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Five Tips to Stay Safe and Avoid Injury During a Move

We know that moving can be a stressful time. With so much on your mind and so many moving parts, it’s easy to focus on “just getting things done.” In the process, it’s easy  to forget about taking the time to do the move safely.

Customers who choose to move with Secure Moving often do so because they’re looking for a moving service that is convenient, reliable, and affordable.

And, while our moving service is extremely flexible and provides you with extra time to pack and unpack, most of our customers are doing the packing, loading and unloading themselves.

That’s why it’s so important to be prepared for all aspects of your move in order to avoid injuries in the process.

In addition, it’s important to remember that while you can take all the steps to plan and prepare for a safe move, there can also be factors at play that are out of your control, such as weather.

Our customers’ safety is important to us! So, to help you avoid injury during your next move, we’ve put together some information and outlined steps you can take to avoid the most common injuries that occur during a move.

 

1) Take Your Time and Get Plenty of Rest During a Move

 

One of the biggest causes of stress and injury during a move is feeling rushed. When you feel rushed you’re more likely to cut corners, and not pay attention to your surroundings. This can result in you not noticing possible hazards.

As you get closer to moving day and your to-do list continues to grow, it can be difficult to wind down at the end of the day. It’s common to push yourself too hard trying to get as much done as possible each day. However, one of the keys to a successful and injury-free move is getting adequate rest and taking your time.

We all know we should get 7-9 hours of sleep every night, but that’s something that can be tough to do on a regular basis, never mind when you’re moving! However, before you plan to pull an all-nighter, consider this:

So please, get enough sleep when you’re moving!

 

2) Dress Appropriately to Avoid Injury During a Move

Most parts of Canada go through some pretty extreme weather changes, not only throughout the year, but throughout the seasons. When you’re moving, an unexpected rain or snow storm can wreak havoc on the best laid plans.

In addition, moving is physically demanding. Climbing up and down stairs, pulling things out of tight spaces, and maneuvering large items down hallways and through doorways can be tough. Plus, lifting heavy items and things with sharp corners can quickly cause minor injuries that will only slow down the moving process.   

Here are a few simple things you can do to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for moving day:

  • Wear clothing that covers your body to avoid cuts and scrapes.
  • Wear closed-toe shoes that have good grip to avoid trips, falls, and injuries to your feet.
  • Wear gloves to protect your hands.
  • Wear weather-appropriate clothing to ensure you are protected from the elements, particularly in the winter months when there is the risk of frostbite.
  • If you have to remove shoes while inside the home, it’s a good idea to wear gripper socks (link) to avoid slipping and sliding.

3) Use Proper Lifting Technique to Protect Your Back and Ask for Help

Did you know that poor lifting technique is the leading cause of injury during the move?

Further to dressing appropriately (Tip #2 above), practicing a proper lifting form when moving items in and out of your home (especially heavy items) can save you from injury during a move. Here are a few tips to follow:

  • Whenever possible, use a dolly or cart to move your belongings rather than lifting.
  • Bend and lift with your knees rather than your back.
  • Lift items in a controlled manner. Do not contort your body.
  • Do not lift heavy items over your head.
  • Stand on solid ground and keep your footing secure.
  • Ask friends and family to help, especially with the heavy items – the more hands on deck the better!

The real key to getting through your move injury-free is to pay attention to the signs your body is giving you. Don’t try to lift more or do more than you are able. Take breaks and pace yourself.

And lastly, ask for help. Offer your friends and family free pizza and beverages for a few hours of their time – who knows, you might actually have fun during the packing process!

 

4) Keep Your Space Organized and Clear of Hazards

Stay Organized Inside Your Home during a move

Try to keep the floor clean of toys and packing materials so you maintain a clear path to and from the entrance.

When you’re moving, it’s easy for a home to quickly become cluttered and disorganized. Furniture is often moved around in preparation for foot traffic, and it’s common to stack packed boxes wherever there is space in a room

In addition, staying organized can be especially challenging if you have young children. Moving is stressful for kids too, so we recommend packing their items last. For them, this keeps things as “normal” as possible for as long as possible.

If you’re moving with small children, designate one room as their “play room” or “toy room”. Keep as many of their things (toys, craft supplies, tables, chairs, etc.) there as possible during the packing process. Then, when the time comes to pack up your child’s items, they’re all in one place.

