No one really wants to move themselves. We only do it because,
a) we're poor
b) we just want to drive that massive UHAUL and feel the power
c) the moving company you originally booked effed up and left you with nothing but frustration
Enter the king of moves, Polanski Movers. We booked them on a recommendation from one hellova realtor, and from the high praise bestowed upon them from a colleague. But even still, you just never know what you'll run into when it comes to hiring out a company for their services, especially movers, so we were still leery (can ya tell we've been burned a few times? Ya think?). After an initial series of emails and phone calls, all of which were very pleasant and painless, the manager came to our home for a quick walk-through to ensure everything was covered. He came over promptly at the suggested time, and showed up looking very professional and approachable. He surveyed our small home, said everything was in order, and confirmed once again that we were good to go for the big moving day.
A few days before the move we called Polanski to inquire about chests of drawers and closets, and after a polite but tiresome game of phone-tag (loathe the phone), we finally connected and we were informed that they'd prefer to pack these items as is. No problemo!! And again, on the day before we were due to move, the manager (Chris) called to inquire about moving the start time up on hour due to the extreme weather warning (okay, so it was the ONLY hot day we've had all summer this year - go figure). We had no issues whatsoever with an earlier start time, as we knew we wouldn't be sleeping that night anyway...
On move day, the 3 man crew showed up only 10 minutes late, but only after calling twice to indicate they were struck in a wee bit of traffic. All 3 guys were dressed in matching golf shirts and pants, smiled and nodded accordingly, and got immediately to work, wrapping and packing and whatnot. It was amazing! They wrapped everything, from the furniture to pillows to mirrors to lamps. They even unknowingly to me, packed up our closets for us! They took one short smoke/coffee break, and gave us a bit of a forewarning just before they did so. Upon reaching the new home, they unpacked everything just as delicately and proficiently and were done just 20 minutes shy of their original projection. Only one small cheap Ikea dresser was slightly damaged, and they offered to come back and fix it for us or give us a small discount.
All in all, we would HIGHLY recommend Polanski Movers to anyone who's looking for an affordable, professional and courteous moving company in the GTA.