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Our network of movers you can trust is carefully built based on professionalism, years of experience, accreditation, awards and social proofs from customers. We care to help you through the maze of information the web provides about this unique industry. You can trust the movers listed here to guide you and your family safely into moving day!

Are you a good moving company?

4.6/5

4.6 stars based on 124 reviews from around the web

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About

Number 1 Movers isn’t just a name, it’s a state of mind! This is a young company with an experienced team (up to 15 years in the sector), an A at the BBB Rating and very good reviews from customers. They are doing their best to give you the highest quality moving service at the lowest price. Professionalism and friendliness, two words that describe perfectly No. 1 Movers. Contact them directly, you’ll see!

Services offered in Burlington

  • Local moving
  • Long distance moving
  • Packing services
  • Moving boxes

Varies between $119/hr

BBB Bureau Rating

A+

In Business Since

1998

Area Covered

Local Moving Locations: Greater Toronto Area Long Distance Moving: Ontario

54 Bancroft St, Hamilton, ON L8E 2W5

Google Logo Ratings
4.6/5
HomeStars Logo Ratings
4.6/5
4.2/5

4.2 stars based on 5 reviews from around the web

Metropolitan Movers

About

Metropolitan Movers is one of the best-known moving companies in Canada. Active in the heart of Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area they offer a variety of services with reasonable rates. Being present on the market since 2010 the company offers stress-free full moving and packing service for all commercial and residential clients. Their sales agents and customer service are available to answer all your moving questions with a click of a button on their main page. Metropolitan Movers are verified and reliable in the moving industry. Their service includes home and business moving, packing service and various storage facilities to accommodate all types of unique moving situations.

Services offered in Burlington

  • Moving and deliveries
  • Apartments and condo moving
  • Disassembly and Assembly
  • Packing / Unpacking
  • Delivery of packing materials
  • Storage of various sizes
  • Piano/ Pool table moving
  • Commercial and residential services

Available on demand

BBB Bureau Rating

A+

In Business Since

2010

Area Covered

Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville and surrounding areas

Pros

  • Provides industrial, commercial and residential moving, packing and storage solutions
  • Assembly and Disassembly of furniture and workstations
  • Packing supplies
  • Special item handling such as Piano / Pool table

Cons

  • Do not offer portable storage
  • Do not offer international shipping
  • End month dates fill up fast
  • Do not accept personal cheques

505-1868 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 1J1

Google Logo Ratings
4.2/5
4.7/5

4.7 stars based on 33 reviews from around the web

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About

WeMove-It.com is a moving company that has the environment and the well-being of their customers at heart. Indeed, with their junk removal services, they recycle your old belongings, or give them to charities when still useful. Another service they offer that stands out is their hoarding services. They provide cleaning services that can be useful when moving. In addition to that, they also offer personalized services for seniors or students. If you have specific needs such as cleaning services, don’t hesitate to request a quote!

Services offered in Burlington

  • Local moving
  • Packing and unpacking services
  • Disassembly and assembly services
  • Storage facility assistance
  • Junk removal services
  • Hoarding services

Available online

BBB Bureau Rating

N/A

In Business Since

2011

Area Covered

Hamilton, Ancaster, Dundas, Binbrook, Brantford, Niagara Region, Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga, Brampton, Toronto & surrounding areas

52 Kittyhawk Dr, Hamilton, ON L9B 2T2

Google Logo Ratings
4.7/5
4.5/5

4.5 stars based on 297 reviews from around the web

Moving companies in Toronto

About

Located in the GTA, Miracle Movers started off from a single truck and two people but gradually grew from doing local moves to bigger moves until they reached where they are today. They engage in residential, office and long distance moving just to name a few. They possess a wide range of truck sizes to fit any moving requirements. Every item being moved is meticulously padded with moving blankets at no extra cost. They employ the use of additional protective materials like stretch and bubble wraps at an exceptionally low additional cost. They are also known for their readily available able bodies crew that can pack and unpack in a jiffy. Dollies and straps are used to ensure smooth movement of goods to and from.

Services offered in Burlington

  • Residential moves
  • Office and Commercial moves
  • Packing and Unpacking
  • Office furniture Installation
  • White-Glove moves
  • Plastic bins rental
  • Storage services
  • Local and long distance moves
  • Interprovincial relocations

Available on demand

BBB Bureau Rating

A+

In Business Since

1992

Area Covered

The Greater Toronto Area including Oshawa, Mississauga and Hamilton

Pros

  • High-rated reviews
  • Competitive rate
  • Cross-border to/from USA moves
  • Great technologies including online payment

Cons

  • Does not rent out moving containers
  • Does not offer International relocations
  • Does not move heavy industrial machinery

Burlington

Google Logo Ratings
4.5/5

5. Smart Movers Hamilton

4.9/5

4.8 stars based on 191 reviews from around the web

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About

Smart Movers Hamilton is a professional moving company that puts trust and efficacy at the heart of everything they do. They are renowned for the quality of the communication between the customer and the company – with each client being assigned their own specialist manager. This has earnt them an excellent online rating and ensures that they are a good choice for anyone who is planning a move in Hamilton or the surrounding area.

Services offered in Burlington

  • Residential Moving
  • Long Distance Moving
  • Storage
  • Piano and Pool Table Moving
  • Cargo Moving
  • Garbage Removal

$95 per hour for 2 Movers

BBB Bureau Rating

B

In Business Since

2010

Area Covered

Hamilton and Long-Distance Moves – Local branches

Hamilton
Google Logo Ratings
4.9/5

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Frequently Asked Questions about Moving

When is the cheapest time to move?

