Moving when you were younger was a lot easier: seems like you could just throw what little belongings that you had in the back of your car or your friend’s van and drive a couple blocks to your new apartment. As you get older, moving gets more complicated. You might be moving an entire family into a bigger house or your job might be relocating you across the country from Toronto to Vancouver. You used to be able to get a move done by giving your friends a case of beer and knocking it out in just a couple hours. These days, you might want to consider a hiring a professional mover, especially for a cross-country move. Here a few reasons why.
- Security — More and more Canadians are moving west. In fact, for the first time, the rate of growth in the West will surpass that of Ontario, the most populace province in the country. Anyone moving this far should hire the help of professionals. Too many attempt hauling all of their stuff along the Trans-Canada Highway, and they end up suffering damage to their goods when they attempt to move it themselves. Leave the job to professionals. Canadian long distance moving experts will be able transport your prized possessions much better than you can to protect your stuff during the move. They also come with licences and insurance to protect both your belongings and the truck on a long drive.
- Packing— Some movers will even pack and wrap your household items for you. It may bring up your estimate a little bit, but professional packers and wrappers will pack your stuff much more effectively that you can yourself. This is just a fact. If you want to protect yourself thoroughly you should definitely consider professional packing and wrapping services for you next long distance move. Packing also takes up a lot of time during a move. Pros can usually come in and pack an entire 4 bedroom house in just about half a day. This means that you have time to deal with the myriad other things that you need to do for your move like finding a new doctor and schools for your kids.
- Cost— You might be surprised at just how affordable a cross-country move with a professional moving company can be. Most people are turned off by the price of a move before they even find out what it is. In many cases, your company is paying for the move anyways. Be sure to get quotes from at least 3 different companies before you make your decision. This will prevent you from making a decision too hastily and paying more than you have to. It’s also a great way to flesh out who the reputable companies are in your area. Most good companies will price match competitors. This means if you get multiple quotes you can get the price that you want with the company that you want to sue.