Here's a list of common questions from our clients looking for movers in Fort McMurray.
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We cover all of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia currently for our long distance trips.
Most moving companies will require a deposit payable by cash, credit card or E-transfer when booking your move date. Tariff provisions require that all charges must be paid prior to your shipment being unloaded at destination. Payments upon delivery can be made using cash, money order (COD), E-transfer or credit card. If your employer is paying for the move, your employer may pre-arrange to be billed via invoice. Be sure to have this all worked out prior to your packing and loading day.
Typically the first step is to arrange for a free, in-house estimate with one of our trained estimators. The rule of thumb is "the sooner the better," while we're a well-established company sometimes we do book up. We recommend that you get your estimate 30 days before your planned move date.
Certainly, plus you can get boxes and professional packing materials from us at very competitive prices. Packing is charged on a flat rate price as to save you money. Our packing service is flexible; you can hire us to pack everything, certain things or nothing.
Furniture is wrapped in soft, thick furniture pads before it's loaded. Upholstery is covered with plastic covers before being pad-wrapped. Our trucks and trailers come equipped with clean furniture pads, rubber four-wheel dollies, appliance hand trucks and sufficient logistic straps which are used to secure the load while in transit. Our movers are trained on the proper manner to pad-wrap furniture along with the correct way to load the shipment into the trucks.
Keep with you anything you or your family will use on the day of your move with you. Common items include snacks, toilet paper, paper towel, phone chargers, a change of clothes, toothbrush/toothpaste, and your kids’ favorite toys.
Additionally, medications, important paperwork (e.g., birth certificates and social security cards), and anything highly valuable or sentimental (jewelry, credit cards, bank account information, etc.) should be set aside.
On your moving day, place these essential items in a box or bag that you’ll carry with you to your new home.
Determine the square footage of your house. Based on the square footage, you can estimate how many boxes you’ll need.
Less than 500 sq ft: 3 – 12 large boxes, 8 – 15 medium boxes, 12 – 18 small boxes, 2 – 5 dish barrels, and 3 – 5 wardrobe boxes.
Between 500 – 999 sq ft: 5 – 15 large boxes, 10 – 20 medium boxes, 15 – 25 small boxes, 3 – 6 dish barrels, 3 – 6 wardrobe boxes.
Between 1,000 – 1,499 sq ft: 10 - 20 large boxes, 15 - 25 medium boxes, 20 - 30 small boxes, 4 – 6 dish barrels, 5 – 7 wardrobe boxes.
Between 1,500 – 1,999 sq ft: 15 – 25 large boxes, 20 - 30 medium boxes, 30 - 40 small boxes, 5 – 97 dish barrels, 5 – 10 wardrobe boxes.
More than 2,000 sq ft: 20 – 30 large boxes, 25 - 35 medium boxes, 40 - 50 small boxes, 6 – 9 dish barrels, 8 – 12 wardrobe boxes.
There is no single best box for moving. Different items require different types of moving boxes. To avoid damage during the move, you’ll want a combination of standard sized boxes:
Small box (1.5 ft3): best for heavy items such as books, canned goods, shoes, etc.
Medium box (3 ft3): best for items without a uniform shape such as lamps, lamp shades, or small kitchen appliances.
Large box (4.5 ft3) and extra-large box (6 ft3): best for light items like pillows and bedding.
Picture box: best for framed artwork, mirrors, and other thin items that are fragile and breakable.
Dish barrel and dish pack inserts: best for packing dishes and other fragile kitchen items.
Wardrobe box: best for clothes on hangers.