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4 Ways to Find The Right Residential Movers

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the daunting task of hiring a relocation company? Here are 4 simple tips to help you find quality residential movers.

Whether you are moving to a new home or office, relocating and its accompanying tasks can become quite a challenge. The good news? A relocation doesn’t always have to be a huge, daunting task!

Rule of thumb: Regardless of whether you decide to move yourself, or hire residential movers, the more time you spend planning your move, the less stressful it will be. Some of the things you may want to consider doing, include:

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4 Tips For Hiring Quality Residential Movers in Calgary

With so many moves happening every year in Canada, it’s a wonder that most of them go smoothly and without any issues. Hiring professional movers has a lot to do with this.

However, even with so many smooth moves, scams and bad practices can occur, so it’s in your best interest to be informed about the moving company you’re hiring, and understand what is involved in every step of the process.

Here are 4 tips to help you get started:

1. Get an Inventory Done

A reputable relocation company will always perform an inventory of your belongings to determine the weight and size of your move, because a large component of their price will be dependent on these two factors.

Tip: An estimator who only performs a quick walk-through will always be inaccurate with his/her quote. A good estimator will ask you what you plan to take with you to your new home. Be sure to always tell the estimator what items you plan on:

  • Taking with you to your new home
  • Giving away
  • Selling in a yard sale
  • Leaving behind for the new owners

If you have any questions, be sure to discuss this with the estimator. Make sure you always understand the quote they give you and that it is as accurate and fair as possible.

2. Don’t Pay a Large Deposit

Reputable moving companies don’t demand cash or a large deposit before your relocation, so make sure you only pay upon delivery. Why? If you pay in advance, you’ll have no control over the process or be sure if you’ll ever see your belongings again.

When you do pay: Use a credit card instead of cash to protect yourself from any possible fraudulent activity.

How to Avoid a Rogue Moving Company

3. Always Check References

Before hiring movers, always try to get recommendations from your friends or family, as this is one of the best ways of ensuring you’ll hire a reliable, fair, and honest relocation company.

If your friends don’t have recommendations: Ask any mover you speak with for at least three references they have moved recently. Don’t be shy to call these customers and ask them direct questions about their experiences.

4. Don’t Accept a Blank Moving Contract

When you decide to hire a relocation company, don’t sign a blank contract. Make sure to get everything in writing, including:

  • The mover’s estimate
  • Any extra fees
  • Your pick up and delivery dates
  • A list of belongings that will be moved

Read your contract and make sure that all your belongings are listed. Why? You can’t file a claim for something that doesn’t appear on the inventory list, so this is really important for your valuables, such as laptops, jewlery, etc.


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Are you moving to a new home or office? To find out more about how our team can help make your relocation as smooth, quick, and cost-efficient as possible, visit our Calgary office at 8-4040 Blackfoot Trail SE.

Alternatively, you can contact us at 403-540-4393 or fill in our online contact form.

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