Canadian winters can be rough. They can also be unpredictable. Most people try to avoid moving in the winter, but sometimes you can’t choose when you have to move. So what do you do if your move falls on a day when the weather is, to put it bluntly, lousy?
We get it; moving can be expensive. With the holidays (which we know are also often expensive) having just ended, if you are going to be moving in the near future, you might be looking for ways to get a more affordable move. While picking the cheapest moving company out there might seem like a good solution, we’re here to warn you that it isn’t.
If you are a realtor, corporate housing company, a business that regularly relocates employees, or even a seniors housing you’ll know the benefits of bringing some kind of added service value to your clients. When you go above and beyond, you’re more likely to get excellent reviews from your clients and increase the number and quality of your customer referrals, which leads to generating more clients. One of the ways you can bring added value is by partnering with a moving company.
Realtors and movers both have the same end goal: to get clients into a new home. If you are a business that has to relocate employees, then you have the same goal too. So do corporate housing companies, seniors’ residences, even university dorms, and more. Along with having the goal of getting their clients or customers relocated, all of these businesses likely want to bring added service value to them. And that’s where partnering with a moving company comes in.
At Two Small Men with Big Hearts we believe that one of the most important things to do during the holiday season, and all year round, is give back to the communities in which we operate. We’re dedicated to not only giving our moving customers the best possible moving service, but also to contributing positively to the cities and towns they, and we, live and work in.
For this reason, we’re very excited to have created a charitable partnership with the Cerebral Palsy Association of Alberta (CPAA) starting this holiday season. This partnership will allow us to provided added service value to our clients all while helping them feel good about contributing to a deserving organization.
When you’re in the process of moving there’s a lot to get done, and you might think it’s safe to just hire the first moving company you see. But if you don’t take the time to do your research and hire just any moving company, you could become the victim of a moving scam.
Some moving scams involve movers charging way to much, adding a lot of unexpected charges to your bill that weren’t on your estimate, or worst of all, having you pay beforehand and then not showing up at all.
Unfortunately, these kinds of moving scams are far too common. Fortunately, they’re easy to avoid if you do your research and follow a few simple steps before hiring a local moving company.
Packing for a move can be one of the most stressful parts of the whole process. It takes a lot of organization and planning, never mind the many hours of actual physical work you’ll do getting all of your things packed. Then there are the packing supplies themselves. You’ll want to make sure you have the best ones to keep your items safe and clean during the move. But those can be difficult to find, and expensive.
So how can Two Small Men help with packing for your move?
There are a lot of moving companies out there with varying prices, so how do you know which one is offering you the best value for the cost? And how do you know which companies are the best quality? One the best ways to decide this is by looking at all of the services they provide. Quality moving companies do more than just show up with a truck; they also have other services, like packing supplies.
The more organized you are during your move, the less stressful it will be. And when it comes to staying organized during your move, nothing is more important than packing. A lack of the appropriate packing materials can take your move from efficient to disastrous in a flash.
The challenges associated with having to move an office from one location to another can be substantial. Not only do you have to think about physically moving furniture from one place to another, you also have to consider how you’ll move important technology and equipment, figure out how to notify all of your existing clients and customers, change over all office suppliers and vendors, not to mention getting your employees moved and reoriented, all while trying to lose as few working hours as possible.