Craigslist For Movers? Ruh Roh!

Craigslist is a terrific resource for a variety of products and services, but it can also be the very embodiment of the maxim caveat emptor – buyer beware.

For many years we used Craigslist as part of a collective strategy …


The Worst Of 2011: Plastic Moving Boxes

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The moving business in Vancouver is beset with all manner of disingenuousness. Little however comes close to the merde de taureau perpetrated by companies promoting plastic moving boxes. Billed as an environmentally user-friendly alternative to cardboard boxes, these round trip …


Binners are Winners!

We were driving from a largely disorganized job when the usually reticent “H” (or haitch, if you prefer) spied a green dumpster in the alley and murmured ” A customers’ best friend”. Hah! – good one methinks.

It’s true, a …


Plastic Moving Boxes Will Kill You (and ruin your floors too)!!!

How much does a plastic moving box full of books weigh?

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Answer: Over 90 pounds!

How much does a proper book box weigh when filled?
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Answer: 36 pounds

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At 2.5 times heavier than a proper book box, plastic moving crates …


Moving Company Franchises: The Blind Leading The Blind.

Many people aspire to be self-employed. Flexible hours, independence in decision-making and a belief you are building your own future fuel the desire to go out on your own. Not everyone however has a skill or a unique idea to …


Stop It!

Common sense is not so common.
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What do magazines, rocks and paint cans have in common? They’re often used by Vancouver movers to prop doors open. Now I know what you think -”What does a door stop have to …


Movers in Vancouver: When Deception is King

                 “If you want to swim with the fishes, you must get used to the water”

– Chinese Proverb

What is the most vague word in a Vancouver movers’ advertisement? “Professional.” And if you were to scratch at this thin …


Renting a Truck? Read this First.

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It’s moving time and you decide to do it yourself: rent a truck, get some friends, done in a few hours, piece of cake right? Moving at the entry-level is straight forward: pack boxes and load furniture. And this is …


My Mover is ‘Bonded’; What Does This Mean?

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Get your milk, I’m serving up dry toast.

Movers in Vancouver often advertise themselves as “Licensed – Bonded – Insured.”  You may be surprised to learn that “Bonded” doesn’t mean what you think.

Broadly speaking a bond is a form …


Citymove.ca – Mover of The Year – Picture That!

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BBB Trusted Moving Pros – Search The Better Business Bureau
To Find Honest Ratings and Reviews
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I saw this paid link recently on Google AdWords. What caught my eye wasn’t the Better Business Bureau (B.B.B.) paying …