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Wardrobe Containers for rent

October 1st, 2013

Can accommodate approximately 1/3 of a standard closet. Unused space at the bottom is perfect for packing;

  • shoes
  • linens
  • pillows

Ideal for packing tall awkward items such as table lamps or lamp shades.

 

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The Ridge Meadows Home Show

May 4th, 2012

The Everything Show – Ridge Meadows Home Show

The Ridge Meadows Home Show is all about you – your home, your life, your family. With close to 400 exhibitor booths on site, you’ll find everything you need to renovate, decorate and landscape your home – and that’s just the start.

The outdoor lifestyle and leisure show will jump start summer with all the big boy toys and gear you can handle. Up your
skills at the ongoing seminars and demonstrations. Let BBQ school heat up you prowess at the grill and don’t forget to visit the psychic fair.

Home Show admission $3 singles, $6 for Families. Come on out and say Hi we will be at booth #98

Friday May 4th 4-9PM
Saturday May 5th 10AM-9PM
Sunday May 6th 10AM-4PM

Planet Ice at the Maple Ridge Fairgrounds
23588 – 105th Ave
Maple Ridge, corner of 105th and Lougheed Highway.

The Everything Show – Ridge Meadows Home Show

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Langley Spring Home Expo 2012

April 26th, 2012

The 2012 Langley Spring Home Expo

Admission is free to the 11th annual Langley Spring Home Show this April 27-29. The show will feature more than 150 exhibitors as well as home improvement seminars.

Come out and visit us we are at booth #68.

The George Preston Recreation Centre, 20699-42nd Ave Langley

Friday April 27th 5-9PM

Saturday April 28th 930AM-530PM

Sunday April 29th 10AM-4PM

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Kerrisdale Spring Home Show 2012

April 26th, 2012

The Kerrisdale Spring Home Show 2012

Admission is free to the Kerrisdale Spring Home Show this April 27-29. The show will feature more than 150 exhibitors as well as home improvement seminars.

Come outand visit us we are at booth #38

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Kerrisdale Ice Arena – 5670 East Boulevard, Vancouver

Friday April 27th, 5-9PM

Saturday April 28th, 930AM-530PM

Sunday April 29th, 11AM-5PM

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DIY Moving – Renting a moving truck in Vancouver (part 2)

August 3rd, 2011

You have decided to move yourself and you have already convinced Friends and Family to help you come moving. Now all you need is a truck! A DIY move can be a great money saver but you should know what is required prior to doing so.

If you have already read over Part 1 of this BLOG you have determined your moving needs, the size truck you require, identified the real cost of the rental and have booked your truck.

TRUCK PICK-UP DAY

Contact the rental company and find out if there are any driver requirements for the truck you are renting, minimum age, driver restrictions, if a driving abstract is required or any special licenses.

You will need someone to drop you off or a taxi to the rental office. You may drive your car as long as you know ahead of time that there are stalls to accommodate your leaving your car behind.

You will need to bring along some documents with you. A valid driverâ..s license and major credit card. Factor in the time required for the processing of paperwork, explanation of the rental contract / insurance as well as an orientation of the truck.

THE DEPOSIT

A rental deposit will be charged on pick-up day. Be prepared to pay at least half the amount that will be owing when the truck is returned.

INSURANCE

Check with your credit card company, auto insurance agency or home insurance carrier to see if you already have enough insurance to cover your move. Many auto insurance policies do not cover truck or van rentals. Additional insurance may be required.

The rental agency will provide insurance for a fee per day. You may wish additional coverage for your belongings while in transit. If you are not moving far and do not have and your valuables are limited, a general insurance may be sufficient.

Here are types of applicable insurance you may wish to consider:

Limited Loss and Damage Waiver Insurance: Protection from liability resulting from
loss or accidental damage to the rental truck

Cargo Insurance: Applies to accidental loss or damage to your contents caused by a motor vehicle accident, and Acts of God.

Personal Accident Insurance: Refers to accidental death, medical expenses for you and your passenger for the duration of the rental.

