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and to or from Greater Ottawa within Ontario

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A quote often serves well in providing peace of mind since you know in advance what your move will cost. They are often required when a move is being paid for by an employer or subsidized by the government. Sometimes customers ask for quotes to ensure they do not exceed their budget.

Another common reason that people request quotes for moving services is that they do not trust estimates given by movers. This is to be expected as many less reputable moving companies will give a low estimate over the phone just to get the job and then inflate the price on the day of the move. This is a common issue which plagues the moving industry. This can be avoided by making sure you choose a reputable moving company that you trust rather than choosing one just because it has the lowest rate. Two age-old adages come to mind; “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is” and “You get what you pay for”.

For very small jobs, quotes often make sense as they are often lower than the hourly rate which generally incorporates a minimum number of hours and a charge for travel time. For most other jobs, provided you chose a reputable company, an hourly rate will usually end up costing less than a quote. Quotes are based on estimates which, in turn, are based on an hourly rate. Unlike estimated prices, quoted prices can not vary unless the customer changes the scope of the work to be completed. When a moving company quotes on a job, they take into account several factors. These include the cost of visiting the client to conduct a thorough inventory of all items to be moved and any possible delays or unexpected circumstances that could arise during the move. For this reason, quoted rates will generally be set 15-25% higher than the estimated cost of a move.

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Getting the Kids to Help with Packing

Going through the motions of the moving process is challenging and stressful enough. But when you have children it can present some unique challenges that impact your packing process. But kids are more willing to get involved when you allow them. You can designate some specific tasks for your children to keep them busy and Read More…

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Cool Down Your Summer Move

Moving during the summertime is great because you get to avoid dealing with all of that messy winter weather. But with all of the packing, bending, and rushing around to deal with, moving during the summer can heat up quickly. So be strategic with your moving process and use these tips to help you cool Read More…

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by Tom Stanton and Melanie Levere
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Thank-you for the moving services. Everything went very well, the 2 men, Rich and Jess, were prompt, courteous and very mindful of our belongings and took special care to protect them and our home from any mishap. Again thank-you very much and we will certainly be in touch for our next move.

by Corinne Burke
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I wanted to thank you for handling our move from Manotick to Kanata/Dunrobin. Your movers, Aaron and Wesley were fantastic. They arrived on time and promptly started disassembling, packing and moving our furniture. They were friendly, professional and efficient in their work. Thanks again for accommodating yet another “senior” move…stress-free!

by Tara Lynne Bellefontaine
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Aaron and Wes were great during my move! I was really pleased with their professionalism and efficiency. I will be sure to recommend First Rate Movers.

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