Monthly Archives: November 2012

How Simcoe Moving Gives You An Accurate Moving Company Quote

You may have heard a horror story or two about moving companies that give customers their moving company quote, then charge them substantially more once they arrive at their destination. In some cases, unscrupulous moving companies even hold their customers’ furnishings hostage until the higher price is paid. It’s unfortunate, but it can happen. To protect yourself from this kind of problem, talk to Simcoe Moving. We can clearly provide the cost of all services required in our moving company quote because we take the time to prepare an accurate quote based on all the specific factors required.An In-Home Visit Is A Must

Don’t let anyone give you a moving company quote over the phone until they have seen for themselves everything you’re planning to move. The bedroom set in your home may weigh substantially more than the one your neighbour has. You may have lots of breakable, decorative items that require special care when packing. Furthermore, most homeowners underestimate the number of possessions they have. The only way to get an accurate moving company quote is by having an experienced mover visit your house to visually inspect your furnishings, possessions and appliances before preparing an estimate.

A Moving Company Quote Is Based On Several Variables

No two moving jobs are alike; at Simcoe Moving, we base our estimates on several variables. For a long-distance move, the weight of your possessions and the distance they will be travelling are the most important criteria. If the move will be less than 150 miles, we’ll factor in the time it takes to pack, load and deliver everything as well as the cost of the labour involved. To ensure that there are no surprises when you reach your destination, we will always review the charges with you before asking you to sign a moving agreement with us. We’re proud of our reputation for providing accurate moving company quotes to our customers and will continue to provide our customers with fair and accurate moving quotes now and in the future.

Call 877-810-1047 or visit us at Simcoe Moving to arrange for a no-obligation, in-home moving company quote.

Moving Companies In Canada Can Help You Relocate To The U.S.

If you’ve been offered a job in the United States or are joining your spouse or family there, the preparations for moving immediately become more complicated. Any time you move from one country to another, you have to make sure you have the right paperwork and know what you can and can’t bring into your new resident country. You and all of your belongings will have to clear customs in the United States, which can be a lengthy, confusing process if you don’t know what to expect. In order to make sure your possessions aren’t held by Customs, keep these tips from moving companies in Canada in mind:Have Your Paperwork Ready

You’ll need to have the appropriate visa if you’re planning on staying for any length of time. You can find out more and apply for a visa at U.S. Immigration. You will also need to prepare paperwork that itemizes all of your packed possessions, including what is inside the boxes used to move your furnishings, personal possessions, etc. Simcoe Moving provides all of the necessary U.S. Customs and Border Protection paperwork to our customers. Your job will be to fill all paperwork out properly and make sure it is available for Customs inspection. Some moving companies in Canada require that you be there for Customs inspections, but we know that you may be busy with your new job or unable to come to the U.S./Canadian border at the right time, so we don’t require it as long as we have all the paperwork necessary.

Know What Is Prohibited

There are many prohibited materials that you can’t bring into the United States from Canada, including protected wildlife, Canadian medication, explosives, ammunition, fireworks, toxic or hazardous substances and more. If you aren’t sure whether an item is prohibited, err on the side of caution and don’t try to cross the border with it. A current list of prohibited items can be found at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website (

Not all moving companies in Canada are experienced with United States Customs regulations. Simcoe Moving has moved hundreds of customers who have successfully relocated to our southern neighbour. We can help make your move to the U.S. a smooth one.

If you have any questions about your international relocation, call 877-810-1047 or visit our website at Simcoe Moving to learn more about moving across borders.