Major appliances are likely to be the most expensive possessions you own. The last thing you want is to damage these items during transit. First off, it is important to clean all of your major appliances like: Refrigerators, washing machines, toaster ovens, etc. Ensure you leave enough time to allow them to dry after washing them, as well. From here, there are specific packing tips for each appliance. Here are a few to help you out: Fridge and Freezer Empty… Read more
When slowly approaching a move (or quickly approaching a move), it is absurdly tempting to throw all the knickknacks and toys into boxes, telling yourself you’ll deal with it once the move is over.
Anyone who has ever moved knows what a crazy day Moving Day is. Even if everything is going smoothly some things just slip through the cracks. First off, the best thing you can do to help ensure nothing gets left behind is to be organized come moving day. Preventative measures like making a packing list, packing in advance, and having a game plan for moving day are all smart moves to make prior to moving day. With the chaos going on, the… Read more
One thing we love about living in the city is the easy commuting by bike! Living in Vancouver many people choose to forgo owning a car, and instead invest in active transportation. If you are one of these people, and your bike is your baby, you may have accumulated some expensive gear over time (maybe even a couple bicycles). Moving equipment as well as multiple bikes can be a challenge. Here are a few tips to keep Moving Day… Read more
Deciding to move in Summer is a logical decision for a lot of people. However, there are pros and cons to moving in summer time. Not only do movers require further advance notice to book, but you also should have some strategies about how to stay cool! Here is a bit of Brotherly Advice to keep in mind for moving in Summer! Plan in Advance As you could guess Summer is generally the busiest time of the year for… Read more
Taking the time to pack your flat screen correctly is far cheaper than buying a new one, of this we can assure you. As much as we hate to admit it (or not – sorry not sorry), our flat screens are a staple in the home. To ensure no damage follow our Brotherly Advice and pack it right. How to Pack Your Flat Screen The best option is to repack the TV in its original carton, if you kept… Read more
A lot of people forget about having to move food. If it hasn’t been on your mind before moving day, it should be – otherwise it becomes quite a challenge.
When packing, certain concessions can be made with materials. For instance, it’s perfectly acceptable to use extra pillow cases or sheets as packing stuffing. Certain packing specifics can make your life a whole lot easier – like having the correct boxes. We see a lot of second hand boxes, or make-shift boxes, or taped-together boxes. When boxes have been over used, or are over filled, or are not meant to be lugged around, there are all sorts of problems that… Read more
Injuries happen even to the most experienced and strong of us. When it comes to lifting boxes, knowing how to lift, and when to lift is what it really comes down to. Injuring your back is no joke. Nor is dropping something seriously heavy on a foot. Follow our Brotherly Advice to ensure you and your loved ones remain injury free on moving day! Tips: Lift With Your Legs! We’ve all been told this before, but we’ll say it… Read more
Our bedrooms are generally a huge source of stress when moving. Regardless of the Bedroom only being one room in the home, it is one of the most difficult to move. Mostly because of how varied the objects in the Bedroom are. From furniture to clothing, knickknacks to electronics, decorations to books. There are so many different types of things to pack up in a bedroom. Take a look at these 3 Tips on How to Pack Up Your Bedroom:… Read more