Before you move
When a move is in your future, how do you choose a Barrie moving company that is honest and reputable and that will make sure your belongings get to your new home intact and unharmed? When looking at Barrie moving companies, they are definitely not all the same. Here are some things to consider when hiring a Barrie moving company.
Licensed and insured. Is the Barrie moving company you are considering licensed and insured under local and state authorities (the state Department of Transportation and the Public Utility Commission)? When entrusting someone with all your belongings you want to know that they are operating in a way that they can meet the state licensing requirements and are insured in case some of your items accidentally break in the move. While most Barrie moving companies are licensed and insured, it is a good idea to make sure before you decide on a moving company.
Cost. When comparing Barrie moving companies one of the most important aspects is how much the company will charge. Get quotes from a number of different Barrie moving companies and get them in writing, including what services are included and the cost of each individual service. Is the price more if they help you move on a weekend than during the week? Do they charge an hourly rate or is it a flat rate? Always try to get a flat rate if you can. Does the Barrie moving company you are looking at offer free boxes or packing supplies, or do you have to pay for each roll of tape and bubble wrap? These are important things to ask as these costs can quickly add up, even if the initial price quote was low.
Extra services. Does the Barrie moving company you are considering offer any additional services that could really help you out in your move? Perhaps you are short on time or unable to pack up boxes yourself. Some Barrie moving companies have professional packers who can come to your home and pack everything up for you, or you may just want help with the more fragile items like mirrors, appliances, televisions, pianos, and antiques. Some Barrie moving companies also offer cleaning services for an additional cost if you are not able to stay behind and deep clean the house you are moving out of.
Professional and reliable. One of the most important things to look for in a Barrie moving company is that they will handle your belongings carefully and that your things will arrive to their new home intact. Ask family and friends who have used Barrie moving companies to refer you to some that are professional and reliable.