CHECK THE TRUCK FOR DAMAGE, MILEAGE AND GAS GAUGE

A rental agent should take you through an inspection and orientation of the truck. Make sure you thoroughly inspect the vehicle, refuse to be rushed. Check for scratches, dents, bumps and anything on the interior that is damaged. Make sure all signs of wear are listed on the inspection sheet.

The agent will also record the current mileage and amount of gas in the tank. Check to ensure the odometer reading and gas levels are correct. Take the time to inspect the inside of the cargo box and ensure that it is clean and what if any equipment is inside. Some companies will include dollies and blankets. Many of these are secured to the inside of the cargo box.

WHAT OTHER TOOLS DO YOU NEED

Before you leave take a look at what if any moving equipment is available for rent. Moving pads, blankets, moving dollies, as well as any other last minute packing and moving supplies. You should know that these are considered last minute, impulse purchases and are priced accordingly. Prior to picking up your truck you may consider renting moving supplies and obtaining your supplies through companies such as It’s your Move Equipment Rentals and Supplies.

DRIVING

Ask the agent to demonstrate how to operate the hydraulic lift gate or slide out ramp prior to just jumping in. Make sure that you are comfortable behind the wheel and confident that you can operate the truck safely before leaving the rental compound.

Remember that you are not driving a regular vehicle. Large moving trucks have a larger turning radius and need more space to allow for stopping. Trucks are much taller than vehicles so bear in mind low clearances at the drive-through, loading bays and gas stations. Learn to rely on your mirrors and drive considerately of others. For the duration of your rental it may be wise to use a passenger as an occasional rear spotter whenever backing up.

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Free Cardboard Boxes are becoming extinct in Vancouver

June 28th, 2011

An often overlooked expense when it comes time to moving is boxes. You are going to need boxes, lots of boxes to move your items with. Many fail to overlook the hidden or unexpected expenses of moving, the biggest of which being moving supplies. The need for boxes usually goes something like this;

THE GREAT BOX HUNT

The cheapest way to obtain moving boxes is to scavenge them from local merchants. Liquor stores, copy centers, and grocery stores. The scavenging should be started early in the moving process to ensure you have sufficient boxes come packing time. Ultimately boxes which will unnecessarily clutter your living space for weeks prior to their being needed.

Let us save you some time, most retailers recycle all packaging products on a per weight basis for reimbursement. Unfortunately, the hallmark of a scavenged box move is often a hodgepodge of different-sized boxes often without lids.

You will often find a stack of broken-down (folded up) boxes near dumpsters. Were you really considering placing your valuables into a box that came from a dumpster?

One of the more annoying aspects of scavenged boxes is the messy and time consuming process of assembling them, reinforcing them and most likely throwing out unsuitable boxes. Boxes for moving should be clean and sturdy. Those that are ripped or starting to come apart will only get worse during the course of the move.

To give you an idea we did the research for you:

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Vancouver Realtors making green by thinking green

May 9th, 2011

As the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley Home Sales slowed last season potential buyers and sellers began to take a closer look at what services realtors offered their clients. As a home buyer / seller having had both positive and negative experiences I can appreciate first hand how the little considerations, services and attention to detail influenced the overall process.

To name a few, some realtors vying for listings commonly offered hockey tickets, balloon rides, or even a barbque. I found a few realtors who even offered free moving boxes as part of their listing service, this got us thinking.

As the Owner of It’s Your Move, I realized a common thread which our businesses shared was the significance of client referrals. It’s Your Move has had the pleasure of establishing partnerships with Progressive realtors such as Julie Tidiman who was eager to green her business and offer her clients a unique and relevant gift.

“I support green moving alternatives in the tri-cities, specifically with one excellent local company: It’s Your Move.

What could be easier than ordering sturdy, stackable crates (which are made of recycled materials),
using them for your move and then phoning for pick-up? It’s a great green alternative, it’s affordable
and it helps ensure a smooth move”.

“I believe in this service so much that when you buy or sell a home through me, I will pay for your green moving alternative. Please call me for more information, and I encourage you to check out “


How it works

It’s Your Move consults with the client and delivers heavy duty convenient moving crates and packing supplies right to your client’s door. You pack and move and we come get them when you are finished.

It’s Your Move maintains a number of realtor partnerships in various municipalities. Some realtors use us as part of their listing presentations and others offer It’s Your Move gift certificates.

