News & Events from Gatineau & Ottawa Movers

January 23, 2015

Benefits of a Cross Canada Moving Company

By: Heather @ 3:11 pm

When moving across Canada, many families try to save a few dollars on their move by packing, organizing and transporting all their belongings themselves. This can sometimes lead to a lengthy process that no one enjoys, including such risks as running an inaccurate estimate of fuel costs, being injured when packing and loading, as well as the potential for bad weather or mechanical failure.

The biggest benefits of hiring a cross Canada moving company includes eliminating the risk of injury, ensuring that all fragile and awkward shaped valuables arrive intact and unscathed, and eliminating all delays from the random chaos of moving across the country. Below are 4 reasons why it is essential that you hire a professional cross Canada moving company to facilitate your move. (more…)

Hire the Best Gatineau Movers with Various Transportation Services

By: Heather @ 2:05 pm

From physically packing items, to organizing the logistics and transportation for a move – there is plenty to deal with when getting ready to move into a new home. Fortunately for the residents of Ottawa-Gatineau, it is nice to know they have access to some of Canada’s best movers at their doorstep. The Gatineau region has some of the most qualified movers in Ottawa and perhaps even Canada, many of whom have been in the industry for decades! Here’s a look at what makes Westmount Moving’s Gatineau Movers some of the best in their field.

Honest & Helpful Services

Aside from the top quality moving and logistics services provided by Westmount Moving in Gatineau, one of the most important qualities of any mover is their dedication to customer service. Some of the most effective methods of ensuring a seamless and stress free move is to follow a courteous approach to clients, and provide customers with helpful advice regarding various aspects of their move. A level of helpfulness beyond simply moving boxes goes a long way – something our Gatineau movers know all about.

When it comes to the physical move itself, it’s important that all items are handled with extreme care. That being said, Westmount Moving’s Gatineau movers are renowned for taking great care of all customer’s property. Even more so, our movers are known for guaranteeing the safe delivery of customer’s merchandise, and can fully insure your merchandise in the case of damages incurred while in their possession. (more…)

January 21, 2015

How to Find the Best Ottawa Moving Company

By: Heather @ 4:25 pm

Moving to a new home is frequently listed as being one of the most stressful times in a person’s or family’s life. Not only do you need to find the right property, and sell your existing home, you also need to ensure that everything transitions as smoothly as possible. One of the most important aspects of changing homes, is hiring the right moving company. Using an unreliable or even an unfriendly Ottawa moving company can make your move much more stressful than it needs to be.

A good moving company will help ensure that all aspects of your move is organized from beginning to end, and that all of your items make the journey safely and promptly. Choosing the right Ottawa moving company means finding one with experience, a good reputation, appropriate insurance, and that offers a professional and reliable service. (more…)

Professional Moving Services in Ottawa Safely Transport your Belongings

By: Heather @ 4:23 pm

The Challenges of Moving

Even under the best of circumstances, moving is a time-consuming challenge. The sheer number of steps in the moving process can prove overwhelming, which is rather problematic when even a small misstep can lead to serious consequences. Never mind the potential for catastrophe when the movers have neither the expertise nor the experience needed to handle the items entrusted to them.

The Need for Safe and Reliable Movers

Barring all but a small number of special cases, people moving out of their homes need movers to lend them a helping hand. This is because movers are the ones with the resources needed to move even the most challenging items in a safe and reliable manner. For example, most people cannot move appliances or heavy pieces of furniture without risking serious harm, much less secure them while moving them to their new homes. In contrast, movers have the tools needed to move even the heaviest pianos in a manner that minimizes the chances of a problem coming up. (more…)

January 9, 2015

Hire a Qualified International Moving Company

By: Heather @ 3:46 pm

If you are planning an international move, there are many important things to consider. Apart from budgetary constraints, you need to make sure that you plan your move on schedule, and have arranged the appropriate transportation services to get all your belongings from one location to the next – efficiently, safely and securely. To achieve a seamless transition into your new home or business abroad, hire an international moving company that specializes in comprehensive moving and logistics services with a track record of success.

