Moving In Vancouver
We understand that for many people moving is a stressful experience. We do our best to make moving day an easy and hassle-free experience. As well, we pledge to provide careful, friendly, and efficient service on each and every job.
Moves To & From Local Islands
Travelling To The Islands
Travelling to the islands has its own particular sets of issues and setbacks. However being prepared and knowing a few things can help your move go smoothly.
For $20 a ferry spot can be reserved. This is important if you want to save time and money for your move. It’s never easy to know if there will be an open spot on the ferry you want to catch.
All your packing should be done well ahead of time so you are sure you will be able to load quickly and catch the ferry you reserved.
If you are not sure that the load can be done quickly a good idea is to load the day ahead. This gives the time you need to be sure you have everything and your ferry won’t be missed. The back of the moving truck is locked with a thick secure lock and parked in a safe place. Even in front of your home if you prefer.
Pricing depends on a few factors. There is an hourly rate for size of vehicle and number of movers. A gas/travel fee to get there and back and two ferry fees.
Sample pricing for a 20′ cube van with two movers taking a three bedroom condo from Vancouver to Nanaimo may be…
- $600 gas/travel fee.
- $120/hr from arrival to finish.
- Two ferry fees for $450 total.
- Two reservations for $40 total.
- Packing material fee’s with 12% PST and GST.
- Possibly a $100 storage fee for leaving items in truck over night.
- Hotel fee of $120 or so if the movers need to stay overnight.
- GST of 5% on labour.
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Moving Extra’s You May Consider
Some people want a quick, no frills move to save time and money. If the furniture isn’t too expensive then blanket wrapping in the truck is the fastest way to do a move. Nicer furniture may need to be blanket and shrink wrapped in the home. Furniture you don’t want any dirt on at all you may want to use special furniture bags rather than just shrink wrap. These extra’s take time and materials but may be the best decision if your furniture deserves special care.
A quick way to do a move is to have your movers deliver your items to a main accessible point and then the homeowner will deal with everything from there. Room stickers and colour coding and marking on boxes with markers can also be used to help you movers deliver all the items to their appropriate rooms. The movers can also do all your unpacking and setup if you like.
If the home is nice and the carpets are clean than you may wish to have the movers lay down blankets to set up a staging area and shoes can be taken off inside the home. Another option is to use neoprene floor runners. The fastest way is to ask the movers to brush off their shoes and do a clean afterwards.
The movers will have a general understanding of what should be done based on the condition of the items and the home. The most important part of the equation though is that you the client tell the movers what you want so you have the moving experience you wish to have.
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