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Choosing the Right Moving Company

A moving company staff packages stuff for a client during a moving.

It's no surprise that moving house often appears on a ranking of the most stressful life events.

You are boxing up all your worldly belongings - the heirloom bracelet, your child's art from their first day at school, those expensive crystal champagne glasses, shifting them into a truck and moving them across town or country.

Choosing the right moving company is crucial. Here's how to find the best movers in Hamilton, Ontario.

Establish Your Moving Plans

Not all moves are identical. Thinking about your move and priorities will help you pick the perfect moving partner.

For example, what's the size of the items you need to move? Are you moving a short or long distance? Do you have other requirements, like interim storage?

Answering these questions will help you find a tailored moving service best suited to your unique requirements.  

Consider Local Movers

Whether you need a short or long-distance move, it's helpful to have a company that serves your current location.

A local company will be familiar with the route and the housing types in different neighbourhoods. A local company also gives you the chance to speak to friends and associates for personal recommendations. 

Packing and Preparation

Some moving companies offer packing too. You should decide whether that's something you need. If it is, check that the company can provide it.

Since skills and knowledge are involved in packing (such as knowing the correct way to protect glass), ensure the moving company has the relevant experience. 

If you need packing services, mention this when getting quotes to compare like for like. 

Getting Quotes for Moving Services

When getting quotes, ask for a breakdown of the services you are getting as part of that price. It's the best way of comparing different providers.

Check whether quotes include insurance. Double-check that the company offers the correct insurance to cover your belongings for the move, including loss and damage. 

Always explain the layout of your home to a moving company, as this can sometimes affect the quote, too. For example, if the property has several flights of stairs, that may impact the cost. 

Research Reputations of Ontario Movers

Always do your due diligence before choosing a moving company. You are transporting items that hold massive value to you, so you need a trustworthy company.

Check online reviews as a first step. Always read the comments rather than any star rating. Customer comments often provide a more helpful insight. 

Occasionally, a company will also offer a promise or a guarantee about their service quality, like our promise to our customers. 

Finding Movers in Hamilton, Ontario

An efficient and trustworthy company can make all the difference to your house move. It reduces the stress of worrying about your personal belongings or unnecessary delays. So always do your research before picking a company.

Are you looking for movers in Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Dundas, Hamilton, Ancaster, Stoney Creek, and the surrounding areas? We've been helping people like you with their moves since the early 1980s. As a family business with over 25 years of experience, we don't think you'll find better. 

Give Appleby Moving & Storage a call today.




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