The decision to move across the country does not always come lightly. Moving across town or even down the block can be a stressful experience but what about moving from Vancouver to Toronto? Whether you are seizing an opportunity or are looking for a change of scenery, the experience should be exciting instead of overwhelming. Professional moving and storage services can take the moving process from overwhelming to optimistic in no time at all.
Things to Consider When Moving Between Provinces
When moving across the country, there is no room for error. When travelling thousands of miles at a time, there is no turning around just because you’ve forgotten something. No matter how many times you have moved in the past, a cross-country move is an entirely new experience with added planning, preparation and execution required.
Planning: The first step to any successful move is to line up a reputable moving company in your area. With so much on the line, it is important to not just go with the first moving company with a billboard or a radio spot. The planning stage is the ideal time to research local companies to find the most capable and cost-effective option for your move. Word of mouth and recommendations are a great starting point but online customer reviews can be a wealth of knowledge about a company.
Preparation: When leaving one home for another, the process occurs in steps. Leaving tasks to the last moment can only serve to make a stressful situation worse. Working with professional movers can help to create a functional timetable, making a complex process easier to digest. One of the easiest ways to prepare for a move is to organize your items. There is no point in packing and transporting items, only to dispose of them when you arrive at your new home. Deciding what to pack, donate or even toss, in the weeks before a move can lighten the load and make the process that much easier.
Execution: As with any move, anything can happen from Point A to Point B. Choosing an insured moving company helps to protect your property, every step of the way. By passing this responsibility onto a professional, you can have more time to prepare and settle into your new home. Items can be shipped ahead of time, allowing for an easy transition.
More Than Just Movers: Storing Your Stuff
Not all re-locations last forever. Temporary moves are a reality for many families. Employment contracts can be short-term, which will change the process of your move. Ask yourself: is this move permanent? If the answer is no, storage might be exactly what you need!
Whether a move is designed to be temporary or you are unsure whether it will be the right fit, it can be difficult to lug property from end to end of a country. Instead of donating items or incurring unnecessary costs, simply put your items in storage. If an item is preserved in storage, it can be retrieved later, saving costs on unnecessary replacements.
Whether you are looking to transport items or hold them steady in a single space, the team at Ellis Moving can help!