Downsizing, Moving Into A Smaller House With Secure Moving Ltd.

Moving to a smaller house can be a great move financially and mentally. After all, less square footage means lower utility bills and less space which needs cleaning with one moving. There are so many advantages and disadvantages to small house living that are hard to appreciate until you’ve moved out.

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Moving

 

But the process of downsizing to a smaller home can be even more exhausting than a regular move. Arranging all the furniture in this small living room is confusing. This means the furniture needs to be arranged in such a way to allow people to walk around and to face each other when sitting down.

SECURE MOVING will share the benefits of living in a small house:

  • Smaller homes are often more energy efficient because they have less space to heat and cool, which means they have a lower ecological footprint.
  • . Fewer rooms mean less time spent on cleaning and home maintenance. This has been a huge perk for my family, since it means we spend more time outdoors, doing things we love.
  • Because a smaller home typically costs less, this frees up money every month to spend on things that you really want. It’s not just the lower mortgage payment that will save you money, though. There’s about a $200/month difference for our electric bill from our 900 square foot home to our 3000 square foot home. That adds up to major savings over the years that you’ll spend in your home.
  • Your family has grown closer to each other because there’s nowhere to hide.
  • When you live in a smaller house though, having your space set up and decorated exactly how you want it is pretty easy! You can paint yourself, and start small grabbing quality items that are made to last and upgrading things slowly over time. After some time, you’ll have a magazine worthy house that you’ll be proud of at the fraction of the cost of a larger home.
  • More stuff makes you look and feel like a crazy hoarder when your house is small. There are limited surfaces for placing things on, so anything not away in a drawer or cupboard adds to the overwhelm. It’s pretty much the best way to declutter – having all your shit laid out in front of you and just getting rid of as much of it as you can.
  • And some other pros like: more disposable income, lower property taxes, lower environmental impact, forced decluttering and also Reduced commute.

Living in a smaller home can actually improve your life.

 

Give Secure Moving a call at 1-6047243432 today to see if we can help make your move easier or request a quote online.

How clean do you have to leave a house when you move?

How much clean house should be for new person or family who will live after? Nobody would want to live in a new house that is dirty. For this reason, having a moving house cleaning plan is important to stay organized and clean efficiently after relocation.

Cleaning

Cleaning

As you load your last box into the moving truck your hard work isn’t done yet. Before your relocation can be complete it is important to thoroughly clean your house or apartment to pass inspection with your landlord or the new owner of your home. 

It is basic courtesy; would you like to arrive to your new house to find out that on top of the decor or cupboards in kitchen or maybe the whole house is not clean? 

Every time SECURE MOVID TEAM have moved a house, have found the new house clean, most of the times with a nice note from the previous owners and something special in occasion: a flower, local magazine, nice smells and etc Please do the same when you leave it is just good manners.

Leave your house in the state of cleanliness you would like the house you are moving into to be in.

The following is a moving house cleaning list of items that can be applied before and after house moves:

General cleaning

Wash the inside and outside of all windows.

Remove all nails from the walls.

Clean out the fireplace.

Mop the floors.

Vacuum and shampoo the carpet or stem clean them.

Remove and dispose all rubbish.

Professional Cleaning

Professional Cleaning

Kitchen

Mop the kitchen floor.

Wash the inside of the refrigerator and Allow it to dry completely.

Defrost and clean the freezer.

Clean the inside of the stove, top of stove, exhaust fan, hood, and bottom drawer.

Wipe cupboards inside and out.

Wipe down countertops and the sink.

Bathrooms

Mop the floor.

Clean the bathtub, sink and fixtures.

Clean the toilet inside and out.

This basic moving house cleaning plan will simplify your cleaning process immensely. The time that it takes you to clean your house will depend greatly on the size of your home and the current condition that it is in.

For thorough moving house cleaning, it is recommended to rent a professional carpet steam cleaner to remove deep dirt deposits from carpeting. You can rent an individual carpet cleaner for personal use or you can hire a carpet steam cleaning company to do the work for you.

 

Give Secure Moving a call to hire you best and reliable under company cleaner at 1-6047243432 today to see if we can help make your move easier or request a quote online.

