As part of our objective to provide you with peace of mind during your relocation, we have compiled the following set of materials. Please read these if you intend to do any packing yourself, or to have a better understanding of some of the processes you avoid doing by hiring us.
The Government of Canada Office of Consumer Affairs provides an article titled “The Consumer Checklist for Choosing a Moving Company,” which can be found at: http://www.consumer.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/oca-bc.nsf/eng/h_ca02225.html
We encourage you to read this article and browse our website before making your decision.
If you want your next move to be as worry-free as possible, you need to hire the best movers for the job. Finding the best moving company for your needs will take some time, so be sure to do your research and carefully consider your options before you make your decision. Don’t simply choose the company that has the most attractive advertising materials or that quotes you the cheapest rates.
Here’s what you should do if you want to find the best local moving company:
The most effective way of finding the best movers is by asking your friends, neighbors, coworkers and relatives. Let them know that you’re moving soon and ask them whether there’s a moving company that they recommend. By getting a personal recommendation, you’ll get more information on how that moving company operates, what kind of services they offer and how much they cost
Compare Movers By Reading Online Reviews
Another great way to find the best moving company is by reading online reviews. Look up moving companies in your area and start comparing the reviews that they’ve received on websites like Google, Facebook, Yelp and YellowPages. The best movers should have dozens of positive reviews left by people who have used their services.
While any company will have a few people that weren’t completely happy with what they had to offer, you should be wary of any moving services that have several negative comments posted about them online.
Ask the Necessary Questions
The best local moving company will always be glad to answer a potential customer’s questions. Therefore don’t hesitate to call a moving company that you’re considering and ask them whether they’re fully licensed and insured, as well as whether they offer the specific moving services that you need.
Get a Written Estimate
The best movers will always give you a detailed written estimate. This will show you up front how much you’re going to be spending on your move. To find the best moving company, don’t hesitate to get estimates from several different movers. It’s recommended that you compare at least three different moving companies before making your choice.
The estimate should always be done in writing. This is because some unscrupulous moving firms have been known to give a low quote to their potential customers, only to add on various hidden fees and surcharges when hired.
Trust Your Instincts and Walk Away If Something Seems Suspicious
The best local moving company is one that makes you feel like you’re dealing with a trustworthy team for your upcoming move. If you’re considering a moving firm and red flags start appearing, don’t hesitate to walk away and choose another mover. Examples of things that should immediately appear suspicious include a mover that refuses to give you a written estimate, is vague or evasive when asked about the type of insurance they carry or asks that you pay a significant deposit up front to “reserve” your moving date.