Choosing the Best Packing and Moving Company for Your Move in Vancouver
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Do you have an upcoming move? Are you feeling overwhelmed at the thought of hiring movers? Moving requires research and planning to ensure you hire the best people for the job. Check out our top tips for hiring the best moving and packing companies in Vancouver.
Know What You Need
The first step is to figure out exactly what you need. Do you need decluttering? Packing, moving, and unpacking? Maybe just organization for your new home? When you know exactly what you need, it is much easier to narrow down which companies you should choose from and could save you from paying for unneeded services.
Ask Friends and Family
Friends and family will always give you a truthful and unbiased opinion. Ask around to see who your friends, family, and colleagues have used in the past.
Ask trusted people in the industry for recommendations. Various businesses know who to work with and are happy to recommend other reputable companies. If you’ve worked with a professional organizer, for example, they will most likely be able to recommend moving companies. Often they’ve worked closely with companies on other projects.
Google reviews are a great tool to use. Read through many good and not-so-good ones until you get a feel for the company. Use your best judgment as you read the comments that go along with both 5-star and 1-star reviews. Chances are, if there are no comments, the review may not hold much weight.
Don’t Stop at One
It can feel overwhelming to research and contact many companies, but it’s worth it. Get estimates from at least three companies to ensure you have enough information to make an informed decision.
Often, people don’t ask the questions they need to because they may feel like they’re being a bother. But as the client, you have every right to ask questions and get the answers you need. You want to ensure the company has good communication. If your calls and emails go unanswered, there’s a chance that may happen on moving day as well.
Avoid Scratches and Damage
When figuring out which company to use, ask questions! One of the most common complaints is furniture being damaged or scratched during a move. This can be prevented by wrapping
furniture in bubble wrap or moving blankets. Make sure to ask the moving companies how they care for furniture.
We hope this list of tips helps with the planning for your upcoming move. As professional home organizers and packers, we understand the hard work that is involved with preparing for a move.
If you need help decluttering, packing, unpacking, or organizing, we would be happy to help! Contact us today for a free phone consultation! Let us help take away the stress and bring harmony to your new home.