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The Complete Guide to Downsizing for Seniors Moving to a Retirement Home

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The Complete Guide to Downsizing for Seniors Moving to a Retirement Home

When a senior retires, they are either faced with wanting to move or having to move to a retirement home. Reasons why seniors move to a retirement home include wanting to be in a better financial position, not being able to take care of the home anymore or lots of work must be done on the home and they cannot afford it. Whether you’re assisting a senior or you’re a senior yourself, follow this senior retirement checklist for a smooth move towards the chosen retirement home.

Start Early!

A lot of emotions come up when starting to declutter all the things that have been accumulated during a lifetime! So, you may be asking yourself: When is a good time to downsize your home? The earlier you start the better. But the simple answer is whenever the time is right. Whenever you or the senior you’re helping is ready. Whenever the idea strikes, start!

Sorting and Labelling

After choosing your retirement home, it’s now time to prepare for the big move by sorting and labelling and your things. 

  • Get moving boxes that have handles as they are easier to pick up. 
  • Order boxes online from MovingWaldo SHOP with free shipping.
  • Avoid overfilling the boxes or they’ll break.
  • Label your boxes and items as you go so you know exactly where they’re going. For instance, put pink stickers on all the items that need to be picked up by the junk removal service and put orange stickers on everything you’re donating.

Not up to packing at all? Most moving companies offer packing services at an additional cost. These will save you time and energy during the move. You can also hire a full-service downsizing company that will take care of everything from organizing the move to emotional support, decluttering, transporting, packing, and unpacking.

1. Moving

Items you’re keeping and use daily

Identify What You’re Moving Based on the Floor Plan

To know what you can bring and where it will be placed in your room, you’ll need to refer to the retirement home’s floor plan. Make sure you gather the exact measurements of every nook and cranny including your own furniture, so you know if your things will fit in advance. Always prioritize functionality in favor of anything else like decorating. 

  • Furniture to measure (length, depth, diagonal height): couch, bookcase, wardrobe, bed, dresser, chairs, rugs, and decorative items. 

Room measurements to take: entire room, living room, dining room, kitchen, cabinet interior, bedroom, hallways, and doorways.

Determine What You Need Help Moving

Once you’ve decided on what you’re keeping, you now need to determine what you need help moving out of your house and into the retirement home. 

Depending on how much stuff you have and how much effort you can put in, you need to decide whether you’ll be hiring a full-service downsizing company, hiring movers who specialize in senior moving (senior discount may be available) or renting a moving truck.

2. Storing

Items to be used occasionally or that have sentimental value

If after sorting your things you’ve realized that there are some things you just can’t get rid of, don’t need daily, and don’t have space for at the retirement home, it’s time to think about storage options. Look for a storage facility that has temperature-controlled units, great reviews, various unit sizes and that is nearby the retirement home. You can always ask a friend or family member to pick something up for you or you can go yourself since it will be nearby.

Convenient storage options:

  • Valet Storage is the most convenient option as they will pick up, transport, and store your things for you.
  • Self-Storage is convenient if you have the energy to transport your belongings to the unit yourself and if you need to access them regularly.
  • Portable storage is the most affordable storage option, but it is only convenient if you don’t need to access your things regularly.

3. Donating and Gifting

Items that have no or little sentimental value and that deserve a second life

Donating what you can’t bring along to the retirement home is a wonderful way to feel good about the things you’re letting go. You can now imagine someone else enjoying the items that brought you joy for so many years. Some of the best charities to donate to will even come to your home and pick up your donations (call to ask first). Now is also the perfect time to gift to friends and family, the sentimental items you want to keep, but don’t have room for at the retirement home.

4. Selling

Items with low sentimental value, but high monetary value

At this point in the downsizing process there are 2 things left: items in good condition that you don’t want to keep and junk. There are a few ways you can sell the items in good condition:

  • Have a garage/yard sale (check with city first)
  • Sell them on websites like Facebook Marketplace, Kijiji, or Craigslist 
  • Post an ad in the newspaper (quality items only)
  • Visit a pawn shop to have them appraised

5. Junk Removal

Items with no monetary and sentimental value to be recycled

What each person considers junk and trash is different based on their perception and usage of said item. So, how do you get rid of junk and trash? Think about the last time you used the item. Here’s a tip: if the item has not been used in the last 2 years, get rid of it. Chances are you won’t be needing it soon. Chances also are that it can easily be replaced if you did somehow need it in the future. 

Stuff you might consider to be junk and trash: 

  • Boxes and bags you keep aside to store things in
  • Wires belonging to electronics you no longer own
  • Instruction manuals to things that never broke
  • Old items kept even though you bought new versions of them
  • Damaged items
  • Seasonal decorations
  • Landline phone 
  • Old paint cans 
  • Leftover building material

Make getting rid of junk easier: Hire one of the best junk removal companies that will come directly to your home and pick up the junk. You won’t have to lift a finger. Don’t forget to recycle and donate what you consider not to be junk.

6. Move Out Cleaning (Optional)

An effective way to leave your house on good terms is to clean it before you leave. The best time to do a move out cleaning is when the house is empty (or nearly). Check out our complete move out cleaning checklist or hire one of the best house cleaning companies that specialize in move out cleanings!

Tips for a Smooth Move to the Retirement Home

Start with the Big Stuff First

Starting the downsizing process with the big stuff first tricks the mind into thinking you’re making progress. Once you’re done with the big stuff, you’ll spend less time worrying about downsizing the smaller things and accelerate the process by default! Big stuff doesn’t only mean bigger things, but it also means areas in your house that hold A LOT of things or things that mean a lot to you. The big stuff is considered anything that can prevent you from moving forward whether it be due to its size or sentimental value.

Big stuff to consider downsizing:

  • Large and heavy objects (i.e. appliances & display cabinet)
  • Rooms with multiple items (i.e. kitchen & storage rooms)
  • Items holding emotional value 
  • Rooms that you spend the most time in

Space-Saving Tips

  • Digitize pictures, CDs, DVDs or have a book made from them. Books are less thick than photo albums and take less space on shelves. 
  • Take pictures of items you want to remember but can’t keep.
  • Get rid of duplicates. Do you really need two spatulas? 
  • Donate or give your fancy work clothes that you don’t use anymore. 
  • Every time you buy something new, get rid of something else that is equivalent to its size/value. 
  • Finish the project you never got around to finishing. If you like quilting and have tons of fabric lying around or if you’ve been saving wood in the shed to build that bookshelf and have no interest in pursuing the project, get rid of it!
  • Use every nook and cranny at the retirement home. You can place those family vacation souvenirs on the corner of the window.