You can even encourage them to help pack the boxes with their things, and have them label the boxes with their name so it’s easy to identify them in the new home.

*FACT: Moving with a Secure Moving can really help keep your space organized and free of clutter during the packing process. Because you can get your Secure Moving service in the moving day, you can gradually load it with packed boxes and furniture.

 

5) Prepare and Maintain the Exterior of Your Home

Depending on the time of year you’re moving, there are different things you will have to prepare for outside. Below are a few seasonal measures you should take when moving:

  • Summer: Be prepared for hot weather by having plenty of drinking water on hand so that everyone helping with the move stays hydrated.
  • Spring or Fall: Rain and damp conditions can cause problems. Clear away wet leaves from the moving path to avoid slips. Lay down plastic sheeting to protect your floors.
  • Winter: Shovel away snow from the moving path to create a wide path. Ensure walkways are free of ice – using a de-icer or anti-icer on your steps and sidewalks is an good solution. Dress appropriately to protect hands and feet from the cold.

 

Secure Moving Allows You to Get Your New Place Without Stress!

 

If there’s a common theme in all these tips to staying safe and injury-free during a move, it’s to take your time and minimize stress. That’s where Secure Moving can really help.

This method will give you plenty of time to plan and pack, plus it will take some of the stress out of the process and allow you to get enough sleep so you are alert, fresh, and more likely to avoid injury during your move.

 Contact us today to see how we can help with your move: call 1-(604)-724-3432 or request your free quote online now. We’ll be happy to help you in any way we can!

Some Tips to Organize Your Garage to have sufficient place

If you’re lucky enough to have a garage, you’ll likely agree they’re great, simply because they can be used to store a wide range of items. From big stuff like motorcycles and lawn mowers, to medium sized things like table saws and bikes, to smaller stuff like rakes, shovels and hand tools, the list of uses for a garage is endless.

However, “stuff” can quickly take over a garage, resulting in a non-functional space that no longer allows you to use it for what it was intended – parking your car.

Depending on your schedule and budget, there are a number of things you can do to organize your garage. From basic and simple organization tips to custom garage organization systems, here are some ways you can improve your garage space.

Low Budget Tips and Ideas for Garage Organization

Add Some Shelving

Garages can clutter up quickly, so adding shelving and wall racks are a simple thing you can do to make a big difference and have enough space.

Basic shelving systems can be purchased from many stores, like Home Depot, RONA, Canadian tire  Lowe’s or even Walmart. There are countless types of shelving out there too, such as wood, metal, and plastic, so be sure to consider what you’ll be using them for and purchase shelving that will be strong enough to hold those items.

Safety Tip: If you decide to go with a shelving unit, after putting it together you’ll also want to be sure to secure it to the wall so that it won’t tip over.

 

Clear Plastic Storage Bins

If you add shelving to your garage, it’s also a great idea to buy plastic bins to store smaller items. Clear plastic containers are extra handy because you can see what’s inside the bin. But, if you use colored bins, be sure to add a large label to it so you know what’s inside. It’s helpful to add labels to the ends, sides and top, just in case you end up moving them around.

 

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Use Wall Space to Hang Your Stuff

Most garages have very few windows, and if you don’t already have a lot of shelving, you should consider using your walls to hang whatever you can.

Home improvement stores sell all sorts of wall hanging systems and hooks that can be used to hang things such as lawn tools, brooms and ladders, to bicycles, golf bags or even a wheelbarrow!

Most rack systems are better to mount into studs as opposed to using drywall screws and plugs, which can fallout if there is too much weight on the rack. If you’re planning on mounting racks into studs, it’s a good idea to measure out the distance between studs in your garage, before you buy the racking system. Some racks do not have adjustable anchor points, and they may not always line up.

 

Tower Tool Racks

Placing a tower tool rack in the corner of your garage is a great way to keep things like shovels, rakes, and brooms organized and out of the way. Tower racks allow you to neatly store long-handled items in an upright position so they’re easy to grab when you need them. For smaller items you can install a tool rack on the wall above your work bench to hang things like pliers, screwdrivers and wrenches.

Use the Ceiling for Storage

The area between the garage door (when open) and the ceiling, or the area from the end of the garage door to the back of your garage are both options for installing ceiling storage. An overhead storage system is ideal for items that you only need once in a while, such as holiday decorations and camping gear.

