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How to Move a Portable AC Unit

Being in a milder climate zone, it’s not often those of us who grew up in Metro Vancouver or the Fraser Valley needed centralized air conditioners in our homes. But it sure is nice to have that air conditioning on hot summer days, nonetheless. So, you may have a portable air conditioner. And in some cases, maybe a window AC unit installed. In this article, we’ll explain how to move a portable AC unit, so you can take those cool summer days with you, and not have to settle for a trusty ol’ fan alone. When you read the steps below, keep in mind that “portable” doesn’t necessarily mean you can move the unit from room to room that easily. It just means it’s not centralized in the home’s systems, but it can be installed and uninstalled for easy moving of homes. Step 1:to move a portable AC unit, unplug and drain This is an obvious step, but an important one. Especially the draining part. Not all portable AC units will collect water in the same way. Some might dispose-as-they-go. And others may have a dish to collect it. Somewhere though, condensation is likely collecting. And you’ll need to know where that is so you don’t make up a mess. This article has more info. The other thing to know here is that when you find the water drainage point, you may also feel like giving your AC unit a good clean. Step 2: Detach your portable AC unit, very carefully, and place on a dolly When moving portable air conditioners, remember that they are heavy! And, if you...

North Vancouver Movers Share How to Move a Treadmill

As professional North Vancouver movers, we’re no strangers to moving exercise equipment. In 2008, we were even responsible for moving treadmills and bikes to the Olympic Oval. We were so proud of that moment, we put it in our gallery! Anyway, enough of our gloating. We thought we’d give you some tips on how to move a treadmill. Let’s dive in: Have the right equipment ready to move a treadmill Just like our articles on: How To Move A Lawn Mower How To Move A Granite, Concrete Or Heavy, Countertop How to Move an Oven Range How to Move a Bed Frame How To Move A Deep Freezer How to Move a Mattress How to move and store a washer and dryer How to move a Refrigerator You’re going to need the right equipment. (And yes, we have more ‘How to move a…’ articles on our blog, should you wish to search for them!). The good news is that when you move one of the above, you’ll likely have some of the equipment needed to move a treadmill. So there may be overlap here. Some main moving supplies you’ll need to move a treadmill are: Moving straps Moving blankets Gloves with grip Drill or screwdriver (if disassembly is needed). Sometimes an allen key works too. Moving dollies (find the right one by reading this) Plastic wrap (to hold together foldable treadmills) And, if you’re really wanting to protect your treadmill, an A-frame wouldn’t be a bad idea either. Know your type of treadmill before you plan to move it Different types of treadmills require different measures to move them....

Moving a Dishwasher

Moving a dishwasher just makes sense sometimes. After all, you’ve invested a lot in your appliances and it would be a shame not to bring them with you to your new home. When you’re moving, you can take appliances with you, provided they’re not part of ‘the deal’ for the new homeowners. Or, you can replace them with cheaper models, but bring your more expensive ones to your new home. This can sometimes be cheaper than buying them new (of course, that depends on the case). In this article, we’ll focus on how to move a dishwasher. Step 1: moving a dishwasher starts with unplugging it To start this step, you’ll need to be able to move your dishwasher out of its spot in your cabinetry. Even if it looks ‘built in,’ it is likely sitting in a ‘gap’ of space between cabinets underneath your counter. The hard parts will be: Unscrewing it from your countertop, if it is attached. Figuring out how to draw it out without a lot of room on the edges to grasp it. The use of a dolly may really help. Finding the breaker connection that gives the dishwasher power (if it’s not labelled), and turning it off (you must do this for safety before you proceed!) If you can drain the dishwasher before moving it out of it’s spot, that will be your best bet. If your dishwasher doesn’t drain completely, it may be clogged. Follow these steps from Wikihow to clean it out, or solve the problem otherwise. Now it’s time to drag out the dishwasher. You’ll want to prepare the floor...

