At Cassidy’s you can have us pack as much or as little as you want.

We offer a wide variety of services with options for everyone. Whether you’re on a tight budget, are too busy to handle packing, or somewhere in between, we have a solution for you.

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Full Packing Services

This is a great option for people who are moving long distance or internationally. With this option, everything that’s going to your new home is carefully protected and placed in a sturdy box that’s designed for moving.

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Partial Packing Services

For people who want to save money or who want to pack some fragile items themselves, we offer partial packing. It’s all up to you.

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No Packing

With this option, you do all the packing yourself.

Then we take care of the heavy lifting: we move your belongings into the truck, drive to your new home, and move your belongings back out and into your new home.

We sell boxes and deliver free in the Ottawa area.

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Unpacking

If you need help unpacking, we can offer that option. While we don’t put things away in cupboards and closets or hang your artwork, we can take care of the annoying work of opening boxes, getting things unwrapped, and removal of the packaging.

Your belongings are placed carefully on tables, countertops or other handy services. All you have to do is place everything where you want it.

We include high-quality boxes and clean newsprint included with all our packing services. Details are available below – or you can just ask your friendly Cassidy’s moving consultant.

Other Services

Furniture Disassembly

One of the things people need to do before moving is disassemble things that are too large to go through doorways or around twisting stairwells.

Most of our customers are happy to do this themselves, but if you need help with disassembly we can provide it on request. We charge by the hour for this, and we can include things like:

  • Bedframes
  • Wall units and bookcases
  • Dining room tables
  • Small weight benches
  • Work benches

Reassembly of anything you hire us to disassemble is included. We’ll even arrange furniture items where you want them (just once though – we can’t reposition furniture multiple times).

For liability reasons, we cannot disassemble large multi-station exercise machines for you.

Specialty Packing

If you have especially valuable items, we may recommend extra packing materials or the use of wooden crates. This will help protect items that are heavy but fragile like:

  • Fragile sculptures
  • Wine collections
  • Other collectibles

We’ll advise you if we think an item should go in a wooden crate with extra padding, or you can request.

If you have valuable items, please let us know and be sure to discuss extra insurance. Anything valued at $4,999 and under is covered, but for anything $5,000 and over you need an appraisal.

Sorry, we cannot move pianos. Moving pianos is a specialist task – please ask us for a referral.

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All Boxes Are Not Created Equal

We only use thick-walled, sturdy cardboard boxes that stack well without collapsing. Where needed we also use:

  • China cartons with double-thickness walls and reinforced corners. These keep their shape even when loaded with heavy but fragile dishware.
  • Wardrobe boxes that have hanger bars to prevent wrinkling.
  • Mirror/framed artwork cartons that telescope to the right size.
  • We wrap all soft furniture in professional-grade cling wrap.

Bubble wrap can be included, but does cost extra. We will advise you if we think it’s a good idea to use it on some of your belongings.

Recycled Boxes Option

When we have them, you can use recycled boxes to save money and the environment. All of our recycled boxes are clean.

For sanitary reasons, we do not reuse plastic wrap used on mattresses and other upholstered furniture. We dispose of it at a recycling facility.

Just want to buy boxes from us and pack yourself? That’s OK too!

Have Questions? No Problem!

We’re always happy to answer anything. Ask for a quote to get started – there’s no obligation if we can’t meet your needs.

Need Packing Tips?

We have a number of guides that can help you pack your belongings safely in our blog.

Here are some highlights:

Check out our complete collection of packing tips >

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“The best move I’ve ever had, make that the best 2 moves, since Cassidy’s also moved everything in and out for my renovation 7 months ago.”

– Nadia O.

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