Home improvement stores will offer options for ceiling storage, or you can make your own sliding storage system with wood and plastic totes. Learn how to make a sliding storage system from the family handyman.

Safety Tip: Always ensure that a ceiling storage unit base is securing attached into the ceiling joists/studs to ensure that it can support the weight of the storage bins. If you purchase a ceiling storage kit from a home improvement store, always follow the instructions carefully.

 Portable Storage Containers

If your garage is overflowing with stuff and there’s no amount of shelving that is going to help, you may want to consider and BigSteelBox storage container for temporary, long-term or permanent storage. A shipping container is a great option for a “storage shed” because they are wind, water and rodent proof, and have a lock box that protects your padlock from bolt cutters, so they’re very secure.

Another advantage to a Secure Moving, our professional movers can help you with all arrangement you need during the move and have great ideas how to have big space during your arrangements,

 Give your Garage a complete Makeover!

If your garage is a hub for you or your family and you want to go all out with complete organization system that includes custom shelving, cabinet and drawer systems, and floor coatings, there are companies that specialize in just this.

While this may sound like an expensive option your budget likely won’t allow, keep in mind that some garage organization companies, offer custom options that you can choose to install yourself. This will allow you to save a little on the overall cost, or you can have them professionally install it for you.

The sky’s the limit when it comes to giving your garage a makeover! Whether you need a workbench with cabinets above and drawers below, or floor-to-ceiling cabinets along an entire wall of your garage, there’s a wide ranges of options for style and colour. Plus, most companies will also offer cabinetry in a range of price points to meet the needs and budget of many homeowners.

If you think Secure Moving can help to arrange your garage, please let us know! You can request a free moving quote online or call us at 1-(604)724-3432

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32 Moving And Packing Tips That Will Make Your Move Simple and Stress free

Now you just have to figure out how you’re going to pack and move everything without breaking the bank, your fragile lamp, or your back or hire moving company. Good thing we put together this list of 39 easy moving with Moving Company and packing tips that will make your move dead simple.

How do we know these tips will make your move dead simple with Moving Company?

We asked expert movers, packers, and professional organizers to share their best tips.So sit back, grab a snack, and dive in!

 

1. Get rid of unused stuff.

Get rid of unused stuff unused and unnecessary items you eliminate from your home, the less stuff you’ll have to pack up, haul across town, unload, and organize.

Be ruthless with your stuff. That coat you think is cute but haven’t worn in four months? Donate it.

The very first coffee maker you ever bought that flavors your morning brew with little pieces of rust? Trash it.

Doing a massive preliminary purge will have the single biggest impact on the efficiency and ease of your entire packing process.

 

2. Sort things by category.

Organize your belongings by category, not by room (note that the category part only applies to the organization process, not the unpacking — that’s a whole separate ordeal).

Instead of spending a day cleaning out your entire bedroom, spend an afternoon sorting through every article of clothing you own.

Scour every coat closet, dirty clothes hamper, and laundry room until you’ve got all your clothes in one place. Then sort.

Do the same thing for books, shoes, important papers, and the like.

 

3. Research professional moving company

Research is never fun. Yelp and Google will overwhelm you with the sheer volume of choices for residential moving companies to hire, but don’t give in to the pressure and pick the first four-star rating you see.

A moving company can often make or break your entire moving experience, so it’s important to get it right. The more effort you put into finding a reputable company with excellent customer service ahead of time, the less hassle you’ll have on moving day.

Secure Moving company  recommends double-checking that the moving company you want to hire is licensed with the BC you’re in.

“There are tens of thousands of people claiming to be a ‘ moving company ’ when in actuality it’s just some guy with a van trying to make some extra money,” says Maz Salem of Secure Moving.

Make sure to read the company’s list of services, fine print, and refund or damage policies, too. For example, some companies don’t lift items that aren’t in boxes (so your stuffed-to-the-brim duffel bags won’t make the cut), while others ask for full payment several weeks early.

Find out the specifics so there are no unwelcome surprises come moving day.

Pro Tip: Use TIps wirh Secure Moving company to find trustworthy moving companies, compare prices, and book your move online in minutes.

 

4. Pick the right moving day.

Hire your movers at least a month out so you can plan accordingly. If you have a flexible schedule, play around with potential moving dates and try to find the cheapest time of month to make an appointment.

our Moving company is busiest on weekend, so if you can skip the Saturday chaos and schedule your move for a Tuesday, you might get a significant discount.

