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Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Making moving day stress-free

Moving day is an exciting step in the process of purchasing a home. It can also prove stressful, especially if you don't do the necessary research beforehand. This article from the Globe and Mail recommends some steps to take to make your moving day as smooth as possible.

The summer months tend to be the busiest month for moving, so ensure you start calling companies early to secure a date. Call several companies for quotes, making sure not to simply choose the company with the lowest rates. Ask family or friends about their experiences, or contact your Mortgage Broker or Real Estate Agent for recommendations. It is also important to make sure the company you choose is insured, and complies with the good practice guidelines for movers, set forth by Industry Canada, who also provide a Consumer Checklist for choosing a moving company. Don't be afraid to ask your company to provide references, a common practice when shopping for movers.

If you do have a bad experience with a moving company, there are services available to assist you. Some have found it helpful to contact their local Better Business Bureau. You can also find assistance through the Consumers' Association of Canada.

Click here for the full article from the Globe and Mail.

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