Consider Your Timeframe

  • Once you have determined what you’re selling, don’t wait to much before selling it. If the item has not sold in time, you’ll be stuck having to call the junk removal company again.
  • Settle into the retirement home in advance and leave at least one week leeway between your move and the junk removal + donation pickups. 

Pro tip when helping a senior downsize: don’t give your own opinion on their items. Instead, state only true facts and the pros and cons of keeping/getting rid of said items. Keep emotion out of conversation to avoid inciting feelings of regret and anxiety.

Conclusion

Moving day is around the corner! Ensure you have adequate transport on moving day. Remember that getting emotional is okay and third parties should not get involved in decision-making. Take it one step at a time. If budget is not a question, hire professionals for all the necessary tasks (moving, packing, cleaning, junk removing) to speed up and simplify the move! If you need an handy reminder, print our senior downsizing checklist.

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An industry pioneer and leader since 1998, PODS provides residential and commercial moving and storage services – with contactless container delivery and pick-up – across a vast service network that spans Canada, the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom. The Canadian-owned business, with its unparalleled flexibility, convenience, and control, makes for a great choice as your local or long-distance moving and storage partner. A PODS portable container is delivered to you, you load it on your schedule, and you can keep it in your driveway for 24/7 access, store it at one of their secure indoor facilities, or have it moved to your new home.

PODS aims to provide a personalized approach to every customer’s moving and storage experience. PODS is typically a popular option because of its containers’ weather-resistant, steel-framed, and ramp-free loading. In this article, we’ll give you a full review of PODS and everything you need to know about this company.

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General Information About PODS

In 1998, PODS pioneered portable storage with its introduction of a new and flexible way to store and move. Now a leader in the industry, PODS provide residential and commercial moving and storage services in six Canadian provinces, 46 U.S. states, Australia, and the UK. 

PODS offers 8-, 12-, or 16-foot weather-resistant and steel-framed portable containers with ground-level access and roll-up doors. Every container is lockable and has convenient tie-down rings that allow you to secure your belongings with ropes or straps. Once you’ve loaded your container, PODS offers many moving and storage options. Your PODS container can stay on your property, it can delivered to a secure PODS Storage Centre, or delivered to your new home – whether it’s across town, across the country, or in the U.S.

Where Is PODS Available?

In Canada, PODS is located in six provinces and eight cities across the country. Whether you use a PODS moving and storage container for personal or business use, PODS can help you store your things and even move across the country. PODS has a presence in the following areas: 

  • Alberta 
    • Calgary
    • Edmonton
  • British Columbia
    • Vancouver
  • Manitoba
    • Winnipeg
  • Nova Scotia
    • Halifax
  • Quebec
    • Montreal
  • Ontario
    • Ottawa
    • Toronto

In the United States, PODS services 46 states. The four states PODS doesn’t service are Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming.

How Does PODS Work?

After a  PODS moving and storage container is delivered to your home, you can keep it on your property, have it moved to a local PODS Storage Centre, or have it moved your new home. Here’s a full breakdown of how PODS works:

  1. A PODS portable container is delivered to your home.
  2. You load your container at your own pace, keeping it as long as you like. PODS can even refer you to a local labour provider to help load your container for you. Then you can keep your container in your driveway for 24/7 access or have it moved to a secure PODS Storage Centre.
  3. If you’re moving, PODS will pick up the container and deliver it to your new home.
  4. When you’re ready, unload your container on your schedule, and PODS will pick it up when you’re finished.

What Services Are Offered by PODS?

PODS containers can be used for moving or storage, or both. PODS also offers other services such as contents protection and packing and loading assistance. The contents protection service offered by PODS is ideal when your insurance doesn’t cover your belongings during a move. If you want your move to go as smoothly as possible, you can also hire packing and loading assistance. These professionals will help make sure your belongings are loaded and unloaded efficiently.

Local Moving

PODS will deliver your container directly to you, offering personalized local moving solutions.

For long-distance moving, you don’t have to do the driving. With its professional drivers, PODS will take care of everything.  Moreover, no payment is required until 7 days before your container is delivered.

Commercial Moving

PODS commercial moving is perfect for:

  • Corporate relocation
  • Franchise rollouts
  • Inventory exchanges
  • Disaster recovery and relief
  • Restoration and renovation projects
  • Housing and urban development programs 
  • Moving materials between job sites

With a range of PODS container sizes to choose from, you can be sure all your commercial merchandise will fit. PODS is also very flexible with their timeline because they understand plans change.

PODS for Storage

PODS offers storage at your place, storage at its facilities, and commercial storage and winter car storage. A PODS container in your driveway gives you 24/7 access to your things. Another option is to store your belongings at one of PODS’ facilities. PODS Storage Centres aren’t open to the general public. Appointments are required. For commercial storage, PODS offers on-site and temporary storage services for your business. Moreover, if you want to give yourself more space in your garage or driveway, PODS can store smaller cars in a steel-framed, weather-resistant container inside its storage centres 

PODS containers are great for many purposes. For example, if you’re doing home renovations and looking for a way to store your furniture temporarily; PODS’ portable storage containers can be a great option. You’ll only have to pick a date for the delivery of your containers to your house. PODS rents its containers monthly, and you can have them placed on your property or have them picked up and stored in a PODS facility.

PODS for Moving and Storage

If you wish to move to a new house but it’s not move-in ready, or you’re planning to move to a new city but have yet to find a new apartment or house, you can use a PODS container to store your belongings and then have them delivered to your new place once you’re settled in.

Types of Containers

Container Dimensions (feet)

Construction Type

Capacity (rooms)

Interior Space  (cu. ft.)

Clearance Area Required (feet)

16 x 8 x 8

Stainless steel frame/ impact- and weather-resistant high-tech polymer wall panels

3 or 4

835

40 x 12 x 15**

*12 x 8 x 8

Stainless steel frame/ impact- and weather-resistant high-tech polymer wall panels

2 or 3

689

40 x 12 x 15

7 x 7 x 8

Stainless steel frame/ impact- and weather-resistant high-tech polymer wall panels

1

402

40 x 12 x 15

* The 12 x 8 x 8 feet container is only available for local moving and storage, but the other two container sizes are available for long-distance moves.

