Moving can be stressful and demanding. However, everything can go well if you choose a moving company that offers excellent service. But how to find this rare pearl that will make this experience a success all along the line? Here are a few tips.

List of items to check

It is important to take the time to properly “shop around” your mover and do some research on the company you are considering. This can reassure you about the legitimacy of the latter, its integrity and its reputation. Here are the points to check:

  • Find out about the prices (too low an amount could be a bad sign).
  • Ask for at least 2 clients references (ask about the employees’ attention to detail, their punctuality and availability during the move, as well as their friendliness).
  • Don’t hire a company that doesn’t have a website.
  • Ask to have a copy of the liability insurance emailed to you. Indeed, a trusted moving company must have a civil liability of at least one million dollars to protect you in the event of breakage, loss or other damage caused to your property, or to compensate a person who is injured during the move.
  • Consult the website of the Office de la protection du consommateur to determine if the company has already received formal notices.
  • Hire a moving company that is a member of the Canadian Association of Movers.

Before you even do this research on the company in question, make sure that the moving company offers services that can meet your specific needs. For example, check if the following services are offered:

  • Storage (when there is a certain delay between the date you must leave your residence and the date you can move into your new home);
  • Long distance moving;
  • Commercial relocation and business relocation;
  • Complete or partial packing/unpacking of your items (mirrors, glass or fragile objects, as well as works of art must be individually packed and protected in boxes specially designed for this purpose);
  • Moving heavy objects (pianos, massive cabinets, pool tables, etc.).

Ask your mover

In addition, read carefully on the company’s website if more specific services are offered: positioning of furniture in your new home; covering mattresses, box springs, divans and sofas with new plastic covers; floor protection with non-slip mats; packing clothes inside wardrobe boxes, etc.

Finally, ask your mover to make sure that a truck of the right size will be available on the scheduled day and at the agreed time. Insist on the fact that you will not be able to accept being late on this important day.

Choosing your moving company carefully will ensure that you have a satisfying and hassle-free experience. For quality service and peace of mind, choose Brault Demenagement!