Tips to Make Moving Easy

Winter 2004 CSANews Issue 53  |  Posted date : May 16, 2007.Back to list

Moving is a tiresome task. Finding a reliable mover, however, can help lift some of the weight from your shoulders – literally! When looking for a mover, keep this advice in mind:

  • Ask for three estimates and have each mover come to your home. Never accept an estimate over the telephone.
  • Don't sign a contract on the spot.
  • Remember that the cheapest service may not be the best.
  • Ask for references and call them.
  • Check with your insurance broker or company for the insurance you will need.
  • Compare estimates and make sure you understand the details, such as extra services and exclusions.
  • Ask if the moving company will ship your goods using its own staff.
  • If in doubt, insist on visiting the mover's facility, especially if storage is involved.
  • Avoid paying large deposits in advance.
  • Don't rely on anyone else to move important records, documents, deeds, and jewelry. Carry these items yourself.

For more information about movers, contact the Ministry of Consumer and Business Services at (416) 326-8800 in Toronto or toll-free at 1-800-889-9768, or visit the website at www.cbs.gov.on.ca.