**Note that the driveway doesn’t have to be 40 feet long, as the maneuvering area can include the street as well.

Not sure which size is better suited for your needs? Here’s more information on PODS’ moving and storage containers:

16-foot PODS Container

12-foot PODS Container

8-foot PODS Container

  • Dimensions: 16’ x 8’ x 8’
  • The largest container size for moving a home with 3 to 4 rooms
  • Office moves
  • Ideal for restoration and remodeling of larger rooms
  • Dimensions: 12’ x 8’ x 8’
  • An ideal container for apartment moves
  • For in-town storage and moving only
  • Comparable to 15’ rental truck or 10’ x 10’ storage unit
  • Dimensions: 8’ x 7’ x 8’
  • Ideal for relocation for apartment residents, college students, or those looking to downsize
  • Comparable to a 10’ rental truck or 5’ x 10’ storage unit

Cost of Services

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PODS Moving Cost

Moving costs vary based on geographic location, season and time frame, size and the number of containers, and distance. Costs can also vary from customers to customers, as each has different needs. All estimates include one-month of storage and other flexible options. Get a quote from PODS for your upcoming move.

PODS Storage Cost

For people who need to store their belongings, a PODS container rental cost is estimated based on different factors; rental fees will depend on geographic location, season and time frame, size and number of containers, and whether you’re storing your containers on your property or at a secure PODS Storage Centre. Delivery and pick-up charges are to be considered as well.

Monthly Prices

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Pros and Cons of PODS

When choosing whether a PODS portable moving and storage container is the solution for you, you may want to consider the fact that they are flexible. In fact, they provide enough time to load and unload your valuables and offer flexible delivery and pick-up dates. You won’t need to worry about driving your belongings. 

On the other hand, it’s important to know demand for containers can be high at various times throughout the year, like the summer months, so customers should schedule as far in advance as possible to secure their preferred container delivery and pick-up dates. Also, not all services such as packing and loading are included in the price. They are add-ons. Here are some other pros and cons to consider when choosing PODS:

Pros

  • Contactless delivery and pick up.
  • They do all the driving.
  • You control the schedule – so you can take your time.
  • Flexible, easy storage options – in your driveway or in their secure indoor facilities.
  • Pay-as-you-go pricing.
  • Offers car storage for smaller vehicles.

Cons

  • Must be reserved in advance to ensure availability.
  • Packing and loading services are add-ons. 
  • 12 x 8 x 8 feet containers are only available for local moving and storage.
  • Need an available parking space or driveway at each location for loading and unloading.

Why Choose PODS for My Move?

Whether you’re moving across town, across the country – or if you need storage – in one of its secure indoor facilities, PODS has offered a flexible, convenient way to move and store your belongings for more than two decades.

Mix and match among a range of portable moving and storage containers to fit your needs, and unlike traditional moving companies, PODS doesn’t require a deposit, nor are you required to pay for your entire move upfront. They offer pay-as-you-go pricing since you rent your PODS container(s) by the month, putting you in control of your schedule, so you can take your time. Not to mention, PODS is a contactless service, so you do not need to greet their driver for delivery or pick up.

PODS can also help make packing and loading/unloading easier by referring you to highly rated hourly labour in your area. These pros know their containers inside and out to help maximize your space, and they will do as much as you need them to do.

PODS also offers a discount for people who book through MovingWaldo, which may be a great cost-saving option for some.

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Is PODS the Right Moving Solution for Me?

PODS is the right option for you if you have an available parking space or equivalent to put your container at each location for loading and unloading. In Toronto, PODS City Service is available, which is designed for the challenges of big city moving. Most people trust PODS because of the durability of its moving and storage containers, their flexibility, and they transport them to your desired location. Renting a PODS container offers flexibility to pack and load at your pace and leisure.

What is a Moving Container?

Moving containers are portable units (resembling big boxes) that make it easy for you to move your belongings. They are wood or metal containers and come in different sizes depending on how many items you wish to move. Plus, they’re durable and weather-resistant and designed to last for long-term storage. You simply need to load your belongings into your container and let the company transport your container to your new place. Once it arrives, you just need to unload your things and let your provider pick up the empty container. They’re an efficient and low cost way to move or store your belongings.

What Are PODS Business Hours?

PODS is available by phone 8 a.m.-10 p.m. ET Monday-Saturday. If you’re interested in receiving a local moving and storage quote, PODS.ca is available 24/7.

How to Contact PODS?

You can visit PODS.com to chat with an associate. You can also reach them at 1-844-509-0318.

How Do I Find A PODS Location Near Me?

Visit PODS.com to find the nearest location.

Conclusion

Renting a moving container remains the most affordable option when moving your belongings and valuables. Regardless of the options and services you are looking for, be it time-frame options or container size choices, you can guarantee that PODS has them and more. As PODS is not only a moving service, you can also have your things temporarily stored in a container. The option of having it on your property or an indoor PODS facility is truly a great value to using its services. While costs will depend on the options and possible additional services you choose, you can count on the fact PODS offers a great price for your move and/or storage needs.

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When you are in the military, moving can be a handful in addition to getting to know your new location and environment. Moving from one place to another is never easy. With several moving companies in the market that offer services to militaries, it might take hours to filter those that offer excellent services and the best offer for you. This article will simplify everything you need to know about your next military move – from the companies to their military moving services and benefits. 

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Allied Van Lines is part of an internationally known group called SIRVA. Their incredible 90+ years of experience has made them a key player in the long distance moving industry. Their impressive network of over 1,000 agents in more than 135 countries spanning the globe makes them a highly resourceful company. They offer 24h customer services to answer your questions day and night. Allied Van Lines believe that no other companies possess their ability to customize your long distance move to your unique needs and requests about your cross country move. Allied Van Lines support the service members of the United States armed forces, including their families, in moving to new assignments in the US and other parts of the world. Their unique knowledge and global network make them a great choice for your upcoming adventure!

Services offered in the United States

  • Full value moving coverage
  • Packing and unpacking
  • Cross country move
  • Auto transport
  • Loading and unloading
  • Full-service or fragile-item packing
  • Storage
  • Online tracking
  • Custom Crating
  • Car Shipping
  • Piano Moving
  • Labor certification 
  • Shipment tracking technology 
  • Safety Compliance, including DOT regulations concerning truck transportation
  • Door-to-door international shipping

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Pros

  • Fully licensed and insured
  • Online Tracking
  • In-house vehicle relocation options
  • In-transit storage for up to ninety days
  • GPS tracking for shipments

Cons

  • Prices can be higher compared to other providers

Why Do We Recommend Allied Van Lines for Your PCS & Military Move?

