Most frequent questions and answers
All your moving needs in one place. Whether you are moving across town or across the country, let us help you find the tools you need to make your move easier. With a few clicks of your mouse, you can locate companies with the skills you need to make your transition from one home to another as smooth as possible.
Click on the button of the type of service you need. This will take you to a list of companies that you can choose from. Give any one of them a call to book your service.
We offer any easier way to plan your next move, listing providers that offer the services you need all in one place.
Yes, we do. Many of the providers on our site also do office moves.
The price of services depends on the type of service you need, and the provider of those services. You will need to call them directly to determine their prices.
Yes, you need to have a moving date planned in order to book your service. You will work directly with our providers for this. If one provider is not available for your date, please choose another from our list.
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You can often purchase packing supplies such as boxes, packing paper, bubble wrap, furniture pads, permanent markers and packing tape from the moving company you hire. You can also purchase these items at large hardware stores or order them online. When you pick up boxes, keep in mind that your vehicle size matters. Most unfolded medium and large boxes will not fit in two-door or small four-door vehicles. Crushing the boxes to make them fit can damage their structural integrity. We have links to order supplies under “Packing Supplies“.
The other option is to get used boxes, or reuse boxes you already have in your home. You can sometimes find boxes using Facebook or Kijiji. Some moving companies also have boxes left behind by other customers. Used materials are a great way to save cash during your move, but the downside is that they come with the risk of damaging your belongings if the quality has degraded with time. If you are reusing old boxes or getting used boxes from a grocery or other retail store, you should make sure the boxes are clean and free of any damage that could cause them to give during your move. If they feel weak or unsteady, do not use them!
There is no single, perfect box size for moving. Different items are best suited to different boxes. Check out these common types of boxes and the best ways to use them to keep your items safe on moving day:
2-cube (2x2x2’): This is the most “standard” sized box. It’s best for heavy items such as books, canned goods, shoes, etc. The heavier and denser the items, the smaller the box you will want to use.
4-cube (4x4x4’): Best for light items such as linens and other clothes, or for oddly shaped items like kitchen appliances, lamps, etc.
TV box: You will use this to keep your TV safe and undamaged during the move.
Picture box: These are used for framed artwork, mirrors, and other thin, fragile items.
Dish barrels (and inserts): Used to pack dishes and other fragile kitchen items.
Wardrobe box: These are a great way to move clothes: with a hanging bar included, you can simply transfer your clothes on hangers to the box, and easily move them into your new closet when you arrive at your new home.
Here are our tried and true tips for labeling your boxes:
First, decide what will go into the box. Knowing what will go in each box – and having similar items grouped together – will make labeling easier.
To avoid the post-move runaround, make sure every item in a box is going to the same room.
Label the top and sides of the box and include a quick list of what items are in the box.
Prominently label each box with the room it belongs in, so your movers know where to put it in your new home. This simple step will make unpacking much less of a headache for you at the end of a busy moving day.
Number each box and keep a list for yourself with the number of boxes and the room each box should be in (you can even list their contents).
We have some lists that you can print off and use under “Hints & Tips”.
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