How to move our valuable objects to new home?

The point is nothing will happen during the move if you drop books or some clothes on the floor during the move or maybe break a plate accidently. You wouldn’t be upset too much or probably during your move tell yourself it’s OK. What if these things were your valuable items you wanna move? Absolutely it is not OK this time! 

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The following packing tips will teach you how to pack your valuables safely during move. discuss this critical issue with your moving company as they can advise you on whether it’s necessary to buy extra insurance at all, and if it is, then they can also help you get that additional coverage for your expensive and delicate possessions.

  • Decide what is valuable for you during move

Make an Inventory from all valuable items that you own.

SECURE MOVING TEAM want you to expand your definition of “valuable”. Kids are already going through such a big change, if they have a specific teddy bear or something, it’s a valuable item if they need it to sleep.

Also, keep any type of documents that accompany your valuables such as receipts, bills, warranty cards, certificates of authenticity, etc. – keep them in a moving binder together with other types of personal or move-related documentation.

We suggest you pack them in a box before moving and put any new important paper that you find in future days. 

Your first and most important defense against transportation damage is pack them very careful.

Get a few rolls of bubble wrap and a good amount of white packing paper from your local office supply store or directly from your moving company. Packing valuable items are different for example;

 Jewelries should transport and store in jewelry boxes. if you don’t have one on the moment wrapping bracelets and necklaces with some toilet paper tissues! You can use outdated business cards to keep your long earrings organized and protected during a move.

An egg carton can be used for storing earring and rings of different shapes and sizes. Don’t label a box ‘My Gold Jewelry, you want to think that everyone is honest and all of that, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Antique furniture Use as many moving blankets as you can to protect the entire surface of antique furniture pieces, especially any legs or arms that protrude from the main frame.

OR expensive kitchen sets, priceless wine collections, pricey musical instruments, inestimable family heirlooms, or various specialty items you may own – are usually too fragile, so they need extra protection.

  • Check your stuff before you let the movers go

Once your belongings have been delivered to the final destination, make sure to do a final walk-through before the movers close up the truck and drive off into the sunset.

Give Secure Moving a call at 1-6047243432 today to see if we can help make your move easier or request a quote online.

Office Relocation, Secure Moving Ltd.

Office relocation is not an easy and simple task. In relocation there are plenty of things should be have to take care. And stress is also increasing on this kinds of situation. So be as calm as possible and do step by step and as per planning. It would be great for you.

office relocation

office relocation

The most important part office relocation is to plan everything well in advance to reduce downtime and get your employees back to work to running your company as fast as possible. A professional moving company will assist you in this case and their skills in relocation help you very much.

When to Move? Well, look at your business schedule to decide the best timing for move. Search for days when a lot of people are traditionally out of the office or long weekends when the business is shut down entirely. Choose a time where the least amount of business would normally take place; this means the least amount of productivity you will potentially lose.

Supply every employee with boxes and moving materials with which to pack their cubicles. Emphasize the fact that nothing they leave behind will be kept; everything in drawers or on walls will be discarded. Give your workers ample time to pack their cubicle belongings. This will ensure that files are kept in good order and personal belongings are not lost.

Hire professional people to move your computers and other electronic equipment unless you have an information technology staff. Don’t take chances with amateur help when it comes to your most expensive equipment. Making sure phone and internet connections work before the move is important. Install and test all computers. Report any damage to moving company. Collect security cards and keys for the old facility. draft an emergency contact list such as elevator maintenance, building management, utilities, and etc.

Celebrate the move! Moving offices can be a busy and stressful time for everyone. Remember to arrange a moving in party for staff and other important stakeholders.

Give Secure Moving a call at 1-6047243432 today to see if we can help make your move easier or request a quote online.

Commercial Movers, Secure Moving Ltd.

Commercial Movers: SECURE MOVING goal is to provide you with the best commercial moving services available without breaking the bank. We understand how to relocate a business with precision and professional commercial movers. Our SECURE MOVING team with experienced commercial movers are ready to pack up and move your office.

