This article presents a recent short distance move that we have done From Chestermere, Alberta, into the city of Calgary. This is part of our series of articles that aim to de-mystify how pricing of moves work and what parameters one should take into account when considering different moving companies in Calgary.
A quick intro about us: Cactus Moving is a residential moving company based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The company was founded by a team of experienced professionals who have a strong commitment to customer satisfaction. At Cactus Moving, we pride ourselves on our extreme focus on ensuring that our customers are completely satisfied with the services we provide. Whether you are moving within the Calgary area or to a new city, our team of skilled and dedicated movers will work with you to make your move as smooth and stress-free as possible. So if you are looking for a reliable and professional moving company in the Calgary area, look no further than Cactus Moving.
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Recently, we had the pleasure of helping a customer move from a 3 bedroom apartment in Chestermere to Calgary. The distance for the move was fairly large and there were a lot of belongings. Therefore, we would consider this a fairly large operation. It took 3 movers and 1 truck 11 hours to complete the move. On top of it, we also had to move a heavy item that weighted over 200 lbs in a single piece. As such, this adds both delays and complexities to this move.
The customer had a 3 bedroom apartment in Chestermere. This residential move was of a large size with following furniture and item transferred by our movers:
Moving efficiently from one location to the next. Professionally packed equipment – both protected with blankets, strapped down where needed and organized for maximum space utilization, so that fewer trips are required.
Moving a property professionally involves many details. To make sure everything goes smoothly, one must both prepare beforehand and work hard during the move. The process of moving the above list of items involved the following steps:
Planning and preparation: This included creating a detailed inventory of all the items to be moved, gathering necessary packing materials (such as boxes, bubble wrap, and tape), and arranging for the rental of any necessary equipment (such as dollies or straps).
Packing: All of the items on the list would need to be carefully packed and secured in boxes or bins to ensure they are protected during the move. Fragile items, such as china or TVs, would need to be packed with extra care to prevent damage.
Loading: The packed items would then be loaded onto the moving truck, using dollies or other equipment to ensure they are safely and efficiently loaded. Furniture and larger items would typically be loaded first, followed by boxes and other smaller items.
Transportation: The moving truck would then transport the items to the new location. Depending on the distance, this process could take several hours or days.
Unloading: Once the truck arrives at the new location, the items would be unloaded and carried into the new home. Furniture would be placed in the appropriate rooms, and boxes and smaller items would be unpacked and organized.
Cleanup: Once all of the items have been unpacked and organized, any leftover packing materials would be disposed of and the moving truck would be returned.
Overall, the process of moving these items would require careful planning, attention to detail, and physical labor to ensure everything is safely and efficiently transported to the new location.
Moving does not need to cost an arm and a leg. Affordable, yet professional service is what we aim to offer at any time! Overall, the total number of hours is 11 hours with 3 movers and 1 truck, which is charged at a rate of $189 per hour for a total of $2079.
We also had to apply a heavy lift charge of $200 for items that weigh over 200 lbs as a single piece. This charge only applies when moving extremely heavy and bulky items, since they require additional equipment and preparations on our end.
With a base charge of 189 dollars per hour for 3 movers and a truck, for 11 hours the subtotal was $2,079. Adding to the 200 dollars heavy lift charge, the total came out to be $2,129 +GST (5%). Therefore, the move with taxes costs $2,235.45 for the customer. Our customer was very pleased with our services and complemented our movers for being both professional and kind.
Our drivers took approximately the route below. As per the Google Maps driving instructions, this route takes between 25 minutes to 30 minutes a drive for a loaded truck.
Cactus Moving’s truck left the pickup location in Chestermere (Alberta) Lake Side neighbourhood. The route started in Alberta and involves taking Stoney Trail SE S/AB-201 S in Calgary from Chestermere Blvd and 17 Ave SE. This leg of the journey is 6 minutes long and covers a distance of 6.4 km. The next step is to follow Stoney Trail SE S/AB-201 S to 52 St. SE S and take exit 99. This part of the journey takes 10 minutes and covers a distance of 17.1 km. The final leg of the journey involves continuing on 52 St. SE S and taking Mahogany Blvd SE to Marine Dr SE. It is not specified how long this leg of the journey takes or how far it is. Overall, the route involves driving on several major roads in Calgary and the surrounding area.
Details drive instructions and map are attached below: