Local businesses are the flourishing heartbeat of our community.

Local businesses define the character of our neighborhoods and create a thriving sense of place. They create jobs, boost the local economy, and keep dollars circulating within our community. When you support local business, you’re not just getting a better product or service, you’re also getting personalized service from people you know, as compared to the oft faceless service provided by businesses that are not locally based.

You might even know your local businesspeople. Sometimes you’re even friends. And isn’t that what buying local and investing in your community all about?
We want to celebrate buying local, so this month’s article is about some of the local product and services you may need during your move.

Local Services to Help with Your Move


Storage facilities

If you need temporary storage for some of your belongings before or after the move, you can rent storage units from storage facilities to keep your items safe and dry until you’re ready to retrieve them. We’ve got you covered for this. Our storage facility is over 40,000 square feet of dry, temperature controlled, and security monitored storage.

Courier Services

When you need courier services – a dedicated fleet of vehicles and drivers to save you time and money, Sidney Courier provides Same Day, Next Day, and even “Express” (4-hour) and “Critical” (2-hour) delivery services across Victoria and the Saanich Peninsula.

Cleaning services

It’s a big job to pack. Add cleaning to your to-do list, especially deep cleaning, and moving can quickly get unmanageable. Consider hiring professional cleaners to help you ensure the home you’re moving out of is pristine. The landlord or new owners will certainly appreciate it. When moving into a new home, we sometimes find the last tenants/owners did a less than adequate job. There is no better feeling than unpacking your belongings into rooms and cupboards you know are fresh and clean. One professional cleaner we recommend is Honey Bee Cleaning Service Ltd. It is a locally owned, husband-and-wife cleaning team dedicated to delivering exceptional service. They use environmentally friendly cleaning products sourced from reputable companies, and they offer customizable cleaning solutions tailored to your specific needs.

Junk Removal

It happens. Sometimes things pile up that you no longer use, can’t easily get rid of. That’s when a junk removal company can come in handy. We recommend Haul a Day Junk Removal.

Carpet Cleaning Services

Professional carpet cleaning is almost always a must for renters who are moving out and who want their damage deposit returned. Some landlords would rather take care of this themselves and deduct the cost, but often, renters are responsible to get the carpets cleaned. We recommend Dri-Way owned and operated by another husband-and-wife team who genuinely cares about their community. They specialize in delivering high-quality, professional, and low-moisture upholstery and carpet cleaning services throughout Greater Victoria.

Wall Repair

In situations where rambunctious teenagers, accidental heavy impacts on walls, or other mishaps occur within your home, it’s not uncommon for walls to require significant repairs. In such cases, it’s time to seek the expertise of a professional drywaller, and one we confidently endorse is Andy’s Drywall. Andy is known for his efficiency, amiable nature, and extensive knowledge of his craft.


After drywalling or if you need to restore a feature wall to its original color, repainting is necessary. We recommend two professional painters to get the job done:
Envision Painting Ltd. is a trusted family-owned local company in Victoria, offering reliable residential and commercial painting services with a focus on customer satisfaction and durability.
Islanders’ Choice Painting Co. is a local painting company in British Columbia, known for their professional and client-focused services. They partner a local colour consultant, they back their work with a three-year guarantee, and their written proposals have no hidden charges.

Document Your Home

When we live in a place we’ve worked hard to turn into our own personal paradise, it can be hard to leave. Are you moving out of a family home you love? Consider documenting your home, your gardens and areas that inspired you by hiring a professional real estate photographer. We endorse Coastline Photography, a business run by a talented wife-and-husband team who excel in their craft.

This list of services isn’t comprehensive, but it covers the basics. If you have any highly recommended local moving-related services you’d like to tell us about, please let us know and we’ll check it out and include it in an article update. Meanwhile, contact us for a free moving estimate when you’re ready.