Moving across Canada is a big deal. You’re leaving behind family, friends, a former job, and your old neighbourhood for the excitement of a new city, new job, and new social circle. But first thing’s first — you have to get there. Travelling the many kilometres that span this great country is difficult enough when all you have to worry about is your person. Throw all of your household possessions into the mix and it can be the most frustrating thing about the entire process. To make the physical act of moving cross country as simple as possible, it’s important that you team up with professionals who know how to make it a hassle- and stress-free experience.
When on the lookout for a Canadian long distance moving company, search out the opinions of friends, families, and — when you don’t know anyone who has used their services before — people on the Internet. Ask them if they have any companies that they would recommend. (It’s also a good idea to ask them for tips to help simplify your move). You can also find online reviews left by past customers. By going through this material you can learn about a company’s strengths — and their weaknesses. Sometimes you’ll uncover bad reviews, which aren’t always as damning as you may think. It’s how the company responds to these unhappy customers that can reveal the true colours of the company.
Long distance movers will be transporting your belongings a long way down the Trans Canada. Each kilometre added to your trek is another kilometre that your possessions are under threat of Canada’s terrible roadways. While an elite moving company will have expert packers who use the top materials and techniques to ensure the integrity of your belongings throughout the process, it’s a good idea to confirm a company has insurance, WSIB coverage for their employees, a Canadian Association of Movers certificate, and membership with North American Van Lines. These accreditations will protect both you and the employees from any accidents.
Moving is stressful, especially when you’re going across the country. But it doesn’t have to be difficult. As long as you have a professional mover on your side, you can successfully move from one side of the country to the next with zero hassles. Just remember to check for recommendations from the people you trust, and double check that these services have the right certifications.