Moving Pod & Moving Containers for Moving in Vancouver

Pod or portable on demand storage is a really clever way to transport your items, allowing you to store and move them easier when moving to or from Vancouver, BC or elsewhere in Canada.

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Moving pods are very useful when you need to store your items for some time and move them later. A moving pod is relatively cheap and has enough volume of usable storage space. Pods are very helpful and with them you can make your move really easy if you know how to use them.

And where can you get a POD from? Most Vancouver moving companies provide moving pods on demand. Search on your preferred search engine for “Vancouver moving pods”, and you will find several Vancouver moving companies or storage container providers you can use.

You can rent a pod and have it at your disposal as long as you need. Because they are at the ground level, you can easily access them and store you items in them.

What to look for when renting a moving pod

Before choosing your Vancouver pod / containerized moving company, we recommend reading customer reviews from some Vancouver pod moving companies to find the most reliable Vancouver movers.

Call those Vancouver moving companies for moving estimate and ask the questions below:

  1. Condition of the pod: how old is it, and how clean is it?
  2. How much does it weight. When you need to move it, some moving companies will add additional charges if it is heavy, so ask about that.
  3. Off course, how much does renting the pod cost per month and what is included in the price?
  4. How fast can they deliver the pod to you and what is the delivery fee?
  5. Do they offer any discounts for long term rentals?

One you have the pod or the portable storage container delivered, make sure there are no holes on the pod’s surface, to make sure your stuff doesn’t get wet if it rains outside.

Finally, ask for packing and moving supplies. Most Vancouver containerized moving companies will be able to offer you some affordable and high quality moving supplies that you will need to pack your belongings and store them in your pod.

If you need to move your pod, make sure that your Vancouver moving company sends a representative which will carefully inspect your pod before the move, so they can give you their advice on how to move your belongings safely.

Need advice on planning your local or long distance move in VancouverBurnabyNew WestminsterCoquitlamNorth VancouverWest VancouverRichmondSurreyDeltaMaple Ridge, Greater Vancouver and Lower Mainland, BC?  CLICK HERE to get in touch with one of our moving specialists who can assist with setting up your move and will make sure your entire moving process goes smooth.

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Survival Kit for Your Vancouver Moving Day

We know that moving day is stressful time for everyone in the family. Preparing your moving day survival kit can make your moving day go smoothly and take much stress out of your next move. You will not have to search through boxes to find needed items and will be able to concentrate on unpacking things and settle in your new home in Vancouver, BC or elsewhere in Canada.

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Moving Day Survival Kit Defined

Moving day survival kit is a box or a bag you need to pack for your move and keep it aside. It needs to stay with you to make sure all the things stored in it are available when you require them. It must contain essential things that you will require every day.

What to Put in Your Moving Day Survival Kit

  • Medications

You must put all your medications in the moving-day survival kit, especially the ones you need every day.

  • Towels and Toiletries

You need to have toothpaste, toothbrushes, soaps, deodorant, shampoo shower towels and a razor handy for the initial days of your move into your new home.

  • Coffee, mugs etc.

A moving-day survival kit helps you to make your stay in your new home easier for several days after the move. So, you need to pack coffee, mugs and a coffee maker in your survival kit to help you stay fresh during the process of unpacking and organizing your home. If you love tea, then don’t forget to include instant tea and a kettle in your survival kit.

  • Bottled water and Ready-to-eat Snacks

If you cannot get a meal on your moving day, then you need to have some ready-to-eat snacks with you in your moving-day survival kit.

  • Dishes and Cookware

Until your new kitchen gets running, you need to have some basic essentials like cups, plates, pans and pots in your moving-day survival kit.

  • Mobile Phone Charger

You must have a mobile phone charger and a power strip for plugging in items like a laptops, lamps etc.

  • Screwdriver and Other Tools

You will need some basic tools like screwdrivers, drill and hammer for putting your furniture together in your new home. You should also pack a torch, scissors, a utility knife and a PVC tape and keep these tools handy in a moving-day survival kit.

  • Trash Bags

You will require clear recycling bags and trash bags to recycle your packing materials including tissue paper, bubble wraps and your boxes.

  • Bandages 

Paper soap, paper towels and a box of bandages is what you must include in your survival kit for moving.