Vancouver Shop Movers Offer Tips on Relocating a Retail Shop

As professional shop movers, the professionals at Ferguson Moving and Storage understand that moving any retail space is quite different than moving a home. With a clothing store, there is also more to consider than just moving the clothing (and even that is going to be different than the advice we give to homeowners). Vancouver store movers know that there will be operational equipment, furnishings and fixtures that need to be disassembled with the right tools, or handled with care. And, retail supplies are not like ordinary furniture. If retail store movers don’t do their job correctly, any broken or missing pieces of a store can affect revenue at worst, and result in a mismanaged, frustrating store to shop in, at best. But, sometimes moving to a new commercial retail space is necessary – either to downsize your costs, or grow the traffic needed in your store. With that in mind, we’ll give you some tips on how to move a clothing retail shop. Even if you plan on hiring professional store movers to do the job for you, it’s good to be equipped with the knowledge you’ll need to know if they’re doing a good job. Thoroughly discuss moving rates, ask questions and plan for the unpredictable level of inventory to move When you get an in-person estimate to move a clothing retail store, one question that will come up is: how much inventory are we moving? Let’s say your store is moving in two months. You’ll be getting deliveries or supplies in that time, to keep the store stocked. Or will you? What if you aim for...

Vancouver movers publish blog of Canadian online stores with free shipping options

As a company of Vancouver movers, the team at Ferguson understands that when you do a long distance move to a remote location, you’re probably adapting to a new lifestyle. If you lived in a big city before your move, shopping was likely easy; most shopping centres would have what you need. But in small towns, that’s not always the case – even if Walmart is common nowadays. While yes, you could find some small boutique stores with their own charm, sometimes you really need items that are harder to find in those remote locations. But who wants to pay for shipping? So, in this article, we’ll help you with your long distance move by listing Canadian online stores with free shipping options, other than Amazon.ca (which won’t always have everything!) Buying furniture online after a long distance move Furniture stores in Canada that allow you to shop online and ship for free include: Waifar.ca – this is where you can find home decor, as well as furniture. Currently if you spend more than $75 you can get free shipping. Thebay.com – offers free shipping over $45 if you have their credit card. If not, it’s over $99. But with furniture, you’re likely to go over that anyway. Of course, this is a department store with lots of other things to buy, that will apply to other categories on our list here! Kitchenstuffplus.ca – offers free shipping over $75, with a max to $20 of shipping cost. The item also can’t be “oversized,” which they define on their website. BestBuy.ca – yes, they have a furniture section in their...

Vancouver Store Movers Give Tips On How To Move A Clothing Retail Shop

Moving any retail space is quite a different job than when moving a home. With a clothing store, there is also more to consider than just moving the clothing (and even that is going to be different than the advice we give to homeowners). Vancouver store movers know that there will be operational equipment, furnishings and fixtures that need to be disassembled with the right tools, or handled with care.   And, retail supplies are not like ordinary furniture. If retail store movers don’t do their job correctly, any broken or missing pieces of a store can affect revenue at worst, and result in a mismanaged, frustrating store to shop in, at best. But, sometimes moving to a new commercial retail space is necessary – either to downsize your costs, or grow the traffic needed in your store.   With that in mind, we’ll give you some tips on how to move a clothing retail shop. Even if you plan on hiring professional store movers to do the job for you, it’s good to be equipped with the knowledge you’ll need to know if they’re doing a good job. Thoroughly discuss moving rates, ask questions and plan for the unpredictable level of inventory to move   When you get an in-person estimate to move a clothing retail store, one question that will come up is: how much inventory are we moving? Let’s say your store is moving in two months. You’ll be getting deliveries or supplies in that time, to keep the store stocked. Or will you? What if you aim for liquidation, but don’t know how much you’ll...

North Vancouver Movers On How To Move A Treadmill

As professional North Vancouver movers, we’re no strangers to moving exercise equipment. In 2008, we were even responsible for moving treadmills and bikes to the Olympic Oval. We were so proud of that moment, we put it in our gallery!   Anyway, enough of our gloating. We thought we’d give you some tips on how to move a treadmill. Let’s dive in: Have the right equipment ready to move a treadmill   Just like our articles on:   How To Move A Lawn Mower How To Move A Granite, Concrete Or Heavy, Countertop How to Move an Oven Range How to Move a Bed Frame How To Move A Deep Freezer How to Move a Mattress How to move and store a washer and dryer How to move a Refrigerator   You’re going to need the right equipment. (And yes, we have more ‘How to move a…’ articles on our blog, should you wish to search for them!).   The good news is that when you move one of the above, you’ll likely have some of the equipment needed to move a treadmill. So there may be overlap here.   Some main moving supplies you’ll need to move a treadmill are:   Moving straps Moving blankets Gloves with grip Drill or screwdriver (if disassembly is needed). Sometimes an allen key works too. Moving dollies (find the right one by reading this) Plastic wrap (to hold together foldable treadmills)   And, if you’re really wanting to protect your treadmill, an A-frame wouldn’t be a bad idea either. Know your type of treadmill before you plan to move it   Different...

