Moving to or from Edmonton, AB or elsewhere in Canada is one of those chaotic events in life that can turn our world upside down. Thus, in order to make it through you have to stay focused and know what to do.
The key is organization. There are some major questions you will ask yourself when time for your moving comes. The main question you want to ask yourself is if you want to hire a professional Edmonton moving company or make the move by yourself. And whether you are hiring professional Edmonton moving help or not, there are other frequently asked questions you will need answered. Here is the list of such questions:
What is the best time to move?
The best time to move generally is the summer season. Summer is the busiest season for most Edmonton movers though. Most people choose to relocate in the summer because of the favorable weather conditions. Therefore, consider moving in an off peak season. Off peak seasons are usually the winter and late fall months. And if you have to move in the summer, try to schedule your move for the middle of the month when it’s not that busy and moving rates are lower.
How long in advance should I contact Edmonton movers?
This is one of the most frequently asked moving questions. Often you don’t know when exactly you will move and thus you can’t schedule your move in advance. It is best though if you can start contacting reliable Edmonton movers at least a month in advance. The earlier the better, because then you will have enough time to research Edmonton moving companies and schedule your move for the desired day.
What is a moving estimate and how many should I get?
A moving estimate is an educated guess of the approximate cost of your moving. This educated guess is based on your inventory, the Edmonton movers’ rates and their experience performing the same type of moves – local or long distance. It is best that you get at least three moving estimates, because that way you can compare Edmonton moving companies and their service rates. The more estimates you get – the better idea you will have of how much your move may cost you.
How do I know if my Edmonton movers are licensed and insured?
You can easily check if your Edmonton movers are licensed and insured. This information should be available on your Edmonton movers’ website, advertising materials and trucks. Whenever you call a mover in Edmonton, you can ask them for their license numbers and then verify them with the local authority.
If they are licensed, by law they have to offer limited liability protection. Some Edmonton movers offer additional coverage as well or can refer to agents they work with if you need full coverage for your belongings. Read more about moving in our article “Types of Moving Insurance & Rates“.
How long will it take to move my home?
Every move is different and the time to complete it varies a lot. The time to complete a moving job depends on the size of your home, the magnitude of your household and the distance traveled.
If you are moving a one bedroom home, it may take up to three hours to pack, load and move locally. If you are moving long distance to or from Edmonton, AB, depending on the size of your home packing and loading will vary and it may take up to two weeks to deliver your stuff. So, the time required to move your home will depends greatly on the type of your move and the size of your home. There are some factors like the distance from your front door to the moving truck that can additionally increase the moving time for local moves.
How much will my move cost?
This question again depends on the size of your move and the moving services you require. The best way to see how much your moving will cost is to get a free estimate. All Edmonton movers offer free online or over the phone moving estimates. For local move you can even get an in-house estimate, which will give you the most accurate assessment. Thus, begin by contacting Edmonton movers and be sure to tell them about every little piece intended for moving.
How and when do I pay my Edmonton movers?
Question for Edmonton movers about how and when to pay are some of the most important for many of us. Moving is not a cheap service and thus you have to be aware of the moving charges. The Edmonton moving company you end up hiring will give you all the details on how you can pay and if they require deposit. Most reliable Edmonton moving companies accept most credit cards, money orders or bank checks and some even work with PayPal. Usually there is an initial charge (moving deposit) when you book your move and then when your goods are delivered, before your Edmonton movers start unloading you have to pay the rest. Stay away from companies that require foot big deposits in advance. The initial booking deposit usually should not increase 15% from the estimated amount.
What does that moving term mean?
You should ask questions about everything you do not understand. One of the most important frequently asked questions to ask your Edmonton movers are in response to specific terms you will not understand when booking with the moving company in Edmonton you’ve selected.
What information should your Edmonton moving company provide?
Your Edmonton moving company should provide all information you need. First, your Edmonton movers should answer all your moving related questions and those of them which are truly professional will go even beyond and provide personalized moving tips. Then, upon booking they must provide you with your final estimation and confirmation of your moving date and time. At the moving day they must provide you with Your Rights and Responsibilities when You Move booklet, copy of the estimate, copy of the signed confirmation, your Bill of Lading and an inventory list if moving long distance.
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