Monthly Archives: November 2018

Autumn & Winter Commercial Moving Services In Vancouver


Is your business planning to move this autumn or winter? Hiring the right commercial moving services for your Vancouver area move can make everything run more smoothly, and help prevent damages to your office equipment and inventory. When you work with commercial movers who are experienced in helping all kinds of businesses get through their moves expediently and safely, you get the best support to get you and your employees back in business promptly at your new location.

Consider The Weather

Autumn and winter weather can present some significant challenges for moving. Plan ahead for the weather and you’re likely to get your move done faster and with less clean-up afterward. Once you’ve hired commercial moving services, discuss with them whether they will provide coverings to keep flooring clean and undamaged, or whether you need to provide those materials and preparations. If it’s up to you, be sure you ask what type of protective material will be safest for the movers, your employees, and the flooring. Remember you’ll need to do this for both your new and old spaces!

You may need to make special arrangements especially if the outdoor temperature is approaching freezing. Have the HVAC system in one or both of your buildings adjusted so that it’s running during your move. You may not want to pay to have the heat at full blast during your move, but even a little heat goes a long way toward keeping your movers and employees comfortable and to keep delicate electronic equipment from malfunctioning.

Prioritize Items As You Pack & Unpack

Computer equipment should be a high priority in unpacking. Keep in mind that it should be brought up to a reasonable room temperature before turning it on. Since you’ll want your IT team to be able to get to work setting up your computers and network as soon as possible, you’ll want to plan ahead. Make sure all that equipment and needed accessories like power and data cables are packed together and clearly marked for easy access.

Pack things like the coffee maker and any office supplies your team uses on a daily basis together, too, so you can get them set up immediately, even if you need to unpack less commonly used supplies later.

Keeping your inventory packed separately from any other items helps get you ready to open your doors sooner and with less chance of accidental damage during the move.

Choose Dependable Commercial Moving Services In Vancouver

Mountain Movers has earned its reputation for dependability and excellence over years of providing commercial moving services in Vancouver. Our trained professional movers will move your business safely and help you get back up and running on time, and on budget. Call or contact us online for a no-hidden-cost quote on your next commercial move in Vancouver.

Working With A Long Distance Moving Company For Your Autumn Move

If you’re planning a long distance residential move this fall or winter, advance planning and hiring the right long distance moving company can make the difference between a safe move that goes smoothly and a disaster. Experience matters tremendously when it comes to long distance moving companies. The fact that a company is willing to drive where you need to go doesn’t always make them the best choice. Sound logistics and route-planning are mission-critical, so be sure you ask plenty of questions. Make sure you’re satisfied that your potential long distance moving company knows how to get the job done right, on-time and on-budget.

Plan For Your Family’s Needs On The Road 

Once you’ve chosen the right long distance moving company for your move, think about what your family (including pets!) will need during your move. Start by considering whether you’ll need a hotel room or pet boarding and where it would be most convenient for you to use those services. If it’s likely to take all day to load your old house, you may want to book a local hotel and reserve local boarding for your pets. Will you need a hotel room on the road? Make reservations in advance, and ask about cancellation policies, in case you need to change plans at the last minute. You don’t want to be stuck driving around looking for accommodations, but you also want as much flexibility in your plans as possible!

Don’t forget to set aside any clothing, blankets, or pet gear you may need, and pack plenty of water and snacks for everyone to enjoy along the way.

Get Your New Home Utilities Turned On Early

When you set up water, power, and gas service for your new home, ask for them to be turned on a couple of days before you plan to arrive. These utilities typically don’t require that someone be home, and having them up and running from the moment you arrive will prevent any delays.

Experienced, All-Weather Long Distance Movers

The professional movers at Mountain Movers are trained and experienced in moving all kinds of households, in all kinds of weather. We understand how to plan the logistics of your long distance move in order to ensure that your belongings arrive safely, on time, and without hidden costs. Give us a call or contact us online to get a quote and schedule your move with a long distance moving company that will help your move go more smoothly!

