Hiring the right moving company can save you lots of work, stress and headaches in the long run.
Industry professionals are accustomed to handling all kinds of moves, from apartments to homes and offices small and large. We understand how to pack, label and transport items of all shapes, sizes and levels of fragility.
We appreciate the importance of what we do, because people’s “stuff” is so much more to them than a collection of items. It represents their lifestyle, memories, emotional connections and fun. Although many consumers move themselves and do a good job of it, enlisting professional movers is the choice of many others.
However, you want to be careful that the company you hire is above board and upholds strict standards.
How can you tell?
Do your research by asking the question: Is this moving company a member of the Canadian Association of Movers (CAM)?
This organization exists to help people find reputable movers they can trust. To explore a company’s reputation, you can also contact the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and your provincial government’s consumer protection agency.
According to CAM, three of the most important things to do when hiring a moving company are:
- Ask the movers for estimates in writing
- Get the terms and conditions of your move in writing
- Ensure you know how your goods will be protected for loss or damage
If a moving company does not know the answer to these questions or glosses over the importance of these terms, a red flag should go up.
When it comes to your move, it is best for everyone involved to get multiple quotes, ask as many questions as you can, and only hire a moving company if you feel that they are one one hundred percent trustworthy of caring for your belongings.