Headed to a new place in Victoria? Whether you’re moving for a job, or family, from Kamloops or Saskatoon, a long-distance move to Victoria is going to be a major event for you — so you’ll want to be well-prepared.
What Really Needs to Come With You to Victoria?
It seems obvious to state, but a long-distance move will be more difficult the more things you take with you. So, as you plan your move to Victoria, it’s a good opportunity to explore your downsizing possibilities.
We’ve got a whole series of downsizing right here, but to get you started:
- Don’t be afraid to let go of possessions just because you have them
- Consider what’s actually useful and necessary in your life, and what you’ve simply been carrying around with you
- Ask yourself when the last time you used something was? If it’s been more than a year, chances are you’ll miss it less than you think
Cutting down what you’re taking with you means less weight to fit on a truck and more flexibility on the other end of the move — you can replace what you let go with furniture that better fits your new space.
How Are You Going to Move Everything to Victoria?
If you plan to rent your own truck for your Victoria move, you’ll want to do some serious research on how best to pack things. Moving across a city is one thing, but when you’re looking at potentially days on the road, you’ll want to ensure that fragile objects are packed safely, and that larger pieces of furniture are tied down securely.
You’re looking at a lot of highway driving, bumpy urban roads, and a ferry trip. Pack your possessions so that you don’t need to go digging for essential items on the road. Think about everything you’ll need during the move and pack that separately in a small bag you can access easily.
You’ll also want to be confident in the vehicle you’re renting. Will the rental company cover you if you’re stuck on a highway with a broken-down truck 100 kilometres away from the nearest help?
Book a Professional Mover — In Advance
The best way to ensure a hassle-free long distance move to Victoria is to get the help of someone who’s done it before. Chances are, you don’t know anyone who’s done that. But Professional movers have.
They’ll know what kind of vehicle you’ll need, what packing supplies you’ll need, will be able to plan your Victoria so that all you’ll have to do is show up.
But you do need to book ahead of time. It never hurts to check-in and see what’s available last minute, but especially in peak moving seasons, their services are so in-demand that they do tend to fill up.
So, if you’re looking to move to Victoria (or anywhere else), get in touch with Two Small Men today to get going. And we’ve got even more information available on moving to Victoria here.