Gone are the days when a “big move” meant simply relocating to a new neighborhood in your childhood city. Now, a big move can take you as far as a few cities over or even across the country. Not to mention Long Distance Moving is becoming more common. According to the 2006 Census, over 41% of Canadians had moved at least once in the previous five years. Over ten years later, that number can only be increasing.
Despite the shift towards more mobile households, the stuff that needs to get moved from one house to the next hasn’t changed. From couches to picture frames, you want to take the household you’ve invested in building with you. The only difference is you can’t get away with a rental moving truck and a few trips to transport all your things from A to B.
It’s time for you to find yourself a long-distance mover. Which doesn’t need to be a hastle or yet another stress to add to your to do list, if you know what to look for. So, do you?
Mistake #1: Thinking Cheaper Is Better
Long Distance Moving can not only be time-consuming, it can be expensive. So it’s understandable that the cost of long-distance moving is on your mind. As it should be! You work hard for your money and while you want a smooth and stress free move, you also don’t want to invest a small fortune into making it happen. That being said, cheaper isn’t always better. Some moving companies will offer you what looks like a cost-saving option but it will end up costing you the same—if not more—than if you had just gone with a reputable company from the beginning. From damages to delays, be wary of any long-distance moving company that seems too good to be true.
To avoid disappointment, look around and get multiple quotes from different long-distance movers. If any of them are substantially cheaper than their competition, don’t bother following up. They’re cutting corners somewhere and you don’t need the stress wondering if that’s going to compromise your move in some way.
Mistake #2: Not Asking About Your Quote
When you have a moving consultant come over to look at what you’ll be moving and to give you a quote, be sure to ask them to explain the specifics of the quote. You have every right to know why things cost what they do and a reputable moving company will be happy to break down their pricing structure for you. Alternately, if the consultant is vague or asks for a deposit on the move, reconsider using that particular company. A Long Distance Moving Company with a good reputation will want you to feel confident that they’ve factored everything into your quote and care about making your move smooth and stress free right down to the last dollar.
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At AMJ Campbell Movers Red Deer, we have been helping people just like you make those big life moves for over 22 years. So yeah, we know what it takes to make sure your long-distance move goes according to plan.