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Moving is stressful, even if you’re only moving a block away – but a long-distance move? Yikes.
With moving, packing always seems to take longer than anticipated. There are logistical items like utility transfers, getting quotes from long-distance moving companies, and more. But, with some proper planning, your long-distance move doesn’t have to be something that fills you with dread.
Today, we’ve put together a mini-guide on how you can take the stress out of long-distance moving.
How Long-distance/Large Moves Differ From Small Moves
Firstly, it’s important to understand how long-distance moves differ from small moves. Long-distance moves are generally considered to be over 160 kilometres and can involve both provincial and international borders.
You will also have to consider additional costs for long-haul gas mileage, driving duration, and even wear and tear on the moving vehicle, and this will usually be baked into your quote.
It’s important to find a moving company that is honest and diligent with both the proper insurance and licensing.
How To Plan And Schedule Interprovincial Moves
Proper planning is essential to a successful moving operation. If it’s just you or you and a spouse, it can be a little easier. When you add children into the mix – it can get a little unpredictable. Here are the top four considerations for an easy move:
Consider Storage Options
Moving, for a lot of individuals, means downsizing. Consider the items that need to come with you and items that you’d like to store for later use. A great example of this is an antique dining table set. You may not require it for your new dwelling but not have the time to restore it and put it up for sale or auction.
A reputable storage company will offer varying monthly rates to suit your storage needs and ensure that your items stay safe and dry until you’re ready to come to collect them.
Simple Moves: your one-stop-shop for moving. Call us today!
The Langley City-based team at Simple Moves understands that long-distance moves have a different layer of stressors that local moves do not. We are proudly insured, licensed, and take pride in our efficiency.
We offer full-service long-haul moves, high quality storage, and specialty moves for high-value items like pianos and hot tubs.