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Tips from a Commercial Moving Company in Vancouver

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We are not sure if Margaret Thatcher was talking about a commercial moving company when she quoted this out.
Margaret Thatcher said: “Plan your work for today and every day, and then work your plan”. If you are considering moving your commercial operations that is exactly what you should do in conjunction with the right commercial moving company.

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Consider Priority 1 Moving as your commercial moving company in Vancouver

Whether you are in Vancouver or anywhere else, the same basic principles when choosing the right commercial moving company to assist you, will apply. First they need to be professional, reliable and efficient and be able to communicate with you about the whole moving process, right from the beginning. Consider the following tips when deciding who you choose as your commercial moving company:

  • Ask them for referrals and contact these companies to make sure that the move was handled professionally and to their satisfaction.
  • Discuss how the move will take place to ensure that your downtime is minimised. It is not only important to notify your clients beforehand when the move will take place, it is more important to notify them of your new address and exactly when you will be back in full operation mode. Hence the importance to plan your move with the commercial moving  company in Vancouver of your choice and to know that the timeframes will be adhered to.
  • Be sure that all the boxes will be properly marked and labelled as it will be important when arriving at the new address for the boxes to be allocated to the correct offices. It might be a good idea to ask the packing boxes in advance from the commercial moving company and to allow the personnel to pack their own equipment, tools, etc. It might even be an advisable to allow your personnel to take their own stuff to the new premises.
  • Decide beforehand which equipment needs to be moved when. Some equipment might need cranes or special trolleys, some might need to be moved first and some last to ensure that downtime is minimised. Once you have discussed your needs with the commercial moving  company they will advise you of what will be required from you and what will be supplied and done by them to make this move as easy as possible.
  • It is also advisable to assign a person of your company at the old premises and one at the new one location with the specific task to oversee personnel, assist clients, etc. for the duration of the move.

Consider E-Cycling when choosing a Commercial Moving Company

There is a lot of talk lately about the principle of E-Cycling strategies when moving your commercial business. One of the major challenges with a move is what to do with redundant equipment such as televisions, computers, printers and similar material as it is not advisable for this equipment to be dumped at a landfill.

Read more about “E-Cycling strategies from the EPA and ask about E-Cycling  in choosing a commercial moving Company” and make Priority 1 Moving  part of your plan when working your plan.

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8/2011 News Press Release Priority 1 Moving

Priority 1 Moving Updates Website with Moving Tips, Guidelines and News Information

Vancouver, BC, August 2, 2011 – Priority 1 Moving a Vancouver moving company has updated its website and blog with additional consumer information in an effort to continue to assist clients and website visitors with relevant and important moving news.

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The blog at Priority 1 is continuously updated by management and staff because they feel that learning about Vancouver moving services and reading about the moving experiences of other people can help clients make better decisions.

“Whether it is an office move, an apartment move, or whole house move having information available about services, prices, what to look for, what to look out for and learning about guidelines are required information that consumers need before proceeding with any moving company.” – Ryan Ko, owner

The website also has an extensive Q&A section that lists the most frequently asked questions by clients and site visitors.  A few of the questions answered by the staff are:

  • Why is it so hard to estimate the time it will take for a move?
  • When is the best time to move and when should I book for a move?
  • Why should I purchase boxes from you or from another mover when I can find some at work or from the grocery store?
  • Are there any items that we do not move?
  • Other moving companies offer storage.  Do you offer storage?

Priority 1 Moving is known as the ‘movers who care’ in Vancouver because they don’t impose a limit or charge a minimum number of hours for a move that consists of very little furniture.  The Vancouver Moving company runs specials several times a month that allows people to use the service to move small apartments or offices.

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Priority 1 Moving is a Vancouver based moving company committed to providing efficient, customer-satisfying moving services throughout the Lower Mainland. Our flexible moving packages offer a wide variety of services from basic moving help to packaging services and supplies. Our flexibility means we can fit the needs and budget of any move.

Contact

Ryan Ko, owner
Priority 1 Moving Vancouver
Beach Crescent
Vancouver, BC V6Z 3E5
Phone: 778.323.1879
Website: https://www.thevancouvermovers.ca

Apartment Movers Vancouver

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Priority 1 Moving is the apartment movers Vancouver chooses most.

You must have heard people saying that moving on is simple, what you leave behind is what makes it difficult. As one of the best apartment movers Vancouver offers, Priority 1 Moving will be the answer to all your concerns and will ensure your move will be an easy one.

Why use Priority 1 Moving as your Apartment Movers Vancouver?

Napoleon quoted: “The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does.”

This is the reason why Priority 1 Moving is by far the best apartment movers Vancouver has to offer. Our service is not only reliable and professional but our in person quote will surprise you when compared to other apartment movers in Vancouver.

All Priority 1 Moving  personnel are well trained to pack all your belongings to arrive in the exact same conditions at your new address, as they were when we packed them. Once we arrive at your premises to start with the move, take your children, your mother-in-law, your wife and your pets with you and relax. We will do all the packing and moving as if you have done it yourself.
There are only a few things you need to do to ensure your move is on track. We can help you decide what you require exactly and discuss the package needs with you to provide  a quote that will best suit you. Depending on the moving package you decide on.