If you want complete moving services that are tailored exactly for your needs, then Allied Van Lines can help you. The company’s experience and expertise in this industry will benefit you as they understand that every move is unique. Allied Van Lines aims to cater to military moves with GPS tracking and labor certificates to ensure that all its employees are background checked. Also, the 90-day transit storage that they offer can always come in handy if things are not ready at the new location yet.

Moving coordinators work with you to help extensively plan your move, so that you know exactly what is happening, and you can be certain it is happening the way that you plan. Allied Van Lines is a reputable company that offers custom long distance moving services for all its clients, no matter what their needs are.

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When it comes to Permanent Change of Station or PCS moving, the company prides itself on moving over 13,000 military members and families each year. Besides domestic military moving, the company also offers global relocation with Atlas International.

We also love the fact that Atlas Van Lines has an web based app called movr which helps consumers to track their move and manage paperwork, allowing you to keep track of your move.

Services offered in the United States

  • Local Moving
  • Long Distance Moving
  • Canada to U.S Moving
  • US to Canada Moving
  • Overseas Moving
  • Moving Containers
  • Storage
  • Well versed on Personally Procured Move (PPM) policy
  • Provides protection options in cases of damaged items
  • Satellite tracking access of shipment location, 24/7

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In Business Since

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Pros

  • Aeroplan members get 3,500 points on their international move *some restrictions apply
  • movr – web based budgeting tool for your move
  • Great resources available on their website
  • Labor certification for all their professional movers
  • Secure storage options
  • Assistance in filing and completing your forms for reimbursement if requested

Cons

  • Storage availability can vary sometimes. So you need to confirm with your local agent if you need to have secure storage.

Why Do We Recommend Atlas Van Lines for Your PCS & Military Move?

Military members get an incentive payment of about 95% of the estimated cost to the government for the PPM, and Atlas will assist you in processing and completing your reimbursements. If you are looking for a company that has the experience to help your international move go smoothly, then Atlas Van Lines should be one of your first choices.

The company has been in the business for years, and new staff learn from the best. Atlas Van Lines provides a variety of services including packing and unpacking, as well as storage. This company knows exactly how to plan ahead for every possible situation, so that you get your belongings safely and on time, no matter where in the world you are moving to.

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North American Van Lines is one of the country’s most prominent long distance moving companies. They have more than 80 years of experience in long distance moving services. With locations in over 40 countries across the world, including USA, UK, Canada, and Australia, they are “must consider” for your upcoming move. Their experience and resources made available to you will help you throughout your moving journey. They can help you move cross-country with success with their customize solutions and moving agents across the country. They have easy-to-use claims and extensive coverage plans for your military move. You’ll be in good hands.

Services offered in the United States

  • Packing
  • Loading and Unloading
  • Specialty Moving (Piano, Car Shipping)
  • Storage
  • Installation and Assembly
  • International Moving
  • Insurance
  • Long distance moving
  • Corporate Moving
  • Shipment tracking
  • PPM option for your move
  • Offers short and long-term storage options

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Pros

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  • Full, end-to-end, moving services from start to finish
  • 24h customer service
  • Transparent and detailed claims process
  • Service members who use the PPM program can receive a payment equivalent to 100 percent of the estimated cost until December 31

Pros

  • Storage and agent availability can vary sometimes. So you need to confirm with the provider before scheduling and reservation.

Why Do We Recommend North American Moving Services for Your PCS & Military Move?

North American Van Lines is one of the most reputable moving companies that can help to make your long distance move as stress-free as possible. The company has a rigorous process that they go through to ensure that their services meet your needs exactly and that all of your belongings are taken care of at all stages of the move, from assembling and packing the actual transportation, to unpacking and reassembling at your new location.

One of the perks, if you are an Armed Forces member, is the Personally Procured Move or PPM. Instead of offering only a portion of the payment, North American Moving Services provide 100 percent of the estimated cost the government will pay to move your items. It also has custom contents and binding estimates on protection plans. 

They have the experience you want from a moving company, so that you can be certain they know exactly what they need to do, in order to provide the results that you are looking for.

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U-Pack is a moving company specialized in self serve container. Unlike the other companies listed here, U-Pack is a hybrid moving service that only charges you the services you actually need for your move. For example, you can save money by packing, loading and unloading, and leave the transportation to U-Pack. Or add moving labor and storage to customize the move to meet your needs.

Services offered in the United States

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  • Cross country moves
  • Senior moves
  • Student moves
  • Job relocation
  • Small and large moves
  • Door-to-door delivery
  • Storage
  • Guaranteed transit
  • No driving is needed for you. 
  • Shipment tracking
  • PPM reimbursements

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In Business Since

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Pros

  • Charges only for the services you actually need for your move
  • Exceptional customer service
  • Known for their very affordable fees
  • Comes with carrier negligence liability coverage and catastrophic liability coverage
  • No deposit required upon reservation
  • Provides online resources for PCS moving
  • Bundles and discounted rates

Cons

  • Services do not include packing, loading and unloading but you can have moving labor included at an additional cost.

Why Do We Recommend U-Pack for Your PCS & Military Move?

U-Pack provides superior moving services that will take all the stress away from your moving experience. From the flexibility and comprehensiveness of their moving services to the professionalism and competence of their moving crews and the surprising affordability of their fees, there is nothing that will disappoint you at all. They also have a wide coverage of locations that reach all the way north to Canada and all the way south to Puerto Rico.

The pay-for-what-you-use rule from U-Pack allows you to stay on your budget. You will never pay for the empty trailer space; instead, you will be charged for the area you used. After you load your belongings, U-Pack will pick up the container and deliver it to your new station, instead of you driving your things to your new location.

Conclusion!

Military moving, just like any other move, is not always easy and requires many steps to make it happen. Even if you are given enough time to process your relocation, there are many factors to take in consideration. That’s why you can never go wrong with seeking help from a professional to help you manage the complexities of relocation.

 
 

Frequently Asked Questions about Military Moving

What Is a Military Move Called?

The military move is also called Permanent Change of Station (PCS).

How Many Days Does the Military Give You to Move?

As part of your military move, you are given a permissive 10-day TDY (Temporary Duty).

What’s the Difference between a Government and a PPM Military Move?

The difference between a Personally Procured Move (PPM) and a government move is that the PPM gives you the luxury to be reimbursed by the government for moving your items by yourself. Meanwhile, the government move refers to managing and paying for your household items instead of doing and transferring your things by yourself.

