Families in Edmonton or other cities across North America know that moving is often stressful. In fact, experts rate moving in the first three of life’s most stressful events. However, if you choose to work with a professional moving company like Premiere Van Lines you can be confident that your move will be less stressful.

For starters, their experienced moving consultants will guide you through the household moving process, step by step. Here are some tips that will help you throughout your move:

Moving Long Distance

For this type of move, it’s recommended that you use a moving company. It’s very difficult to attempt a “DIY” move when you are changing cities, provinces or countries. With a professional moving company, they supply the truck, van operator and crews at both origin and destination to load and unload your belongings. They also have specialized equipment to move every type of item.


It’s important to have all your cartons packed by move day. The easiest way is to hire your mover do the packing for you. However, if you have chosen to do some of your own packing, your mover can assist if you can’t get it packed up in time. All you need to do is contact them 2-3 days before move day and ask for some packing assistance.

Closing Day

Try to schedule the move into your new home so that it doesn’t take place on closing day, especially in the busy summer months. A delay can occur with the actual closing or the previous owners may be slow moving out. The last thing you want is your moving company sitting idle waiting as this can cost you extra money for tying up their truck and personnel.

Children and Pets

Moving day is always very busy and it isn’t the best place for children or pets to be under foot. Keeping your children and pets safe is a primary concern; ask a family member or neighbour to look after them during the move.


It’s important to have heat or air conditioning and lights when you move so contact the new utility companies and make these arrangements well in advance of your move in day.

Stay Hydrated

Have water and or coffee available. Remember your crew members are people too. Having water and coffee available will be greatly appreciated. Moving is hard work and staying hydrated will ensure that your crew is operating at maximum efficiency.

For more information contact our Edmonton office at 780-455-4502 or call Premiere Van Lines at 1-877-671-6683.