  • Linens, Blankets and Pillows 

To make sleeping cozy and comfortable for everyone in your family, it is good to set aside a couple of bed linens, blankets and pillows. It will help you at nights when you have not finished unpacking your bedding.

  • Change of Clothes for Family

You also need to have a few pairs of clothes for all family members during the initial days after your move to your new home.

  • Flashlight

Pack a flashlight along with a couple of light bulbs, a few extra batteries and a nightlight. Keep them handy in your new home.

Need advice on planning your local or long distance move in Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, Delta, Maple Ridge, Greater Vancouver and Lower Mainland, BC?  CLICK HERE to get in touch with one of our moving specialists who can assist with setting up your move and will make sure your entire moving process goes smooth.

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Tips for a Successful and an Organized Move in Greater Vancouver BC

Moving is a big task and can prove to be very overwhelming. You can go through this tedious process smoothly by following the following tips for a successful move to or from Vancouver, BC or elsewhere in Canada.

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Get Organized

Don’t commit the blunder of leaving anything until the last minute. There may be a lot of detail and paperwork to keep an eye on, such as hiring reliable Vancouver movers, cancelling utilities and finding new family doctor. It’s good to create a moving binder for having a landing zone for various moving-related tasks. It will enable you to remember various details regarding your move.

Research

Before your moving day, research as much as you can about your new place of residence. This will save you from stress.

Find out about your neighborhood, medical service providers, school districts, public transport facilities and other important things. This will help you in smooth transition once you have moved to your new home.

Keep Your Movers Informed

It is vital to keep your movers informed to make any move an organized and a successful one.

For this, communication with your Vancouver moving company is integral. Make sure to explain all your needs and expectations before hiring any Vancouver moving company. Once you have selected Vancouver moving company, inform all the details pertaining to your move to get an estimate of your moving costs and time well in advance.

Make a Floor Plan of Your New House

After finding a new home for your family in the new area, you can now make a well-informed decision about your planned move. This means you can decide which items to take along and which ones to be left behind. You need to make a floor plan of your new house to find out which items can fit the space available there. This will also save much of the time on the day of the move as you will know exactly where to direct your Vancouver movers for placing your times appropriately.

Get Rid of Unnecessary Stuff

Moving provides you a perfect opportunity to get rid of your belongings that you no longer need.

You can organize a yard sale, opt for donating, put up furniture for sale and shred documents that don’t need any longer.

Purchase Correct Supplies

Purchase quality boxes in a number of various sizes to save your goods from breaking or damage during the move. Large boxes are good for packing linens, clothes and toys while small boxes are handy for packing delicate or breakable dishes and heavy books. Also buy packing paper, moving tape, bubble wraps, and markers for labeling the boxes.

Take Stock

Keep a record of your household items especially if you are hiring a Vancouver moving company. This will be helpful in case anything goes missing. It’s advisable to keep a moving inventory spreadsheet to sort out your items while keeping a track of your belongings throughout the moving process.

Assign a box number to each box and write that number on each side of the box.

Pack Smartly

To avoid feeling rushed, pack with sufficient time. Pack smart and in a systematic manner. Don’t feel tempted to pack items that are not needed anymore or that you want to get rid of.

Label

Proper labeling is crucial for keeping your belongings organized throughout the move. For this, you must designate a different color for each room. Use a good sharpie for labeling the boxes.

Mention the contents of the box, the room where it must be placed in, and if it’s delicate.
Need advice on planning your local or long distance move in Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, Delta, Maple Ridge, Greater Vancouver and Lower Mainland, BC?  CLICK HERE to get in touch with one of our moving specialists who can assist with setting up your move and will make sure your entire moving process goes smooth.

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Preparing for a Long Distance Move to or from Vancouver BC

Moving is, undoubtedly, an adventure. But organizing a long distance move in BC is an enormous and overwhelming task. So, it’s advisable to evaluate your situation at the earliest and have a reliable plan.

You need to be aware of some of the vital strategies for executing a long distance move successfully.

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Here are some tips to help you for preparing for a long distance move to or from Vancouver BC.

Keep a timeline in your mind

You must keep a timeline in your mind once you know that you are moving long distance. You need to keep up with various dates, be it inspections, appraisals or closing dates. You must ensure to plan for each and every significant event. When planning a long distance move, you need more planning whether it’s choosing Vancouver moving company or travelling to your new house.