How To Prepare For Your Movers In Coquitlam Autumn Weather


If you need to move your household in Autumn, you and your movers may find that the Coquitlam weather presents some challenges. Rain, ice, and even snow can make it harder to get your goods loaded up safely and keeping everyone from getting too cold. Start by making plans to board your family pets on moving day. Turn the heat off in the house when the movers arrive because they’ll need to leave doors open and the heater simply won’t be able to keep up.

Create A Warm Spot

By placing a space heater in the bathroom. You will create a warm space that is likely to stay warm throughout the day, and let’s face it, who wants to do their business in a freezing cold place? If you have another small space that won’t need to be opened frequently for moving, you might consider putting a space heater in there, too, so people can stop and warm their hands for a few minutes before continuing to work.

Cold Weather Provisions

Plan ahead to leave a slow cooker or two unpacked and keep them loaded with hot drinks or simple soup throughout the day. Your family and movers can warm up and stay hydrated and replace the calories they’re burning off.

Grab some extra gloves in preparation for your move too since the gloves that everyone is wearing at the beginning of the day are likely to get wet as the day goes on. Wet gloves are miserable for the person wearing them and may make it harder to work safely.

Be sure your family has enough warm clothing packed in an accessible place and not in the moving truck, so you can ride comfortably to your new home, and stay comfortable throughout the unloading process.

Extra Coverings

Your movers will arrive with a large supply of moving blankets to protect your furniture during the move, but it’s a good idea for you to keep some extras on hand. Keep them near the door in case the moving blankets get soaked in the rain. This way your movers will have back-ups to keep your furniture dry as the carry it into your new home.

Work With Local Movers In Coquitlam 

When you hire Mountain Movers, you’re getting experienced local movers, familiar with the Coquitlam area. We’ll treat your household goods as carefully as if they were our own. We put our local knowledge to work for you, making sure your truck isn’t held up by predictable conditions like road work, or known flood areas. Call or contact us online for a no-hidden-fees quote!

Professional Moving Services In Vancouver Make Foul Weather Moves Easier

As we move further into Autumn and closer to winter, making arrangements to safely move your household can get a bit more complicated thanks to the increased likelihood of rain, ice, or snow. If you need to move during the foul weather months, you can save yourself a lot of stress by hiring professional moving services from a local company They are familiar with how weather affects the moving process and the roads needed to move your household goods safely and promptly.

Keep In Touch With Your Movers 

By keeping an eye on the weather forecast and staying in touch with your movers, right up to the day before your move, you can work with them to make any needed adjustments to your moving plan or schedule. Obviously, local Vancouver movers are used to working in inclement conditions, but in certain cases, it may make more sense to postpone a move rather than risk damaging your property in torrential rain or having the truck sit stuck because of flooding, ice, or an unusually large snowstorm.

Cover Your Floors

Covering the floors in your old and new homes will help prevent damage and save you a lot of clean-up effort after the movers are gone. Discuss the options and costs with your movers. You may find it worthwhile to pay them to cover the flooring with materials they know will be safe for their team. In some cases, you may want to cover the floors yourself. Just be certain that you’re using a material that won’t get slippery for people walking on it (like plastic tarps), and that it’s secured to the floor.

Ensure Clean, Safe Access

Make sure that the moving truck has a place to park that is not affected by water rushing toward a storm drain, buried in slippery, wet leaves, and free of snow and ice. Check the paths your movers will need to use in and out of the house, to be sure that they’re also clean and safe.

Have Utilities Turned On Early At Your New Home

When you order the utility service at your new home, ask for it to be turned on a couple of days before you actually move. As the days grow shorter and the temperatures drop, moving into a home without heat and electricity goes from inconvenient to impossible.

Dependable Moving Services In Vancouver

Mountain Movers has earned its reputation for dependable moving services in Vancouver and the surrounding areas through years of delivering our customers’ goods safely, on-time and on-budget. Give us a call or contact us online for a no-hidden-cost estimate.