Sometimes, life presents you with a twist of fate so strong that it makes you want to pick up and move to the other side of the continent. Love in California? Work opportunities in New York City? Weather in Miami? Whatever the case may be, it might seem like a difficult, expensive, and lengthy process, but in reality, a little preparation can make a long distance move seamless and comfortable.

Preparation: Start Early!

Gather boxes now: From the moment you decide to move, start gathering boxes whenever the opportunity arises. Check your neighborhood on recycling day or take a quick detour to the dumpsters behind your grocery store. You’ll be surprised how many boxes you can find and how much money you can save. Waiting until the last minute can force you to buy expensive boxes and potentially delay the packing process, leading to a stressful period leading up to departure.

Sell or give away unnecessary items: The amount of possessions you want to bring with you can greatly change the cost of the move. Especially when talking about bulky and heavy items such as furniture, plants, or large decorative pieces, the size of the truck can change and cost you more money. Focus on keeping things that are either essential, expensive to replace, or compact. It is also important to keep in mind where you are moving when deciding to keep or get rid of your possessions. For example, moving from Montreal to Miami can allow you to get rid of a large part of your wardrobe. Moving to New York where homes and apartments are generally smaller, it might be worth your while to sell your furniture and buy smaller pieces once you arrive.

Hire Movers

With boxes and pre-packing taken care of, the last thing to do is find a moving company that will handle your packing and moving needs. A long distance move will be easier, safer and more inexpensive than undertaking the journey on your own. For your trek across the continent, these are the reasons to trust the professionals.

Effective Packing: You may be thinking that you don’t want to trust a moving company to pack your belongings because you fear exposure, damage, or loss. Feel free to pack the items you absolutely don’t want anyone else touching, but otherwise, packers know how to pack fragile items and how to stack them properly in the truck. Keep in mind that theft and breakage is insured if you hire a moving company.
Time Savers: Packing can take up a lot of your time, and if you have a full time job, a moving deadline, or other responsibilities to attend to, packers can be incredible time savers. After all, time is money!

Strong Arms: Moving boxes and furniture all day is an exhausting process. By hiring movers, you can focus on the important details of your move while eliminating the risk of injury. Movers allow anyone, even the elderly and disabled, to move easily and comfortably.

Money Savers: People are sometimes hesitant to hire help because they think it’s going to cost them an arm and a leg. Luckily, packers and movers are not as expensive as one would think. The cost of a truck, gas, boxes, tape, wrapping materials – the list goes on – can easily outweigh the cost of a single quote from a moving company.

If you’re moving in the near future, consider Montreal Movers to get the job done. They will pack and move, and unpack your belongings wherever you need to go.