Reviews and Comments

Just a sample of the comments from our customers on their “El Cheapo” experience.

From time to time we post new selections from our daily emails. Many are from loyal repeat customers.

El Cheapo Movers
3.9
Based on 165 reviews
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Sweet Caroline
Sweet Caroline
01:15 01 Dec 20
Eric and Brian were fantastic movers. Fast and professional - they made things very easy. Highly recommend El Cheapo!... Ask for this dynamic duo!read more
Laura S
Laura S
00:42 05 Oct 20
El Cheapo took my belongings to the dump without my consent. We signed a contract for our belongings to be moved from... our home to a storage unit. Once the storage unit was emptied at a later date, we noticed that a huge antique floor lamp was missing. We called El Cheapo to inquire about its whereabouts and they claimed that we told them they could throw it away because the base was wobbly. The base was not wobbly. It was a solid brass lamp. It was a family heirloom, no one would have told them to throw it out. So just like that, El Cheapo turned into a junk removal company against their contract and takes it upon themselves to decide what is garbage. Do not trust this company. They then tried to pay me off in exchange for my silence. Very unethical!read more
Vineed
Vineed
11:06 26 Sep 20
Move it!We moved in April 2020 - in the peak of covid uncertainty. Looked at couple of options and found el cheapo... from a blogTO post. Their most inviting feature was that they charged per 15min (rather than hourly charges as most movers do). They had some other costs like pick up, drop, fuel in addition to their hourly charges, but it seemed to be reasonable. It's also cheaper to move in the first half of the month.They have a website form where you can update all the items that need to be moved. Their customer service was friendly and was able to answer all my queries.On the day of the move, we had two staff - they were friendly and did a good job.Overall Verdict:No complaint on their service. No hidden charges. Go for it!read more
Martin Hauck
Martin Hauck
17:24 19 Sep 20
They're El expensivo.
Taha Miraj
Taha Miraj
17:23 15 Sep 20
good service. little pricey
Clint Burns
Clint Burns
21:04 13 Sep 20
This is the second time I've used el cheapo, and they've always been fantastic. They're speedy and strategic while... still careful. While all three movers we had were great, Dwayne deserves a special shout out. He was incredibly professional, driving the pace of the crew while being intentionally delicate with our belongings. The movers spent barely any time in our apartment and, apart from our small, slow elevator, the movers were unbelievably quick. They moved an entire 1 bedroom apartment across Toronto in just over two hours, and we're good humored and fun to deal with throughout.read more
Mary Higgins
Mary Higgins
15:26 11 Sep 20
Professional, efficient and affordable, highly recommend! We’re so happy with the whole experience - the staff were... friendly and very supportive with booking details and emailing us to plan logistics, and the movers were excellent. Great service and price. Thank you El Cheapo team for making our move so smooth!read more
Vesna Grandja
Vesna Grandja
16:04 06 Sep 20
the movers work fast.
Petra Simpson
Petra Simpson
22:26 01 Sep 20
They were extremely professional, efficient and courteous; they did an outstanding job!Throughout the entire process... (from calling for a quote, to booking, to the follow up calls and the actual move) every person I spoke to was so helpful and put me at complete ease.I moved from Etobicoke to downtown Toronto and the entire move (from the moment they arrived to the last item being unloaded at our new place) took a total of 2.25 hours.The price was VERY reasonable. Other companies quoted me at $2,200 and my cost with El Cheapo came in at a FRACTION of that. My original booking was for 2 movers, and 3 showed up (at no extra cost) which really helped move things along. They were super contentiousness about the time, which I really appreciated (since the rate is based on time spent).I HIGHLY recommend El Cheapo Movers!read more
Costa Nassar
Costa Nassar
10:38 31 Aug 20
Booked a move and confirmed over the phone. On the day of the move I called to make sure they were on the way. I was... told my reservation wasn't confirmed because I didn't give them a list of items I was moving... You are movers, you move household items for a living. Does it really matter what I am moving? You knew it was a in town move from a three bedroom townhouse. I booked 3 men and a truck. I had to scramble last minute and ended up doing it myself with a rental. Unacceptable! I would not recommend using them.read more
Rianne Tel
Rianne Tel
12:38 10 Aug 20
