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Victoria, B.C. Movers Are Going Green

Victoria, B.C. movers have noticed a growing trend of customers wanting to make an eco-friendly move. If you share the same concern for the environment, there are a few simple things you can do to keep your move “green”. The first step is to use recycled moving supplies rather than purchasing them. The next step is to lighten your load as much as possible by donating what you don’t need. And the last and most important way to “eco-boost” your move is to begin new energy saving habits in your new home. Check out this informative blog for more green moving tips.

If your resolution for 2013 was to curb your carbon footprint, you might find it a challenge when there’s an impending move: the dozens of cardboard boxes, rolls of packing tape, the white ocean of Styrofoam packing peanuts, reams of plastic bubble wrap. Then there’s the moving truck that’ll haul thousands of pounds of your household goods to the other side of the city, or—cringe—across the state or country.

However, if you’re moving, there’s a way to fulfill your resolution, celebrate April as Earth Month and take part in a popular trend: green moving. It’s household moving with a conscious effort to choose the most environmentally-friendly packing materials, share and reuse supplies, and reduce carbon emissions during transport.

Read our tips for making your move green, as well as interesting statistics about how moving affects the environment. Also, find out what you need to do to make your household energy-efficient and start things off right in your new digs.
Get Smart about Supplies

The average move uses 60 cardboard boxes—that’s the equivalent of a half-ton tree. If you consider that an American moves 11 times in his or her lifetime, that’s 660 boxes, or 5 1/2 tons of wood, per person. Reusing a friend’s cardboard boxes is a good first step. Depending on quality, a cardboard box can withstand three to 10 uses, at which point it will likely need to be recycled.

But there are some more eco-friendly alternatives to cardboard boxes, as well as other traditional packing materials. Click this link to finsh reading Green Moving Tips: How to ‘Eco-Boost’ Your Move.

Here’s a video that shares information how to make your house more eco firendly. Enjoy the watch.

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Vancouver To Victoria Movers Are Expert Packers

Being Vancouver to Victoria movers, we help hundreds of people transition to their new homes every year. As a result, we’ve collected a lot of wisdom when it comes to packing. With all of the little tips and tricks we’ve learned about packing from customers, you could even call us experts on the subject. If you’re looking for some advice on packing for your move, check out this blog post from another expert packer.

Seeing your Moving Moments images on Instagram has been a blast, and the contest isn’t over yet so keep them coming! While you have been planning your move, ForRent.com has reached out to a veteran moving expert, Jamie, from C.R.A.F.T. to share insider tips and tricks to make your next move a successful one!

Jamie has moved 6 times in her adult life, and they were big moves at that. She moved from Texas to New York City, back to Texas, followed by a move to Florida and then back to Texas – just to name a few. Shew, we are tired just by reading this! Having moved across the country so many times, she knows what it takes to stay organized during a move and how to make the process as painless as possible.

You can’t start organizing and getting ready early enough. “I start collecting boxes the day I realize I will be moving! Once I have secured the boxes, I’m a pretty speedy packer,” exclaims Jamie. Once you begin packing, she recommends beginning with your closet. Start with all the different items on your closet shelves that you rarely use, or out of season clothes. The first items packed should be things you won’t need immediately. Click this link to finish reading Top Moving Tips from an Expert.

One of the tips we like the best in his post is to leave clothing inside of your dresser, saving valuable time and space. See you next blog post.

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Gift Ideas For Friends Moving In Langley

If you have friends moving in Langley, help them move out of their old home and get settled into their new one with a thoughtful moving gift. This blog has many practical and funny ideas for moving gifts and housewarming presents. One great idea is to present your friends with a laundry basket full of cleaning supplies. Another idea is to treat them to a gift membership at a local museum. Whatever you give your friends, a moving gift is an unexpected joy they will surely appreciate during what can be a stressful time.

