Best moving company experience ever. Period.
Hired Rent-A-Son after reading dozens of reviews of Toronto moving companies. The various on-line Rent-A Son reviews seemed far and away the most positive so we decided to go with them. Best decision we made during the entire moving process.
They have a smart estimating system on their website that's easy to navigate and...lo and behold, they actually acknowledge, in writing, that it's just an estimate - not a fixed quote - and the final costs will be determined based on the actual time your move takes. Other companies will hold you to the original high estimate - often with extra "hidden" charges regardless of what actually happens on move day.
Really appreciated this "estimate only" system of theirs because, let's face it, it's difficult to quantify every object that needs to be moved before you're even finished packing it up. We got our quote - seemed like a competitive and fair hourly pricing system based on what we had seen elsewhere - (check their website) - so we hired Rent-A Son.
The rest is simple - they arrived on time with a proper moving truck equipped with professional moving tools. Our three "sons" were Julian, Tyler and Abdullah. We did one walk through of the house and the garage and pointed out what was going and what wasn't. Never had to tell them again.
They got to work and never stopped except for one short well-earned break. They worked like a practiced and well-oiled team. They were pleasant and friendly throughout and nothing was too much trouble. We were also really impressed with their moving methods and even noted the way they lifted loads in a professional and safe way (for them).
There were a couple of items that have significant sentimental value and the next time we saw those items being moved, they were covered in blankets and shrink wrapped. Not one spec of damage.
These guys worked fast and hard the entire time. Our move was done in just over 4 hours - less than the estimate. And here's the best part - since it took less time - we were actually charged LESS than the estimate.
What's left to say? - without a doubt, the absolute best moving company experience in a lifetime of moves. Forget the rest, hire Rent- A- Son. We definitely will.