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 …


7 Things I Know About Back Pain

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I am not a doctor nor do I play one on TV, this is not medical advice.

Residential furniture moving is a nasty sort of business, especially on the back. Extreme weight and uneven loads (think sofa bed coming down …


Something Stinks at Storage in Vancouver

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Strong Language Warning: If strong language offends, tune out now!

What would you do if your 12 pack of beer had only ten bottles? If you are like most people you would bring it to management and expect a …