Planning ahead ensures that you will not forget anything vital before your move.

Find a professional Vancouver moving company 

Deciding on Vancouver moving company that provides the services you require is the first step to prepare for a long distance move. Opt for Vancouver moving company that you can rely on.

You can do this by seeking referrals from your family or friends or browsing online. Ask for free long distance moving quotes from different Vancouver moving companies before choosing a particular moving company.

In-home moving estimates

Ask in-home estimates from a couple of long distance Vancouver moving companies to find the best pricing. It’s a good thing to start but don’t just go for the pricing while choosing any long distance Vancouver moving company.

There might be some hidden fees as well. So, make sure to carefully read the details of the fine print to know what is included in the final long distance moving price. Another fact to be taken care of is that your Vancouver moving company must be insured and licensed and should have sufficient experience in the move you are planning.

Downsize

You need to know that the cost of your long distance move will be based on the total weight of the things to be shipped. So, it’s vital to downsize. For this, you need to go through your items and decide what items are going to be of use and which ones can be discarded. You can sale or donate the items you no longer need.

Pre-move preparations

You need to make some pre-move preparations as well before the moving day to ensure your move goes smoothly. Look to your new home and find out what you need to do for pre-move preparations. It includes considering furniture placement locations, applying for a new driver’s license in the new place, finding new doctors, enrolling your children in school, checking on insurance needs and calling about utilities. You should also update all your mailings to the new residential address. Never forget to update with insurance companies, banks and credit card companies.

Packing

Now, you can start the process of packing. All items must be organized by category, type or room. Make sure to pack all the things in boxes and mark them with color-coded labels.

Mention a list of all the items packed inside each box. This will save your time and effort when unpacking and locating the items in your new home.

On the moving day

Your moving day has finally arrived. So, call your Vancouver movers and supervise their move to make sure all items are handled with utmost care. After you have reached your new house, you can start the process of unpacking.

Need advice on planning your local or long distance move in Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, Delta, Maple Ridge, Greater Vancouver and Lower Mainland, BC?  CLICK HERE to get in touch with one of our moving specialists who can assist with setting up your move and will make sure your entire moving process goes smooth.

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Reasons for Moving to Vancouver BC

Our team at Real Canadian Movers has prepared a list of the top reasons you should consider moving to Vancouver, BC.

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1. Vancouver is One of the Best Cities to Live in the World

For the seventh year in a row, in 2016 Vancouver was ranked fifth in the world by Mercer’s list of top cities to live in internationally, based on quality of living.

Mercer ranks quality of living based on the following ten criteria: Political and social environment, Economic environment, Socio-cultural environment, Medical and health considerations, Schools and education, Public services and transportation, Recreation, Consumer goods, Housing, Natural environment.

2. Great Public Transport

With public buses, the Sky Train, Aqua Buses and the Sea Bus, it’s very convenient to travel around Vancouver without a car. The easily accessible bike lanes and paths also make getting around Vancouver super affordable and environmentally friendly.

3. The Great Outdoors and Mild Climate

A hub for outdoor adventures year round, Vancouver is the perfect place to live and take full advantage of everything the great outdoors has to offer: hiking, biking, swimming and even camping.

Whether you’re a true mountain person at heart or you prefer to observe nature via Netflixs nature documentaries, Vancouver has it all. You can enjoy the urban downtown lifestyle while still being surrounded by nature.

Vancouver’s climate is incredibly mild by Canadian standards; its winters are easily the warmest of Canada’s big cities. Snow falls in Vancouver on an average of 11 days a year, rarely reaching depths of more than a few centimeters.

4. Ethnic and Cultural Diversity

Vancouver is an ethnically diverse city. About 50 percent of the city of Vancouver’s residents and about 44 percent of Metropolitan (Greater) Vancouver’s residents don’t speak English as their first language.

5. Live a Healthier Lifestyle

Vancouver is a city that is passionate about health and feeling good in your body. With local farmer’s markets, organic earth to table restaurants, and many fitness classes and activities, healthy options are always in abundance. Vancouver is known for its population being active and healthy.

Also, according to Forbes, Vancouver is the 10th cleanest city in the world.

Here’s a video by Expedia to help you learn more about living in Vancouver, BC:

 

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