In general, it is cheaper to move in the middle of the week, in the middle of the month, and during the winter.  

Moving prices change a lot throughout the year. Like Uber, the more demand there is, the higher the prices are. The general rules to get a discounted rate are:

  • It is usually cheaper to move during the week than during the weekend. For instance, some companies will have a different hourly rate on Wednesday than on Saturday. This is likely due to the fact that people avoid taking time off from work to move, hence, there is more demand on weekends.
  • Moving in the middle of the month is likely to be cheaper than moving on the last or first day of the month. This is due to the fact that most leases are renewed on the first day of the month, hence, there is more demand on this day.
  • Moving during the winter is usually cheaper. December, January or February are most likely less expensive months. April to September is often more expensive since it coincides with the end and the beginning of the school year.

Note: Are you moving in Quebec? The moving rates over the weekend of Canada Day can go as high as three times the normal rate. How’s that possible you say? Most of Quebec’s lease agreements end on July 1rst. Quebecers call it Moving Day

How many movers will I need?

Usually, a moving company will provide 2 or 3 movers. The number will depend on the company politics as well as the size of the move.

For instance, if you are moving from a one or two-bedroom apartment without large appliances, two movers will likely do it. On the contrary, if you are moving a house, 3 movers will be a better option.

If the moving company charges by the hour, the total hourly rate will be higher if there are 3 movers. This said, your move could also take less time, and the movers are less likely to accidentally scratch some furniture out of tiredness.

How many hours should I plan for my move?

For a same city move, the minimum will be 3 to 4 hours, but it is likely to be more than this. A two-bedroom apartment can take 4 to 6 hours, and a complete home could go up to 10 hours. Keep in mind that many things can influence the number of hours a move will take:

  • The number of movers, usually 2 or 3.
  • The number of boxes and furniture. Boxes are fast to move around, but appliances, sofas and specialty items can take a while. If a piece of furniture does not fit the stairs, for instance, you can count up to an hour to take it out through the balcony.
  • On what level is your home located? Moving from the tenth floor will take more time.
  • How long will it take for the movers to drive from their office, to your current home, then to your new home, and finally go back to the office? Most movers charge from door to door.

Try to evaluate how many trips will the movers need to load and unload everything, then estimate the time for each run. Finally, add the travel time and you should have a first approximation.

How much does it cost to hire a moving company?

Moving services rates are usually around 60$ to 80$ per hour per man. For instance, at $60 per hour, a 6 hours – 2 men move would cost 720$. You would then need to add gas, insurance, and tip.

Here is some sample data. Please make sure to get a proper quote to budget your move, as every move is different!

  • Two-bedroom townhouse between $870 and $1,015
  • Two-bedroom apartment with an elevator between $870 and $1,160
  • Three-bedroom house around $1,600
  • Four-bedroom home around $2,300.

Read our full article on the cost of moving.

What should I consider when choosing a moving company?

Selecting a mover is always a tricky thing to do. Since you do not move every year, you usually never had experience with the mover we end up selecting. There are rarely very poor decision, but here are a few things to consider that will help you make an appropriate choice:

  1. Make sure the moving company offers insurance for your belongings.

  2. Look for the BBB Rating. A BBB rating is a measure of customer satisfaction. The highest, the better. Note that not all companies use this rating.

  3. Look for the Canadian Association of Movers (CAM) accreditation. Again, not all companies participate, but it can be a good source of credibility.

  4. How long have they been in business? It is often a great thing when a company is in business for 50 years. We are not saying that young companies are not good, but harder to evaluate.

  5. Where are they located? The closest to you and your new home, the cheaper it will be.

  6. Do they hire full-time employees, or work with contractors? Full-time employees will often give you a guarantee that the reviews are relevant to the team.

  7. Look for reviews from friends and family or turn to online reviews. Take the time to read the reviews and understand it.

  8. Make sure you get more than one moving company quote!

How much should I tip movers?

First, let’s settle it. Yes, you should tip movers, especially if they did a great job and were respectful of you and your furniture. Moving is not an easy job!

  • For an average or small size move of 3 to 4 hours, a reasonable tip would be $25 per mover.
  • For a larger move, or if it is a very hot day for instance, do not hesitate to go up to $50 per mover.
  • In addition to tips, movers are likely to appreciate non-alcoholic beverages, such as water or Gatorade, or small snacks during the course of the move.
  • It is usually recommended to tip at the end when paying the final bill.
  • Final note: Reviews. The moving industry is not easy, and online reviews are very important for these companies and also for other families that will be seeking their services later on. Share your experience!

For more information, read our full post here on how much to tip movers.

Should I hire professional movers or rent a moving truck?

There are a number of things to consider before deciding to hire professional movers or moving by yourself, but the quick answer is: hiring movers is definitely a simpler choice, but will often be more expensive. Here are the things to consider:

  1. What are you moving? Do you only have a few boxes to move, or are you moving a full-size home with a piano and pool table? Try imagining yourself moving the largest piece of furniture, could you do it?
  2. To the first point, how is your physical health? Moving is hard on the body, and you surely do not want to break your back over the cost of moving. Hire movers if you think the effort could be too much.
  3. Are you on a tight schedule, or can you move furniture over a week or a month? The more time you have, the easier it is to do it yourself.
  4. Do you have specialty items, such as a pool table, a hot tub or a piano? These are expensive and need technical skills to be moved properly. Make sure to get professional movers.

What are 5 tips for a perfect move in Burlington?

  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.

For MovingWaldo’s ultimate printable moving checklist, click here!

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