Simple Moves

Questions You Should Ask Before Hiring A Moving Company

Did you know that a recent study found that many individuals consider moving a more stressful life event than divorce? That’s a grave statistic! It’s easy to imagine that stress doubles for long-distance moves.

With moving comes many different logistical tasks like transfer of utility services, getting quotes from moving companies, and other miscellanies. Ensuring that you ask moving company candidates the right questions will help alleviate some of that stress.

Read on for a breakdown of the questions you should always ask before hiring a moving company.

Do You Offer Storage Space?

Why this question is important: Moving for many means downsizing. You might not be able to take all of your belongings with you for a variety of different reasons, like temporary work assignments or a new school semester.

A typical scenario found with storage space requirements is when new tenants or owners take possession of your current dwelling before your new home becomes available. 

At Simple Moves, we offer secure storage spaces that only our employees can access.  

Are Customer Items Double Handled? 

Why this question is important: Double handling is a term that originates from workflow practices in construction sites and warehouses, but the concept can be found anywhere. If an employee puts a box in one location, but it’s meant to be in another place, this results in double handling. 

In an ideal moving scenario, items will be brought off of the truck, stored, and then put in their appropriate place without needing to rehandle them. 

Double handling is a wasteful consumption of time, resources, and money. It’s important to ascertain from your moving candidate whether or not they have a plan in place before moving day. That way, everything flows smoothly, and you will minimize double handling brought about by confusion and poor planning. 

At Simple Moves, customer items are never double handled and are not shared on the same truck.  

Do You Offer Cleaning Services?

Imagine finishing off a long move, being faced with your dishevelled belongings at your new residence, and then having to find the motivation and energy to return to your previous home and clean it from top to bottom. 

A move-out cleaning is a significant aspect of moving that is often overshadowed by the stress of packing and other logistical moving tasks. 

If returning to clean your previous dwelling isn’t an option, be sure to ask your moving candidates if they offer cleaning services!

At Simple Moves, we offer move-out and clean-out services.

Do You Offer Furniture Dismounting And Rebuilding? 

Why this question is important: Many individuals have work, children, school, extracurriculars, and general life to attend to while also orchestrating a move. This doesn’t leave a lot of time for packing fragile antiques correctly or disassembling living room furniture properly. Not to mention dismounting, storing, and reassembling beds and televisions safely!

Furniture disassembly and reassembly is yet another oft-overlooked significant moving task that takes quite a bit longer than most people think to complete. 

If you don’t have the time, strength, or inclination to handle furniture, find out whether your moving candidate offers full furniture reassembly services. 

At Simple Moves, we offer furniture dismounting, rebuilding, and staging.  

Call The Moving Experts At Simple Moves Today!

Simple Moves is proud to be a local business and well-respected member of the communities in Langley, the Metro Vancouver area and in Toronto. 

We understand better than most that moving is a highly stressful experience be it for commercial or residential properties. We are happy to answer all questions and are here to make the transition as smooth as possible for you and your family.

We offer long-distance as well as local moving services, storage space, cleaning services, and more! Give us a call at (604) 373-7586​ or fill out our convenient online contact form!