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Downsizing: Tips For Your Long Distance Move

Posted on April 26, 2018

Hiring long distance movers is a great option for seniors who don't want to take on the burden of doing it themselves.

Hiring long distance movers is a great option for seniors who don't want to take on the burden of doing it themselves.

Many Canadian Baby Boomers are entering that stage in life where they’re considering downsizing to a smaller home. While many will choose to remain in the same city, others require the assistance of long distance movers to relocate to another area. 

Some want to move back to their childhood neighbourhoods, while others want to move closer to their children and grandchildren. Then there are those who have grown tired of the Canadian winters and decide to head south to places like Arizona or New Mexico.

Regardless of why you’re moving, it’s hard not to get sentimental when you’re about to leave the place you’ve called home for so many years. To help turn the page on that chapter of your life, there are a few things you might want to cross off your to-do list. Here are a few moving tips to get you started.


Free up Time by Hiring a Moving Company

Let’s say you live in the beautiful North Okanagan. If you have unfinished business, it would be a good idea to look for moving companies in Vernon, BC who can handle the moving and packing (and unpacking) for you. This will give you more time to wrap up your personal affairs before you make your grand exit.


See the Sights

You’ve probably seen those marketing campaigns about ‘being a tourist in your own town,’ but have you really thought about doing it yourself? If there are any local attractions that you’ve always meant to visit, but never got around to, this would be a good time to cross them off your bucket list.


Say Farewell to Good Friends

Despite your best intentions, you might return to the town as often as you’d like. So before you leave, be sure to make the rounds and have a good visit with the friends you’ll be leaving behind. It’ll give you one last chance to reflect on old times and say a proper farewell.


Bring a Keepsake with You

It can be helpful if you bring something with you that reminds you of home. This could be something like:

  • Painting of your favourite landscape
  • Tacky souvenir from the tourist shop
  • Ornament from your yard
  • Family address sign


Bring a Souvenir for the Kids

Your children and grandchildren will likely also have fond memories of your home. If you’ve lived in the same place long enough, your children may have even grown up in it. If there are any mementos that you think they’d like, make sure your long distance movers pack them up.


For more advice on relocating to a new city, read Tip Sheet: Keep This Short To-do List for Long Distance Moving.


Are you looking to relocate to a new city? Call the long distance movers at Bekins Moving & Storage to arrange a free in-home estimate.