When you decide you need the services of a mover, there are many facets to consider. You are looking for a company that will make your life easier regarding your move and is able to provide all the services you need. Here are 5 services Calgary movers can provide.
Moving is the first thing people think about when hiring a mover. They are looking for someone to literally move their belongings from one place to another. Sometimes this move is local, other times the move may be long distance or international. When hiring a moving company, you need to ask them questions that will establish if they have the experience and expertise to complete the move you need to be done.
This is especially true if you are moving long distance or internationally. This is because there may be special procedures or laws that must be adhered to. The last thing you want to do is entrust all your belongings to a company and have the truck delayed because of paperwork or rules that should have been addressed ahead of time.
You may need someone to pack all your belongings in boxes. Many companies will provide this service, for a cost. If you decide you want the packing done by a company, you need to find out exactly what they will and will not pack. You also need to know how many people will be doing it, the timetable for the packing, and who will be supervising the packing.
After your belongings arrive at their destination, the company will unload the truck and put all the boxes and items where you state you want them. This should be part of the price of moving. However, if needed, you can inquire as to whether you can have them unpack the boxes as well. This will probably have a separate fee and should be arranged ahead of time because the company needs to build in time for this to happen.
Sometimes, you need to move but might not have your next residence secured yet. You may be waiting for settlement on a new house or for your home to be built. This might mean that you need to have your items stored until you have access to your new home. Again, this is a separate fee beyond loading, moving, and unloading your belongings. This needs to be discussed ahead of time and arrangements made for where your belongings will be held and how the safety of those items will be secured.
5. Specialty packing
If you have valuable art or electronics, you may need special packaging, maybe even crating. There are companies who can offer this service, or potentially outsource it to another company. If you need this service, you should let the company know when they are doing your estimate. It will result in an extra charge but will keep your valuables safe. You should also find out exactly how the items will be packaged.