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Tips on How to Move a Home Printer

If you have a home inkjet printer or even a smaller-sized laser printer, you may think that all it takes to move a home printer  is loading it in your car, and setting sail. But you probably want to be more careful with it. Especially if it was not the cheap kind you can get for thirty-five bucks (which many of us purchase, knowing we’ll be paying for expensive ink later, anyway). So, how do you move a home printer? Here are some tips: Remove the ink and printheads before you move a home printer When you move a home printer, you want to prevent damage to entire machine, but especially the delicate parts where the ink is. The ink is going to be runny, and you don’t want it leaking to places it should not leak. When you remove the ink cartridges or toner, place them in plastic bags. For inkjet printer cartridges you also want to prevent the ink from drying out. This could be quite troublesome if they do If you have a printer where the ink cartridges are not attached to the print head, you should be able to remove the piece from your printer for maintenance and cleaning. This article explains how to solve dry printheads in detail. However, with all that said, there are advocates of leaving your ink cartridges in your printer. The logic is that printers are designed to prevent the ink from drying out when the machine sits idle. How do you know what to do now? The safest bet is to see if you can find an owner’s manual...

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...

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)....

Vancouver hot tub movers explain hot tub moving tips

When you look online for Vancouver hot tub movers, or instructions on how to move a hot tub, you’ll get some confusing information. But if you look a little more, you’ll find out that moving a hot tub is no easy feat. This is why you may want to hire professional movers for this job. But if you want to do it yourself, or make sure your hot tub movers know what they’re doing, we’ll give you some tips in this article. Moving a hot tub is expensive The first thing you’ll want to really consider is whether or not it’s worth the payoff to move a hot tub in Vancouver. Sometimes, the cost of moving this large, over-sized luxury is about as much as it would cost to buy a new one. But, that doesn’t consider factors such as installation and delivery fees. And of course, if you invested in a pricey luxury spa for your backyard, moving it might be worth it, if you want to keep that investment. Keep in mind however that once you move your hot tub, it will need to be re-installed. So you’ll have delivery fees (which can cost hundreds), and then installation fees. Possibly even repair fees if things go awry during the move. If you read this guy’s story of finding a used hot tub, then transporting it himself (with friends), you’ll see that while yes, he saved money on the big picture. But he also had to do A LOT of work, pay a lot to move it, and already had the know-how in “physics, engineering, plumbing, hydrodynamics, electrical...