5 things easy to forget in a long distance moving planning

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Moving long distances can be more challenging than moving within the province. There is the stress of having to plan everything properly and the stress of having to go back and fix a mistake or pick up a forgotten item. If you are planning a long distance moving and making a list of things you need to be able to do, try not to overlook a few important details:

1. Securing transportation and housing

The longer you wait for your move date, the harder it will be to find the right transportation or rent a place you’re happy with. The options you need may go missing and the cost may increase dramatically, driving up your expenses.

How to solve this problem? Research and book reliable movers Calgary well in advance of your moving date to ensure preferred dates and rates. If you require overnight accommodations during the move, book them in advance to ensure availability and avoid last-minute stress.

2. Forward mail and update addresses

Forgetting to forward mail or update your address with the appropriate organizations and agencies can cause you to miss bills, important documents or correspondence.

How to solve this problem? Before you move, set up mail forwarding with the postal service and make a list of all organizations, including banks, utility companies, insurance companies, and government agencies, that must be notified of your new address. Update your address online or by phone, and consider sending out change of address notices so that all parties are informed.

3. Utility transfer

If you don’t take care of transferring or setting up utilities at your new residence, you may be left without the necessary amenities when you arrive.

How to solve this problem? Contact your utility providers in advance to make arrangements to transfer or connect services at your new address. Schedule a utility shutoff at your current home the day after you move to ensure continuity of service.

4. Notifying important contacts

Failure to notify important contacts such as employers, banks, health care providers and schools of the impending move can lead to delays in communication and potential service disruptions.

How to solve this problem? Make a list of key contacts and institutions that need to be informed of the change of address. Notify them in advance of your move and provide them with your new contact information to ensure a smooth transition.

5. Packing the essentials for the first few days

Forgetting to pack the essentials for the first few days in your new home can earn you unnecessary stress and inconvenience trying to find the items you need while unpacking.

How to solve this problem? Create a box of essentials that includes toiletries, medications, bedding, a change of clothes, basic kitchen items, snacks, and important documents. Keep this box readily available and transport it separately from other items so it will be on hand when you arrive at your new home.