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For many people, the arrival of Moving Day brings a mixed bag of emotions. There’s the stress of finding, financing, and negotiation the particulars of your new property while also coming to terms with the significant changes that lay ahead.
A new address means tons of administration, not forgetting, of course, the arduous task of sorting through all your personal belongings, furniture, and valuables.
To add to the pressure, relocation is usually a time-sensitive process; you have to vacate your current address within a specific time frame and ensure that you leave it in good condition for your landlord or new owners. It’s also very likely that you’ve taken time off work to help with the transition period and ensure that you settle into your new place comfortably.
In metropolitan cities like Vancouver, it can be a big ask to seek help from friends and family. Depending on the type of property you’re moving into, several obstacles can set inexperienced movers back – even though they may have the best intentions. Multi-storey buildings, narrow entrances and parking restrictions can make things incredibly difficult to navigate.
There is also the likelihood that the last minute arrangements you made with your cousin a few weeks ago completely slipped out of his or her diary – nothing like a last-minute cancellation text to set off the panic alarms the night before your move.
Also, it’s essential to acknowledge that it’s only natural for tensions to arise during a relocation, there’s so much to keep on top of, and it can be hugely damaging to relationships if there are miscommunications or your property gets mishandled.
A professional moving company will have a set process that has been formulated through years of experience, ensuring that your requirements are clear from the onset. This adds a layer of accountability, providing reassurance to you, as a customer, that everything is being taken care of exactly as you would like.
When you look at all the costs associated with a domestic house move, hiring a professional moving service may seem like a luxury. Why not just hire a van or use someone from Craigslist?
Sure, that makes a lot of sense when you’re on a budget. However, so many things could go wrong in these kinds of scenarios.
For starters, you’ll have to pack and load everything yourself. Depending on the volume of items you plan to move, you could lose hours of work time trying to dismantle, wrap, and package everything alone.
There’s also the high probability that you’ll have to make several trips between each property to get everything moved across – filling up the tank on a van is not cheap.
It’s also doubtful that the van hire company will insure the contents you are transporting, so any breakages due to haphazard loading or traffic incidents will have to be covered by you.
Last but not least, it’s crucial to consider your health. Moving large utility and furniture items without proper training or enough manpower can cause lasting damage to your body. Don’t ever underestimate just how taxing it can be to manoeuvre a refrigerator down a flight of stairs.
If you’ve made the decision to use a moving company for your relocation, it’s essential to do your homework. Check their ratings and reviews, look at their company policies and ensure that they have the services that you require.
For example, not every company will help you to dismantle or reassemble your furniture. Ask questions about how they intend to protect the interiors of your property because there’s nothing worse than having to patch up scuffs and scratches that have occurred during the moving process.
Lastly, even though moving is often a very stressful event, it makes a huge difference when you have the peace of mind that the contents of your home are being handled by individuals who take pride in their work and have a genuine interest in making your relocation a happy one.
Customer service delivery is of great importance to us at Simple Moves. We treat each new job as an opportunity to make someone’s day better, more comfortable, and happier.
If you have any questions or would like to book a consultation with us, just drop us a line. We’re happy to offer guidance and advice to help make your next move the best one yet.
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