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Moving can be a strenuous task which can dampen the excitement that comes from relocating to a new space. The transportation of heavy possessions and prized valuables can be tricky and may be damaged or lost during personal moving. Thankfully there are residential movers that are available to aid with the smooth transition of personal items to new locations at affordable rates and with utmost care. This piece will highlight 5 major moving companies located in Chatham Kent that can help make moving easy.

This article will provide you with the required information that you need to decide on with moving company best suits your needs.

MovingWaldo’s list of the 5 best movers in Chatham Kent

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5/5

5.0 stars based on 11 reviews from around the web

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About

PortableStorage is a locally owned family operated business that specializes in storage container rental and purchases from their three major locations in Southwestern Ontario including Windsor, Chatham-Kent, and Sarnia for both residential and commercial use. At Portablestorage, they offer the most secure containers in the industry.

They work closely with you to deliver your container using our state-of-art Pilot Controlled Level Delivery System. Their delivery system leaves no impact on your driveway and ensures that all of your valuables remain safe. Their containers are very mobile, have an anti mould interior for prolonged storage, and a rodent and weatherproof system that is well ventilated and easy to open.

Services offered in Chatham Kent

  • Storage
  • Sales
  • Modifications

$5 - $10 per day

BBB Bureau Rating

A+

In Business Since

6 years

Area Covered

Chatham, Windsor, and Sarnia

Pros

  • Provision of different sizes of containers to suit any moving needs
  • Leaves no traces of impact on driveway
  • Very affordable

Cons

  • Limited to containers and storage only

1045 Richmond St., Chatham, ON N7M 5J5

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4.6/5

4.5 stars based on 8 reviews from around the web

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About

Mike’s Moving and Storage is a locally owned moving business that provides both local and long-distance relocations. No matter whether you are moving across the street or across the province, they can handle any form of relocation from residential, commercial and office moving.

They utilize large trucks and rigs that are equipped with various necessary equipment, from dollies to floor runners and bubble wraps for safe transportation of fragile goods and items.

Mike’s Moving services can load, transport, and unload, and even extend to include packing and unpacking of file cabinets, desks, store rooms, warehouses, and more.

Mike’s Moving offers other specialized equipment such as tailgate loading, carts and rolling bins to make the moving process safe and efficient. They can also provide you with moving cartons or moving bins for all your files.

Mike’s Moving has it all and can easily handle your moving needs in a jiffy.

Services offered in Chatham Kent

  • Commercial moving
  • Residential moving
  • Local moving
  • Long distance moving
  • Office moving
  • Storage

Quotes are provided via website

*During the high season, prices may vary.

BBB Bureau Rating

A+

In Business Since

40 years

Area Covered

Chatham, Ridgetown, Wheatly, Dresden

Pros

  • Professional and hardworking moving crew
  • Safe transportation of items with little to no damages
  • No hidden charges

Cons

  • Complains about customer service

420 Colborne St Chatham, ON N7M 5J4

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4/5
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5/5

5.0 stars based on 6 reviews from around the web

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About

Tank Team Movers is a small moving company out of Belle River Ontario. They handle your move and belongings with care and offer their services in the Windsor and Essex County region. They provide clear-cut pricing on moves and charge simple hourly rates with no extra charges. They offer customizable moving packages to service all customers. They bolster flexibility in service and consistency in price.

Their trucks are clean, organized and reliable and come equipped with tools for furniture assembly, professional moving dollies, and supplies to keep your furniture safe and protected.

Services offered in Chatham Kent

  • Furniture wrapping and packing
  • Heavy duty moving equipment
  • Furniture assembly and disassembly
  • Moving supplies and cleaning

Price ranges from $125 - $175

BBB Bureau Rating

A+

In Business Since

3 years

Area Covered

Windsor, Essex County, London, Toronto, Ottawa, and surrounding areas in Southwestern Ontario

Pros

  • Professional and friendly crew
  • Reliable customer service
  • Polite and accommodating service
  • No hidden charges

Cons

  • Storage capacity may be limited

238 Diesbourg Blvd Belle River, ON N0R 1A0

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5/5
4.7/5

4.7 stars based on 289 reviews from around the web

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About

Sprint Moving Service ensures the safety of your possessions by wrapping them in protective moving blankets. Their storage facilities feature a strong alarm and security system to protect your goods. Personal possessions are their priority and you can feel confident in the moving company’s ability to care for your belongings.

Regardless of whether your house is finished or not, their exceptional storage facility allows for easy storage of your goods for as long as you need. They would eventually finish the job when your new home or office is ready. Sprint Moving Services accommodates clients by operating at their convenience. They have also shown great response to last-minute requests.

Services offered in Chatham Kent

  • Residential moving
  • Commercial moving
  • Storage
  • Packing and Unpacking

Quote request from website

BBB Bureau Rating

A+

In Business Since

13 years

Area Covered

Ailsa Craig, Alymer, Bayfield, Exeter, Forest, Grand Bend, Ingersoll, Lucan, Parkhill, Port Stanley, Rodney, Thamesford, Southwold

Pros

  • Quick and smooth moving service
  • Punctual and swift delivery
  • Adequate customer service

Cons

  • Lack of cleaning services

85 Bessemer Rd Unit # 2, London, ON N6E 1P9

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4.9/5
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4.9/5
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4.5/5
4.3/5

4.3 stars based on 29 reviews from around the web

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About

Hinton The Mover is a member of United Van Lines and has been providing their services for over 40 years. They provide a clear inventory list for all moves. They also have great packing options as well as flexible schedules. All additional equipment is included into the total cost with no extra charge. They also provide moving coordinators that help in coordinating budgets, schedules and ensure your moving crew has the right equipment for moving those specialty items.

Services offered in Chatham Kent

  • Long distance moving
  • Local moving
  • International moving
  • Piano moving
  • Senior moving
  • Commercial moving
  • Office moving

Pros

  • Very experienced and professional movers
  • High quality and responsiveness
  • Flawless transportation and delivery

Cons

  • May be expensive for some people

Prices are given by filling the online form

BBB Bureau Rating

A+

In Business Since

41 years

Area Covered

Windsor, Chatham

2657 McDougall Avenue Windsor, ON N8X 3P3

Google Logo Ratings
4.3/5

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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.

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 without properly. Make sure to get professional movers.

What are 5 tips for a perfect move in Chatham Kent?

  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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