Apartment Movers Vancouver Tips:

  • Arrange for parking front of the building. This will ensure easy access for the moving truck.
  • If you are doing the packing yourself, make sure to mark the content of each box clearly with a thick black marking pen, this will assist the movers to place the boxes in the correct room on arrival and will make the unpacking task much easier for you.
  • Marking the boxes clearly will also assist you if your furniture and goods will be in storage for a while. It is much easier to unpack marked boxes in the rooms where they belong.
  • If you are doing the packing yourself, use bubble wrap to secure glass objects and pack them securely in boxes. Loosely packed glass and valuable items might get damaged, even if the move is only over a short distance.
  • Once you have done all the packing, leave the boxes in the room where it was packed – remember that the movers needs space to move all the items securely out of the residence, especially along passages and corridors.

This might also be a good time to get rid of all the items you really do not have any use for anymore. It will only cost money to move items you are not going to use anymore.
Find more moving tips here.

Lastly, whatever your requirements, we go the extra mile to answer any question you may have and to make sure your moving experience is a stress free one.

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We hope you choose Priority 1 Moving as your preferred apartment movers Vancouver!

7/2011 Press Release Movers Reviews

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Positive reviews increase business exponentially

Priority 1 Moving Ltd. is a top rated Vancouver moving company provides moving services and supplies to the greater Vancouver area.
Reviews are helping business tremendously due to the internet and the unsolicited reviews found when people do a simple search.

Vancouver BC 7/6/2011 – Ryan Ko owner of Priority 1 Moving in Vancouver announces positive Vancouver movers Reviews help to increase business as more people are relying on reviews as a primary source of information.
“Unsolicited reviews have been increasing the amount of business we have seen over the past year” according to Ko “People rely on reviews much more today than ever before, by receiving feedback from a variety of outside sources they can make better buying decisions.”

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With reviews increasing in popularity

Those companies that have positive ones are now reaping the rewards by having outside sources providing them with a source of free advertising. People searching for a particular product or service have so many options that reviews created by past experiences of others weigh heavily on the decision to use a company or not. When a good review is posted the search engines will find it sooner or later and they show up throughout the web.
The days of hit and run companies, storm chasers or just unscrupulous business practices has reached an end primarily due the reviews of others holding companies accountable.
“Today people search reviews as much as they do for a products or services.” According to Ko “ The search term Vancouver movers reviews provides a good amount the traffic our website receives and has increased our annual revenue.”
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Cost Vs. Price Affordable Movers

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Cheap Movers or Reliable Affordable Movers?

Have you or perhaps someone you know ever had an experience like this? You hire professionals based on thinking Vancouver Affordable Moversyou are getting the cheapest price or best deal just to be hit with additional charges after the job has begun? It happens all the time and unfortunately it happens with movers as well. Just because you hire cheap does not always end up as hiring affordable movers.

Many people will inadvertently look for cheap movers when what they really want is affordable movers and a reliable moving company. At Priority 1 Moving we understand wanting to save money and have an excellent moving experience. You are looking for a cheap moving deal, not a cheap moving company. A cheap moving company may have a low price and that may reflect low standards. Or a cheap mover may hit you with hidden charges after the fact, and nobody likes that type of business practice.

We have found that when looking for Vancouver movers most people prefer reliable and affordable movers over cheap or just getting the best price. Often when something is cheap in price it comes at at added cost. This holds true for movers and moving companies as well as other aspects of life. The best way to know if you are getting the best deal is to shop around and compare everything that is included and what will suite your needs best. Of course before choosing the affordable movers you will want to make sure the company has the proper licenses and insurance coverage as well as offers additional insurance coverage to you.

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What to expect from affordable movers

You will want to be able to see the moving companies services up front so nothing is left to chance on what you are getting and what you paid for. This should be easily accessible to you online.

Do the affordable movers offer different packages based on your needs? Do they offer hourly quotes and blocks of time? Are moving boxes included with the moving quote or will you need to factor in the additional cost of moving supplies.

Hiring affordable and reliable Vancouver movers rather than cheap mover will provide you with the peace of mind you are looking for when it is time for your next moving experience. So when looking for Vancouver movers, be sure to do your homework, take notes and choose the affordable movers that offer you the best value and peace of mind.

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6/2011 Press Release

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Vancouver BC 6-10-2011 – Ryan Ko owner of Priority 1 Moving Ltd. Introduces a Green alternative choice for Vancouver movers.

“Dedicated to reducing waste wherever possible we are providing a green solution with our plastic moving bins” according to Ko “Cardboard boxes can often be cumbersome and inconvenient to recycle for those without readily accessible recycling bins, our plastic reusable bins offer a green alternative.”

The Green reusable bins offer many perks for both the person or company making a local move in Vancouver as well as to the Vancouver movers themselves. Because the bins are all the same size they are easily stacked and accounted for. The consumer saves the added expense of the time it takes the movers to properly position traditional odd sized cardboard boxes in the moving trucks, allowing the moving company to quickly stack the interlocking bins.

The Green alternative plastic bins provided by Priority 1 Moving are also preferred because the bins are durable, reusable, and waterproof. It is not necessary for customers to spend the additional time it takes in building the boxes or the expense on boxes when taking advantage of  the priority green move packages available to them.

A lot of people are environmentally conscious, but are unaware these Green move alternatives are available to them, we even provide green move alternatives for those that prefer a do it yourself move.

“We are dedicated to exceptional customer experiences by providing flexibility and attention to detail to your residential or commercial move,” according to Ko “At Priority 1 Moving we pride ourselves in our reputation as leaders in the moving industry. We are please to be able to offer our green move alternative along with our green move packages and plastic moving bin rental so everyone can now choose to be environmentally conscious when moving”

To find out more please visit our Vancouver Movers Green Packages

Local Movers Preparation Guide

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In Vancouver local movers come in many shapes and sizes being prepared before you call a moving company can save you time and frustration when it is time for the actual move. This guide should help you be prepared when you do call if you have the main information ready ahead of time.

One of the main questions we get as local movers is how long will the move take?

Many people will ask how long will it take, to local movers, without knowing that a lot of factors are weighed into each move.

If you get an answer to this question without hesitation you may be asking the wrong company to do your job.Local movers know that each home or office is radically distinctive. There are many things to take into consideration before an accurate estimate can be given such as:

How large is your dwelling or office? Size plays a big roll in determining the amount of man hours involved in your move.

Is there an elevator available that can be set aside for the move?
When local movers use an elevator it can be tied up for hours. If local movers can utilize one elevator to use then the time spent waiting on and sharing an elevator is reduced tremendously.

Is parking obtainable for immediate loading and unloading? Local movers will want to be as close as possible to the entrance of the move site, making sure parking is available will save you extra time if the local movers do not have to hunt a parking space or traveling unnecessarily longer distances to load and unload.

Are you fully packed and ready to go? If you are this is a big time saver as the local movers will not need to spend the time in packing your items, which will in turn save you money.

Did you use boxes of the same size and quality? Stacking uneven box sizes can take up some valuable time and end up costing you more than if you had purchased all your boxes the same size. Consider purchasing boxes from your local movers It may appear that it would save money by getting boxes from work or a grocery store free of charge, in the end it will end up costing you additionally.

There are a great many reasons for not using them.  For example, secondhand food boxes or boxes from work are of lower grade quality – they could have absorbed moisture and odors from fruits or vegetables and are not configured to holding heavier loads.  Most local movers boxes are manufactured to hold up to 60 lbs.  In addition, when using boxes of different size and quality, it makes it more difficult for local movers to move and stack the boxes in an efficient timely manner.  Having to play “Tetris” when stacking the boxes in the back of the truck will add time to your move.

Is there a long hallway to your front door? Distance equals time for local movers.

Do you have items at a separate location? Many times a storage facility is also needed to be moved to the new home or office, if so how close is it and is it accessible?

Will you require storage facilities?
Be careful with accepting storage services from some local movers as they may place your items in an unsecured storage container in a backyard or alley and charge you for it!  Some local movers will be under a contract with a self-storage company, the moving company, or employee of the moving company has leased a storage locker and therefore are the only ones with access to the locker. If you need to gain access to your possessions, you would need to get permission from whoever leased the storage facility.

Inquire where or if the local movers have any type of partnership with self-storage companies and if they can provide a better rate to you then the general public would normally get

Are some of your items extremely fragile and require additional care? For obvious reasons fragile items will always take longer to load and pack. Take inventory of what you have and take into consideration the accumulative time it may take the local movers to handle them properly.

The Time of month and year plays a part for local movers.
Local movers are flexible in finding a moving time convenient for you but if you are able to, it is recommended that you avoid the summer season and the last few days or first few days of each month.  These are the prime moving times, it will be more expensive as well as cause you additional stress if you leave a move to the last possible moment.

Factors that you should think about before booking a mover include:
Do you need to be out of your current residence or office by a certain time?
Are you able to move into your new place immediately?
Will you need to book time off from work for the day of your move?

It is recommended that you call and book for a mover 4-6 weeks in advance.  If you wait until 1 week prior to your move, all moving slots may be taken.

Flammable items and pets should not be packed.
Most local movers comply with the law and do not move pets or flammable and hazardous materials such as propane tanks, paint, gasoline, firearms and motor oil. .

Fuel surcharges
Some local movers charge a fuel surcharge, a minimum charge or a number of other concealed charges
Ask if they have a fuel surcharge or require a minimum number of hours. Travel time is usually applicable and will be the actual travel time it takes to arrive at your pickup location and from your destination back to the local movers truck compound.  Should your move be an hourly rate be sure it is rounded off at the nearest 15 minutes.

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