We want your moving day to go smoothly and be as stress-free as possible. With that goal in mind, Parker Relocation Group is pleased to provide you with many helpful tips and information. If you have any questions about the information found on this page, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. Parker Relocation Group is proud to be your trusted local mover in Nanaimo and throughout Vancouver Island since 1948.
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Q: What is the hourly rate I will be charged for my local move?
A: Our hourly rate for a moving van with a 3-man crew is $138.00 per hour in peak rates. We provide seniors and corporate discounts.
Q: Where does the time start being charged? Most movers charge depot to depot travel time. Are they near you?
A: We charge to and from our depot in Nanaimo for Nanaimo moves and only to and from the “Scales” in Parksville for local moves in that surrounding area. This makes us your most local mover.
Q: What about overtime charges if the move is over 8 hours? Is it the same rate?
A: We pay our crews overtime but the customer hourly rate does not change unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Q: Are wardrobes and mattress bags included?
A: Yes. This is currently a no-charge option.
Q: Do you protect the floors in my home?
A: Yes. This is standard procedure for our crews.
Q: Are your movers covered for liability by WorkSafeBC?
A: Yes. All of our crews have this coverage.
Q: Are your movers covered for any accidental damage to my home (wall, floors etc.)?
A: Yes. Your home is covered for any accidental damage under own comprehensive insurance coverage at no additional charge.
Q: Is there a seniors discount?
A: Yes. There are also some additional free services to help our seniors move successfully.
When choosing a mover, you should keep an eye out for the following red flags:
When selecting a mover, be sure to find out how your home and belongings will be protected. Most companies will shrink-wrap your sofa and provide a free blanket wrap service; smaller companies may charge for this service. Make sure you keep an accurate list of all your items, number of boxes, single pieces and odds and ends.
If you require storage, ask the company if they provide warehouse and container storage service. Usually, the larger companies do and this can save you time and money. It's a good idea to check out the storage facility beforehand.
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