For most people, the most daunting part of the moving process (other than actually picking up and moving of course) is packing. In particular, many people are afraid to pack their valuables and fragile items because they don’t want them to break.
Who doesn’t love a value-add service? We know we do, that’s why we choose to partner with a variety of different companies that will bring our clients (and theirs) added value.
May is National Moving Month! We’re so excited to have a month that’s all about us! Just kidding! We know this month is all about the people who keep us in business – people who need to move.
Though it may have only just started to feel like spring in some places in Canada (we’re looking at you Alberta), the season is technically in full swing. That means it’s time to get started on everyone’s favourite task (*wink*): spring cleaning.
The most common reason people give for deciding against hiring a moving company is “they cost too much.” But, what most people don’t realize is that doing your move yourself, or with the help of friends and family, instead of hiring professionals can actually be much more costly than they think.
A lot of people hire a moving company because they understand it will be too difficult for them to move all of their furniture and belongings on their own. Moving companies have the experience, training, and equipment necessary to move everything. But, there are some items that are difficult even for a professional moving company.
When you’re in the processes of planning a move, there are a lot of moving parts all happening at once. You’re most likely dealing with real estate issues, preparing to pack and packing, sorting out work and/or school arrangements, informing family and friends, and much more. The last thing you want is to forget an important detail, but with so much going on sometimes the “little things” can be neglected.
Everyone has trouble adjusting after a move to a new city. Even adults can have difficulty feeling like they’re a true part of their new community or workplace. For children, fitting in at school can be a difficult task even when it’s the same school they have attended their whole lives, never mind a brand new school.
Not every move is 100% happy. Whether it’s due to leaving behind friends/family, having a quit a beloved job, or leaving a house full of memories, most moves have some element of sadness attached to them. Even for adults, these aspects of moving to a new city are often scary and stressful. For children, the process can be even more taxing.
Moving is stressful, that's why most people choose to hire a professional moving company to do it for them. If you want to make your moving day even easier for everyone involved (of course you do), you'll want to allow your movers to do their best work. To do that, you have to understand what they need or want from you. We've compiled a list of things moving companies wish all of their clients would understand below: