I moved from SW Calgary to SE Calgary and before I hired movers, I compared top 7 companies that appeared on Google.
QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR MOVERS
Riteway Movers truck full of our stuff. As you see, we didn’t have much to move.
Before you call anyone, ask these questions to avoid hidden fees:
– What do you charge for your travel time?
– Are there any extra fees when I pay by credit card of debit?
– Do you charge extra money for sports equipment?
– Any extra fees for padding?
– If something needs to be carried on the stairs, do you charge extra per each flight of stairs?
COMPARING MOVING COMPANIES IN CALGARY
I was asking for a quote for 2 hours of work. But since most of them charge you 1 hour for their transportation, we are looking at a 3 hr booking. We were hiring them on a very short notice.
Big Joe Movers in Calgary
|| $ 357.00
This company charges $119 per hour and 1 hour for their travel time to your location and from it. So if you want 2 hours of work, you are looking at 3 hours booking.
Jays Calgary Movers
|| $ 525.00
Jays movers charge $175 per hour and 1 hour of travel time.
Riteway Moving in Calgary – our final choice!
|| $ 297.00
Riteway Movers Truck
These are the movers that we ended up hiring. They charge $99 per hour and 1 hour of travel time.
It’s best to pay cash (of course you get a receipt) to avoid extra credit card fees. The person’s name who booked our move was Tarun.
Two guys came to do the job with a giant truck that had all the padding and strapping equipment there. They were polite and professional, also quite fast. In our new house they put their covering on the floor to avoid getting it dirty or scratched.
Two Small Men Calgary
This company charges $160/hr and 1 hour of travel time.
High Land Moving
|403 720 3222
|| $122/hr + drive
This company charges $122 per hour and whatever time it takes them to get to your destination and from it. They are based in South East Calgary. So in terms of travel time, you are not sure what you are looking at.
OO Movers in Calgary
|| $ 357.00
These guys charge $119 per hour and 1 hour of travel time. I found it harder to get rates from them because they would forward me to sales people who didn’t pick up their phones. I had to call several times.
M Movers in Calgary
These movers were our primary choice, but they were not available on such a short notice unfortunately. I spoke to Simon and he was very nice.
They charge $79 per hour and 1 hour of travel time. It’s best to pay them cash to avoid credit card fees.