Does the Military Pay for Moving Expenses?

The Department of Defense offers relocation and travel allowances for your moving expenses.

What Documents Do I Need to Get Reimbursed for my Military Move?

You need to present the following documents to the Personal Property Transportation Office:

  • A document copy of travel orders
  • DD 1351-2 (Travel Voucher)
  • DD 2278 (Application for Counselling checklist and DITY Move)
  • Weigh tickets
  • Paid Rental Agreement document copy
  • When utilizing privately owned vehicles, boats, or trailers, you must present a copy of vehicle registration.

Are Military Moving Expenses Tax-deductible?

Yes, military moving expenses are tax-deductible.

What Is a TSP Military Move?

A TSP military move is when the Transportation Service Provider (TSP) is held to pay the lesser repair/replacement/repair if something is lost or damaged during the relocation. When you move with the military, your belongings are insured and protected at “Full Replacement/Repair Value (FRV)” with no additional cost to you.

What are 5 tips for a perfect military move in the United States?

  1. Plan your move. The more planning, the better.
  2. Take measurement at your current and new address. Make sure everything fits.
  3. Create a Google Drive with all reservations, quotes, lists, insurance, and documents related to your move.
  4. Label your boxes!
  5. Always double confirm every reservation.

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Review of International Van Lines Services - Everything You Need to Know

You may have searched for the best moving company to assist with your planned move and came up with International Van Lines as one of your choices. The company is an all-in-one moving provider that specializes in international, local, and long-distance moves.  In this article, we will give you a full review of International Van Lines and everything you need to know about this company.

Review of International Van Lines

General Information About International Van Lines

International Van Lines or IVL opened on July 7th, 2000, mainly as an international moving and logistics provider. In 2004, the company opened its doors to local moving after buying its first truck. They then discovered the vast domestic market, expanded their fleet, and started offering long-distance moving services. 

IVL handles full-service moving, including automobile transportation and storage services. The company was recognized by INC500, being one of the fastest-growing businesses in America. Today, IVL has more than 200 employees consisting of movers and office staff. 

Where Is International Van Lines Available in the United States?

International Van Lines covers the entirety of the United States and over 150 countries worldwide. Currently, they have locations in Florida, Illinois, California, Pennsylvania, and Texas. They can also support pickup services in almost any state in the US and the availability of warehouses nationwide. The company is a broker and a carrier, so it may outsource transportation services to other companies. For outside the states mentioned above, IVL partners with other moving providers to carry out the process. 

What Services Are Offered by International Van Lines?

The following will be a comprehensive list of International Van Lines services. It is categorized into three services – long-distance, international, and local. 

Local Moving

If you are moving within your state or to a nearby neighborhood, it is called local moving. Rates and charges will be on an hourly basis. 

  • Packing and Loading. Rather than renting a truck, packing, and loading by yourself, allow IVL to handle the load. This will also ease your burden of worrying about your move. You can also have a professional packing of smaller items, like your books, clothes, and shoes. An inventory is done of all the things that will be transported to your new place. 
  • Storage. You can opt for short or long-term storage. You can be sure that all your belongings will be safe with their cameras systems. All your items are fully insured and you can have them ready for delivery whenever you want. For long-term storage, your items will be in a crate at a temperature-controlled warehouse. 
  • Disassembly and Reassembly. You can also rely on IVL to disassemble and reassemble furniture for you. All furniture will be properly wrapped and protected. 
  • Insurance. All moving services of IVL come with basic insurance coverage. For property protection, IVL also keeps a one-million-dollar insurance policy. 

Long-distance services still involve those mentioned on local moving and more. They also offer services like assembly/disassembly, full packing, and supplies, custom crating, storage, insurance, and offloading/debris removal. 

Additional services under long-distance moving are the following:

  • Auto Transport. International Van Lines has open and enclosed trailers if you wish to ship an automobile overseas or cross country. They also offer container service for any ocean freight transportation needs. 
  • Corporate Relocation Moving Services. There can be instances when your employees have to relocate to the company branch as soon as possible. IVL has experts to work with businesses and their employees closely. This is to formulate logistics and design a relocation plan to help save you time and money. 
  • Office Moves. Whether it is a large-scale move or only two porters for an internal move, it is essential to have a plan with your moving provider. An efficient moving provider for an office move is vital since not all businesses can pause operations for longer days to accommodate the move. 
  • Government and Military Moving Services. IVL has specialists to assist clients planning for a military or government move. Whether you plan to ship containers, freight, equipment, or move household items, you can count on International Van Lines services to fulfill those. 

International Moving

International Van Lines excels in international moving. IVL is a direct source of international relocation, so moving will be cheaper. More importantly, you will not be passed from one agency to another after reservation. IVL assures to oversee the process until the end. 

  • Ocean Freight Shipping. This is the most affordable choice if you plan to ship boxes or a whole household. IVL offers door to port, door to door, port to port, and port to door service solutions. 
  • Full Containers Load Sizes. There are 20’ and 40’ dry containers that you can choose from for your international move. They are manufactured from either steel or aluminum and are ideal for most types of cargo and a standard for international moving. 
  • Air Freight. This is the fastest way to ship goods internationally. Transporting goods through air freight is much quicker and easier. This service can be costly. However, if you need to ship your items urgently, then this can be your option. IVL has a door to terminal, door to door, terminal to terminal, and terminal to door services. Your items will be shrink-wrapped and be put on pallets. 
  • Auto Shipping. IVL also excels in motorcycle, auto, boat, and cargo shopping services in the UK, US, China, and Australia. The company will assist you in the necessary customs and shipping paperwork and clearances. 
  • Marine Insurance. There are two kinds of marine insurance that IVL offers- the All Risk Marine Insurance and the Total Loss Marine Insurance. The first one is open to clients that have their items professionally packed. This insurance covers any damage or loss to your shipment. Meanwhile, the Total Loss Marine Insurance is for customers who choose to pack their goods themselves. 

Cost of Services

Whether it is an International Van Lines rental cost or the entire cost of the moving service, it is best to estimate, so you know how much you will spend. Here are a few  examples of the cost of services with IVL. 

Here you will see an average cost for a local move. Remember that, unlike long-distance moving, the rate is on an hourly basis. 

