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Looking for the best moving companies in Guelph ? 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 Guelph. From home moves to apartments, condos, townhouses, and high-rises – those moving companies have experience to meet all of your requirements.

MovingWaldo’s list of the 5 best movers in Guelph

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Are you a good moving company?

4/5

4 stars based on 23+ reviews for the Guelph branch

Metropolitan Movers

About

Metropolitan Movers has been operational since 2010, growing their business with every passing year. They have an excellent referral rate and countless repeat clients. They specialize in commercial and residential moving services. Whether you require packing, moving or storage, Metropolitan Movers will accomodate all their clients needs with a smile and professionalism to its highest standard.

Services offered in Guelph

  • 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

Varies between $75 to $135/hr

BBB Bureau Rating

A+

In Business Since

2010

Area Covered

Kitchener, Waterloo and all 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

32 Daylily Ln, Kitchener, ON N2R 1P6

Google Logo Ratings
4/5
4.7/5

4.9 stars based on 40 reviews from around the web

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About

BigSteelBox is a Canadian-owned and operated container moving and storage company that makes moving and storage feel better! They can move you across town, or across Canada. Their local moving price includes the 1-month rental of a 20′ BigSteelBox, so you can pack at your pace, and all movements of the container. Plus, if you need storage in between homes that’s no problem because storage is built right into their moving service and easy to add on.

From their storage facility in Ayr, ON, they’re able to provide moving services and portable storage container rentals and sales to residential and business customers in the Kitchener-Waterloo area, and several cities and towns in southwestern Ontario. 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 Guelph

  • Local Moving
  • Long Distance Moving
  • Commercial Moving & Storage Container
  • Moving Storage at Your Home
  • Storage at Our Location
  • 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!

$404*

* 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

Kitchener-Waterloo 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

*Unless you have space for the container for at least one month. 

2564 Cedar Creek Rd, Ayr, ON N0B 1E0

Google Logo Ratings
4.7/5
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) 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 Guelph

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

$119/hr

BBB Bureau Rating

A+

In Business Since

1998

Area Covered

The Greater Toronto Area and Long Distance Moving in Ontario

54 Bancroft St, Hamilton, ON L8E 2W5

Google Logo Ratings
4.7/5
5/5

5 stars based on 45+ reviews from around the web

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About

Stallion Movers is a moving company based in Waterloo Region. They started in 2015 as a delivery company but transitioned to a full moving company after finding that there was a need for Seniors specialized moving. With a caring approach and an experienced team, they are able to meet the unique needs of a variety of individuals at different life stages. They can do everything from retirement focused moves and moving items within homes, right down to loading storage containers or local moves for anybody interested. The best part about Stallion Movers is that their top priority is customer experience; they make sure that they beat everyone when it comes to professional communication, beginning with the first time you talk to them on the phone. They help you to worry less about your move by getting the job done right the first time. Stallion Movers, let them be your work horses!

Services offered in Guelph

  • Local Moving
  • Senior Moving
  • Moving Supplies
  • Un-boxing, Set-up, Install
  • Labeling
  • Packing
  • Dump Runs / Junk Removal
  • Donation Drop-off
  • Furniture Assembly
  • Moving Supply Sales w/Free Delivery
  • In-Home Moving
  • Pick-up and/or Drop-off  (Stores, Kijiji, Facebook, Auctions, etc.)

Available on demand

BBB Bureau Rating

A+

In Business Since

2015

Area Covered

Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, & Guelph and Surrounding Areas

Pros

  • Member of the Living Wage Company (They pay our workers properly!)
  • Member of KW Chamber of Commerce
  • Seniors moving specialists
  • Best for smaller moves (studio, up to 3 bedrooms)
  • In-home Moving
  • Dump Runs/Junk removal
  • Pick-up/Drop-off (stores, Kijiji, Facebook, Auctions, Etc.)

Cons

  • Do not offer long distance moving
  • Limited service for large homes (5+ bedrooms)

Guelph

Google Logo Ratings
5/5
Facebook Logo Ratings
4.9/5

5. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®

4.6/5

4.6 stars based on 303 reviews from around the web

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About

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the largest franchisor of the industry in Canada, with a well earnt reputation for efficiency and trustworthiness. They are members of CAM, are BBB accredited and have earnt a 4.6 out of 5 rating on Google. This makes them ideal for anyone who wants to move with a large and friendly corporation that offers pretty much every moving service that you could imagine.

Services offered in Guelph

  • Local moving
  • Business moving
  • Long distance moving
  • Packing services
  • Moving boxes and supplies
  • Corporate relocations/ office moves
  • Apartment moves/condo moves
  • Storage moves
  • Senior moves and student moves
  • Internal moves
  • Home staging/restaging
  • Storage
  • Junk removal

Available on demand

BBB Bureau Rating

A+ (Accredited since 2016)

In Business Since

2011

Area Covered

Ontario, Local Area, Canada and International Moves

225 Sheldon Dr #21, Cambridge, ON N1T 1A1

Google Logo Ratings
4.9/5
Facebook Logo Ratings
5/5

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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 charge 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 rate 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, ready 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, are 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 spa 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 Guelph?

  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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