Tips for Long Distance Moving

long distance moving

Excited for your long distance move? Congrats on starting a new chapter! While you may be excited about your next adventure, we understand if packing up and actually moving is less enticing. Moving is enough of a process as it is, but adding long distance moving to your to-do list can cause added headaches if you’re not on top of your planning.

Here we’ve put together our advice for organizing a low stress move. Check out the following tips for making your move as seamless as possible!

Create a Moving Checklist

If you can, try to start preparing for your long distance move at least a month in advance. You’ll need a moving checklist to keep your tasks organized as you get ready. Some tasks to include are:

  • Make an inventory of everything to be moved
  • Sort out and donate any unwanted clothing or furniture
  • Have a garage sale or list them online to get rid of unwanted items
  • Start collecting moving supplies like boxes and newspaper for wrapping
  • Submit a change of address form to your post office
  • Choose your moving company and book your move
  • Clean out the refrigerator/plan to defrost and dry the day before moving.
  • Pack your belongings
  • Clean your home or arrange for a cleaning company to come in.

Get rid of large items

Unfortunately, some items may just be too large to move efficiently and not worth hauling on a long distance move to your next home base. If that’s the case, we can help you take your old furniture to a donation center or dispose of it if it’s in rough shape. When you call The Junk Movement, our specialists take care of all the heavy lifting, so you don’t have to. We also offer appliance removal/moving, making us a one stop shop for your needs.

Differentiate between junk and treasures

There’s nothing like moving to help you finally decide that that old painting you’ve kept in storage is actually ugly, or that there’s no reason to save that ironic Halloween costume from your university days. Use this time to finally purge your junk and keep the trinkets that truly matter to you. For help with decluttering your things, check out our blog: What Is The Difference Between Garbage & Junk?

Our favourite long distance packing supplies

Make the packing process easy by using the right supplies. Not only will this speed up the process of packing, but it will prevent your items from breaking during a long distance trek. Check your local hardware store for these handy items:

  • Repurposed newspapers and magazines (bonus tip: use blankets and tea towels to help cushion fragile items.
  • Sturdy cardboard boxes
  • Wardrobe boxes for quick packing/unpacking
  • Packing tape
  • Labels and sharpies

Call up a reputable moving company

Most importantly, you’ll need to make sure you call a reputable moving company that best suits your needs. What you need may differ depending on just how far your long distance move is. For moves within Calgary and surrounding areas including those listed below, we can help!

  • Calgary
  • Airdrie
  • Springbank
  • Bearspaw
  • Cochrane
  • Sundre
  • Canmore
  • Bragg Creek
  • Kananaskis
  • High River
  • Okotoks
  • Priddis
  • Black Diamond
  • Turner Valley
  • Longview

Have any questions? Call us today at 587–830-JUNK or book online.

The Junk Movement

The Junk Movement is a family-owned business in Calgary, built on the notion of revolutionizing the junk removal industry by providing community-orientated junk removal services that promote sustainability and community engagement.

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