  • For 3 movers, you can expect an hourly rate of 150$ and an hourly rate with full packing of 180$*.
  • For 4 movers, you can expect an hourly rate of 200$ and an hourly rate with full packing of 230$.
  • For 5 movers, you can expect an hourly rate of 250$ and an hourly rate with full packing of 280$.
  • For 6 movers, you can expect an hourly rate of 300$ and an hourly rate with full packing of 330$.

* An hourly rate with full packing means that the price indicated will be charged for each hour that you use and that the company takes care of the packing. 

Here is another local move cost estimate with reference to the number of bedrooms in a house. 

  • For Two-Bedroom, 3 movers are suggested at a 150 hourly rate.
  • For a Three-bedroom, 4 movers are suggested at a 200 hourly rate.
  • For a Four-bedroom, 4 movers are suggested at a 200 hourly rate.
  • For a Five-bedroom, 5 movers are suggested at a 250 hourly rate.

Here is an estimated cost for long-distance moving

  • For 300-500 cubic feet the estimated cost is between 357$ and 625$ for a full pack.
  • For 600-900 cubic feet the estimated cost is between 750$ and 1125$ for a full pack.
  • For 100-1500 cubic feet the estimated cost is between 1250$ and 1875$ for a full pack.
  • For 1600-2000 cubic feet the estimated cost is between 2000$ and 2500$ for a full pack.

Different other factors should also be taken into consideration for pricing such as: 

  • Is there an elevator?
  • How many flight of stairs?
  • Is it long to carry?
  • Do you need packing materials?
  • Will you be needing shuttle service?
  • Do you have bulky items?
  • Do you require piano handling?
  • Do you require motorcycle handling?
  • Do you need storage?

It is also essential to note the International Van Lines does not provide exact pricing for their services, and the above costs are just estimates. This is because moving costs will depend on several factors such as distance, the number of items you need to transport, and other services. The moving cost calculator can help with your moving costs, or you can request a quote from IVL’s website. 

Pros and Cons of International Van Lines

As good as a moving provider is, you still need to weigh your options and see what other people say about a service. Below is a quick International Van Lines review. 

Pros

  • Their services are available worldwide
  • Excellence in customer service
  • Optional storage
  • Provides full-service moves, including automobiles and specialty items

Cons

  • Some moves are outsourced from other providers

Why Choose International Van Lines For a Moving Company?

One of the good reasons clients look forward to the services from International Van Lines is its ability to take care of their clients. Its website has a live chat option and 24/7 customer service over the phone IVL was even nominated as America’s Best Customer Service in 2021. 

It’s no secret that with the extensive services IVL offers, every client has the full privilege of taking part in every moving service that they offer. They are an experienced provider that caters to international and domestic moving needs. So you can expect that IVL has great connections not just in the US but also overseas. 

FAQ - The Most Frequently Asked Questions About International Van Lines

What Are International Van Lines Business Hours?

Business hours for International Van Lines are not indicated, but you can reach them through char or call anytime. 

How Can I Modify or Cancel an Existing International Van Lines Reservation?

If you wish to cancel your reservation, you need to contact IVL through email (cs@internationalvanlines.com) with your reference number. Suppose you need to make changes with your reservation; you need to call IVL to make the necessary adjustments. 

How Do I Find International Van Lines Near Me?

Once you plan to get a quote from IVL, you will also be asked for your location so that the company will know about the International Van Lines near you. 

How Much Advance Notice Do International Van Lines Need?

For a long-distance move, IVL requires an advanced notice of a minimum of two weeks for off-season and four weeks for peak season. In the moving industry, the off-season starts from September to March, while the peak is from March to September. 

What Is International Van Lines Cancellation Policy?

 International Van Lines has a required deposit of 25% upon reservation. Once you cancel, the deposit will be refundable if you reach out and inform the company 48 hours before the pickup date. 

Do International Van Lines Offer Storage?

Yes. International Van Lines offers storage.

Conclusion

International Van Lines is on top in the moving industry, hence the good reviews from clients. When choosing a moving provider, what other people say about a service can always come in handy, but it will still depend on your preference and the services you’ll need for your move. If you plan to move overseas or long-distance, IVL can be on top of your options. 

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Review of American Van Lines: Everything You Need to Know

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Review of American Van Lines - Everything You Need to Know

Moving is one exciting yet stressful time for anyone. Thinking of living in another place and neighborhood is something you look forward to; however, it can be overwhelming having to think of all the little details including the company provider. In this article, we will give you a full review of American Van Lines and everything you need to know about this company provider.

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General Information About American Van Lines

American Van Lines started with two trucks in 1995. They provide a one-stop-shop service for short and long-distance moving. This includes loading, unloading, packing, and furniture assembly and disassembly. They also offer specific services like auto shipping, transport, and storage for special and fragile items such as pianos. 

Where Is American Van Lines Available in the United States?

There are three headquarters of American Van Lines across the country. Its primary hubs are Pompano Beach in Florida, Dallas in Texas and Greensboro in North Carolina. With these strategic locations, moving teams are equally spread across, complete with all the skills and tools needed for any moving transactions and requests you may have in mind. While long-distance moving across states is one of the primary services American Van Lines offers, it also accommodates corporate relocations and local moves in 48 states in the US.

With a comprehensive location that spans different states in the US, you can be sure of one in your location. You can visit their website and check for the exact location and address of an American Van Lines near you. 

What Services Are Offered by American Van Lines

American Van Lines aims to be a single source for the whole moving process of its clients. Hence, the variety of the services that they offer. Below is a list of what you can expect from them when you decide to move to a new place.

Local Moving

There are low-hourly rates that you can avail of with American Van Lines’ local moving. Apart from the company’s full services moving, you can also do discounted moving where you will be responsible for all the packing while American Van Lines will load and transport your items. 

Long Distance Moving

American Van Lines is an expert in long-distance moving with comprehensive resources. While most providers require reservations for your move, American Van Lines accommodates last-minute moves with no additional fee. There are shuttles to and from every major city in the country every week, ensuring that clients will be accommodated.

Corporate Relocation

Suppose you are a company that needs to relocate an employee to another company branch; American Van Lines will coordinate with your employees through a call. The provider’s relocation specialist will ask vital questions that will determine the family’s needs. American Van Lines packs and loads items and seamlessly transport them to your employee’s new place. 

Military Moving

Military relocation includes full-service packing, free in-home estimates, short-term and long-term storage options, packing materials, assembly and disassembly of appliances and furniture, valuation insurance options, and online shipment tracking for long-distance moving.