 

5. Map out the best way to get to your new home.

Whether you’re Moving to Vancouver, across the country, across province, or just to a neighboring town, you’re going to need an efficient travel route so you don’t waste your move-in day sitting in traffic or pulling over three different times to type an address into your GPS.

Figure out the easiest, most efficient way to get where you’re going. Look up potential highway construction schedules ahead of time. And take traffic, detours, and necessary stops into account when you’re making your plan.

 

6. Put moving tasks on your calendar.

Take your organization a step further and spend an evening mapping out everything you have to do. Get an oversized calendar and mark the empty white boxes with important daily tasks to prepare for your move.

Tuesday: Call moving company.

Wednesday: Sort through toiletries.

Thursday: Buy new sheets.

An added bonus to using the calendar method is that breaking up your tasks by day makes them seem more manageable. Also, don’t forget to add “celebrate with wine” somewhere in there to give you something to look forward to.

 

7. Check to see if you have original boxes for your electronics.

You might think your flat screen TV could withstand a 30-minute drive across town in a cardboard box, but alas, it’s a fragile piece of technology. The best way to transport your electronics is in the original boxes they arrived in when you purchased them.

Check to see if you stashed these boxes somewhere — attic? Garage? If you don’t have them, make a list of what you’ll need to buy or borrow to properly cushion your stuff. Quilted blankets, bubble wrap, and sturdy tape all work well to protect TVs and similarly delicate items.

 

8. Grab extra packing and moving supplies.

Don’t forget the “just in case” items when you’re making your master hardware store list. Stock up now on extra supplies like light bulbs (check your lamps to verify the type you need), extension cords, and power strips so you’ll be set to go when you start moving things in.

 

9. Schedule disconnect times.

Call your cable, internet, electricity, and gas providers at least a week ahead of your move to figure out when you need to shut everything off. Make sure you leave enough time in your schedule to gather any necessary items — like cords, remotes, or cable boxes — you may need to return.

 

10. Call in favors early.

If you’re relying on friends and family to help with your move, be courteous and give them a month’s notice. Do the same with babysitters for your children.

Send out an email with the details of where to meet, what time, what to bring, and what to wear (read: no sundresses or uncomfortable shoes) so everyone is on the same page.

 

11. Pack ahead.

Packing little by little is far less stressful than trying to tackle it all in one day. As early as a couple months out, start packing the stuff you know you won’t be using.

This can be anything from off-season clothing to books you’ve already read to mementos, pictures, and keepsakes.

 

12. Pack decorative items a few weeks out.

Pack up all arts and decorative items several weeks before you move. These pieces can be some of the trickiest to store because they’re fragile and often oddly shaped, so having a bit of extra time to figure out how to properly cushion them is crucial.

Sure, your walls and mantels will look a bit stark, but when you’re running around the house a week before the move feeling like you’re about to lose your mind, you’ll be so glad your grandma’s landscape painting is already nestled in its precious bubble wrap.

 

13. Change your address a week before you move.

This is one of those things everyone forgets to do until they’re two weeks into life in a new home and they realize their Amazon Prime shipment still hasn’t arrived. Change your address ahead of time so your bills, credit card statements, and packages can arrive on time and without hassle.

 

14. Label moving boxes

The key to finding your stuff easily is labeling all your packed boxes accurately and clearly. When you’re stacking boxes in a van or car you won’t be able to see their tops, so make sure you label the sides as well. But don’t stop there.

Label the boxes by category and by room (for example, Books, Library and Books, Bedroom) to speed up the unloading process.

If you’re more of a visual learner, use color-coded electrical tape to label your boxes.

 

15. Create a number system.

If you want to take your box labeling a step further, create a number system.

As you pack up a box, take note of every single item inside of it. Write the list in a Google doc, and then give the box a number.

This genius strategy has two major benefits:

1   You can go straight to box #16 with the plunger instead of digging through every “Bathroom” box just to find it.

2   You’ll know the total number of boxes you’re transporting so you can check to see if one goes missing or is stolen.

 

16. Use small boxes for heavy items.

It sounds obvious, but if you’ve ever known the struggle that is carrying a large cardboard box stuffed full of college textbooks across a parking lot, then you also know this advice cannot be overstated.

Fill your small boxes with heavier items and use large boxes for light things like decorative pillows, towels, and linens.

