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290,487 Canadians relocated around the country last year. There are many reasons for leaving a city or province — opportunities for work, being closer to family, a new adventure, further education, or a fresh start. Whatever has inspired your long-distance move, the preparation and actual relocation can be hugely stressful, compounded by all manner of unforeseen issues.
Home is where the heart is, they say, and when the heart is in Vancouver, relocating could easily break it. Using a professional moving service will significantly alleviate the hassles and stresses of your move.
It’s human nature to acquire and build up a long list of personal belongings over a lifetime. Beloved furniture pieces, coveted artworks, useful appliances, and rare treasures are what turn our houses into homes. The last thing you want is to have your precious items traveling a great distance in the wrong hands.
Saying goodbye to friends, colleagues, and family while dealing with all the relocation admin is hard enough. Booking a team of dedicated long-distance removal specialists will lift a huge weight off of your shoulders – pun intended. Here’s why:
A little effort goes a long way, and taking the time to organize your belongings before your move saves you much hassle when it comes to unpacking. Sort and arrange your valuables by category before packing boxes, especially delicates and breakables, and label and number everything clearly.
Wrap glassware and delicate items in bubble wrap or packing tissue; polystyrene beads are also effective in filling the voids that allow for unwanted shifting and knocking in transit.
If you include notes and instructions on the boxes — fragile, this way up, etc. — make them bold. Keep like with like: clothes, electronics, kitchen, bathroom, business, tools, collectibles, miscellaneous. It is helpful to create an inventory of your possessions with color-coding and numbering systems.
Numbering is particularly helpful when disassembling and packing furniture. Create a separate list of parts for units that have been disassembled, numbered piece by piece. And do not discard the appropriate manuals for assemblage. Pack all files, manuals, and important papers into a dedicated container.
Often, in the overwhelming confusion of relocating, it is easy to overlook the less obvious necessities. A change of address — particularly when moving city, state, or province — is not without complication. For one, you will be required to change your contact details with a number of service providers, such as your bank. Make a list of the service providers that will require this information and inform them systematically. Inform your GP and dentist, too; they will have to forward your medical history on to the appropriate offices. Consider the following contacts:
Relocating can be a taxing and harrowing process, but it does not have to be. Clever planning and preparation beforehand will greatly ease your move. For the rest, rely on the pros to facilitate this massive and often overwhelming undertaking quickly, safely, and efficiently. What’s more, the right distance relocation team can get to your new home ahead of your arrival and start unpacking and assembling the essentials. Before you select a professional moving service, be sure to ask them how extensive their offering is and make your selection based on how efficiently your needs will be met.
When you choose Simple Moves for your inter-provincial migration, you can rest assured that our GPS will be set to your new address, and our team of movers will be solely dedicated to you and your family. If you’re leaving Vancity and feeling a little sad, it helps to have a convoy of friendly faces to make the transition as smooth as possible. We’ll take every precaution to make sure your relocation is a successful one.
And hey, if you ever want to come back home, you just call us, we’ll come and getcha.
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