International Moving

When moving internationally, American Van Lines will pack and prepare your items based on custom standards and requirements to ensure a seamless move without any interruption and confusion. They will also handle completing all customs documentation together with your shipment. 

Commercial Moving

Commercial relocation is critical mainly because a business does not have the luxury to stop operations for longer days. American Van Lines will work around your regular opening hours at no added cost. This is to ensure that your business can still be operational throughout the process. Commercial moving usually includes furniture disassembly and reassembly, complete packing, storage, and packing supplies. 

Antique and Piano

American Van Lines has piano moving experts equipped with any kind of piano dismantling techniques, including electric, vertical, grand, and digital pianos. The same goes for antique and fine art pieces; expert movers will handle delicate items, so it will be in one piece once it arrives at your new place. 

Moving and Storage

You can temporarily store your items at American Van Lines’ private storage facilities for short term use, long term use or if you just need storage space during a renovation. Storage units are placed inside stormproof and fireproof buildings to ensure that even those delicate items you wish to store are safe and will always be in good condition. You can be sure that all your belongings will be safe with their 24 hour security surveillance cameras.  For maximum security, personal storage vaults are also available. Every storage vault is secure and locked away for your privacy. Moreover, high-value storage units for your antiques, fine art work and pianos are also available. 

Cost of Services

American Van Lines rental cost and other services fees will depend on some factors. That’s why the cost of each move varies per client. The cost of service can vary depending on the distance between your old home and your new place, the weight and the number of items and goods you need to transport, and additional services like shuttle trucks and storage units, to name a few. For the exact cost of your move, you can get a quote from them by simply filling out a form on the website. 

However, to give you an overall idea of the price, we submitted a free quote in order to see the price of moving with American Van Lines. Please take in consideration that these prices are subject to change and may vary. 

Here is an example of how much it will cost you.

 

Miami to Los Angeles

(about 2 732 miles away)

Dallas to Denver

(about 641 miles away)

1-bedroom Apartment (4000 pounds)

$ 5, 227

$ 3, 022

2-bedroom Apartment (6000 pounds)

$7, 297

$4, 089

3-bedroom House (10 000 pounds)

$11, 327

$6, 191

4-bedroom House (14, 0000 pounds)

$15, 202

$8, 178

Pros and Cons of American Van Lines

Here are some other pros and cons to consider when choosing American Van Lines.

Pros

  • Provides services for special and delicate items like pianos, antiques, and expensive art pieces
  • Provides flat-pricing
  • Offers price-matching options
  • Their services accommodate almost all states in the United StatInventory of all items for personal reference
  • Deliveries 7 days a week
  • Inventory of all items for personal reference
  • Regular maintenance on trucks

Cons

  • No instant quotes are available online. 

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American Van Lines, take extra precautions with your belongings. They will keep your items safe during the long travel of your interstate moving. They have many trucks on the road, which allows them to make swift deliveries seven days a week. No worry about your special items; they will take care of them as well and ensure they are brought to your destination in their initial state.

FAQ - The Most Frequently Asked Questions About American Van Lines

What Are American Van Lines Business Hours?

American Van Lines are open Mondays through Fridays from 9 AM to 7 PM and closed on Sundays. They are also open Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM. 

How Can I Modify or Cancel an Existing American Van Lines Reservation?

You need to call American Van Lines days before or preferably seven days before the date of your move to cancel or modify your existing reservation. 

How Do I Find American Van Lines Near Me?

Indeed, there is one American Van Lines near you. Visit their website for the complete list of locations and their exact addresses. 

How Many Hours Should I Plan For My Move?

It will depend on the things you need to consider on your move. Once you request a quote from American Van Lines, a moving expert will assist you in laying out all that needs to be accomplished.

Conclusion

It sure is a handful of tasks to organize and gather the necessary things for your move. Whether it is a local or long-distance move, it will be great to hire experts in this field. This is to lessen some stress from you and for a seamless transport of your items, especially if you own precious things that need utmost care. 

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Moving Company Scams: How to tell if a Moving Company is a Scam

If you are planning on moving soon, you will need to hire a trustworthy moving company. But with so many moving companies scamming unsuspecting homeowners these days, how do you know if the company you are choosing is trustworthy? There are clever ways to tell if a moving company is a fraud, to find out, keep reading.

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Big warning signs of a scam

They’re website is unprofessional

The average moving company today conducts business using its official website. The website is the medium through which they advertise their services, connect with customers, and offer clients quotes. Website quality matters which is why serious and legit moving companies invest in their website to make it modern and professional. One way to tell a moving company fraud is to examine the quality of the website. If it is poor or contains vague or incomplete information, you might want to look elsewhere for a moving company you can actually trust.

They’re only advertised on Craigslist, Kijiji or Marketplace

Serious companies may use websites like Kijiji, but they transact business from start to finish through their official website. Public platforms are only used to expand their reach, but they are not their official outlet to the world. If the company you are talking to is only visible on some of these platforms, this is a sign that the company may be a scam.

They Only Accept Cash, e-Transfer or PayPal

Fraudulent movers only accept cash, e-Transfer or PayPal. They don’t accept card payments because they know that could lead to the authorities tracing the transaction back to them. That is not to say that all companies that accept cash are frauds. However, transparent companies do give clients different payment options to make the payment process as stress-free as possible, not only cash payments.

Lack of services available

A legitimate moving company will reveal in clear terms the services that they offer to clients. These services may include local and long distance moves, unpacking and packing services, specialty moving services, storage and moving supplies. Any company that cannot explicitly categorize the nature of its services is most likely a moving scam that should be avoided at all cost.

No local phone number

Not having a local phone number, may mean that the company is functioning from elsewhere and trying to scam people in all kinds of different areas. To test this out, go to their contact page and call them directly, if they seem dedicated to helping you and they answer almost immediately, you may not be looking at a scam. Some of the big moving companies will have a toll free number (usually starts with 1-800) that is not local. They can still be considered legitimate if they also have the option of a local number.

They demand payment first before anything else

Companies involved in moving scams tend to demand part or complete payment before they even open up a conversation with you. They do not do due diligence or draw up a plan with you to facilitate your move. Demanding cash without first understanding the needs of the customer is a major sign of a scam.

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Characteristics of a Legitimate Moving Company

There are certain characteristics of a legitimate moving company that you should be aware of. If you see a few or more of these characteristics, then you know that you are dealing with a legitimate business.

