947/moving–day-eh-thousands-of-quebecers-pack-up/ http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/about-200000-people-moved-in-quebec-today While we applaud 3M for their efforts to pay-it-forward for Quebec movers, we thought it would also be valuable to give some tips to other companies who want to do some promotional work on moving days. If you are outside Quebec, keep in mind that in other provinces, people will most likely move at the beginning and end of months, so you can apply these principles to your own location too. Keep safety in mind: don’t try to help Canadian movers if you’re not trained to do so You will notice in the articles linked to above, when 3M jumped in to help Canadian movers, it wasn’t by heavy lifting (that we know of). It was more on the side of offering refreshments, and being a friendly face on that day. Moving can be dangerous business: not just for humans, but also for the artifacts being moved. The last thing you want as a company is to have an employee injured on the job, or injuring others while moving. And also, you don’t want your company ruining people’s furniture or houses while moving. Our advice is to keep...

Surrey movers exploring Langley housing options: what we found

So, the Vancouver Giants are moving to Langley, did you hear? If even sports teams are doing it, it kinda makes you wonder if YOU should move to Langley, right? Well, as Surrey movers, we thought we’d scope out some info on that topic, since, after all, our job is to help people move to Langley, and other places alike. But our job always works best when our moving company customers have a place to move into first! So let’s look at a few factors surrounding Langley housing options. What does it cost to move to Langley? Housing prices in Langley The price of a house in Langley may not be THAT much different than in other Vancouver suburbs. But, one big factor to consider is that PRICE does not always assume VALUE. You could be getting more ‘house for your buck’ (or ‘land for your buck’!) when you move to Langley. And, as Surrey movers who move more than just houses, we can tell you that price also depends on what you’re looking for. Is it land that you can farm or build on? Is it a small condo? A $30K mobile home? A brand new build? A giant house in a nice rural area? An ice rink for a sports team to play in? Using a property search website, you can find an array of housing and property prices, depending on your budget and what you’re looking for: http://www.rew.ca/properties/areas/langley-bc But to give you a ballpark idea, using what’s called a “benchmark price,” a detached home in Langley was averaging $747,900 not too long ago (from time of...

3 reasons why moving to Chilliwack is a great idea!

With its enviable, picturesque geographical location and small town feel, Chilliwack has a lot to offer new residents planning to move there. Here are 3 reasons that will make you want to pack your bags, call your local moving company, and head to Chilliwack! Chilliwack is perfect for your inner outdoorsman Chilliwack is ideally located among a plethora of natural attractions. Instead of living in the big city and travelling a couple hours to get to the wilderness, moving to Chilliwack will feel like nature is waiting on your doorstep. Since Chilliwack isn’t completely nestled in the interior of BC, it still experiences a fairly moderate climate similar to Vancouver– as in, most sites will be accessible year round. You can go camping near Chilliwack at a number of different parks or explore the popular ‘fun-destinations’ Cultus Lake and Harrison Hot Springs (20-30 min drive). You can also try hiking in Chilliwack, and get lost in the many trails and hiking paths both within and surrounding the city. Move to Chilliwack for the epitome of an accessible, small town lifestyle As in, you’re not completely in the middle of nowhere, but it can certainly feel like it when you move there. Chilliwack has a population of around 78,000, so don’t worry, you aren’t moving into a place where you have to travel for necessities. It is well equipped with enough shopping options to settle in your new home after you’ve moved in– AND you’ll be sure to easily find a no-pay parking space! The City of Chilliwack is primarily a great city to move to because it is simplistic–...

Moving to Abbotsford? 3 reasons why it’s a good choice!

With a population of about 133,000, Abbotsford just might be the perfect city for you to call home. Because of the ever-increasing surge of housing prices in Metro Vancouver, families are having to get creative when it comes to seeking the lifestyle they want. From the all-encompassing services it has, to its communal focus, and its attractive real-estate market, Abbotsford is a great place to move to. Here are the 3 reasons why an Abbotsford moving company might be the next call you make! 1. Abbotsford has all the services you need Abbotsford is a full-fledged city that has more than enough reasons to never be a Vancouver commuter. You can explore a large shopping centre with all your favourite brands at Sevenoaks Mall, or find unique treasures in Abbotsford’s Historic Downtown. Abbotsford transit is fairly accessible and is part of the Central Valley Transit system. It  will get you where you need to go within city limits and also offers connections to neighboring cities. A monthly pass for an adult is only $52.00 (at time of writing), which is fairly affordable up against the hefty price tags in Vancouver. The frequency however, is likely going to be somewhat less, but who’s counting if your pocket is happy! One of the greatest benefits of being in Abbotsford, is that it is serviced by the Abbotsford International Airport. Over the years, this airport has been increasingly developed by Westjet, and now acts as a secondary West Coast hub for Canadian travellers. You’ll be able to access flights to the rest of Canada, and sometimes avoid a small price break. This...

Long distance moving in Canada: 6 attractions to make it a road trip!

If you are moving long distance in Canada, don’t let the magnitude of such a feat get you down. Of course you want to hire a reliable long distance moving company, but beyond that, you’ve got a long journey ahead of you. Since you’ll be hitting the road, you might as well make the most of it by planning some sights to see. However, before you go, don’t forget to read up on our previous blogs about long distance moving containers and vehicle shipping tips. Here are 6 of the best Canadian attractions to visit once you’ve loaded up the moving truck! Starting in the West… 1. Capilano Suspension Bridge, North Vancouver, British Columbia Drawing nearly 800,000 visitors per year, this wondrous gem in the woods provides fun for the entire family. Besides walking across the the stunningly scary bridge, you’ll be marveled by the treetop paths among gigantic Douglas Fir. Visit http://www.capbridge.com/ for more. 2. Calgary Zoo, Calgary, Alberta As one of Canada’s top zoos, the Calgary Zoo has several different habitats filled with vast amounts of wildlife. From hippos, to giraffes, to lions, and elephants (and everything in between), there will be something for everyone in the moving caravan to love. This zoo also makes incredible strides in wildlife conservation. Visit http://www.calgaryzoo.com/ for more. 3. Royal Tyrell Museum, Drumheller, Alberta This museum is a world-class hub for paleontology. The reason for its success, is because it’s located right in the midst of the massive fossil-bearing Horseshoe Canyon Formation. With a collection of over 130,000 fossils and being neighbours with the world’s largest dinosaur, this museum is not...