Relocating requires careful coordination, planning and execution. However, cross-country or inter-provincial relocation is a different situation. If you want your long-distance move to be stress-free and straightforward, you need to be organized and properly prepared. In this article, we provide tips on how to prepare for your long-distance move.
1. Do an inventory
Take everything out of your closets and cabinets and make a list of what you own. You might just find out that you have more possessions than you realize. Make a list of your possessions and take photos of each. Making an inventory will help you figure out how much to pack and ship and account for what you own.
2. Pack lightly
Eagle Moving does offer packing services. If you choose to pack yourself please keep in mind damage is more likely to occur with heavy goods. Pack your boxes so that they aren’t too heavy. You can divide weighty objects between numerous packages to make them easier to carry. For example, a large box filled only with books can be difficult to carry and cause damage if it falls over.
3. Purchase moving and packing supplies
Ensure you have adequate packing and moving supplies on hand before packing. This step ensures that you don’t run out of boxes, tapes, packing paper or markers. Running low on supplies may tempt you to take shortcuts, making things more difficult for the future. For instance, when boxes aren’t well labelled, it can be challenging to figure out where everything is.
Eagle Moving Calgary has a range of packing supplies to simplify your work. Our prices depend on the sizes and quantity of supplies you need. We offer free delivery on box & supply orders over $50.00
4. Hire competent long-distance movers
While it’s simple to get quotes from lots of long-distance moving companies, you don’t want just any moving company – you want the absolute best.
Securing the services of a trustworthy and certified long-distance moving company is essential to have a smooth moving day. Eagle Moving is insured, BBB accredited and offers competitive pricing. You can trust us to relocate you to your new home or office swiftly. We also provide detailed planning and a specialized crew to help with the process.
5. Remove any unnecessary property
Eagle moving charges for the time used so the more items you have the longer the move will take. We do charge by weight however there is a weight restriction for the scales. You can reduce moving costs by only taking what you think you’ll need. To figure out what to carry, apply the one-year rule: if you haven’t used something in over a year, you probably don’t need it. You can get rid of your dispensable goods by selling them online, having a garage sale, gifting them to your friends or donating them to charity.
6. Wrap furniture and bedding
The movers will blanket and stretch wrap your furniture items for their protection. It is also a good idea to cover your mattress with a polythene bag, which prevents the accumulation of dirt and stains. We do sell mattress covers price depends on size and quantity.
7. Pack and separate essential boxes
Organizing a long-distance move can be difficult for numerous reasons, particularly when it comes to small details. When completing a cross-country relocation, keep your necessities (like toiletries) in clearly marked boxes to help you get through the first few hours or days in your new home. Ensure every family member has their own box of essentials, and make sure they stay separate from the rest of your furniture and boxes.
Are you looking for a professional long-distance moving company?
At Eagle Moving, we provide exceptional service at a reasonable cost. Our team of experienced, licensed and insured movers has over 20 years of expertise assisting households and businesses with long-distance relocations.
Contact us at 403-614-8309 or fill out our contact form to obtain a free quote.
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