Dealing with tools & heavy equipment when moving in Vancouver

Moving tools and heavy equipment in Vancouver Your garage, shed, or shop might be a place that you’d write off as being easy to move. It might already act like a ‘storage space’ with things in tote bins or packed away in boxes. However, it is important to consider a strategy for moving any motorized equipment, or tools that are sharp, heavy, and oddly shaped. If your moving day is a rainy one (Vancouver, remember?), you’ll of course want to take extra care since metals are prone to rusting. Whether you’ve got a single table saw or a cabinet of tools to move, here are some tips to deal with your tools and heavy equipment in a move. Gather the necessary resources to move heavy equipment safely We’ve already mentioned the tools and equipment required to move a shed, so it’s no surprise that you may need additional equipment to move your tools. Depending on your situation, you may have to move an anvil, a steel workbench, a jointer, etc– these things are extremely heavy! (Almost as heavy as moving a piano!) In some cases, your local moving company likely has the resources to move heavy equipment. Things like jacks, a dolly, and wide canvas straps are commonly needed to transport heavy objects– so don’t be shy to ask your Vancouver moving company for help! Otherwise, listings on Vancouver Craigslist or Kijiji might have the above, as well as carts, ropes, large bins, etc. Identify potential hazards with your local movers Some equipment might have its own precautions that you should make your moving team aware of. For example, safety covers...

Protecting valuable collection when moving in Vancouver

Taking care of a valuable collection when moving in Vancouver There are already plenty of things to account for in a move, so it’s important to ensure your collectibles stay in the spotlight. If you are the owner of a collection, whether it be sentimental or high-value (likely both!), you’ll want to make sure everything is accounted for. Or, maybe the packing process has allowed you to discover some collectibles you no longer want– read on for some solutions available to you in Vancouver. Snap individual pictures of your collection before hiring a moving company in Vancouver If you’ve decided your collection is coming with you, here’s what to do before movers get involved. We’ve already discussed in a previous blog about moving fine art, and how important it is to take your time. Extra preparation is necessary because in the case of a collection, you want to make sure each and every piece is accounted for. A good way to do this, and made extra simple by smartphones, is to take a picture log of all your pieces. It’s a good thing to do anyways since it’s almost like creating a ‘carbon copy’ of proof of what you own. (It also might be a nice keepsake to have if you ever sell your collection down the road?) By cataloging a collection in pictures, you not only have a record of each piece existing, you also have a record of the condition of the pieces before the move. This can be useful if you have collectibles insurance in BC (which is definitely a wise idea!). Whether the insurance is...

How to help a hoarder move

Helping a Hoarder Pack & Move There’s been a lot of attention given to hoarding, especially now that there have been some primetime shows featuring this problem. For anyone not familiar with this issue, it’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Many of us tend to have some difficulty letting go of things or throwing them away, but hoarding takes that practice to the next level. Needless to say, this can make it incredibly hard to move. So today, we’re going over some tips that can help a hoarder move. Understanding hoarding as a mental illness At its most basic level, hoarding is characterized as having a difficulty with getting rid of old stuff. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America, or ADAA, says major anxiety often accompanies the thought of throwing something away. Anxiety treat with www.health-canada-pharmacy.com/xanax.html. Depression, attention deficit disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder are also related conditions and can be found in a person who hoards. Keep in mind that it’s normal for you to feel a little scared about getting rid of old stuff. This apprehension becomes hoarding when this starts getting in the way of your life. For example, the above ADAA article says that “a lack of functional living space is common among hoarders.” While it’s still not clear exactly what causes hoarding, there are some symptoms that the Mayoclinic.org lists as red flags.  Red flags Storing so much stuff in areas like kitchens or bathrooms that these rooms become impossible to use Piling up garbage to the point it can endanger the health of those who live in the house Keeping or collecting things...
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