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Summer is the Busiest Time of Year For Vancouver to Nanaimo Movers

If you are hiring Vancouver to Nanaimo movers this summer, you have chosen the busiest time of year to move. With the weather getting warmer, more people than ever are deciding to change homes. For a smooth transition, it’s important to plan your move well ahead of time. Decide whether you require a full-service or partial service mover, pack strategically and always remember to keep track of small parts. For some helpful tips on moving and packing, check out this blog post entitled Summer Moving Tips.

If you’re moving this summer, the busiest season for moving, you know how daunting it can be. But if you create a blueprint for your move, the transition from house to house will go more smoothly.

Here are 10 things you can do to prepare for a seamless transition.

1. Full serve, partial serve or a do-it-yourself move. Can you do it alone or should you hire a licensed moving company for a full-service or partial-service move? This is one of the first and often most difficult questions soon-to-be moving households face. The answer depends on your lifestyle, household size, budget and amount of time you have to get everything accomplished. Get written quotes from at least three licensed moving companies so you know you’re getting the best deal based on your specific moving needs. Moving yourself or doing a partial-service move? Packing calculators can make it easier to estimate the amount of boxes and packing materials needed.

2. Plan to unpack BEFORE you pack. Take photos of each room in the new home before you arrive with furniture, plants, appliances and family in tow. Write down on a clip board where each item should go in your next home before packing, and carry it with you on moving day. List out the major items that need to be assembled first. As you place each item in its new room, cross it off the list and you will be one step closer to enjoying your new home.

3. Be strategic about packing. If you have more than a month to ‘pick up and move’, start early. Complete a free change of address and schedule utilities ahead of time at Moving.com. Start packing early. Whether it’s one room, one cabinet or a drawer at a time, weed through what may be years of accumulation. As you’re going through your belongings, divide everything into these helpful categories: donate to charity, give to a friend, recycle, trash, pack now, or keep handy until moving day. You’ll be surprised at how much you can donate, recycle or give to friends. And, you’ll not be overwhelmed with the task at hand three days before you move. Click this link to finish reading Summer Moving Tips.

Check out this video for some tips to help make moving with your family an easy one.

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Our Long Distance Vancouver and Victoria Movers Can Help

If you are considering moving long distance to Vancouver or Victoria, movers can help you to transport your physical belongings. How your mental wellbeing will fare with your new neighbors, though, is a question only you can answer. In a humorous new blog post, Snarky in the Suburbs discusses the various tactics she employs in order to ascertain the intelligence and politeness level of a community. After 14 long distance moves, she shares her tricks for quickly analyzing people’s behavior in parking lots to determine the overall character of a town.

Dear Snarky, I’ve heard you mentioned before that you have moved around the country a lot. My family is about to move to the West Coast and I was wondering if you had any Snarky tips on how to find the best place to live in the burbs. You know, the kind of information you can’t get from just looking at houses with a realtor.

Signed, Patricia

Dear Patricia,

How savvy of you to reach out to me. After moving 14 times and counting, of course, I have tips on how to find an awesome place to live and the best part is you never have to get out of your car to put these tips into action. I’ve found that there are three things that determine whether a neighborhood, suburb, or community is comprised of decent human beings. Click this link to finish reading Dear Snarky – Moving Tips.

Today’s video we’re posting is another good one sharing moving tips. This one in particular shares information on how to pack your kitchen properly.

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Save Money Before The Surrey Moving Company Shows Up At Your Door

Before the Surrey moving company you hired pulls up in your driveway, there are some little things you can do to save money on your move. First, don’t buy your moving boxes, collect them. Any large grocery store is sure to have big fruit boxes that are perfect for packing. Next, start eating everything you have in your cabinets, even if it means getting creative with your cooking. Also, make lists of what you need to do because time is money. For more detailed frugal moving tips, check out this blog.

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Moving To Victoria, BC Can Get Stressful, So Take A Break!

If you are moving to Victoria BC, packing your entire life can get stressful. It’s important to take a step back and remember what’s important. Cleaning your current home, giving away what you don’t need and planning your trip are the three most important tasks you have right now. During this process, it’s a necessity that you take breaks. Overworking yourself during a move is very damaging to your mental health and can lead to poor decision-making. Check out this helpful blog post for more tips on making a smart move.

