How to Select the Best Vancouver Moving Company

Moving to or from Vancouver, BC or elsewhere in Canada is a strenuous and a stressful job, and can become all the more chaotic and complicated if you don’t have a professional Vancouver moving company helping you.

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Finding and selecting the best moving company in Vancouver may seem to be a simple task. But, that’s not so, because the moving process is not just about placing items in boxes and moving to a new place.

We prepared some recommendations below for selecting the best Vancouver moving company.

1. Top Ratings by Customers

Take some time to browse through some of the customer reviews to get an idea of which Vancouver moving company is the best choice for your next move. You should also check the BBB (Better Business Bureau) ratings of Vancouver moving companies. Opt for the company that has top BBB ratings to ensure your peace of mind during your move.

2. Licensed and Insured

Always make sure the moving company you choose is insured and licensed. This will provide you security and peace of mind during your move. Don’t get lured by low prices offered by many moving companies because a cheap moving deal can prove to be a big financial blunder for you if the chosen Vancouver moving company is not insured and licensed.

3. Wide Range of Moving Services

When choosing a best moving company in Vancouver, go for a moving company that is equipped to handle all aspects of your move. Your Vancouver moving company must offer the full range of moving services including packing, storage, transportation and unpacking.

4. Customer Service

Check whether the Vancouver moving company is easy to approach and does offer timely response to your moving related inquiries.

5. Delivery Time

Go for Vancouver moving companies that offers delivery within committed time-frame.

6. Crystal Clear Approach

Before you finally select a Vancouver moving company, you must double-check all the details given in the binding assessment. Don’t hesitate to contact the company and seek clarification regarding any vague terms or clauses mentioned in the fine print of the moving offer.

 

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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How to Load the Moving Vehicle for moving in Vancouver BC

How to Load the Moving Vehicle for moving in Vancouver BC

If you are moving by yourself in Vancouver, BC or elsewhere in Canada, then you will have to rent a moving vehicle which could be a truck or a van. It is important to know how to load boxes and things on a moving vehicle so that your stuff reaches the new place without any problems.

Some planning is important for loading a moving vehicle properly, we prepared some tips below to help you in planning your loading process.

Heavy items should be loaded first

The rule of thumb of loading is that you should always load the heaviest boxes and items first.

Large appliances, like washing machines and fridges, should all be loaded into the moving vehicle first. It is important to balance the vehicle too, so you should place the items of the same weights on each side of the vehicle equally.

Before loading these big items make sure that they are padded for protection. Padding does cost a little bit extra, but it is worth the added protection it provides to your belongings.

Long shape items are next

Once you have finished loading the heavy items, move on to the long items such as mattresses and mirrors. Do not place them flat but rather stack them against the wall. This way you can save some space in the vehicle as well.

Cover up mattresses and mirrors to avoid ripping and breaking. Some large items will need to be disassembled before loading and moving.

Load the moving boxes

Once the individual items have been loaded, load the moving boxes in the vehicle. Load the heavier boxes first and place them on top of large appliances and furniture items to save more space in the vehicle. If there are fragile items in those boxes you should not place anything on top of them.

The light boxes come next and you can stack them on top of the heavy boxes. Another tip of keeping your belongings safe is to cover the ceiling of the vehicle’s roof with soft material such as bedding. As you are stacking things up, the boxes and items will touch the ceiling and some padding on the ceiling will protect them.

 

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 Packing Shoes when Moving to or from Vancouver BC

Tips for Packing Shoes when Moving to or from Vancouver BC

Shoes are usually quite costly and should be packed properly so that they do not get damaged when moving to or from Vancouver, BC or elsewhere in Canada.

Some people are more organized in keeping their shoes and have shoe hangers for all their shoes, while others just throw shoes in the closets without caring much. Well, if you do not pack your shoes correctly, they will probably get damaged while being moved.

Here are some useful tips that will help you in packing shoes so that they reach your new location safely without a scratch.

The best way to pack and move shoes is by placing them in their original shoe boxes. Shoe boxes will keep your shoes protected during your move and prevent your shoes from getting crushed or scratched. Just place the shoes in their original boxes and pack the shoe boxes in a carton that is reserved for the shoes.

Not everyone keeps original shoe boxes, and if you do not have those boxes anymore then you will have to put in some extra effort in packing the shoes. Individually wrap each shoe in some packing paper. Once the shoes are wrapped, start putting them into a carton box, making sure that they are placed sideways and not stacked on top of each other.

Once a layer of shoes is kept in the box and the time comes to stack the shoes, add some padding on top of the first layer. This padding will prevent shoes in the bottom from getting crashed.

Packing shoes does seem like a challenging task but it is better to pack and move your shoes properly instead of having to buy new shoes upon reaching your new place.

 

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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How to Pack Fragile Items Safely for Moving in Vancouver BC

How to Pack Fragile Items Safely for Moving in Vancouver BC

Packing can be a real challenge for most of us when it comes to fragile items. Such delicate items have to be packed with utmost care because they can break or get damaged easily.

Below are some tips that will help you in packing and moving your fragile items safely.

Get Some Wrapping Material

If you plan on moving fragile items make sure you have wrapping and packing material ready. Such wrapping material includes: tissues, packing paper and newsprint. Wrap your fragile items with some tissue paper or packing paper. Once you have wrapped it with tissue, start wrapping it in newsprint that will provide added safety to the fragile item.

When you are ready to place the item into a box, make sure that the surface is soft. You can do this by adding foam to the box which will make sure that the items do not break or get damaged due to any bumps while being moved.

Glass Items

Glass items tend to break easily. Such items should not be wrapped with tissue but rather with a towel or even a blanket. Tissue and paper do protect fragile items but only to some extent.

Get Some Advice from a Vancouver Moving Company

There are many moving companies that help their clients with packing fragile items with special packing techniques and materials. It would not hurt to take their advice in this situation since your goal is to pack with convenience without breaking anything. Such moving companies make use of bubble wrap and make sure that maximum protection is provided to fragile items.

 

 

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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Essentials Box and How to Pack it for Moving in Vancouver BC

Essentials Box and How to Pack it for Moving in Vancouver BC

An essentials box is a box that you will need a few days before and after moving in Vancouver, BC, and is usually packed when everything else is packed.

While packing the essentials box you should include all the items that you will need when you reach your new home in Vancouver, BC or elsewhere in Canada. When emptying your shelves and cupboards for packing, put the essential items aside. An essentials box will help you during a first few days at your new place without the need for unpacking everything all at once.

Some people prefer to pack one essential box for every room of their house, while others pack just one essentials box. It really depends on your needs and requirements, but here are some of the items that you should have in your essentials box.

What to Pack into an Essentials Box?

Toiletries should definitely be added to your essentials box. If you are short on toiletries, go to the nearest store and buy them. Toiletries such as toilet paper, soap, dish soap and hand wash are a must.

You can also add some snacks into the essentials box, such as jam, butter, bread, soft drinks and coffee packets. Do not forget to add a few dishware, such as plates and mugs, as you will need them once you reach your new place. Small scissors or a knife should also be packed in the essentials box as they can be helpful.

Also, pack a flashlight, in case there are issues with power at your new place.

Since essentials box is going to be packed at the end, you can always help yourself by making a list of items that you will require. The easy way to make such list is by thinking what exactly you will need instantly when you reach your new location. For example, you might feel hungry when you reach your new place, but you most likely won’t have the time or the energy to unpack your kitchen and dishware items box. And your essentials box can be easily opened when you reach your new place and you get easily get all the necessary items.

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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