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How To Prepare For A Long Distance Move

How To Prepare For A Long Distance Move

Moving from one area in your city or town to another is very different from moving hundreds, or even thousands of kilometers across the country. The preparation phase of your long-distance move is the most critical aspect of your moving checklist. Without proper planning and organizing, your move can become a stressful disaster. If you are organized from the beginning, you will not get overwhelmed by all of the tasks you have to take care of when you move. Here is a compiled list of all of the tips to help you with your long-distance move.

Take Control Of Your Preparation Time

It is extremely important that you plan every aspect of your move. You must manage your time well until your move-out day. Create a personal moving checklist to help guide you throughout the preparation stage and populate that moving calendar with personalized tasks that relate to your specific relocation circumstances. Next, sort those moving tasks out in order of importance to help prioritize what needs to get done first. 

Get Long-Distance Moving Estimates

Professional movers have the equipment and knowledge to pack and transport your belongings over long distances without the fuss. Make sure you receive estimates from numerous moving service companies to ensure you are getting the best price possible for high-quality work. Working with a moving company will be more time-efficient, will require you not to worry about the heavy lifting, and will save your vehicles from the wear and tear of moving large furniture pieces. Relocation service providers will allow you to focus on other aspects of your move such as transferring transcripts for your child's school, or finding a new family doctor in the area you are moving to. 

Divide Responsibilities

If you are planning to move, you do not have to do all of the work yourself. Divide up tasks between family members in your home or friends who are willing to help you pack up. It will be too daunting if you try to complete all of the packing on your own. Assign your kids to pack up their own rooms, or assign your in-laws to take care of the garage. Every little bit of help makes the process go much smoother and less overwhelming. 

Inventory Your Home And Throw Away Unused Items

Over time, you can collect a lot of belongings that either go unused or are simply forgotten about. As you are packing, create a pile of items that you will be leaving behind and another pile of the items you wish to bring with you. This will help you mitigate how much packing needs to be done and how many boxes you will need. It is much easier to purge through all of your belongings before you move into your new home so that you can unpack more efficiently. 

Start Packing As Soon As You Can

Many people (especially first-time movers) do not understand how long it takes to pack everything into boxes. It may seem like a quick task that will only take a couple of days at most, however, it is much more time-consuming and can take many weeks, even months to complete. Once you know you will be moving, it is never too early to start packing. Depending on how much you have to pack, try to start at least 3-4 weeks prior to the move. 

Professional Moving Services To help With Your Long-Distance Move

Moving anywhere requires a process that includes planning, coordination, and streamlined execution. But when it comes to moving to a new city or across the country to a new province, it is a whole different beast. It is crucial that you know how to properly prepare for a long-distance move to ensure that it is as stress-free and easy as possible. Using relocation service providers will be of great help to make sure you stay organized and on schedule. Moving services provide the expertise to know how to efficiently execute a long-distance move. Pair that expertise with an experienced moving crew and you will have fewer things to worry about. 

Precision Movers provides free, no-obligation quotes for your next move from Calgary and the surrounding area. We can help alleviate your stress when it comes to moving with our highly-trusted professional moving services. Contact us by calling 403-540-4393 or by filling out our online contact form.


Q: How long in advance should I start planning out my long-distance move?
A: Start sooner rather than later! Once you know you are going to be moving, begin packing right away. It is recommended that you start packing at least 3-4 weeks before your move. 

Q: Can a professional moving company transport my safe?
A: Yes, we can! Our professional safe relocation services ensure that your safe is carefully transported and set up in your new home.

Q: Will professional movers assemble my furniture in my new home?
A: Yes! We can disassemble and assemble all of your furniture pieces for you during your move.

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