We lift your expectations!

How to move a compost when doing a short distance move

Vancouver movers advise: how to move a compost when doing a short distance move In the past, we wrote an article for all you green thumbs out there who would want to move your garden plants with you to your new home: Movers in North Vancouver give ideas for preparing and moving garden plants We’ve also given tips for moving plants. If you have a compost you’ve been working on for a long time, it can be a shame to leave it behind when you move a short distance. While long distance moves can be preventative for bringing your compost with you (due to cross-country regulations on plants), it can be possible with a short distance move. Here are some options and tips we found on how to move a compost when doing a short distance move: Find a way to contain the compost before you move to your new home This is a step that needs to be taken care of well in advance of moving day. The compost is going to be messy, maybe even slimey and smelly, and so it will take a bit of work to keep it contained before it goes into a moving truck or any vehicle. Unless you or a friend has a flatbed truck that can make the trip just for the compost, you’ll want to find a container for it. Or, some on this forum have used plastic bags, and suggested poultry or sandbags as alternatives. But they did mention that the higher volume bags may be too heavy to lift, so do consider that before you try to consolidate...

‘Best of HomeStars’ for the 5th time!

Thank you for helping us achieve “Best of HomeStars” as a Vancouver moving company for the 5th time! This year, we are proud to announce that we’ve won “Best of 2017” on HomeStars.com for the 5th time. We maintain a 9.6 / 10 average for reviews given of our moving company services. HomeStars.com writes about their criteria for picking the “Best of” companies each year. We wanted to comment on how we aim to be the best Vancouver moving company in town, but not just on HomeStars.com! This has been our aim since before people were leaving reviews on websites about us! We’ve had a lot of word-of-mouth compliments during our history too. However, to keep things simple, we’ll use the same criteria categories that HomeStars.com uses: Integrity: our Vancouver moving and storage company aims for honesty and fairness in all we do One of the things we want to be known for in the moving and storage industry is being honest. As one of our reviewers wrote: “Unlike so many other fly-by-night moving companies that charge by weight or time, Ferguson guarantees the written quote. And they are reasonable considering their services! When moving can be so stressful, Ferguson made it a happy and successful day!” As many have experienced, and as the news often reports, there are a lot of scammy moving companies out there. We’ve written about how to avoid moving scams on this blog before. Check out these articles: Avoid these long distance moving scams real customers have endured (part 1) (See parts 2 & 3 also) How to mitigate a disagreement with your moving...

4 More illegal things you just can’t do with storage containers or storage facilities, even in Vancouver

In our last article on this topic, we covered some things you can’t do in a storage unit. This was after it was discovered that someone in Vancouver was caught living in a storage facility illegally. Two things you can’t do in a storage unit, whether self storage or a portable storage unit: live in it or run a business out of it. It also goes without saying you can’t do artwork in it, or run a studio out of it. You can’t sleep it in either, just to be clear. But there are more things you just can’t do with storage containers or storage facilities in Vancouver. In this article, we’ll cover more of those things, which you may not be aware of (though some are obvious… to most of us). You can’t store animals in a storage unit Animals, like humans, need ventilation, sunshine, and nature. You can’t store animals in a storage unit. If you do need a place for your animals to live while you’re gone, you could consider pet babysitters. Or, if you have a lot of animals to move, we wrote some articles on this subject here, to give you more info on the process: Coquitlam movers explore ideas on how to move pet birds and bird collections Pets & Relocation Moving in Vancouver Our how-to guide on moving an aquarium to your new home You can’t store food in a storage unit This one may not be obvious to everyone. A storage unit is not meant to be a warehouse or keeper of food. This mostly applies to perishable foods (see link above). Since other tenants are using...

Where to move for groundwater access in B.C

Where to move for groundwater access in B.C., Metro Vancouver, and the Fraser Valley Sometimes, picking a place to move in B.C., when you have options, presents a set of considerations. To some, groundwater, or well water access is important. As they say, real estate is all about location, location, location. The importance of location to you may be the idea of having a water source that is either cheap in the long run, controlled by you, or avoids surface water contaminants. Whatever your reason, we’ll discuss where to move for groundwater access in B.C., particularly in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley (though principles can apply to other parts of the province). What you should know about Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley water before you move here If you’re moving to B.C. from another area, and are used to some complaints people may have about water purity, you may not find those to be issues you’ll face after you move. You see, at least in Metro Vancouver, water does not contain added fluoride. There are opposers and proponents of fluoride out there, and we’re not here tomake the argument either way. It simply stands as a fact that you’re less likely to face added fluoride in your water if you move to B.C. Water is also soft, which affects its taste. Not only that, but some complaints about surface water contaminations in other cities are less likely to present a problem in B.C. Some people fear that pharmacy-no-rx.net pharmaceuticals can be found in their water source. However, in Metro Vancouver, surface water reservoirs are so highly placed in...

Fishing Licenses and Regulations When you Move to BC

What to know about fishing licenses and regulations if you move to British Columbia If you’ve moved to British Columbia from another Canadian province or country, and if you love fishing, there are some things to consider about your new life as a recreational fisherman in BC’s waters. Rules can be different than where you’re from. In this article, our Metro Vancouver movers, who have moved families to and from cities in B.C., will explain a few guidelines on exploring fishing licenses and regulations in this province. Fishing in BC freshwater is not the same as fishing in saltwater; moving to B.C. means two separate fishing licenses Some bodies of water are regulated provincially, while others are regulated federally. This is important to know for BC because the province sits on the Pacific Coast. If you have traditionally fished in the Interior or the Prairies, this may be new for you upon moving to BC – having to obtain two separate license for the type of fishing you want to do. Before or after you move to BC, you’ll need to view the rules for federal fishing licenses for tidal waters. Here is a link that may help: https://www-ops2.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/nrls-sndpp/index-eng.cfm For the Federal system, it’s also important to note that Canada participates in international treaties and national laws that regulate fish species. For this reason, when you catch fish in Canadian tidal waters off the coast of B.C., you’ll need to be aware of some changing regulations and programs over time. For example, there are certain endangered species of fish you can not catch and keep. There are also special rules for your license to be...