Moving is one of the most stressful events in a person’s life.
If you add the current public health crisis, individuals and families can be left feeling stressed, uncertain and overwhelmed.
With this in mind, Better Business Bureaus (BBB) across Canada in partnership with the Canadian Association of Movers (CAM) are working together for Moving Month this May to educate consumers on how best to plan and execute their next move, while avoiding scams and making health and safety a top priority.
“The spring and summer months are typically the busiest times for moving. The best advice we can offer is to book with a reputable company as soon as possible," says Simone Lis, President and CEO of BBB Serving Mainland BC, in a news release.
"Moving company bookings fill up at an impressive rate and we want to prevent consumers from turning to classified ads at the last minute, which increases the risk of running into scammers or inexperienced movers. We are proud to partner with the CAM to offer advice and tips on how to hire a reliable mover who will deliver your belongings under expected conditions.”
Nancy Irvine, President of CAM, says the key to a less stressful move is research.
“We urge consumers to do their due diligence before hiring a mover. When trusting your belongings to someone, it’s worth doing the background work to avoid heartache.”
BBB and CAM also encourage consumers to be cautious to avoid moving scams.