Making Your Long Distance Move a Success

Moving to the other side of town can be a very different experience from moving across Canada — or to a totally different country. One guaranteed way of turning your long-distance move into unforgettable nightmare is failing to plan in advance. This ranges from identifying the right movers to being mentally prepared for the long distance move.

Hire Professional Movers

Getting the right moving company may determine the success of your move. Some long distance movers are known to sub-contract services or hire part-time movers. This may mean that you are not assured of their professionalism or level of long distance moving experience. Ensure you get clarification from the movers about who is specifically responsible for your entire moving process. It is mandatory in Canada for movers to provide clients with a document that details aspects like mover liability as well as your rights and responsibilities.

Get Rid Of Clutter

If you’ve been living in one house for a couple of years, odds are high that you will have accumulated lots of stuff meant to make your day-to-day life more fun and easier. All that is fine until the moment when you need to move house long distance.

An effective technique when moving is to sell, donate, repurpose, recycle, or simply throw away what you don’t want or need. It will not only save you lots of stress but also save you big money.

Keep Personal Items with You

Personal items and important documents like your passport, driver’s license, social security card and birth certificate should be kept with you. If you are likely to need documents like tax returns, recent bank statements, and/or pay stubs ahead of the arrival of your shipment, don’t pack them with your other belongings in the boxes.

Basically, avoid packing away anything you might need as soon as you get to your new destination or home as you wait for the arrival of the moving company truck and that may include your personal hygiene items.

Insure Your Belongings

A lot could possibly happen to your household stuff when being loaded, inside a moving company truck and when being unloaded. The moving industry is generally a high risk sector and you need to be prepared in case something goes wrong by getting the proper insurance coverage. For this reason, establish well in advance if you wish to buy a basic or full-value insurance coverage.


Moving is generally hard, but long-distance moving is even harder. It not only means leaving many friends, perhaps part of your family, schools, and jobs behind but entering into the unknown, a totally new location. The above highlighted are factors that are likely to shake up your life even if the new location is simply awesome. So when those emotional moments come for you or a member of the family, be ready to roll with it. Get yourselves up and identify something fun to do or explore in your new location. For more resources, the Premiere Van Lines website may provide you with additional information.

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