A qualified international moving company knows exactly how to plan your entire move, and how to make sure that your items arrive safely and securely at their new destination. Below are things to consider when moving abroad:

The Importance of Reliable Support

If you’re planning an international move to/from Ottawa-Gatineau, it is best that you work with a team that specializes in long distance moving. Westmount Moving is an experienced international moving company based in Ottawa-Gatineau who have successfully planned and transported individuals and their belongings to their new home or business abroad, time after time. We know how to plan your entire move—from start to finish, hassle free.

A Qualified International Moving Company will Provide:

  • Protective coverings to protect all precious items
  • Detailed inventory for personal and border police usage
  • Highly organized storage, and labelled packaging
  • Consultation services on all legal documentation
  • Bill of lading
  • Loading and unloading of all your goods
  • and more!

Why Choose Westmount Moving

Westmount Moving provides customers with top quality, professional international moving services. We can organize your entire international move, including insurance paperwork, customs documentation, item transportation and all levels of logistics planning. We aim to handle the entire process on your behalf so that you can focus on other important aspects of your move—stress-free. As well, our highly experienced staff provide packing and unpacking services, specialty item crating and even short and long term storage options during your move.

As an international moving company, we are one of the most trusted movers within all of Ottawa-Gatineau, and the rest of Canada. Furthermore, Westmount Moving is a recognized member of the International Association of Movers, as well as the Canadian Association of Movers (CAM).

For detailed information on our comprehensive international moving services, contact us or give us a call at 613-742-7555! We would be happy to provide you with a free consultation, and prove to you why Westmount Moving is the international moving company that Canadians from across the nation have come to trust!

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Moving to Ottawa: Here’s How to Make the Move Easier

By: Heather @ 3:40 pm

Moving homes can be an extremely stressful and difficult time. It requires a lot of careful planning, as well as ensuring that everybody and everything is in the right place at the right time. Whether you are moving to Ottawa, or to anywhere else in the country, below are some tips that you can follow in order to help make the move as trouble-free and stress-free as possible.

Packing Items

The boxes, cartons, and other packing items that you use during the move need to be purchased well in advance, and no matter how many boxes you buy, you will almost never have enough. Buy labels too, so that you can easily identify what is in each of the cartons when you arrive.

Packing the First Items

Once you have the boxes and other items ready, start packing as soon as possible. Clear out any junk rooms, basements, and attics, and pack these items first, getting rid of any items that won’t be making the move with you. Give away good quality items to charity, and consider selling some of the very best. Throw away anything you won’t use; treat your move like a new beginning, especially if you are downsizing to a smaller apartment or house.

Items found in the attic and basement are likely to be those that you use least, and this means that packing them first shouldn’t cause any frantic box opening to find essential paperwork, before you start moving to Ottawa. You can pack the items in your living and other main rooms closer to the date, but don’t leave it too late.

Using a Professional Moving Company 

Ensure that you use a professional moving company, as they will be able to help ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible when moving to Ottawa. They will be able to look at all the items that need moving, and help you to choose the most appropriate types of packing carton, and ensure that you buy enough of them. In some cases, they will be able to put you in touch with companies that sell all the items that you require. As well, Westmount Moving knows the Ottawa-Gatineau area extremely well, meaning your items will be delivered safe, secure and on time!

Packing the Last Items

Items such as personal paperwork, jewellery, and any small fragile items with sentimental value, should be packed last, and you should ideally move these to your new property yourself. On the day that you are moving to Ottawa there will be items that you need to pack in an overnight bag, including a suitcase of clothes, toiletries, and other important personal items that may be used during your first night’s stay at your new destination.

Letting People Know You’re Moving to Ottawa

Ensure that you let everybody know that you are moving to Ottawa in plenty of time. This includes utility companies, schools, and any other important personal and business contacts. If you leave it to the last minute, you may find yourself stressed and pressed for time to tie up all loose ends before you move!

Moving To Ottawa

Moving to Ottawa is a major step in life, and any moving day can be stressful and difficult. However, using a professional moving company like Westmount Moving can help ensure that you have help from the planning right through to the unpacking stage. Using professionals will remove a lot of the stress, and have you settled in your new home before you know it.

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