Residential Moving Services (You are packed and ready to go)
There are many moving companies in Victoria but they are not all the same. We are a small fleet company with attention to detail, working closely with our customers, with great communication and transparency. We suggest you hire professional movers.
Getting an estimate done will give you a better idea of your moving expenses and will give us a better idea of what kind of equipment we need to bring, how many crew, and the size of the truck required. Also, we can answer any questions you may have at the estimate appointment. You can also email us your move inquiry at our Request an Estimate page and we will calculate a quick quote for you and email or call you back with a rough idea of the expected costs. Of course, the more details you provide the more accurate the quote will be.
We provide Free In-Home Estimates Monday to Friday. Please call or email us at our office to make an appointment for a free estimate.
We know moving can be stressful, and that not everyone knows what information they are looking for when calling or emailing around for quotes. Maybe you have never used movers before? or have not moved in years? That's fine! We understand the nature of the industry and we are more than happy to walk you through it; from beginning to end, and answer any of your questions, just give us a call during office hours.
In the mean time, here is some information below.
It is a good idea when calling for quotes to not only get the hourly rate, but the amount of crew and what size of truck they will be coming with for that rate.
We only bill hourly for local moves or by flat rate for longer moves, not by weight. Your bill will only be for actual time spent on your move, or the pre-agreed upon amount for moves outside of the Greater Victoria Area, plus GST.
We never charge an additional fee for stairs, like some other companies.
Our hourly rates vary by:
1. Size of Truck (1 Ton or 5 Ton) and,
2. Amount of Employees (minimum 2) on the job.
We determine the above information based on the information you provide us, or the information our estimator gathers at your Free In Home Estimate. The more accurate the information you provide the more accurate the quote. Please ensure to mention any and all large items such as appliances (fridge, stove, freezer, etc.) and pianos that will be included. The safety of our crew and your items is our top priority.
***Please note we have a minimum 2 hour charge on all jobs***
** 10% charge on moves that are booked on Stat Holidays**
*Overtime rates apply to all jobs over 8 hours per day*
All moving fees are included in our hourly rates.
Your bill will be YOUR RATE X HOURS + 5% GST = FINAL AMOUNT.
You will NEVER see surprise charges like a Fuel Surcharge, Stair Surcharge, etc. show up on your bill.
For the safety of your belongings and our employees, if you have any large appliances and/or a piano, or if you are moving in or out of a property that has plenty of stairs or an apartment, we will require the use of a 3 or more crew team. That way one person can stay and pack your belongings in the truck and keep them safe, as well as ensure your heavier belongings are safely moved, and the packing is done properly.
The hourly rate increases for each additional person added to your move, but your move will end up taking less time since the crew will be more efficient and tire less quickly.
Average Local Move Times (with 2 Employees and a Truck):
Bachelor Suite = 2-3 hours
1 Bedroom Apartment = 3-4 hours
2 Bedroom Apartment = 4–5 hours
3 Bedroom House = 5–7 hours
Remember, these are average move times only! Call us or book a Free In-Home Estimate for the most accurate quote.
The billable time starts from our warehouse, all loading locations, all unloading locations, and the time it takes to get back to our warehouse in Esquimalt. If your move is within 15 minutes of our warehouse we usually waive this time.
On moving day, we will provide you with wardrobe boxes and picture/mirror boxes free of charge if needed. We can also help disassemble any furniture that you may need or want disassembled before we leave. If this is required, please let us know before your move so we can bring the right tools.
Once everything is on the truck, we will do a walk through to ensure we didn't leave anything behind. Once at the new location we will place everything where you direct us to put it. If we packed for you, we can make arrangements ahead of time to unpack for you as well, again, just let us know. Once everything is done, we will do a walk through of your new home with you, make sure the heavier items are where you want them or if you need us to move anything else around for you.
Other cost and logistic factors to consider:
What is the travel time between the move out and move in locations?
How close can we get the truck to the front door at each location?
Do you need to purchase a parking permit?
Is there an elevator? Do you need to book it?
How many, if any, large items are there?
How many stairs are there?
What time do you get possession of your new home?
Are there any low laying power lines?
Any other safety issues?
Barry's can help you move your offices from one location to another. Our team is experienced with taking apart and putting back together desks, cupboards, cabinets, and other office furniture, as well as moving large equipment like printers and filing cabinets and their contents with our one-of-a-kind filing carts. For these moves, we require a Free In-Office Estimate, since offices vary. Give us a call and we can book a visit with our estimator. After the estimate we will provide your office with a quote for the expected cost - based on all the factors unique to your move.
There are not many moving companies in Victoria that can boast 40 years of professional moving service. Barry's Moving and Storage have a record of excellent moving service.
If you sell appliances, furniture, office equipment, or any large items and just can’t keep up with the delivery demand, give us a call and we can discuss the option of setting up a deliveries contract with you! Sell that delivery truck and let us take care of the deliveries for you.
Call our office today at 250-475-0022 and set up and estimate appointment to discuss our current corporate rates!