 

17. Use packing tape.

Not to be confused with duct tape, packing tape is the heavy-duty, insanely sticky clear tape you see at the post office.

Always make sure your boxes have tops, but don’t do the interlocking fold method with the flaps of your box tops — just tape them closed. It’s much more secure this way.

 

18. Protect fragile items with packing paper, bubble wrap, or blankets.

Remember that packing paper you put on your master list when you stocked up on supplies at the hardware store?

Use it to pad all your fragile dish-ware and decorative items. Stuff it inside glasses, wrap it around vases and bowls, and shove it between your dishes and the side of your boxes.

Make sure you wrap each of your fragile items separately, so they’re fully cushioned. If you don’t have packing paper, opt for bubble wrap or a quilted blanket.

 

19. Pack dishes vertically.

Don’t stack your dishes horizontally inside a box. Instead, wrap your plates and bowls in packing paper, gently place them into a box on their sides like records, and then fill the empty spaces with bubble wrap to prevent cracking and breaking.

 

20. Pack a clear plastic box with things you’ll need right away.

This can include toilet paper, a shower curtain, hand soap, towels, sheets, snacks, or whatever else you think you’ll need for the first day or night in your new home.

Having a few essential items on hand will make you feel more comfortable and prepared to tackle unpacking everything else.

 

21. Pack a personal overnight bag.

Chances are you won’t get everything unpacked in the first day, so bring whatever you need to feel relaxed and settled on your first night.

A change of clothes, your toiletries, a water bottle, and your laptop can go a long way in making your new place feel more like home.

 

22. Stop buying groceries a week before you leave.

To save you the guilt of throwing away perfectly decent food, stop buying groceries a week or two before you’re scheduled to move. Try to make meals at home to use all the food you have left.

If you don’t finish everything, invite a friend or two over to see if they need some half-finished spices or boxes of pasta.

For anything you can’t get rid of, toss it and don’t look back.

 

23. Take pictures of your electronics.

Before you take them apart and pack them up, take a few pictures of the back of your electronic devices — the cord situations, if you will.

Having these pictures will make it that much easier to set up your TV or monitor as soon as you move in — no fretting necessary.

24. Put your storage bins and luggage to use.

Instead of trying to figure out how to pack up all your woven seagrass baskets, linen bins, and carry-on suitcases, store stuff inside them.

Think clothes and shoes for sturdy suitcases, and hand towels and pillowcases for lightweight, open-top bins and baskets.

 

25. Make copies of important papers.

Pack a separate box or briefcase with copies of all your important documents in case of an emergency.

Though it might be a tedious project to scan or copy every birth certificate, passport, social security card, proof of insurance paper, and tax claim, you don’t want to risk damaging the only version of your papers in transit. They’re too precious.

 

26. Set aside cleaning supplies for moving day.

Build a mini cleanup kit so you can do one final sweep through your home on moving day.

Set aside a broom, mop, dustpan, duster, sponge, cleaning products, paper towels, and old rags for wiping the grimy, hidden surfaces you could never get to when all your stuff was in the way.

 

27. Load boxes from the same rooms together.

Stack and load boxes in groups according to the rooms indicated on the labels. Put all the kitchen stuff together, all the bedroom stuff together, and all the living room stuff together.

That way, you can unload all the boxes from the same rooms at the same time, which makes unpacking everything a cinch.

 

28. Load heavy furniture into the moving truck first.

Have the person with the highest Tetris score be in charge of figuring out how to fit everything in the back of the moving truck in the most efficient way possible.

Load your heavy furniture first, like sofas and sectionals.

Be gentle with everything, as most seemingly wooden items are not actually made from wood, but particle board.

Don’t be afraid to flip things over, either — couches actually transport well on their sides and save a ton of space in the process.

 

29. Take pictures of your new home before you move anything in.

This moving tip really only applies if you’re renting your new home:

Before your friends and family start stacking boxes in the entryway, or scuffing the doorway trying to shove your couch through, snap a few shots of your space so you can note any existing damage.

It’ll be more difficult to prove you didn’t cause that damage after you’ve moved in all your furniture.

 

30. Delegate tasks when you’re unloading the moving truck.

Figure out ahead of time who will be the chief of moving day. Whoever feels comfortable taking charge of the unloading and organization process (and inevitably answering 400 different questions) should assume this position.

Delegate every little task so no one is wasting time or sitting around with nothing to do. With all hands on deck, your unpacking process will fly by.

