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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...

When to move from a home-based office to a commercial office space in Metro Vancouver

Weighing the Costs & Benefits: Moving to a Metro Vancouver Office Working from home may be many Vancouverites’ dream come true. Some consider this a luxury, to be able to have fairly flexible hours, or to be able to wear whatever you want. As Vancouverites, the short commute from your kitchen or bedroom to your home–office is also very cost-effective and time-efficient. However, at some point, when your business is ready and growing, you may want to consider moving into a commercial space outside of the home. Do you know when it is time to consider moving your home–based Vancouver office into a commercial space? In this article, we would like to discuss some factors that may affect this decision. Moving out of your home–based Vancouver office due to growth and success Home offices are usually small and independent. As your business grows, you may need more space to work. Do you have boxes of documents and products piling up? Are they making their way outside your designated office area? If so, it may be time to move into a commercial space in Vancouver. As your business grows, you may also consider growing your team. Working alone at home definitely has its perks. But having other people outside your family working in your home may not work for everyone due to space restrictions and privacy concerns. Plus, when you bring on new team members, they need space too. Moving into a commercial office in Metro Vancouver for a more professional setting Sometimes, being in a home office may mean more distractions in your day. Kids, dogs, or the home...