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Tips from West Vancouver movers on moving out the home of a deceased family member

Moving out the home of a deceased family member The process of moving in West Vancouver can be stressful enough, but when you add the emotional pain and stress of losing a loved one, it may seem unbearable. Trying to decide what to keep, or what to do with things you are willing to part with, can be a difficult task. As movers in West Vancouver, we are aware of these kinds of situations and would like to share the following tips with you. See our related article: Moving in Vancouver with Elderly Take your time before calling West Vancouver movers The most important thing you can do in this situation is to take your time before sorting through your loved one’s possessions and calling up movers in West Vancouver. This process will not be easy, but it will become less painful after some time. Don’t feel the need to start going through your loved one’s belongings right away. Rather, wait a while and take the time to deal with your emotions. Whatever you do, don’t ignore your emotions. According to the Grief Healing blog, “you will know when it is the right time to go through your loved one’s things.” Taking your time also includes only sorting through as much as you can handle in one day. Once you start, you shouldn’t feel pressured to get it all done immediately. Two hours here or there is plenty to deal with. And if you feel like you need help sorting through your emotions, don’t be afraid to seek some help from a family member, close friend, or a professional. Need...

How to preserve your SEO when moving to a new business location

Vancouver business movers explain: how to preserve your SEO when moving to a new business location As Vancouver business movers who have dealt with moving offices and the like, we know that keeping your customers informed, and letting new customers find you, is extremely important when moving business locations. For this reason, we thought we’d give you some tips on how to preserve, or even improve your local search engine optimization (SEO) after moving a business. Update all your online listings when moving to a business location This is extremely important. It is a task that, in the midst of moving business locations, you can forget to do. But it should be high on your priority list toensure that your search engine optimization stays in-tact when you do make the move and the dust settles down. On this note, you will want to check and update your: Google My Business listing (this has had different names in the past, but it is essentially what puts you ‘on the map’ for searchers looking for a localbusiness address) Yahoo and Bing listings Yelp listing Facebook page and LinkedIn company page address details Dine Here, Urban Spoon, Zomato, etc. listings (if you’re a restaurant) Trip Advisor listing (if you’re relevant to the tourism industry) Hotfrog listing Angie’s List or Home Stars listing (if you provide home services) Yellow Pages, Can Pages or other online phone directory listings Other paid or free online directories you have been listed in by choice (boards of trade directories, government listings, association listings, etc.) Hubspot has a list of more generic business directories you may want to...

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 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...

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...