Supplies Needed for Packing Your Stuff for Moving in Vancouver BC

Once you finished preparing your packing list with all the items that will be moved, you should move on to preparing supplies that are required to pack the items.

Packing supplies can be easily purchased from a local retailer, a supermarket or even a store that sells office supplies. Compare prices between the competitor stores to get the best deal.

Below are some of the supplies and accessories that will be required for packing before moving:

Moving Boxes and Cartons

If the grocery stores and retailers located near your house are kind enough, they will give you some boxes and cartons for free. Make sure you alert them a week before you will need the boxes, so that they start collecting the boxes and keep them aside for you. Also, tell the stores how many boxes you will need.

Bubble Wrap

Bubble wrap is an important supply for packing and moving. Not only it is always fun to play with bubble wrap while packing your stuff, but it will is also quite important to be used since it protects fragile items from damage.

Hundred feet of bubble wrap is usually enough for moving, but you should still make a rough estimate of your requirement. It will be used to wrap all electronic items and even some of the dishes.

Marker and Tape

A permanent market will be used to mark all the boxes and cartons and will help in better identification of the boxes. Use the marker to mark boxes with fragile items inside and write “Fragile” on them. This will alert the movers to take more care when handling them.

Tape will help you in sealing off the boxes so that your items don’t fall out during the loading and unloading process.

Foam

These are little soft pieces that fill up empty spaces in the moving boxes. It is ideal to fill foam in boxes that contain dishes and glassware so that such fragile items do not bang onto each other and get damaged.

 
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Tips for Packing Furniture before Moving in Lower Mainland BC

Tips for Packing Furniture before Moving in Lower Mainland BC

Whether a moving company in Lower Mainland, BC will be helping you with your relocation or not, it is important to pack your furniture appropriately so that it reaches your new home safely.

Being prepared for packing and remaining organized is the best advice that will help you in packing and moving the furniture safely without taking on a lot of stress.

Following are some steps that must be followed to pack furniture efficiently before moving.

1. Make a list

The first important step of packing the furniture is making a list of all the furniture pieces that will be moved. This will keep you organized and will also help you keep track of your furniture when it reaches your new place.

This list will also indicate how much packing material you will need.

2. Clean and clear

Before packing the furniture make sure that you clean it. Do some dusting and clear the things that are inside your furniture. If it is a book shelf, remove all the books and pack those books in smaller boxes.

3. Disassemble

Large furniture cannot be moved in its original form. Large furniture pieces such as beds and large dining tables will have to be disassembled into smaller parts so that they can fit in the moving vehicle. This will also help make the loading and unloading process easier.

Once you have reached your new place, you can then assemble the furniture again in the desired room to bring it back to its original form.

4. Wrap the furniture and use boxes

Once the furniture is disassembled, wrap it in packing material or bubble wrap so that the furniture does not get scratches in the process. Once the bubble wrap is wrapped, use a tape to secure the packing.

Disassembled furniture often gets smaller and such parts can be packed in boxes. Find the boxes of appropriate sizes and put the furniture in them. Label the boxes as well before loading them on the moving vehicle so that you do not forget where to find the missing pieces of the furniture.

 
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Managing Items you Won’t Need when Moving in Greater Vancouver BC

As you start packing for moving in Greater Vancouver BC, you might find a lot of goods in your house that are useless and you won’t be moving them to your new place of residence. Some of such items include old toys, unused dressing tables and even old TV sets.

If you plan to buy new items for your new home, then make sure you make a list of stuff that you won’t be using at your new place. Once you made this list, start deciding on what you can do with all the unwanted stuff.

Here are three tips that will help you in dealing with the stuff that you won’t need anymore.

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1. Reward your friends for their help

It is obvious that moving requires additional set of hands for packing, and this is where your friends will be of the highest value.

Many packing companies do provide packing services, but you will still have to pack some of your belongings if you want to keep your expenses low. If there are some valuable items that you do not need anymore – let your friends about them. So in return of those items you can ask your friends to help you with packing.

2. Start selling

Selling can be a challenge but it will make you some extra cash.

Identify the items that you won’t need anymore and make a list of them at least one month before moving. Once the list is ready, start listing the advertisements on eBay and Craigslist. Making extra money is always nice and it will also relieve you from packing unwanted items.

3. Charity

You can always find charity organizations near your place. Notify those organizations a week or two before your moving day and tell them what items you’d like to donate. This is a great opportunity to help the community by giving something back, and it will also lift some burden off your shoulders.

 

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Important Arrangements Before Your Move in Vancouver BC

It is always best to plan out moving early in advance of your moving day and make all the necessary arrangements to prevent any unexpected issues.

Here are some tips that might help you in minimizing trouble on your moving day in Vancouver, BC.

1. Book the elevator

If you live in an apartment building, you will need to book the elevator beforehand. Put a notice on the elevator two days before your moving day that notifies other residents about your moving plans. It is always nice to notify neighbors about the potential hassle you might be causing during your move. Mention the time of moving as well, so that you can use the elevator exclusively during the mentioned time.

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2. Find a good parking spot

Some buildings have special openings to the building that are used for moving. You can easily park the moving vehicle there and get all your belongings loaded.

The local council can be of great help here if you want to reserve an exclusive parking spot nearby. Sometimes the councilmen are kind enough to place “No Parking” signs near the buildings, which would greatly assist you in moving. If the council or local police cannot be of any assistance, then make sure you find a good parking spot beforehand in order to avoid road blockage caused by your vehicle.

This rule of finding the parking spot also applies to when you reach your new residence. Make sure you know the closest parking spots to your residence so that unloading of your items can be done easily.

3. Additional things you might need

It is always good to have some helpful items handy, such as ladders and tool boxes. These items are quite essential for packing and moving and will help in making your move smooth.

 

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How to Communicate Effectively with your BC Moving Company

If you are using services of a professional BC moving company for your relocation, it’s essential that you establish effective communication process with your moving company. Most moving companies in Greater Vancouver and Lower Mainland, BC aim at making the transition of their clients to a new place in a smooth way and in order for this to happen it is important that the company and clients have effective communication.

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Communication is important because this is how representatives of BC moving companies convey the pricing of their moving services to their clients. The representatives not only convey the pricing but they are also great in giving advice and suggestions in preparing for the move.

Once you have accepted to have services from a BC moving company, the company will be sending you some information that will be essential for your moving. So make sure that the moving company has your updated contact details. Such contact details should include your address, phone number and even email address.

There are some BC moving companies that offer their clients the luxury of having a personal moving coordinator. If you are lucky enough to have a moving coordinator, then most of your problems will be solved smoothly as such coordinators will take care of your move management and logistics. The coordinator will be handling your moving process and you will have to remain in contact with them to solve any problems.

Once your belongings are packed, all the packed items will be loaded on a van or a moving truck and from there on the van operator will be responsible for the move, delivering your items to your new place. It is important to have their contact details so you can track where exactly your belongings are and what the moving progress is.

Finally, even when you have moved to your new place, it is important to update your moving company with your new contact details in case there are any of your items left to be delivered to you.

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