Delay in displacement means interrupt in your business, so we take great care in handling your move in a timely manner. If you are searching for a commercial moving company in Burnaby, we realize that you want to have your office relocated and unpacked in an efficient and on time. 

commercial movers

commercial movers

SECURE MOVING is a fully licensed and insured moving company, serving  Vancouver and all lower mainland with experienced commercial-movers are always ready to help on your entire move, We designed and established well economical packages based on your needs and affordability.

We do understand finance is one of the most stressful matter when it comes to moving, no worries we are here to offer you the best service at an unbelievable price possible with our financial Aid department and we indeed ensure the most ease moving with the best at your interest.

When you are planning a commercial move, your top priorities are minimizing and reducing the Duration of disability of your business, meeting the provisions of your schedule, and sticking to your relocation budget.

With our effective coordination and highly skilled office movers in Burnaby, that will be your experience, and we provide comprehensive solutions that handle every aspect of your local or long-distance move.

Our seasoned project supervisors will make sure to work with your company in planning your business move and making sure the scheduling and relocating of your office is Unique.

We specialize in the following commercial moving & relocation services:

House moving

Offices

Libraries

Schools

Universities

Galleries

Law

Warehouses

And …We can move just about anything!

Call us today at 1-6047243432 for more information and a free quote, or request your moving quote online now.

BURNABY MOVERS, Secure Moving Ltd.

Burnaby Movers: Burnaby is located in the center of Greater Vancouver, so it is the perfect region no matter where you work or play. Driving into Vancouver can take less than 25 minutes, which will get you right to downtown. Burnaby is one of the top places for anybody of any age to live! Burnaby is home to many ethnic backgrounds and several languages, and is a special city because it doesn’t have any particular majority when it comes to racial groups. With so much diversity, it is the perfect place to experience new cultures, new foods, and new languages.

Burnaby Movers

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We are movers in Burnaby and we are one of the most popular Burnaby movers. Over 73% of our current customers are either repeat or have been referred by family, friends or associates. We provide high-quality, insured moving and storage services in Burnaby at guaranteed rates. We also provide convenient, portable container storage in Burnaby.

TRUST OUR SECURE MOVING TEAM, BC MOVERS TO MOVE YOU FROM OR WITHIN BURNABY WITH FULL-SERVICE PACKING AND STORAGE SERVICES.

  • You can always trust SECURE MOVING to get the job done right! With caring and professional packers and movers.
  • No unexpected charges or hidden costs are ever tacked on to your initial moving quote.
  • We are bonded and fully insured movers.
  • We offer complete moving services and secure private storage facilities for any of your needs.

Packing actually is more difficult than moving and takes much more time. Our packers are trained to be careful, efficient and safe with your beloved belongings.

We can pack your whole house or just those tricky rooms like the kitchen and garage.

If you need to move your home or business within or out of Burnaby, BC, SECURE MOVING TEAM Burnaby Movers can help with every part of the process. If you don’t want to do any of the packing, we understand. We also offer packing services in Burnaby.

Give Secure Moving a call at 1-6047243432 today to see if we can help make your move easier or request a quote online.

How to reduce the moving costs? Secure Moving Ltd.

You may have heard a lot that moving house is too stressful. But you have to add another fact that the moving process is Unfortunately expensive too, and you’ll maybe be really stressed out even before the real moving preparations have begun.

Moving home is both stressful and expensive – nobody can possibly deny that – It includes man and machine power, tough work, travel and packing items as well as more elements that make the relocation happen. There are methods to reduce moving costs and lower your moving expenses.

One of this methods is moving by yourself! The cheapest, but usually not the fastest way is to move yourself. In this case you should pack and wrapping the households, disassembling and reassembling of furniture by yourself or maybe you are lucky and have family or some friends to give you a hand. It takes time thou. And don’t forget supplements for moving like boxes. good news is nowadays you can find some boxes free too.

there are so many shops and local markets which you can tell them in advance to save them for you. If you couldn’t find them for free it’s not a big deal! rent some boxes. So you packed now and ready to move new house. here is the problem! how you carry stuffs there?

Right!

Rent a truck and drive it yourself. Call all the major truck rental companies and all the local companies you know. To save on moving truck rental even more, search online for coupons and discounts. If you’re moving far, a pod may prove cheaper than a moving van or professional moving company, especially when considering the cost of gas.