If you are a Vancouver Realtor or Fraser Valley Realtor looking to green your business and provide your clients with a
thoughtful and relevant gift please contact us.

Check out Julie’s listings at Think Realty

 

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Bed Bugs Make For Lousy Roommates

April 21st, 2011

BED BUGS MAKE FOR LOUSY ROOMMATES

It’s not about cleanliness, hygiene, income or what neighbourhood you live in. Bed Bugs can be found in five-star hotels, Office buildings and even multi-million dollar condos.

Bed bugs have a one-year life span during which time a Female can lay 200-400 eggs depending on food supply and temperature. Bed bugs can survive up to a year without feeding. Both male and female bugs bite and feed at night on human blood.

Regular house cleaning, including vacuuming and steam cleaning your mattress, can help to prevent an infestation. Clean up clutter to help reduce the number of places bed bugs can hide. Wash bed linens frequently in hot water and avoid buying used furniture or clothes. Learn more about Bed Bugs.

Used Cardboard Moving Boxes = Bed Bugs

If you have undertaken the great box hunt prior to moving day and brought home a bunch of used cardboard boxes from local retail stores or grocers think of how they may have been used. Many boxes may have contained food items including unwrapped produce for storage. Most boxes left untouched and undisturbed for long periods of time or shipped from other countries.

Bed bugs, cockroaches, spiders, are just a small list of the different pests that often call cardboard boxes their homes.
Paper and cardboard are easy materials for bugs to work their way through by chewing, nesting and laying eggs, especially, in the corrugated ripples of cardboard boxes.

There is a cleaner way to move, It’s Your Move, equipment rentals and supplies takes cleanliness seriously. It’s Your Move packing crates are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized after each use. Pack with peace of mind knowing that your belongings are being moved free of unwanted visitors.

Moving Day Bed Bug Tips

Before you move into your new home, have a professional pest control company treat it.

Seal and caulk around pipes or plumbing inside cupboards leading to adjacent suites (the bug highway) as Bed Bugs can travel along them into your suite.

Rent a steam machine and steam clean your carpets and use a hand held steamer on both sides of your mattress and clothing. Wash your Bed Linens bed covers and towels in hot water.

Have your Pet bathed For more information visit Health Canada

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The Metro Vancouver Zero ‘Cardboard’ Waste Challenge

January 29th, 2011

The Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Challenge is about reducing the waste we generate. From how we purchase to how we discard we all make daily decisions that impact how much garbage we send to the landfill. Whenever I’ve had the opportunity to attend the local waste transfer station or dump I’m reminded that these mountains of trash don’t just magically disappear. I feel better knowing that thanks to recycling programs and initiatives such as the Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Challenge that more than half (55%) of the 3.6 million tonnes of waste we create every year is kept out of the garbage.

The reality is that recycling programs of various types have been a part of our lives for decades. Recycling
programs – like the Blue Box – have existed in the region since as early as 1988. Of course recycling is good, but we all know that the best way to reduce waste is by not producing it in the first place.

Now let us talk about cardboard boxes. Cardboard boxes have never been the best solution to packing belongings anyway, but that’s another blog post.

 

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Eco-Holiday Greetings from IYM

December 20th, 2010

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Itâ..s been 4 years already with 2010 being our best year yet. We have had the pleasure of
assisting many of you as repeat clients as well as appreciated your many referrals.

Some 2010
highlights included the opening of our crate depot in Langley which provides folks the option to come
down and pick and choose their supplies (You would be surprised how many crates can fit in a
Prius).

Itâ..s Your Move was also nominated for the Surrey Board of Trade Environment
and Business Achievement Award as well as the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce Environmental
Leadership Award. More importantly, Carrie was also featured in the 3rd Edition of CRAVE
Vancouver.

 By choosing to move through our convenient eco-friendly alternative to cardboard
boxes you have helped divert approximately 28,000 boxes or the equivalent to 19 metric tons of
cardboard waste from local landfills.

 Thank You for using our service and help promote the
moving crate industry throughout the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley.

 We would like to wish
you and your family a wonderful holiday season and best wishes for 2011.

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Sincerely,

Carrie & Eric

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