Finally – summer!

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Victoria Day weekend has come and gone, and we find ourselves staring straight into the face of SUMMER!  Suddenly, the city seems like a much happier, vibrant place!

We get asked a lot about storage space – especially during this peak time.  We work in partnership with many local facilities, and can offer some of the best rates.  Short-term (i.e. less than a month) storage required?  Call us today and get some of the best rates in the city!  Here is a reference from a recent customer:

Thank you, Five Star, for the excellent service this past month.  It was tough planning a move into storage for 2 weeks (and figure out where to live during that time), and you guys made it so much easier.  We are finally in our new home and we are so glad to have had the chance to work with Five Star Movers twice to get our things in & out of storage. You really made moving painless.  Everything is in excellent condition, and we were glad it all went so smoothly.  Thanks especially to Chris & Phil who really worked quickly and professionally.  – Janet C.

We are booking up quickly for the rest of the summer – thanks, in part, to reviews and references like this!  Please contact us today for a free quote to learn more 647-348-0886.

Moving special items? There’s a tool for that!

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At Five Star Movers, we believe every single customer should be comfortable knowing that the moving company they choose has their best interests in mind (and the best interest of their belongings!).

You have taken the time to build your home from the ground up, with personal objects, furniture and many valuables that make up your living space. That’s why it’s important to hire movers who take care of all your belongings with the appropriate attention and care. Five Star Movers provides a full-service experience with professional workers, that includes keeping your items safe and protected through all legs of the move.

When you call for your free quote, we will ask if there is anything ‘unique’ or any items that are extra-large that will be moving homes with you. We do not charge extra for these items, but it’s important for us to know so that we can come preapred and your move is completed as smoothly as possible.

Our team provides complimentary use of the following tools and materials for every job:

Moving Blankets. Thick, durable blankets that we use to wrap pieces of furniture to prevent from scratches and damage. We usually use blankets for wood and glass pieces, as well as TVs, computers, and small stainless steel appliances (i.e. microwaves).

Floor Runners. We don’t want to leave your old house or your new house with a mess to clean up – so we provide free floor runners to use at each home, allowing us to walk throughout the home without making a mess (and saving you time!). Floor runners also help us prevent scratches on your flooring, which is an extra bonus.

Dollies. We come prepared with dollies to help us move multiple boxes at a time – saving you time and saving the hassle of moving individual boxes one-by-one. Our professionals stack multiple boxes on top of each other to move them quickly and easily outside to the moving trucks. Our truck ramps also help make working with dollies a breeze!

Wardrobe Boxes. Moving is a big task – and unpacking can be even tougher! Let us help with some of it by providing complimentary wardrobe boxes for your move. When we arrive at your home, we provide you with these tall boxes that include a built in clothing rack – and you fill them up with any hanging items from your closets. At the new home, they are the first boxes off the truck so you can unpack and transfer everything seamlessly (wink!) to the closets without touching an iron in the process!

Toolkits. Our staff come prepared with toolkits on board our trucks, so that we can help with any furniture disassembly/assembly you may require on moving day. We have experience with many pieces of furniture, and even workout equipment including treadmills, ellipticals, etc.

Other materials. We do have access to many other materials, including boxes, shrink wrap and bubble wrap. Please inquire as part of your free quote, and we will go over any extras before you book!

A professional moving company like Five Star Movers always has the best equipment to ensure your move is completed professionally and safely. Call us any time for your FREE quote, or to find out more!

Spring has Sprung!

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It’s April in the GTA and finally – yes, finally – the birds are chirping, sun is out, and the weather is expected in the double-digits!  It’s spring (at least for a few days)!

We are excited about this upcoming season for many reasons.  We are preparing for some new and exciting partnerships (stay tuned for details) and getting ready for our busiest time of the year.  Summer is a very busy time for the moving industry, as many people look to move in the nicer weather.  Trucks book up quickly across the city in the months of May through September, as people tend to plan their moves as far in advance as they can!

If you plan on moving this season, and you are located in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville or anywhere else in the GTA, we would encourage you to start shopping around for moving quotes and book your movers soon – to avoid disappointment later.  Booking your movers in advance gives you time to focus on other things this summer – and helps take some of the chaos out of this busy time.

Our customer, Sandra, recently sent a testimonial about our services, in the same tone:

Thank you, Five Star, for taking my booking so far in advance! I was nervous, at first, to commit to a company 3 months before my move, but your team followed through regularly to make sure I had everything I needed for my big day.  Your team showed up on time, and took care of everything we talked about.  Booking with you early was fantastic – I got to plan out the other parts of my move, knowing that I had my movers already secured.  I knew exactly what day I would be in the home – and that allowed me to get the painters in early, and new appliances delivered before our belongings got in the way.  The timing couldn’t have been better – thank you for your professional service, and for accommodating my move and the many changes I made along the way! – Sandra, Mississauga

Another Five Star Move! Please contact us today for your free quote: 647-348-0886!

Holiday Moves

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Whether we like it or not, the holidays fall right around the end of the month, which is still ‘moving time’ for many people!  Five Star Movers prides itself on providing exceptional service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year to all of our customers.  The holidays are a time meant to be shared with family and loved ones, and we can take care of all the packing, unpacking and heavy lifting while you do just that!

Five Star Movers does not charge any additional fees for Holiday moves!  Bookings made on long weekends, stat holidays, and other ‘big days’ are not charged a premium.  In fact, we don’t have any hidden fees when it comes to our services.  Give us a call today to learn more!

Fall Is Here!

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Fall is here!

Fall is officially here and, with it, we see a number of requests for those hoping to move before the Canadian snow moves in!  Five Star Movers is not deterred by a little cold, wet weather – instead, we thrive in this season and do our best to move you quickly so you can get cozy in your new home before the holiday rush.

We recently had an elderly client who needed our help moving from one apartment building in Mississauga to another in Oakville.  She was very concerned about her belongings, as we had experienced so much rain this season.  24 hours before her move, she called to confirm that the weather would be especially rainy.  Not to worry!  Five Star always comes prepared with enough blankets, floor runners, and krabble/wrap to make sure that all valuable objects and furniture items are moved without damage.

When we got to the first apartment in Mississauga, we carefully wrapped large credenzas, dressers, beds, and all other wood furniture in large industrial blankets.  This protects items from scuffs, scratches, and water damage when moving in inclement weather.  All glass and pictures were wrapped in krabble which also has a protective barrier against moisture.

When we got to the new apartment in Oakville, we made sure to put down our floor runners, as the rain had picked up quite a bit outside.  Even though we were walking through the hallways of the building before reaching her unit, we made sure to protect our client’s floors in her new apartment, to avoid any unnecessary mess.  Five Star Movers understands that there is more to do on moving day than clean up unwanted footprints in your home!

Our client was thrilled with the service she received, and we were so glad we could take away all of her fears and concerns.  Her furniture was unpacked in tip-top condition, and her apartment floors were free from any water and other damages.

Another Five Star Move!