Updated: Mar 22
Across the Lower Mainland there are literally hundreds, if not thousands of ‘professional’ moving companies. With so many options, it is essential that you choose the right one. Rather than just clicking through Google, start asking yourself questions regarding what is the right moving company you would like to work with.
I suggest you will go through the following checklist to find your answer:
a) Is it a legally registered business? Has it been in the business long enough to know it in and out?
b) What facilities does it have? Does it have a proper office? Does it have its own fleet? Does it have its designated warehouse or storage facilities? You will be much more confident working with a well-established company if the answers are "Yes". Moving business is known for low entry barrier. Many companies are lean operations with little investment. Their quote is low but don't be surprised with the services you will receive.
c) What does the management team look like? Is there a strong back-office team serving you every single step throughout the process, or just a one-man show "partnering" with other companies? Don't expect a smooth move if it is the latter.
d) What do their crew look like? Moving is highly skill-intensive throughout the entire process from pre-moving planning, packing, loading and off loading. A seven hour job done by well-organized well-trained crew can easily become ten hours by a group of general workers, let alone to mention all kinds of damages by the latter.
e) Finally but mostly importantly, be realistic managing your budget and your expectation. This is where many families picking up the wrong company.
Look for a budget mover if you just need basic services. A quality-oriented company definitely offers greater value but is out of your budget and thus not the right one for you.
On the contrary, look for a red-carpet service-oriented company if you have a better budget. Many families entered into contract with low-cost movers found themselves ended up in a complete nightmare. What is wrong is the mis-match. They paid for basic service but expect high. So be realistic and pay for value and peace of mind.
Ontime Moving and Storage has been in the moving and storage since 2001. We are committed serving our customers with a fleet of five trucks, 100 containers, designated warehouse facilities in Port Coquitlam, fully certified crew, and a strong management team in the business for over 20 years. We're proud to have moved over 10,000 families in the Lower Mainland. Many families work with us for generations!
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