We hired El Cheapo for our recent move of a one-bedroom to a two-bedroom apartment. They were quick to respond and... consistently friendly in our email contact, and helped us plan for the moving day very efficiently. On moving day, the team of three was hard-working, friendly and professional. The building management at our new apartment threw us some curveballs (moving truck was suddenly not allowed to park in the normal spot) but the El Cheapo team rolled with the punches. They disassembled and reassembled our bed for us as well when it gave us some trouble. The pricing was transparent so there were no surprises for us. I would definitely recommend El Cheapo!read more
Evan Morton
Evan Morton
13:07 23 Jun 20
I booked El Cheapo’s moving services for the morning of May 31st. The three movers who were assigned to my account... were all friendly, funny, and professional. The whole team was eager to be effective and make the entire move as efficient as possible. The move was led by David and he did an amazing job keeping the team focused on getting the job done quickly and keeping everything being moved protected. The whole team was fantastic, and I feel very lucky to have had these 3 people assigned to my account! Given my experience, El Cheapo is the PERFECT moving service for the city of Toronto. Their professional employees focus on getting the job done quickly/effectively and because of this the cost of my move was SIGNIFICANTLY less than I originally expected. Another great feature is if you pay your moving fee via e-Transfer, El Cheapo will apply a discount to your fee! I could not be happier with El Cheapo’s services!El Cheapo is the best value for moving services in Toronto and I cannot recommend it more. Thanks El Cheapo!read more
Melanie Dahling
Melanie Dahling
22:00 18 Jun 20
Couldn't say more good things. I have a tiny doorway and ordered a couch that ended up being bigger than I thought. The... movers got creative and figured out a way to get it into my apartment, all within the 1 hour minimum. They were friendly and professional, and I'd hire them again in a heartbeat.read more
nicole simpson
nicole simpson
22:08 15 Jun 20
My first time ever hiring movers and it was super amazing. Ive never done so little on a day I was moving. Bruce and... Romel (im sorry if i got your name wrong - i totally forgot how you told me to spell it!). Service was on time and efficient and they were very pleasant to chat with. Would definitely hire again and recommend to my friends and family.read more
Leila Softic
Leila Softic
18:18 06 Jun 20
El Cheapo helped me move some furniture I sold from Scarborough to Etobicoke. Quick availability within 48hrs. Polite... and professional crew, including one additional man free of charge arrived on time and quickly loaded and delivered. They kept me posted throughout and the final bill was just 15 mins more than the estimate. Thanks guys!read more
K H
K H
23:29 22 May 20
Really good and affordable moving service. They helped me a while back with someDifficult items to move. Denzel and... his team were very nice and professional. They arrived early but still waited for me, and went out of their way to help me save some $$$ I definitely recommend this moving company and Denzel and his team!read more
Suzanne Wilkie
Suzanne Wilkie
16:31 30 Apr 20
My roommate and I hired El Cheapo Movers to move us from a third floor walk up to a condo building. The reason we... hired movers was because, we were not capable of lifting and hoisting our couch over the balcony- which is the only way to to move it in and out. I clearly communicated this to the company when booking. I was informed they would need to put a third mover on the job because of the complexity of the move(this adds to the total cost, but they assured me that it would be quicker and the cost would work out to be the same as if two movers were on the job).They also assured me the couch wouldn't be a problem. We boxed, disassembled and labeled everything. When the movers arrived, they were careless with our boxes(breaking several dishes, which were wrapped in bubble wrap and securely packed), unsure if everything would fit in the truck(even though I had sent a detailed contents list days prior to the move-) and unable to move the couch( I was informed they didn't have the right equipment, even though this was the main reason for hiring them). The entire move took 4.5 hours and we have been left to find our own means to move the couch. They were not able to complete the job we hired them to do. At the end of the move they told us they weren't allowed to leave the premises they received payment for the move. The total cost of the move was over $1000. I will be filing a formal complaint with the company and will update as to how things progress.read more
Henry Seo
Henry Seo
13:34 11 Apr 20
