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Hiring a Moving Company

September, 2017

Whenever a task is to be completed, doing due diligence beforehand is crucial; putting effort into determining the best way to do something before you actually do it will help to ensure that when the task is done, it is completed in the most efficient and best way possible.

Moving is something that happens every day and there are many ways in which to do it, and many people and organizations that one could potentially align themselves with in order to make it happen. Knowing how to make the best decision starts by knowing what you should be looking for in the first place. Here are some important considerations to make before hiring a moving company:

Asking the right questions beforehand
“A professional mover will be happy to answer any questions you may have, so if they seem uncertain or won’t give you straight answers, that’s probably a mover to avoid,” says Michael Keaton, senior director of communications for the American Moving & Storage Association. “Ask them about the moving process so you understand what they will be doing and when they will be doing it, from start to finish.”

Weitekamp recommends asking the following questions before selecting a moving company:

  • Are you licensed and insured?
  • Are you a certified professional mover who meets specified standards
  • What price are you willing to put in writing as a “not to exceed” threshold price?
  • What are the dates you can commit to for pickup and delivery for my move?
  • Can you give me some references of people you have recently moved?
  • How are your crews selected?
  • What actions do you take to ensure that the people who come into my home are skilled, professional, and safe?

Cost Assessment
No, you don’t want to pay more than you have to for a move. But beware of being too budget-conscious.The largest mistake you can make is going with the cheapest estimate. The cheapest bid typically means that the company uses casual, inexperienced laborers who don’t care a whole lot about your things. Conversely, higher-end estimates almost always assure trained, professional, and experienced crews who will show up, smiles on their faces, and move your stuff safely and efficiently. In other words: If there is a hiccup, they will figure it out; they’re not leaving your stuff on the front lawn.’ (Holly Amaya, realtor.com)

Here at Boyd your Ottawa professional moving and storage service, we pride ourselves on being transparent with what we do and how we do it; we are committed to offering the best service possible. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you.