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Our 18 most visited moving articles in 2016 so far (from our Vancouver movers blog)

Keep in mind some of these moving articles were published recently, and so the fact they made it to this list part way through the year is impressive! They may get more and more popular as we progress through our calendar in 2016. Share the ones you find most interesting! In ascending order, our most popular articles for 2016 thus far are… 18. Black Bear Fears for North Vancouver, West Vancouver, or the Tri-cities? In this article we delve into something most people probably don’t think about when picking a place to move in Metro Vancouver: the black bears! When you move more North, you’re more likely to run into these wild animals, especially in places you least expect, like your backyard or other local areas. If you have a phobia for black bears, or just want to avoid the dangers of animal sightings where you keep your household garbage, you may want to check this article out: http://www.fergusonmoving.com/blog/top-black-bear-cities-bc-north-vancouver-coquitlam-maple-ridge/ 17. Moving large appliances: How to move a refrigerator You think it’s simple, right? But it’s not! Refrigerators are not just giant boxes that magically keep things cold! They have working components – even ones that contain liquids – that need to be kept upright. Plus, they’re heavy, and you may want to take some precautionary steps when preparing to move a refrigerator. Our article explains this in more detail: http://www.fergusonmoving.com/blog/large-appliances-how-to-move-refrigerator-vancouver/ 16. Moving Hacks: Lifehacks that Make Moving Easier You’ve heard of lifehacks right? Well, we put together some ‘moving hacks’ for you to try. And, not only that, we thought of Vancouver moving families in particular! Like the consideration of labelling...

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...