Master Your Long-Distance Move in Canada
Did you know that moving house is considered to be one of the top three most stressful events you’ll ever experience? While it’s exciting to move to a new house, many people dread the thought of packing up their belongings and are concerned about having them delivered safely to their new homes, especially when it’s a long-distance move. However, with careful planning and hiring the right professional moving company, your relocation can be fun and virtually stress free!
Moving Across Canada Is Simple
While the idea of moving across Canada may seem quite daunting, it’s really no different from moving across town. The packing process is technically the same, and once the van is packed, it just takes a little longer for it to get to where it needs to go. When you work with a great moving company that works across Canada, you can simply take a road trip, and we’ll do the heavy lifting to ensure your belongings get safely delivered to you.
Where Do You Need to Go?
Whether you’re moving to Vancouver or Ontario, Eager Beaver has experienced movers to deliver your belongings wherever they need to go. Our semi-truck is specifically designed for cross-country travel, and it’s large enough to accommodate all the furniture and belongings in your home.
How to Plan a Long-Distance Move
Planning a long-distance move requires preparation. It doesn’t make sense to carry unwanted items with you across provinces, so sort and declutter your belongings beforehand. We recommend organizing into categories: the items you wish to keep, others you want to donate, those you can sell, and items you need to discard. Garage sales are a great way to get rid of gently used items and make some money in the process!
Create a Moving Timeline
Give yourself plenty of time to plan your move by creating a moving timeline. Break down tasks such as sorting and decluttering your belongings and assign a deadline for each task. Give yourself a generous amount of time for packing, as it always takes longer than you think! By starting early, you’ll remove a lot of stress and give yourself time to pack properly so you have an easier time on the other end of your move.
Packing and Organizing
Create a plan before you start packing your belongings. This can include creating an inventory list of all the items to be moved. Labelling your boxes is essential so you can gain easy access to anything you might need.
Prepare Boxes and Packing Materials
It’s essential to make sure you have the right type of boxes and packing materials on hand to protect your items properly. This includes moving boxes, wardrobe boxes, and TV and picture boxes. You can also purchase china barrels to protect your kitchenware and use bubble wrap and packing paper to protect other delicate items. There are options for safely packing just about anything!
Hiring Professional Movers vs. DIY Moving
While it may seem cost-effective to manage the move yourself, it is much more convenient to hire a local moving company to help you, especially when it comes to long-distance moves. You’ll benefit from the expertise and efficiency of a professional Edmonton mover when it comes to staying organized and on top of everything.
Skilled movers are also experienced in packing intelligently, so they will arrange your belongings to be safe and secure in the truck and delivered directly to their final destination in a specific room or location. You can also benefit from a stress-free experience, gain peace of mind, and receive a safe and reliable service directly to your new home, helping you get settled into your new place much faster.
Tips for Hiring Reliable Movers
If you’re looking for a full-service moving company to ensure a quality move, ask friends and family for a reference. You can also benefit from checking out Google reviews, as they measure the level of customer service you can expect (and great service is an absolute must in a move!) Most long-distance moving companies in Edmonton will also offer free moving quotes before you commit.
Hire Long Distance Movers in Edmonton
Eager Beaver Moving & Storage offers door-to-door relocation services throughout Canada. We offer a free, no-obligation moving estimate so you know your costs before you move. You’ll get all the benefits of an inventory service (so all your items are accounted for), moving blankets to protect your furniture, plastic wrap to protect your mattress and box springs, and full cargo protection and coverage so you can have peace of mind throughout the move. Contact us to learn more about our long-distance moving processes and get your free long-distance move estimate.