If you are reading this, you are probably convinced (or on your way to being convinced) that hiring professional movers is the best choice you can make regarding your upcoming move. Perhaps this is your first time hiring movers and you are not sure what to expect, especially cost-wise. Or perhaps you haven’t moved in a while and don’t really know what the costs are nowadays. Regardless of the reason for your curiosity, we are here to tell you about how much it costs and what to expect when you hire professional movers in Toronto.
One thing you should really be mindful of, before anything else, is the fact that moving companies are very different from one another. When it comes to services, billing policies, and costs, there are a lot of things that differentiate each professional moving company. Especially in Toronto, when there are hundreds of moving companies to choose from, you should really know what each of them brings to the table and at what cost before making a decision. Some companies will only offer their movers’ labour and a truck, others will charge extra for unexpected reasons, others might not pay so much attention to your belongings and damage them. Be aware of all these specifics and choose wisely the movers you will hire for your Toronto relocation!
Find out what it is included in the price
This is the most important thing to know when hiring movers in Toronto. What exactly are you paying for? Will there be any hidden costs? Should you read the contract carefully, in the search for text written in small letters? Make sure to ask the moving company all the questions you have before hiring their movers. And in case you are not sure what to ask about, we made a brief guideline, so you can have a starting point:
- Will the company provide any moving supplies free of charge?
- Will the movers charge you extra for large items, such as fitness equipment or pianos?
- How many movers will you get and what is the cost of hiring an extra mover?
- Does the moving company provide insurance in case of any damage?
- Are there any days / months during which they offer special discounts?
These are the basic information you need to know. Other than that, whatever interests you, feel free to ask them. Moving companies have contact numbers and email addresses listed on their websites / social media accounts, and you can easily get in touch with an operator and inquire in regards to anything that concerns you.
Also, make sure to answer their questions as honestly as possible. Whether it is about how narrow the entrance to your home is or about how messy the house they need to pack is, tell them! Don’t worry, nothing will scare them away! But this way, if they know exactly what your move will imply, they will be able to offer you a more realistic and accurate estimate of the costs.
Make sure you get the services you want
We all have different needs in life, in general. When it comes to hiring movers, we also have different expectations and needs from one another. This is why you should make sure that the movers you are planning to hire for your next Toronto move reach up to your standards and expectations. Some things you should really pay attention to is the equipment they use and the professionalism with which they handle the entire move. You sure wouldn’t want the movers you hire to go on and improvise supplies and procedures. There is one way you can easily find out how professional they are and what to expect: check reviews from former customers. Yelp, Google, Facebook, and Homestars are the biggest and most renowned platforms where you can read the opinions of hundreds of customers. People who hired these movers before you have taken some time to write down their impressions, with ups and downs. These reviews will really help you get a good idea of how the movers work and how professional the company is. If there are too many red flags, just move on to finding yourself another moving company.
The average cost of a Toronto move
If you have never done this before or it has been quite a long time since you last did it, you should know that a Toronto move will cost you, on average, between 100-200$ per hour. These costs vary from company to company and there might be some extra charges to that hourly fee. This is why we said you should ask in detail and be very careful about what the moving companies actually offer you.
At Let’s Get Moving, we believe in fairness and in lifelong friends, not customers. Just like we would never scam a friend, we never scam customers. Our moving services are charged based on a fully-inclusive hourly rate. There is never an extra fee on the bills we issue, as well as there are no unpleasant surprises during the move. We helped move thousands of customers in Toronto and in the Greater Toronto Area, and we always offered the best professional moving services for the most affordable prices.
Check out our amazing reviews and convince yourself of that! And once you are convinced, call us and hire professional movers from Let’s Get Moving for your upcoming move!