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Not All Moving Companies In Ontario Offer Full Coverage Insurance For Your Belongings

Do you know what your furnishings, personal property, appliances and wardrobe are worth? If you don’t, many moving companies in Ontario can take advantage of you if some or all of your property is damaged or lost during a move. Many homeowners are shocked to discover that the beautiful, antique dresser they thought was insured by their moving company is only worth a fraction of its actual value when it is damaged in transit.

Moving Companies In Ontario Don’t All Offer The Same Coverage

Once you’ve chosen a mover, be sure to ask them what kind of insurance coverage they offer for items they are packing and shipping for you. Most of them will reassure you that you are "fully covered," but that may not mean what you think. For many moving companies in Ontario, full coverage simply means all of your property (not just some of it) is insured; it doesn’t indicate that each item is insured for its full value.

Simcoe Moving & Storage Offers Two Kinds Of Coverage

At Simcoe Moving & Storage, we offer two different kinds of insurance coverage and clearly explain each one so that you can make an informed decision. Option 1 is the most common and is offered by most moving companies in Ontario. This gives you basic compensation for damaged or lost goods at the rate of $.60 per pound for each article. If you prefer fuller coverage, you can opt for Option 2, which offers full replacement value for all of your possessions. This replacement value protection means you’ll get coverage up to the full, declared value of your shipment, including full replacement value for each item injured or lost. We’ve explained Options 1 & 2 in detail on our moving valuation page.

When you’re searching for moving companies in Ontario, be sure to ask them what kind of insurance coverage they offer for any lost or damaged items. Also ask them to explain in detail what is and is not covered under their policies and calculate whether it will fully protect your possessions so that you won’t get an unpleasant surprise if part of your shipment is damaged or lost.

If you still have questions about insurance coverage for your valuables, call Simcoe Moving & Storage at 1-877-810-1047. We’ll be happy to answer all your moving questions.

Shipping Boxes Cross Country In Canada: Flexible Options For Your Family

When your family is moving, shipping boxes cross country in Canada is one of the best ways to get your furnishings, wardrobe and personal items from your current home to your new one, but there are several shipping options to consider. How do you choose the right method for your family? Consider which one will work best for your family’s situation by comparing the advantages and disadvantages of each.

DIY Packing And Shipping Boxes Cross Country In Canada

Many people who are moving opt to pack and ship their possessions themselves. If you’re on a budget or have minimal possessions, you can save some money by packing everything yourself, but you run the risk of having improperly packed items damaged in transit. If you rent a moving van or truck and do your own driving as well, you increase the odds that something might shift or break during the move. To minimize the chances of damage, be sure you carefully wrap and pack every item.

Let Simcoe Moving & Storage Do The Packing And Shipping

If you let Simcoe Moving & Storage handle every aspect of packing and shipping boxes cross country in Canada, you can take advantage of our years of experience. We’ll properly wrap, pack and secure every item so that your possessions arrive at their destination in perfect condition. We’ll also ship them using a vehicle with air ride shocks to cushion the ride, protecting your furnishings on even the roughest roads. We’ll even store your items for up to 90 days if you can’t immediately move in to your new home.

The Best Of Both Worlds

Some families worry about precious items or would prefer to pack clothing and other personal items themselves. Simcoe Moving & Storage will gladly work with these families, packing and shipping the majority of household items while letting their customers pack and transport whatever personal items they want. If you choose this route, you’ll be getting the best of both worlds – control of your personal belongings and safe packing and shipping of your boxes cross country in Canada. To help you out, Simcoe Moving & Storage offers our "Do It Yourself Packing Guide," which details proper packing methods to protect your valuables.

Still not sure which option is right for you? Call one of our moving specialists at 1-877-810-1047 to discuss which plan fits your family, your move and
your budget.