Take A Load Off Moving (TALO) is a family-owned-and-operated moving company with their head office in Nanaimo, BC, serving cities on Vancouver Island like Chemainus, specializing in long-distance and short-distance moves across Western Canada!
Moving is mentally and physically exhausting. It’s a necessary task everyone dreads. Sorting, packing and loading heavy furniture and appliances, coordinating storage while ensuring everything at your destination is connected, and cleaning the residential or commercial property you’re leaving behind so it is fit for new occupants is stressful. Even if you’re only moving a short distance, you might want to hire a moving company to help ease the burden.
Take A Load Off Moving provides multiple services in Chemainus, from residential and commercial packing, to cleaning, to providing packing supplies, to moving your possessions to anywhere you need them!
Can your movers accommodate large items like pianos, hot tubs, and gyms?
Yes, our dedicated team of movers can move your entire home or business, no matter what your furniture is (as long as it’s not nailed down, of course). Please ask about large items like pool tables or pianos so we can provide an appropriate estimate.
What is the difference between long-distance and short-distance moving?
Short-haul (or short-distance) moving can be as localized as moving across town, across Vancouver Island or to the mainland (Vancouver, BC), and long-haul or cross-country moving can be as far as anywhere in Canada. Long-distance moves are typically more than 150 km, so make sure you have a first-class team from Take a Load Off Moving to help you prepare for a move.
Do you offer long-distance container moving?
TALO can load or unload shipping containers, although we do not ship the container directly. If you need a shipping container moved, our logistics expert is happy to discuss local freight services.
Do you have storage companies at my destination?
Our storage facility resides in Nanaimo, BC, so an ideal storage option for short-distance moves or long-term storage if you’re moving locally or moving to Vancouver Island and need temporary storage. Outside of Vancouver Island, we coordinate with many reputable, carefully vetted storage companies across Canada so we can always provide a solution!
What are your rates?
Our rates are calculated based on your needs. For example, if you have a small one-bedroom home, you may only require a 17-foot truck and one moving person to assist, but you may also need moving supplies such as boxes, tape, and shrink wrap.
You may also require a travelling companion to help unload and organize your possessions at your destination. Your needs are as unique as you are, and we take your specific requirements into account.
I’m overwhelmed and need help packing!
TALO offers packing services to families for residential/senior homes or commercial businesses.
Prореr расkіng is the difference between a difficult mоvе and a quick, easy move. This starts with proper расkіng ѕuррlіеѕ, and making sure everything is secure and packed properly. For the most efficient move, we’ve gоt уоu соvеrеd! Our professional moving services speed up the moving process. Not only do you have more people helping, but you also have people who know what they’re doing.
I need help at my destination!
If you need a helping hand to get you to your destination and help you out, Take a Load Off offers a no-truck, per-mover travel rate.
Do you wear booties?
Our movers will wear booties and provide floor runners upon request.
We also provide free door covers, door jamb protectors, and couch protectors.