Multiple good reviews

Good online reviews from websites like Google and TrustPilot are a sign that the moving company is legitimate. Companies with reviews of over 4 stars are what you should be aiming for to avoid getting scammed. Too many reviews (over 500) on a company that is new to the moving business, may imply a scam.

Insurance

Good and reputable companies have active insurance coverage that covers the assets of their clients. This information will be clearly stated on their website, and during conversations with you, they will bring details to your notice. Proof of insurance can usually also be found on the moving company’s terms and conditions section of their website. A company involved in moving frauds will not want to invest in an insurance policy because they don’t intend to honor the service they are asking you to pay for.

Excellent Customer Service

Another characteristic of a legitimate moving company is the quality of their customer service. They operate a responsive customer service channel across multiple platforms, like social media platforms and direct phone calls. Some even go as far as offering truck tracking services, so you know in real-time the location of the truck transporting your cargo. Their customer representatives are friendly and willing to answer any question you may have. And most importantly, they are always available to pick your calls or respond to your message quickly.

Recognized by Associations

Being recognized by associations like Better Business Bureau (BBB) and The Canadian Association of Movers (CAM) is a way to know the moving company is not a scam. On the BBB’s website you can check out customer reviews and their years of experience. On the CAM’s website you can find trusted movers that are licensed and registered.

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Looking for the best moving companies in Delta ? Here’s how we help. We’ve built a list of curated movers that you can trust, based on consumer reviews from around the web. Trust us to find you the best movers near you in Delta. From home moves to apartments, condos, townhouses, and high-rises – those moving companies have experience to meet all of your requirements.

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2 Burley Men Moving is a moving company that offers a plethora of moving services in and around the local area. It has been in operation since 2007, earning an impressive 4.2 rating on Google from +1600 reviews, which when combined with its A+ BBB rating, ensures that it is a local mover that you can trust in the city of Surrey and the area.

Services offered in Delta

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  • Long distance moving
  • Storage
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  • Cleaning

2 men and a truck from $100 to $130/hour.

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Area Covered

Delta and the area, British Columbia and Alberta

Pros

  • High customer reviews
  • Many locations
  • Professional service

Cons

  • Do not offer cross border moves.
  • Do not offer long distance moves to Quebec and the Martimes

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From their storage facility in Port Coquitlam, they’re able to provide moving services and portable storage container rentals and sales to residential and business customers in Surrey, Vancouver and throughout the Lower Mainland. Whether you need secure storage at home or on the job site, or you’re moving to a new home, BigSteelBox can help.

Services offered in Delta

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  • Boxes and Packing Supplies
  • Packing Services
  • Free Quotes

Is a Moving Container the right choice for my move ?

  • I have an available parking space or equivalent to put the Moving Container for at least a few days at each location.
  • I am aware that a BigSteelBox is best for single-family homes.
  • I understand it will offer me the flexibility to pack and load at my pace and leisure.

If yes, a Moving Container is a great option for you!

$599*

* Price includes the 1-month rental of a 20′ BigSteelBox, empty delivery, movement of the container to your new home, and empty pick up. Price is subject to change without notice and does not include taxes. Price is based on moves within the local service area of this city only. Additional charges may apply to frieght for customers outside the local service area.

BBB Bureau Rating

A+

In Business Since

1999

Area Covered

Delta, Vancouver, Port Coquitlam and the surrounding area

Pros

  • Multiple locations
  • Storage in between homes
  • Extremely secure containers
  • Take your time packing

Cons

  • Limited service for condo/apartment buildings*
  • Packing/loading service an additional cost

880 Lougheed Hwy, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 6K1

Google Logo Ratings
4.6/5
4.8/5

4.8 stars based on 65 reviews from around the web

About

Upfront, All-inclusive move quotes. Ferguson Moving and Storage is one of the oldest moving companies in Canada and has a proven track record that has been satisfying customers since 1916. They have an excellent reputation by having been a BBB accredited business since 1992 and garnered an impressive 4.8 out of 5 rating on Google. If you are looking for a trustworthy company with a long history of proven results and 7 specific guarantees, then Ferguson Moving and Storage is the one for your move in Surrey.

Services offered in Delta

  • Local Moves
  • International Moves
  • Packing and Unpacking
  • Storage
  • Assembly and Disassembly
  • Commercial Moves

Requires home inspection OR Live Facetime/Zoom Meeting

BBB Bureau Rating

A+

In Business Since

1916

Area Covered

Delta, Greater Vancouver including Fraser Valley, Edmonton Canada and International Moves 

Pros

  • High customer review
  • Wide range of service
  • Incredible experience (founded in 1916)

Cons

  • Limited information online about moving coverage and claims
1584 Columbia St, North Vancouver, BC V7J 1A4
Google Logo Ratings
4.9/5
Facebook Logo Ratings
4.8/5
4.7/5

4.7 stars based on 24 reviews from around the web

high level movers

About

For more than 10 years, High Level Movers have been offering relocation services. Thus, they understand the stress of moving, but also that no move is the same. Because of this, they take it to heart to offer you services that you can customize according to your needs. Whether you just need help transporting your belongings from point A to point B, or you need packing, cleaning and storage services, their moving professionals will customize your moving services according to your needs. Finally, High Level Movers have strong customer reviews demonstrating their experience and the quality of their services. 

Services offered in Delta

  • Local moving
  • Long distance moving
  • Residential moving
  • Storage services
  • Commercial moving
  • Garbage removal
  • Cleaning services
  • Packing supplies

Available on demand

BBB Bureau Rating

Not accredited

In Business Since

2009

Area Covered

Toronto area, Ottawa area, Vancouver area and Canada

Pros

  • Online moving cost calculator.
  • Strong customer reviews.
  • Offer many services (packing, local and long distance, commercial and residential, storage, piano, etc.)
  • Their movers receive bonuses when customers are satisfied with the service provided. Therefore, their movers make sure they offer the best, without pushing your time.
  • Insurances are included.

Cons

  • Cancellation fees are charged when the move is delayed or cancelled within 72 hours of the scheduled date.

Why Should I choose High Level Movers?

If you need moving services in the Vancouver area, High Level Movers is a great solution. With the help of their specialists, you can customize your service to perfectly meet your needs. They can also help you prepare your moving budget. This can be useful, especially if your move is last minute.

They are available in many locations for local moves, and can also do long distance moves in Canada. With their moving services, you will be able to move stress-free and smoothly.

567 Hornby St. Vancouver, BC V6C 2E8, Canada

Google Logo Ratings
4.7/5