How do I find trusted movers?
Hiring a Mover: The time has come to find movers for your upcoming move, and you’re probably wondering, where do I even begin? With over 3500 moving companies in the GTA, finding a mover may seem like a daunting task.
There are many factors to consider; is the moving company reliable, affordable, and overall, trustworthy? It’s important to find movers who you can put your entire trust into, as they are the ones going into your home and moving your belongings. How do you find trustworthy movers? Well, we have compiled some great advice below to do just that!
Price is Key
Ever hear the saying, you get what you pay for? Well, that couldn’t be more right when looking into different moving companies. Of course, every moving company prices their moves differently, but it’s important to remember that “cheap” isn’t always best. When doing your research, always keep a budget in mind, but don’t have an unrealistic budget as moving companies work very hard and charge accordingly. It may be okay to hire movers that are on the low end of the pricing spectrum but this may be more for small moves as opposed to larger, full home moves.
When moving your whole house to a new one, keep in mind that you will get the best bang for your buck. When speaking with different moving companies at different prices, ensure to ask the proper questions to see if their pricing is worth it.
1. Are my floors protected during the move?
2. What supplies are used during move day to protect my belongings?
3. Is disassembly and assembly of my furniture included?
4. Will the movers place my items in the desired rooms at my new home?
5. Are there extra fees for the truck?
These are important questions to ask to see what services are included with each different moving company. Overall, comparing pricing is important to ensure that everything on move day is done safely and to your standards.
Reviews are Everything
It may be common sense to go straight to all the good reviews that moving companies have, but try comparing the bad reviews as well. It is important to see how many bad reviews a company may have to see what that moving company lacks. If price may not be a deal breaker for you, looking at bad reviews can give you an idea of the type of company you are interested in hiring. Looking at good reviews is always key as well, but try to avoid only looking at reviews on their website and Google, as they can be slightly biased. A good website to look into for moving companies would be Homestars, as that is strictly a platform for home professionals, with reviews written by real clients. Along with reviews, try asking around within your family and friends to see if any of them have used moving companies before. If so, it is a good idea to get advice from people you trust who can explain their experience, whether that be bad or good. Referrals are always your best bet to ensure you chose the right moving company for your move.
Are movers trustworthy?
The answer is simple, “Yes”!!.
The first thing you should understand is that the moving and storage industry in Ontario, Canada is not regulated by the Federal nor provincial government. The good news is that most of all professional movers on the market operating today are proud members of the Canadian Association of Moving and Storage companies, which means that they should be trustworthy, reliable and dependable.
Obviously, you will want to AVOID sites like Craigslist, Kijiji and other sites such as, where you will find most unscrupulous movers on the market.
How to Choose a Moving Company in 5 Easy Steps
1. Read 1Star Reviews First. ( see how they answered & the issue)
2. Make Sure the Mover Is Registered and Insured
3. Ask The Mover If He Has Any Professional Accreditation
4. Verify the physical Business Address
5. Get Referrals From Friends & Family
Overall, following these steps is important to ensure that everything on moving day is goes smoothly and without any issues.
Doing research to hire professional and trustworthy movers can be time consuming, but it is imperative to ensure that your move day is done professionally, safely and without any hiccups. Always remember that hiring the most inexpensive mover may not meet your expectations on move day, and sometimes paying more may give you a better piece of mind. We suggest comparing at least 10 different moving companies that are relatively well known and established. Once you receive all the estimates, ensure to always read the fine print and understand exactly how their movers operate to see if they’re the best fit for you.