I never hired movers before so I was a little worried. But they were awesome! I think they also appreciated that my... estimate of the amount of my belongings was accurate and that everything was prepared in boxes etc. I'll definitely use them again!read more
PJ Canadian
PJ Canadian
20:29 22 Mar 20
Incredibly bad experience. We were quoted around 250 dollars, it ended up being 1100. The movers expressed how the... people in office mis-quote people all the time. They basically admitted it was a scam. My partner had to run to bank to get more cash twice as the total kept escalating. We are very fortunate we had the money to pay. There have been many instances in my life where I could not take that kind of financial hit. Please do yourself a favour and do not support this company. I do not know how they get the reviews and recognition they do as the guys who helped us move told us they are constantly apologizing to the clients, for how the company functions. They say they are yelled at all the time, but were grateful to us for being understanding and not blaming them. 2 mirror were also chipped in the move. DO NOT HIRE THIS COMPANY.read more
Mark Kaleta
Mark Kaleta
13:33 04 Mar 20
If you’re reading this, you probably also hate moving yourself. The amount of issues I had on moving day were... endless, but thankfully these movers took and made everything insanely easy for me. Worth every dollar. They were well prepared, perfectly on time, smiles on their faces. Will definitly be coming back. Special shout out to Ti-Ana for handling everything for me.read more
PATRICK OREJA
PATRICK OREJA
01:33 17 Feb 20
The moving truck showed up 3 hours after the arrival window. Dispatch could not locate the truck. When the crew... arrived, one smelled of beer, one was ready to work, and the other had apparently left work after lunch. After I helped the one willing worker load the truck, the crew took 40 minutes longer than me to reach the delivery destination. When we requested a discount after all this, the staff on the phone was extremely rude and after much more back and forth than the discount was worth, gave us 5% off. Disappointing as we had good experiences in the past. Would not book again or recommend at all.read more
raazan1128 .
raazan1128 .
13:28 14 Feb 20
Very happy with El Cheapo. They were on time, careful with my belongings and quick.They are also 1/3 the cost of 'Two... Men and A Truck'. I would absolutely use El Cheapo again.read more
D Amos
D Amos
03:16 02 Jan 20
Two gentlemen - Bruce and Allie helped us move from our 2 bedroom apartment into our new house a couple months ago. We... had so much stuff in that apartment...and some really heavy things! These guys were unfazed by the task and were personable, professional and efficient. It was impressive to watch them. We had a great first experience with El Cheapo and would highly recommend them. Thanks Bruce and Allie, you guys were an incredible help!read more
Cyril Picard
Cyril Picard
04:05 30 Nov 19
We've all been through that: moves are stressful!Our move yesterday with El Cheapo was anything but. It was actually a... pleasant and fun experience!The initial quote was pretty much bang on. We ended up being over, but that was for reasons beyond anyone's control.But more importantly, the crew was amazing. I mean a-ma-zing! Dwayne, Logan, Tito, a big thank you! These guys were beyond great: hard-working, polite, fun, never slacking, efficient, smart and often going beyond a mover's standard job description. 30 minutes into the move, I was thinking "these guys are good". 6 hours later, I would say I was simply speechless.I hope I won't have to move anytime soon, but if I do, I will call El Cheapo, and I will ask for this Dream Team. Once again, a big thank you!read more
Farzana Doctor
Farzana Doctor
20:51 19 May 18
I highly recommend El Cheapo. They were professional, quick, careful, great communicators and reasonably priced.
Unspoken Theatre
Unspoken Theatre
18:55 31 Mar 17
We used El Cheapo for our load in for our production of Death Meets Harlequin in Leslieville. We will definitely use... them again for our upcoming Fringe Fest show! They were great - fast, friendly, professional. They offered us a discount for being a performing arts non-profit, so it was really affordable in our tight budget. Highly recommend.read more
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I’ve been meaning to write this letter for some time. I wanted to commend you on the excellent quality of your company’s service… The two movers (…) and (…) were absolutely top notch: they were professional, efficient – and also entirely good natured and good humoured. I hadn’t anticipated that the move would be …kind of fun. They worked conscientiously and swiftly; moreover, they were gracious about setting aside lighter stuff for me to carry since I’d said I wanted to pitch in.

