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Moving Awkward Furniture: Pianos

Our Vancouver moving company shares their tips for moving pianos.
Is it conflict of interest for us to recommend that you hire professional movers when it comes to moving pianos? Even if it is, we still want to do so, especially if you need to move it through stairs or elevators. This is because we care for you enough to bear the sin. Pianos are heavy and valuable, and so are your home and your back. If you are truly set on moving the piano yourself, please at least take the following advice to heart:

How to Properly Relocate a Piano

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How to avoid SKS (Sad Kids Syndrome)* when you move: Part III

Our Vancouver Movers wanted to finish off their moving with children article with additional tips for moving with teens. *Note: It’s not a real clinical disorder

Older children will have more mature mental capacity and will be able to understand your reasons for the relocation better. However, this is not to say that they will not need any special attention and care from you, their parents, to help them with the transition. Our Vancouver movers wanted to provide you with some suggestions on how to help your school-age children/teenagers deal with the big move:

Tips for Getting Older Children and Teens Excited about the Move: Part III

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How to avoid SKS (Sad Kids Syndrome)* when you move: Part II

Avoid grumpy kids when moving with our Vancouver Movers' helpful tips.

*Note: It’s not a real clinical disorder

Children need special attention and more time than adults during the big transition. If you have young children (e.g. toddlers and preschoolers), they may become overwhelmed by the process due to their limited capacity to understand what the change encompasses. We suggest that you consider the following tips that our Vancouver movers have set out for you to prepare them for the relocation.

Tips for Getting Your Kids Excited about the Move: Part II

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Dear Mattress-Moving Men Everywhere

Let our Vancouver moving team offer some DIY tips for moving a mattress
Did you ever see a guy, out on the highway, moving a mattress tied to the roof of the car?
Without fail, he’s got the arm out of the window holding the mattress.
This is classic male idiot super-hero thinking.
This moron believes that if the wind catches this huge rectangle at 70 mph…
“I got it! I got it!”
“Don’t worry about it.”
“I’m using my arm!”

(Jerry Seinfeld, “I’m telling you for the last time”, 1998)

Knowing how to secure a mattress to the top of your car is a mandatory skill for any DIY movers. However, it takes skill and practice to perfect this. I can tell you from personal experience that that I have moved several mattresses in my career as a professional mover and only once did I lose it on the highway while pretending to be the Incredible Hulk back in the old days. Because of this, I decided to write this guide in the hope of helping you in your mattress-moving business. Hopefully it will also help keep the highways and roads a safer place for the good people out there.

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Moving Awkward Furniture: Sofas and Couches

Our Vancouver moving company offers tips for moving awkward furniture pieces.
We all have hard-to-move items in our houses, be it a clumsy couch or a titanic television set. If you are one of those small-budget movers who would like to try your own strength, we would like to offer you some instructions in helping you move those awkward items. In the next several entries, we will show you how to move different items. Today, we will provide you with instructions on how to move that big monster of a sofa or a couch through the main entrance of your new home.

10 Tips to Moving Awkward Furniture

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How to Pack Light No Matter What

Learn how to pack more efficiently with our Vancouver Movers

Traveling light is an acquired skill, albeit a useful one. Whether you are vacationing for two weeks or two months, it is important that you learn how to pack light. Packing light not only saves you space and time but also money from additional baggage fees. If you’re moving to a new place, it is also advisable to pack light because the less things you have with you, the less you will have to worry about. Here are some tips to pack light.

4 Tips on Packing Lighter

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