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3 Things to Tell Your Moving Company Before the Big Day

Maintaining open communication with your moving company will help them pull off your move quickly and efficiently.

Maintaining open communication with your moving company will help them pull off your move quickly and efficiently.

When you work with a reputable moving company, they’ll do their best to ensure your belongings are transported quickly, safely and efficiently. In order for that to happen, they need some pertinent details to determine the best course of action.

Some of this information will seem quite obvious (such as providing your new address), while other particulars might seem less important. By maintaining an open, up-front dialogue with the professional movers Kelowna homeowners trust, you’re more likely to:

  • Receive accurate moving quotes
  • Have your possessions delivered on schedule
  • Avoid surprises along the way


  1. Moving and Possession Dates

As mentioned, this might seem like a bit of a no-brainer. But by providing your moving company with the exact moving and possession dates, you might just save yourself a bit of money.

Let’s say there’s a week between the time you have to vacate your current home and the time you take possession of your new one. Knowing this ahead of time will allow your movers to preplan and place your goods in temporary storage. This costs less than leaving them sitting on the moving truck.

It’s also a good idea to differentiate between your possession date and the date you actually intend to move in. If you’re taking the family for a holiday before you move in, tell your moving company. The last thing you want is for your goods to show up and you’re nowhere to be found!


  1. Details of Your New Home

Hopefully, you love your new home. And, hopefully, you’re as excited to talk about it with your movers as you are your friends and family. Any information you can provide that will assist your movers in planning the unloading process will be a huge help. In particular, you should notify them of any: 

  • Stairs
  • Sharp turns
  • Narrow access points

It’s also a good idea to tell your movers about outside access to the house. Can a moving truck easily turn into your driveway, or will they have to park away from the house and move everything by hand?

In addition to ensuring a more realistic moving quote, these details will help them determine: 

  • How much manpower is required
  • If any special tools and equipment are needed
  • How long the unloading process will take

For long distance movers, knowing the exact location of your house will help them find the fastest, safest route available.


  1. Insurance Coverage

Your moving company will endeavor to transport your belongings as safely as possible, but accidents do happen. Whether you’re renting or you’re a homeowner, it’s always a good idea to determine your insurance coverage when moving. Once you understand your level of protection, you can discuss it with your moving company to see if additional coverage is needed.


For other advice that will help make your move a smooth one, check out our post: 4 Early Planning Tips from the Movers Kelowna Residents Recommend.


Choosing the right moving company is an important decision. If you’re looking for movers Kelowna homeowners trust, contact Bekins Moving & Storage. We offer a range of professional services at competitive rates.

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