That sick feeling you get when you worry about the long list of to-dos on your moving list? There’s a simple solution for it: hire the best movers in Vancouver. So put your feet up, read on and relax knowing there are movers whose purpose is to make the process as easy for you as possible. All you need to know is how to find them.
Getting started is the hardest part. Begin collecting names of companies from the internet, the Yellow Pages and from word-of-mouth and start by requesting free moving quotes from five to ten companies. Moving companies who are familiar with the area you are moving to are usually the best choice, because they’re experience could help simplify the process once you are closer to moving day.
Narrow the list of potential movers down, and schedule in-home walkthroughs with less than a handful of them to receive a more accurate cost assessment. This is also an opportunity for you to learn more about each company and to ensure that you would trust them and that they operate ethically and according to the law. If they subcontract their work, ask for the company details so you can research them too. Can they provide you with references, moving license and insurance details and contact information? Collect any documentation they have for customer and mover rights and responsibilities, loss and damage liabilities and fees or limitations associated with the liabilities.
Compare what you’ve learned with customer complaints collected by the Better Business Bureau. If satisfied, conduct a final estimate with the movers in Vancouver you are considering. Give them full details of your moving date, the address you are going to, the services requested including packing if you prefer to have that handled, and obstacles such as staircases which they would need to work around. Have them inspect your property, and inform them of any items that might need special attention, such as a piano. Consider the estimate carefully, and be wary of low prices that might not include taxes, additional fees that will appear later or cash-only payments.
To avoid other potential surprises, you should also find out the deposit terms, the Replacement Value Protection if a possession is damaged, specific packing service options, and whether the movers have a Workers’ Compensation Board Certificate. If they do not, you could be obligated to pay in the event of an employee injury.
Play it safe. After you have selected the best Vancouver movers, be smart and don’t agree to an overly large security deposit. Remember to keep your treasured valuables, including jewelry and electronics, with you at all times. Keep all documentation and agreements in writing and bring them with you.
Once you’ve done your homework and the details are settled, you can rest easy knowing you’ve selected the best movers in Vancouver.