We’re going to go out on a limb and make a bold statement—Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities on the planet. Sure, we’ll admit the rain is sometimes a bit restricting, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a Vancouver local who is afraid of a little (okay, a lot of) rain. Heck, most of us carry around an umbrella in July—you know, just in case. The point is, not many places can rival our sweeping views of the rugged mountains and exquisite ocean coastline where you’ll occasionally spot a harbour seal poking its head out of the water for a game of hide and seek.
Vancouver also happens to be home to the head offices of some of the largest international companies out there (Aritzia, Lululemon, and Herschel, to name a few). With so many offices in and around our beautiful city, there is quite a lot of moving around that takes place. That’s where professional moving companies step in.
Residential moves are one thing—and nobody can say they’ve never experienced the trauma that follows a particularly stressful move. However, commercial relocations are a whole other ball game, which is why it’s never advisable to take on such an arduous task on your own, or more specifically, without some capacity of help from professionals in the field.
So what do Vancouver business owners look for in a moving company? Well, to elaborate on our observation at the beginning of this blog—a moving company must be prepared for any kind of weather that may arise. This is especially true if your move isn’t taking place in the months of July or August (if you’ve never heard the term “June-uary”, are you really a Vancouverite?) With excessive rain comes a higher risk of breakage—a business owner’s biggest fear. The roads are wet and slippery, making for a potentially precarious transport carrying thousands of dollars of office equipment—not to mention, loading and unloading in the rain can leave movers open to accidental falls (which also brings up liability issues). A business owner wants to ensure that in the event of office valuables breaking during loading/unloading/transport, they are not on the hook for replacement. With so many variables (and so much money on the line), you’ll want an experienced moving company with a contract in place to protect you and your business’s costly merchandise, furniture, and equipment.
Another thing Vancouverites value is flexibility. It’s not always in the budget to hire a large team or rent multiple trucks—and in some cases, small businesses must make the difficult decision to go without movers altogether. A moving company should be able to accommodate a business’s budget and timeframe, as well as offer more than a full service package, complete with several movers and trucks. At BBX Moving, we can provide more economically sensible options, such as supply rental, for those business owners on a tight budget. Some of our supplies include our trusty reusable crates, equipped with handles and stacking ability. These crates are extremely sturdy and come in different sizes for flexibility and ease. They can store far more than the average cardboard box and take much of the risk out of moving fragile items.
Ultimately, Vancouverites want a qualified and trusted company with a wide range of choices for every kind of move.
At BBX Moving, we have a variety of options to suit your needs and a wealth of experience to rely on. Give us a call to get started with your office move today.