Moving to a new home can be an exciting but daunting experience, especially if it’s a long-distance move. Long-distance moves differ significantly from local moves, and there are several things to consider when planning a long-distance move for the first time.

The primary difference between a long-distance move and a local move is the distance involved. Long-distance moves often require professional movers with the expertise and resources to transport belongings across the country or the border. Unlike local moves, long-distance moves involve additional logistics and regulations, making them more complex.

For someone planning a long-distance move for the first time, several important factors must be considered. Here’s what is required for a successful long-distance move:

  1. Researching Long Distance Moving Companies

Researching and comparing long-distance moving companies is crucial to finding a reputable and reliable mover. Look for companies with experience in long-distance moves, positive customer reviews on Google, proper licensing, and insurance. Once you have selected potential movers, check with the Canadian Association of Movers to ensure they are members in good standing.

  1. Obtaining In-Home Estimates:

Contact moving companies to provide in-home estimates for the move. This will involve a detailed assessment of the belongings that need to be moved and an accurate cost estimate for the long-distance move. Be sure to get everything in writing.

  1. Planning and Scheduling

Long-distance moves require careful planning and scheduling. Coordinating the moving date is essential, especially if specific time constraints are involved in vacating the current residence or arriving at the new one.

  1. Packing and Protection

Proper packing and protecting belongings for a long-distance move is essential to prevent damage during transit. This may involve the mover providing professional packing services or ensuring that items are securely packed for the journey.

  1. Budgeting for Additional Costs

Long-distance moves often incur additional costs such as fuel, accommodations, and potential storage fees if your new home is not ready. Budgeting for these extra expenses is important to avoid any financial surprises during the move.

  1. Communicating with the Moving Company

Maintaining open communication with the chosen moving company is important throughout the moving process. Clear and frequent communication ensures that both parties are on the same page regarding expectations and requirements for the long-distance move. If there are any changes to the items being moved, let the mover know, as this may affect the price.

For more information on how a long-distance move differs from a local move, contact Premiere Van Lines toll-free at 1-877-671-6683.