But what if somebody doesn’t want do all these things and hasn’t got enough time what is the solution?

You can save on moving expenses with a moving company too. If you don’t want to move by yourself, you can still save on moving services with a professional moving company. Here is how:

  • Get binding estimates – Getting an estimate does not guarantee that the final bill will match the quoted price. Get a few moving estimates, but always ask for a binding estimate. In most cases, you can get such only when the moving company comes to do an in-house estimate. Only when a moving estimator sees all inventory intended for moving, they can give you a binding estimate. A binding estimate will help you stick to your budget.
  • Get quotes from several movers – Before hiring a moving company, be sure to shop around for the best price. We recommend getting quotes from at least three moving companies.
  • Get rid of old belongings– All of us have many of these old, huge and heavy furniture that we don’t even like. Get rid of these by donating or selling them. Have a garage sale or visit local nonprofit that accept such donations.
  • Pack yourself, leave only the big furniture for the movers – Since you want to cut your moving cost to the minimum, pack as much as you can yourself. By doing so you will greatly reduce the cost for packing supplies and mover workers and time that otherwise you would pay. Believe in your own packing skills.
  • Check about long carry costs – Figure out the distance between your home and the street and ask the moving company about their long carry fee. They should explain beyond what distance is considered long carry and from what floor they count it as such.
  • Move in off peak season –Choose a less expensive move date. Another great way to save on moving services is to choose to move in off peak season. This often means moving in the winter as most moving companies lower their rates as much as 30 percent. Moving in the winter is one of the best ways to cut the moving cost if you want to hire a moving company.
  • Maximize your vehicle load – If you’re driving to your new home across the city or to another state, you can save money by loading your vehicle up as fully as possible.

Give Secure Moving a call at 1-6047243432 today to see if we can help make your move easier or request a quote online.

Licenses and certifications for moving companies, Secure Moving Ltd.

The question of whether a mover is licensed can be distracting. What if the mover is licensed in one region but not another? Do all regions require movers to be certified? You are basically giving your belongings to strangers, so making sure you hire a licensed company.

When we hear company, the word “license” gives us the peace of mind that the company is guaranteed to meet certain standards of quality.

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Moving company licensing rules are twisted and sometimes understood to a person just looking to hire someone. However, the primaries can be understood, so you can at least know whether your moving company should have a license of some kinds. Nowadays most of people when shopping around for movers start online. Therefore, when you find a few moving companies online you should figure out how professional and experienced is their website.

Of course, it’s not about telling you that the mover is licensed. Look around their website to find their DOT and MC license numbers. Proof of a company’s license can be acquiring with a Department of Transportation number which is also called a DOT number. It should be obvious and visible on every page.

Besides DOT numbers can be easily detection from your chosen moving company agent or from some paperwork that they may have provided you with. DOT numbers are essential for moving whether the company is moving within the province or out of province.

When you are searching for movers, you should also check if they are licensed to do your type of move. Many companies are limited to carrying only local moves, while others can carry out long distance and commercial moves. While the moving company is registered with your province, if you are moving long distance, you should check if the movers are registered to do moves to the province of your aim and all province in between.

Another method to verify that your hired company is statutory you should also check to see if they have the valid action potency that is required for moving. What this means is that the operating authority would tell you if the movers are licensed to move household items, hardware materials, etc. The operating authority would also determine the areas in which the company is able to manage in.

On the other hand, all moving companies must be insured, in case they destroy or break your stuff during the move. So, if your movers misremember to lock up the back of the truck and your furniture falls out, they should have to pay for the detriments.

However, if the moving company is not insured, and if they don’t have any money, then you might be out of luck. Making certain your movers have insurance is making sure someone (besides you) will pay if your stuff is damaged.

Give Secure Moving a call at 1-6047243432 today to see if we can help make your move easier or request a quote online.

Plants and Flowers relocation, Secure Moving Ltd.

At SECURE MOVING, we get many question about how to handle plants for a move and relocation.  

Your things get organized, the boxes packed orderly and the movers are booked, but what about your favorite green things, like your plants? relocation plants needs special care so definitely take time to attend a few of the following things.