 

31. Keep Ziploc bags handy.

Keep a stash of Ziploc bags in your purse or backpack for the big moving day. You can use the bags to store doorknobs, tiny screws and brackets, luggage keys, or other small, easily forgettable items.

 

32. Be a good host.

Make sure you take care of the people who help you move, regardless of whether or not they’re being paid to do it.

Provide beverages and snacks for everyone, break for pizza, or pay for  everyone’s dinner and get it delivered.

Congrats on your new home!

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TIPS BEFORE MOVING TO VANCOUVER, BC

Active lifestyle, excellent walk-ability and vibrant, different culture, Vancouver is consistently rated as one of the top cities in the world to live. The combination of economic opportunity and the beautiful, natural environment draws people from around the world. These newcomers – like you – contribute to Vancouver’s diversity and livability.

If you’re considering a move to Vancouver, we have some tips to help you get acquainted with your new home.

 

MOVE IN TO THE WONDERFUL WEATHER

If you like mild, warm weather, Vancouver is the city for you. Unlike most Canadian cities, Vancouver only sees occasional snow. Instead, the winters are characterized primarily by cool days and plenty of rain. (You’ll want to invest in an umbrella!) The summers are wonderful with plenty of green, warm and sunny days.

 

WITH MULTIPLE CULTURE YOU CAN MAKE GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD

Vancouver’s size and diversity make it easy to find a great neighborhood. If you’re looking for a family home to raise a family in, check out West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Coquitlam and Burnaby a quiet neighborhood with historic homes, great mountain views and quick access to Downtown and the university area. For a youthful, laidback vibe and close proximity to the ocean, try Kitsilano. Downtown is the bustling heart of the city and offers easy access to nightlife and culture. If you don’t want an apartment or loft in the middle of Downtown, look at False Creek and Yaletown, which lie just outside of it. Chinatown, one of the most diverse neighborhoods in an already diverse city, is also a popular choice.

 

BE STUDENT 

Vancouver’s public school system is inclusive, well-funded and well known in world so your kids can get a great education here. Two magnet schools, the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics and Vancouver iTech Preparatory, let high schoolers focus on specialized interests before college. There are also a wide variety of private schools to choose from. Vancouver is home to the University of British Columbia (UBC), one of Canada’s best universities.

 

WALKE AROUND THE CITY

When asked about the best parts of living in Vancouver, residents often cite the ease of getting around without a car. There are numerous bike and pedestrian paths winding through the city’s greenways and streets, so it’s easy to walk or ride almost anywhere in town.

For longer trips, there are plenty of buses, trains and rental company cars. The rapid transit system consists of automated trains that run frequently through the city, and several lines connect to the suburbs in case you wind up living a little outside of Vancouver proper. The bus system is also a popular way to get around, especially for destinations on the faster express routes. There are lots of rental car company which makes you more happy to get you anywhere you like around city.

 

WHAT TO DO 

One of the best things about living in Vancouver is the easy access to nature. Stanley Park, which won TripAdvisor’s “best park in the entire world” title in 2014, is a popular recreation spot for locals and tourists alike. For a more strenuous hike, head up into the nearby mountains, or you can just relax, swim and play on one of Vancouver’s many beaches.

There’s always something going on in City. Live music is available at multiple venues every night, and the city is home to more than 50 professional theater groups so it’s easy to catch a world-class show. It also hosts some of the world’s best festivals, including the Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver Fringe Fest and several large music festivals.

 

KNOWLEDGE FOR MOVING 

Vancouver’s popularity means that housing is at a premium, which some online scammers take advantage of. Never send money without seeing the home in person and don’t trust any on on emails, signing a lease and getting the keys. This high-demand housing market also means that you need to start looking well in advance and check the websites specialized for running and real-estate, as last-minute rentals can be difficult to find.

If you plan on using public transportation often, buy a Compass card. These inexpensive passes let you avoid the hassle of buying tickets every trip, and they’re cheaper to boot.

The City  has an excellent website that includes new resident guides to help you learn about the city in more detail.

Whether you’re relocating for work, attending university or just enjoying a change of mood, Vancouver is a great place to live. When you’re ready to make the move, give Secure Moving a call. We can help you with everything, including packing and unpacking, and providing moving supplies. We’ve got a custom moving solution to suit everyone. After all, our mission is to move you in your new life, not just your move.

