Go Green With FrogBox

Frog Box

Go Green With FrogBox

Here at Foster’s Moving, we are proud to be a supporter of a fantastic product called the FrogBox. FrogBoxes are durable and convenient, a great idea for any move. Did you know that FrogBox is also committed to the environment? They were even given the Best Green Business Award in 2011 by Small Business BC.

Ethical and Eco-Friendly

It is no secret that cardboard boxes do take a toll on the environment. FrogBoxes are a green alternative. They are constructed of industrial strength plastic that will be reused hundreds of times instead of taking up space at a landfill. FrogBox also drops off and picks up your boxes with their signature bio-fueled trucks. These run on waste stream bio-diesel (made from recycled cooking oil), this is a step up from traditional bio-diesel (which isn’t as environmental as it sounds).

FrogBox for Frogs

One thing we love about FrogBox is its commitment to its amphibian namesake, the frog. FrogBox donates 1% of its revenue to organizations that protect and restore wetlands and other frog habitats. One third of frog species are actually endangered, making them the most threatened vertebrates on Earth. If they continue declining at their current rate, they will go extinct faster than the dinosaurs did.

 Frogs are an indicator species, this means that they react first to negative changes in their environment. The appearance or disappearance of frogs lets us know how healthy a given ecosystem is. This is important because their wetland homes are crucial not only for the animals they support, but also for filtering our water and protecting us from floods.

If you are thinking about your carbon footprint, consider FrogBoxes the next time you move. Foster’s Moving is happy to work with them anytime.

Posted on February 27, 2013

Special One-Way Moving Rates Because Our Reputation Knows No Bounds

Foster’s Moving and Storage is based in Victoria on Vancouver Island but our legendary service is well known throughout Western Canada.

In fact, we are often tapped as the only movers with the skills to handle certain specialized requests for the most exacting customers well beyond the bounds of Victoria or even Vancouver Island. When that happens we may end up with an empty truck and movers with nothing to do going one direction, and “everyone” knows the three cardinal rules of life:

  • “Never get involved in a land war in Asia,
  • The second, and only slightly less known fact is to never get involved with a Sicilian when death is on the line”. And;
  • A Mover with nothing to move, will go stir-crazy! Literally forcing them to satisfy their insatiable desire to “stack-and-pack” with untold hours of Tetris.

You Can Help, And Get A Great Deal On Your Move At The Same Time!

Are your move dates flexible? If they are, We have the following routes and dates available. And You’ll save 30% for your trouble.

Sunday February 24th Leaving Victoria Travelling To Houston BC

This route could serve anyone needing a move that day in:

Vancouver, Surrey, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Hope, Merrit, Kamloops, Prince George and Smithers BC.

Friday March 1st Leaving Edmonton Travelling to Victoria BC

This route could serve anyone needing a move that day in:

Edmonton AB, Kamloops, Merrit, Hope, Chilliwack, Abbotsford, and Vancouver BC.

Please note, you don’t need to be travelling the full route, if you only require a portion of the route that is okay too.

You’ll Be Saving $$ And Helping Prevent The Mover’s Most Dreaded Affliction: Tetris Thumb.

Call 250-418-0418 Now Or Contact Us Here To Take Advantage Of These Great Rates

Posted on February 20, 2013

Home Sweet Victoria

What a trip! We just returned home from helping a customer make the move from Parksville to Fort St. John this last week. We ferried their belongings across the ocean, climbed over the Rocky Mountains and snaked through the boreal forest.

If anyone has ever lived in the more frigid parts of our country, then the picture below might be chillingly familiar. We aren’t used to this sort of thing though, so we were especially careful.

Moving truckAs you can see, we didn’t face the best driving conditions. We needed to make sure our customer’s belongings were securely protected from damage, so we padded every inch of her things. We padded her chairs, her tables, some baskets, and even her garbage can. With only half of the truck loaded, we had already used up two stacks of padding. When packing, it is hard to overestimate the importance of wrapping your things well. This is especially the case if the weather will be less than ideal.

Leaving Victoria always reminds us of the weather that the rest of the country deals with. Already the beginning of February, and it has really been quite a mild winter for us this year. We haven’t even seen our usual couple days of snow. We aren’t in the clear yet, though. As hard as it is to say, things could still take a turn for the white.

So if we do start to see rougher weather and you are planning a move, remember to pack your stuff well. Because we were careful, our customer’s things all arrived without incident. We hope she is settling in and enjoying her new home in Fort St. John!

Posted on February 7, 2013

Fosters Is On The Move!

We’re hitting the open road this weekend on one of our long distance moving trips to Alberta.  The roads might be slick with winter weather, but our drivers have the experience it takes to make it there safe and sound. We’ll be helping others on their move to Victoria as well, so the whole trip should keep us busy for the next little while.

If you have never taken the roads through the Rocky Mountains, it’s really quite beautiful. We’ll do our best to take some pictures on the way. Maybe we can share some good stories with you here when we get back!

Just because we’re on the road doesn’t mean we’re out of reach. If you need to get in touch with us, you can always call. Even if all you can do is leave a message, someone will be in touch with you as quickly as possible.

Check back here later for pictures of the trip, or you can Like us on Facebook, and we’ll post the pictures there as well. Hope everyone has a great end of the month!

Posted on January 24, 2013

Moving In Pictures

Posted on January 3, 2013

Welcome to the New Foster’s Moving Blog!

Foster’s Moving and Storage in Victoria is well known for efficiently moving people in and out of their homes and offices. We are less known for moving people with our thoughtful commentary, so maybe we can beg a little patience from you as we introduce the new Foster’s Moving Blog.

If you’re looking for moving tips, or packing instructions, this will be a great place to check in on. We can also use this space to let you know when there are special deals taking place for long haul deliveries, or local Victoria moves.

To make it easier, you can like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, and we’ll let you know whenever there is something worth seeing.

There will definitely be some things worth seeing…

Posted on October 30, 2012