If you spend a lot of time caring for the plants in your home, or if you have particularly expensive plants, you probably won’t want to throw them away when you move into a new home.

They barely relocation and they surely don’t complain about anything. But they’re actually very sensitive beings. And they will get as upset as your cat or dog about moving to a new locale — especially when moving involves spending a lot of time in a vehicle that’s not temperature controlled. They must be the last things in old home which get packed and first things to unpack when they arrive new home.

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plants-moving

Our answer is the way the professionals do it:

– crumple up newspaper/butcher paper around the base of the plant, especially plants with canes/stalks. if they wobble around a lot, their roots will be damaged. tape these crumpled bunches down to the pot for extra security.

– wrap large sheets of butcher paper (or newspaper for smaller plants) around the pot forming a cone. We would definitely *not* recommend wrapping them in plastic. air holes will help, but this is still not ideal. either leave the top of the cone open or loosely fold it over.

– plants can be laid down in the back of a truck, but secure them so they’re not rolling around. also, put something (like a rolled up towel) under the bases of stalks to relieve some pressure where they lean.

– there is really no reason to put your plants in a dark room upon arrival, and I would actually recommend against it. they’ve been in the dark, they need light now! don’t put them right in the brightest sun on a hot day, but place them somewhere with bright filtered light for a day or so, then relocation them to their permanent locations.

– if you know before you move that the plant’s new home will have different lighting conditions, gradually ‘train’ it before you move by finding somewhere with similar light.

– avoid moving plants during freezing temperatures or the hottest day of the year. don’t bother moving plants if they’ll be in a truck overnight when it’s freezing– they won’t make it. give them to friends and let them live.

– don’t fret if they drop some leaves or look droopy for a few days. some plants are especially prone to dropping leaves at change (ficus, natal mahogany, etc.). it’s unfortunate, but they will likely recover.

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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Tricks For Have An Easy Packing And Moving.

Welcome to your new home! Now you just have to find out how you’re going to packing and move things without breaking your fragile lights, or your back. Here are some good tricks for packing which we put together in this article that make your move very simple and planed.

How do we know these tricks will make your move simple? The answer is simple too! We had expert movers, packers, and professional organizers to share our best tips with you.

1. Don’t Procrastinate

This seems easy, but getting started can be tough. A few weeks before your move, start packing some boxes a day. Begin with items that are least necessary to your daily life. Make packing easier by not waiting to get started.

2. choose the right moving day.

Hire your movers at least a month before so you can plan more suitable. Try to find the cheapest time of month to make an appointment with moving companies. Consider that moving companies are busiest on weekends.

3. Create a moving to-do list.

As you decide move homes, you inevitably end up having a thousand different things to do and remember. Don’t let all these tasks and important reminders slip your mind. Write them down on a paper or notebook.

4. Sort things by class.

Let’s make our belongings organize by category. Instead of spending a day cleaning out your entire bedroom, spend an afternoon sorting through every article of clothing you own. Do the same thing for books, shoes and important papers.

5. Moving valuables items

Don’t pack everything. You should personally transport important papers, legal documents (wills, passports. etc.), and valuables. Make packing more simple by decided what doesn’t need to be packed.

6. Pack room-by-room

Focus on one area of a room at a time and don’t mix items from different rooms in one box. To prevent tiny things and small items from being lost or mistakenly thrown out with the packing paper, wrap them in brightly-colored tissue paper.

7. Use Packing Paper

Regular newspaper may bleed ink onto your stuffs. Use white packing paper to wrap all items to stay clean.

8. Get rid of everything.

Actually not everything, but the more unused and unnecessary items you remove from your home. Clearing any mess from your home as soon as you know you’ll be moving.

9. Put some stuff to sell.

You certainly have a few things you don’t want, but would like to earn a little money for. If that’s the case, set these items aside and define where you can sell them.

10. Identify what you can’t pack

Some common household things can’t be shipped because they are dangerous.

11.Pack your books

pack your heaviest and largest books and place them the bottom of your box, then put your medium-sized and smaller books. You’ll also want to pack your books flat, so that you can fit several stacks of books in one box.

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