How To Utilize Municipal Junk Removal Services In Metro Vancouver If You’re Moving

When you’re moving, you’re probably also purging. There may be junk you need to get rid of. You could pay a junk removal company to come and take it all away – and that may be your best bet for various types of junk and a big load.   But did you know that many Metro Vancouver cities offer free pick up or junk clear out? They are limited though, so don’t think you’ve hit the jackpot! There is a reason junk removal companies in Vancouver are so abundant.   In this article, we’ll let you know a few ways you can have your junk removed by city services, which you may already pay taxes for. Corporation of Delta yearly spring clean up   If you are moving within or out of Delta, and if moving day is in the spring, you could plan to get rid of a lot of your junk for free. While there are limits to what the corporation will take, you can use this opportunity to throw out broken furniture, useless toys, old couches, BBQs and stuff that can be bundled up, as long as it doesn’t violate the ‘not accepted’ terms. Mattresses are not accepted – keep that in mind!   See more info below:   http://www.delta.ca/services/garbage-recycling/spring-clean-up Burnaby large item and appliance pick up program   If you are a Burnaby resident, you can ask the city to come to your curb to pick up the ‘big things’ that you need to throw away. Mattresses are eligible, unlike Delta’s spring clean up rules. But, they do require you call them beforehand to make...

Coquitlam Movers Explain: Types Of Moving Dollies

When you’re moving your entire house, you have a lot of ‘big’ things to worry about. Packing, padding, selling, purging…it’s a lot of work! But logistically, when it comes time to move the big things (and not just the boxes), you’ll find that they can be a lot of work. Having the right tools can make all the difference. And that includes dollies.   But, different dollies do different things (for better or worse!). In this article, we’ll explain what the different types of dollies are, so you can get an idea of which ones you’ll need, depending on what you’re moving. Upright, hand-truck 2-wheel dollies   These can be as simple as a metal rack with a small base and wheels. It’s up to you to tie things to it that may fall over during transport.   When you get into fancier models, they can also lay down flat and turn into a wagon-style dolly. So that would give them 4 wheels, but they don’t always have to stand on all fours.   And then, the features can include different types of wheels for different strengths you’ll need, plus foldability and so on.   Here are some examples:   http://www.parallelrentals.com/rentals/moving-equipment/upright-dolly.html https://www.amazon.com/Magna-Personal-Capacity-Aluminum-Folding/dp/B000HVVSDU/ref=sr_1_1?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1506637822&sr=1-1&refinements=p_n_feature_keywords_browse-bin%3A5572996011   Hand trucks can also be ‘stair climbing’ and technically have 3 wheels on each of two sides. See here for an example: https://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/600-lb-stair-climbing-hand-truck/A-p8288037e   Platform, 4-wheel dollies with handle bars or without   These dollies have 4 wheels and are meant to be used for bigger objects that need more of a base underneath them.   Sometimes, there is a handlebar, and that handlebar can fold...

Burnaby Movers On What To Know When Moving Furniture On Top Of Your Car

When you’re trying to fit your furniture in your car to do a DIY move, and they just won’t fit (even with the seats folded down), you may be tempted to try a roof hauling on moving day. If you do go this route, keep in mind some of these things to know, before you find yourself in a moving-day pickle! Know your insurance and liability before moving furniture on top of your car   Recently, a driver in the USA was ticketed for overloading the roof of his car with furniture.   In B.C., you’ll want to check with ICBC about non-collision damage and equipment damage or loss (see page 12 of this document). You’ll notice it’s hard to find information about coverage for items you’re strapping to your roof. Since we’re not lawyers or insurance agents, do your bit and call to find out the rules regarding what you’re going to transport on top of your car.   But you’re not just protecting your own car from damage. What if your furniture flies off the roof of your car on a freeway and hits someone else’s windshield? Don’t let dumb things like this happen. As Popular Mechanics says, “don’t be an idiot.” Know your weight allowances and potential damage to your vehicle   When you move items on top of your car, especially furniture, you can damage your car. Even the tie down process can affect the weather strip on your car doors, which can eventually lead to leaks. Your car also has weight allowances for what it can carry (see Popular Mechanics article linked to above)....