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Local Home Moving

Ottawa-Gatineau Local Moving

So, you are trying to decide whether to hire local movers, or to try and tackle your move yourself. Experienced Gatineau Movers can help you pack the contents of your home, wrap and prepare your furniture, and get you moved into your new home quickly and with as little frustration as possible. D.G. MacDonald Movers has been moving in the Ottawa region, Gatineau QC, and all over Quebec, for over 40 years, and we can help you too!

Hiring a local moving company VS Do-it-yourself moving

Do-it-yourself Moving in Ottawa-Gatineau

  • Labour intensive
  • Risk of injury
  • Risk of damage to belongings
  • Not all of the right equipment, e.g. floor coverings, appliance carts and dollies.


Hiring Local Ottawa-Gatineau Movers

  • Friendly and professional experts
  • All furniture wrapped
  • Expertly loaded on to moving van
  • Home protected with pads and floor coverings


D.G. MacDonald - quality Household moving services

Our Household movers will arrive at the scheduled time, quickly prepare your house for moving (cover floors and banisters), wrap, load, then deliver your belongings. We are also happy to disassemble/reassemble standard furniture (special services required for items like universal gyms, pool and game tables, and hot tubs).  

Money saving tips for Moving 

if you are looking for ways to keep the hours, and therefore cost down, here are some tips:

  1. Strip and take apart your beds, and remove dresser mirrors.
  2. Make sure that every small item is packed in a box or container, including lampshades.
  3. Leave soft, non-breakable, non paper items in dresser, and cabinet drawers. If drawer isn't full, fill it with packing paper.
  4. Move all of your boxes to the garage or main floor.
  5. Stay by the door during the unload, to effectively direct the crew.


How long will my move take?

We have a number of methods for determining how long a particular move will take, but an industry standard estimating tool is that it takes a crew of 3 local movers 1 hour to move 1000lbs of furniture both out of the old, and into the new home; and that on average, a room holds about 1000lbs of furniture.

So, put simply, it will take our household movers roughly 1 hour per furnished room in your home (not bathrooms, but include basements, sheds, and garages.)  

Local moving is simply a per hour rate for home moving services, i.e. the crew and truck moving your goods. The clock starts when the truck leaves our facility, and stops when the truck returns, after your move is complete.

Call today to book your move, or schedule a free, no-obligation in-home estimate with one of our knowledgeable consultants.

Replacement value protection - added peace of mind

We do also offer additional replacement coverage for your belongs, on the move, and while in storage. We always recommend that you first check with your home insurance provider, as they often do have policies that cover local moving and storage.

Our optional replacement value protection is based on $10 of coverage per pound of the shipment. For example, if your shipment weighs 2000lbs, the minimum Replacement Value Protection would be $20,000. You are free to increase the coverage as you see fit, but must purchase at least the minimum.

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