Clean Your Room!

One of the most repeated requests by moms across the world still rings in our ears “Clean your room.” Before moving out of your current place give it a good cleaning. Cleaning isn’t just about cleanliness. It’s also about taking care of your things and taking pride in the place you live – even if you won’t be there much longer. Show the future owners of your home just how great it is from the moment they walk in the door.

Share With Others

Learning to share is an important life lesson that moms instill in their children from an early age. Making a move provides you with a perfect opportunity to share the things you no longer use or want through donations. Once you’ve cleaned house you’ll probably find there’s lots of things that fall into this category. Sharing through donations not only gives you philanthropic feel-good vibes, it also can be used as a tax deduction.

Click this link to finish reading Mom’s Rules for Moving – Tips Based on Lessons Learned as a Kid.

Looking for some more moving tips? Here’s a video we found on YouTube worth watching.

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Moving Is Easier When You Hire Professional Langley Movers

When you are planning a tough move, hiring professional Langley movers can help to take a lot of the burden off of your shoulders. When you leave the packing and driving to someone else, you can do a better job of tying up other loose ends before you go. Make sure the moving company you choose is reliable by doing your research and getting more than one estimate. Before you go, there are a lot of little things to remember like shutting off the utilities and changing your address with the post office. Check out this blog post for more valuable moving tips.

When you are finalizing your plans for the big move from your old home to your new dream home, there are many things that you should be cognizant of in the process. Moving isn’t something you just wake up one day and do, it takes time.

To alleviate the hassle and stress of moving – and I know we all hate it! – you should keep in mind some of these suggestions:

Pick a reliable and trusted moving company to make the move easier for you and your family. Just like the first time you were investing in real estate, whether it was your first home or first apartment, you did the research to make sure you knew what you were getting into. Same goes with picking a moving company. You want to see if they are going to take their time and do it right, or if they are just in to overcharge you for moving. This is important. Pick the right one by doing the researching and looking for referrals. It will pay off in more ways than one. Click this link to finish reading Valuable Moving Tips.

Here’s a pretty good video that shares a lot of good moving tips you can check out too.

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You Should Be Organizing Long Before The Burnaby Movers Arrive

Before your Burnaby movers arrive, you should be planning your relocation at least one month ahead of time. It’s common sense that the sooner you start organizing, packing and planning for your move, the easier time you’ll have on moving day. Organize well and you’ll have more time to remember the little things that people often forget. Taking the time to write a detailed check list can help immensely. We’ve found an excellent, ready-made one on www.movingtips.org. Enjoy the information!

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Burnaby Moving Companies – How To Avoid Being Scammed

Being one of the more blogger friendly Burnaby Moving Companies we often post helpful information that we feel helps educates Vancouver residents in how to protect themselves from unscrupulous scam artists.

One area of the moving industry that has us concerned is the high number of scam artists that are taking advantage of unsuspecting movers. Take a look at this blog post we recently found that is loaded with great information in how to avoid being scammed by a moving company.

Before we go into how to find a good moving company, it would be best if we explain why we are here. MovingScam.com got it’s start in 2001, when the site owner, Tim Walker, was scammed by America’s Best Movers and decided to fight back (see “The True Story”). Very shortly, Tim learned that he was not alone in his plight and was joined by other consumers who were dedicated to providing solid, impartial consumer education and to working for better consumer protections in the moving industry. Early on, this led to the feeling that all movers were evil greedy companies out to gouge their clients. As the years progressed, it became apparent that not only were there many, many legitimate moving companies out there, but also those who try to keep their customer’s best interest in mind, many of whom you will find listed here. Later on, these consumers were joined by people within the moving industry, volunteering their time to help consumers like you, find moving companies in their industry with whom you can work and trust. Click here to view rest of article.

The information provided here can make the difference between a stress-free move and a loss of your money with no work done.  If you need moving services we would love to be considered as your moving company.

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