In the gorgeous Golden Horseshoe area of Ontario, the Durham region is an exciting mix of thriving rural, residential, and commercial life.
Durham hosts eight local municipalities, all rich with life and culture. Ajax, Brock, Clarington, Oshawa, Pickering, Scugog, Uxbridge, Whitby each have unique opportunities to offer—you should be excited to move there.
This Ontarian region has a unique environment, blending natural parks and trails with stunning architecture and urban life.
While North Durham is known for a thriving agricultural sector, the entire region is a major centre of the Canadian automobile industry, filmmaking, and nuclear power plants.
If you’re ready to move to Durham but not sure how to get started, here’s what you should look for.
How do you find movers?
Long-distance vs local
Where are you moving from? Many moving companies can only move you across a few cities, not province to province. Make sure you lock down a service that can take you whatever distance you need to go.
Another factor to consider is whether or not you need to move your vehicle. Some moving services can do help take your car with you if you’re moving across long distances.
Dig into their experience
Testimonials and reviews are key to making a sound decision on the right moving company. Find a company with a proven track record and plenty of reviews for moves in Ontario. Also, make sure they’re licensed and accredited.
…and watch out for red flags
When you get an estimate from a moving company, ensure the company doesn’t ask you for a cash deposit before you book your move. No reputable movers will demand an upfront payment at the estimate stage.
Beware of movers with rental vans—always look at their license plates. You’ll know a professional moving company from a questionable one by their vehicles and equipment. Professional movers will have their own vehicles.
Observe their moving team if you get a chance to meet them. Are they punctual, dressed in uniform, and friendly?
Look at their scope of services
Understand the full extent of your needs before trying to find a service that’s right for you. There are plenty of moving companies who do far more than just taking your belongings to Point B.
Do they offer additional services like packing or vehicle transport? Do they handle large or fragile items? Can they provide packing supplies?
Can you afford it?
This doesn’t need to be a guessing game. The best way to find that out is by getting a free estimate. Reliable moving companies know exactly how much their services are worth and will give you a reasonable estimate.
When you move somewhere new, you’re better off with movers who know your new city like the back of their hands. Two Small Men with Big Hearts has movers all across Ontario and Canada—and our Durham movers are ready to help you through a safe and stress-free journey.