We were done in about two hours. I was very pleased: I was on a tight budget – and this move was quite reasonably priced. If I’d rented a van and press-ganged some friends … it would have cost me more (factoring in the high price of rentals, plus the necessary bribes of beer and pizza). The “hassle-free” aspect of your service is an added bonus for the bargain price. Let me emphasize again – I really appreciated the positive attitudes and hard work of the two movers.

A co-worker of mine will also be moving soon. I was happy to recommend El Cheapo to her.

Regards and thanks, Shannon

I hired El Cheapo to move me from my apartment in the Beaches down to the Esplanade. This is to tell you that that move was the smoothest, least stressful one of my life. I have moved countless times (5 times just in the past four years), so I have some experience. The movers were so fast, efficient and courteous, I almost could not believe it. I had three friends helping me. They treated me and my friends in a relaxed, friendly and professional way. I was astonished at how they seemed to size up the stuff to be moved, created a plan, and then directed me and my friends in executing the plan. El Cheapo moved me in less than two hours, which is an unprecedented time in my experience.

I also want to thank the person who works in the El Cheapo office. After calling countless movers listed in the Yellow Pages, the El Cheapo man I spoke with on the phone was very professional (despite several interruptions from other callers). I liked that he took the time to talk to me about what I owned and what to expect from my move. This professionalism made me decide to go with El Cheapo. The move was so organized and speedy that the final price was competitive and reasonable. I recommend El Cheapo to anyone.

Thank you very very much, Sabine

Please accept my sincere thanks for the wonderful service that I received by El Cheapo. (…) was very helpful through the booking process, but I was most impressed by the 2 gentlemen that helped us move – (…) and (…). They were pleasant and hardworking, and great ambassadors for your company!

Based on my experience, I would recommend your company unreservedly. I will definitely be calling you again the next time I move,

Lyle

I am a business school graduate who was taught for four years straight about how the ability to deliver “value for money” and “top notch customer service” was of paramount importance in the business world. However, since graduating, I have been hard pressed to find an organization that not only understood but also practised these concepts. That is, I have been hard pressed until now. I am writing to you to let you know of my extreme satisfaction with your company. I have now used El Cheapo in two of my moves in Toronto and I have been more than impressed with the quality of service I received on both occasions. Your staff has been absolutely wonderful and has eliminated the worry and hassle that I used to associate with moving. Most recently two of your staff members, (…) & (…) moved me from one end of Toronto to the other. Not only were they on time, they were personable, they were professional and they were incredibly efficient. I can not speak highly enough of their efforts. So thank you for being a company that has single-handedly reaffirmed my faith in business school theory. Rest assured that I will gladly recommend El Cheapo to everyone I know with upcoming moves. Keep up the good work and thanks again!

Sincerely, Christina

I had the very great pleasure of being moved by El Cheapo today.
The movers were incredibly professional, fast and hard working. They arrived EXACTLY when they said they would, took meticulous care of my belongings, and worked like dogs every minute they were here.
The price was entirely reasonable, and all of my contacts prior to the moving day were helpful and understanding. I did almost all preliminary work over the internet, and was completely satisfied.
I’ll recommend you, I’ll use you again as movers, and I’ll sing your praises whenever I get a chance!

Richard