Ottawa, ON – December 29, 2021 – 2021 has seen a huge surge in demand for professional movers in Ottawa. While other businesses cope with lockdowns, plunging revenues, and unsure futures, professional moving companies are having trouble keeping up with Ottawa residents looking for a change. For Parkview Moving Company, a specialist Ottawa moving and storage business, demand has never been so great.
“Several factors led to the increase in people moving,” explains John Charbonneau, owner of Parkview Moving Company. “The main reason people in Ottawa are moving seems to be the ability to work remotely. There’s no reason to pay big rents or a large mortgage if you don’t have to be in a downtown office. With so many working from home, people are looking for more room to live in. The micro-condo that seemed like a bargain is no longer appealing when you can’t get out and go to the office every day and when shopping isn’t the leisurely activity it once was. In Ottawa, where we have several major post-secondary schools, classes have largely moved online, meaning that students don’t need to be in small dorms on campus, What they want are larger apartments where they have room to live and have a home-based office.”
Another unique aspect of 2021 that movers are seeing is the increased demand for professional movers. While DIY projects have been popular throughout the pandemic, Charbonneau explains that people are far less keen on the DIY move this year. With individuals already experiencing increased stress and anxiety, the chaos of a DIY move, damaged furniture, and back injuries are unappealing prospects.
“In years prior, it was easy to ask friends to help you move,” Charbonneau says. “Now, friends are in isolation, there are regulations against people gathering with non-family members. It’s quite daunting to manage a move on your own.”
With regulations changing constantly, and distanced or contactless moves the new norm, pre-planning a move is vital. Parkview Moving Company follows all COVID-19 protocols and sanitization procedures. The Ottawa-based movers have more than 10 years of experience and specialized equipment to protect furniture, including pianos.
Purchasing specialty moving boxes is also important this year, as many stores aren’t allowing individuals to have second-hand boxes due to the increased risk of contact. With the increase in demand for movers, Charbonneau recommends hiring a moving company 30-45 days in advance and being packed and ready to go at least three days prior to the move, allowing plenty of time to clean apartments and homes prior to any inspections or walkthroughs.
“Check out the reviews of any company you hire,” encourages Charbonneau “You want to make sure that not only will your stuff be safe, but you won’t be paying more than the price you were quoted. We provide unparalleled service and transparent billing, and that’s why we have five-star ratings from hundreds of people.”
For more information about Parkview Moving Company or for tips on how to plan a move during the pandemic, visit www.parkviewmoving.com.
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