With a bit of planning and some help from your friendly local movers, you’ll be able to settle into your new home in no time.

 

These are just a few of the many moving tips our Moving Consultants can offer you as you plan your move! Give Secure Moving a call at 1-6047243432 today to see if we can help make your move easier or request a quote online.

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6 Points On How To Make Your Moving Less Stressful With Us

Eventually, moving day arrives, a long day, sweaty day of heavy lifting and the occasional last minute hiccup. When all is said and done, you sit back in your new home and relax for a second before you look around at your boxes and realize just how much is left to be done. Meanwhile, life – jobs, kids, pets, boxes, etc. – continues to require your attention,

Is it any wonder that so many people find moving to be stressful?

I don’t mean to paint a doom and gloom picture of moving – it’s really not so bad, and it always works out well in the end and if you chose right and reliable company like Secure Moving Ltd. But it’s a fact of life that with moving comes stress, and it’s better to know what to expect (and how to tackle it) than to let it bring you down. These 6 points on how to make your moving less stressful.

#1 Ability to accept that stress is a normal part of the moving process

Overcoming moving stress starts with ability of acceptance. If you recognize from the get-go that you are probably going to incur some stress over the course of your move, you’re less likely to let it set you back when it happens. Think about other times in your life that you’ve accepted occasional stress as a part of the process and simply worked through it and be sure it get done, like school or your job. Stress is a natural human response to a demanding circumstance, but it isn’t the end of the world. In fact, it can even be good for you. Take it for what it is and acknowledge the feeling when it happens, but don’t let it deter you from the tasks at hand.

#2 Give yourself enough time to think how to manage

One of the biggest sources of moving stress is time. More specifically, not having enough of it. A stress free move might not be possible, but you can make it a whole lot easier by making sure to allot enough time to getting everything done. Imagine that you’ll need about two days to pack up a studio or one bedroom apartment, three to four days for a two bedroom home, five to six days for a three bedroom home, and so on. Be sure to give yourself enough time for other steps as well, such as researching and selecting a moving company or rental truck, setting up utilities in your new home, and cleaning the home that you’re leaving and make sure your new place are ready to move in. The more you leave to the last minute, the more frantic you’ll inevitably feel.

#3 Start from small

There’s a quote by Confucius that goes: “The man who moves mountains begins by carrying away small stones.” Tackle the little things first, and you’ll notice that they quickly add up to big things. If you’re feeling paralyzed by moving stress or you simply don’t know where to start, just get something done, be it packing up a single kitchen drawer or getting all your books into a box. Making progress, big or small, is important for managing your stress, so worry less about how you’re going to get every single thing you own packed up, shipped to another location, and unpacked in a new space, and focus instead on just getting it done piece by piece. all this process you can depend on Secure Moving and let them get the job done with packing and unpacking or dismantle and resemble.

#4 Try to stay organized

Organization is key if you want to make moving stress free. This applies to all steps of your move, from sorting and labeling boxes in a way that makes them easier to unpack to keeping all of the documents you might need – the contract with your movers, new lease, etc. – in one, easy to locate place. If you make organization a priority from step one, you’ll set yourself up for fewer headaches and an easier overall move.

#5 Hire professional moving company

If you can make room for it in your budget, nothing helps relieve the stress of moving more than handing off some of the major tasks to a professional moving company like Secure Moving. In addition to helping with the heavy lifting on moving day, movers can also help pack up your things and safely wrap up and transport hard to pack items like lamps and art. That’s a lot less work on your end, and a lot less stress as a result. Just make sure to hire a moving company with a proven reputation of reliable and trustworthy service, otherwise you might end up with more stress instead of less. Secure Moving will assure you stress free move.

 

#6 Get some sleep

When there’s a lot to get done, it’s easy to put sleep on the back burner. But the less rest you get, the more likely you are to feel overcome by stress. Make sleep a priority during your move, and try to get a full night’s rest as often as possible. Moving can take a lot out of you both physically and mentally, and if you’re not getting enough sleep, you’re going to be running on empty very quickly. Allow yourself to properly recharge every night, and you’ll notice you’re more efficient and a whole lot less stressed.

Life can be stressful, and moving is no exception. Accept the experience for what it is, and make sure you’re taking care of yourself during the process. And when it’s all over, consider treating yourself to a de-stressor, like a massage or a nice evening out. You’ll certainly have earned it and move done easily.

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