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Kelowna Movers Answer Most Commonly Asked Questions

Posted on March 01, 2016

By choosing Kelowna movers that take the time to explain the process, homeowners typically experience less hassle and stress.

By choosing Kelowna movers that take the time to explain the process, homeowners typically experience less hassle and stress.

As professional Kelowna movers, we constantly get asked questions from clients who are preparing to move. It’s not something homeowners have to do all that often, so there are bound to be things that get overlooked.

The best advice we can give our clients is to be as prepared as possible so that when your moving day comes, there’s less opportunity for something to go wrong. To help you start the planning process, our house movers have taken the time to answer some of your most commonly asked questions.


How Far in Advance Should I Start Planning?

The simple answer is it’s never too early to start planning a move. Once you confirm that you’ll be moving, you can put the process in action. That includes:

  • Discussing moving with your family
  • Deciding whether to hire Kelowna movers
  • Obtaining moving quotes
  • Sorting through your belongings to see what stays and what goes
  • Start the packing process

Of course, not everyone will have the luxury of time to prepare for moving. Some people are forced to move last-minute. If that’s the case, check out our post: Need to Move Last Minute? Kelowna Moving Companies Can Help.


Who Does the Packing?

This is up to you. If you want to pack on your own, that’s fine, but we would suggest using the right materials for the job. This includes:

  • Strong cardboard boxes
  • Specialty cartons for things like mirrors and TVs
  • Moving blankets and pads
  • Proper packing materials

By having Kelowna movers handle the packing for you, you’ll have peace of mind knowing professionals are attending to your belongings. Plus, they’ll do it in much less time than it would take you. You can also request to have an unpacking service on the other side to help you settle into your new home more quickly.


What About Heavy or Fragile Items?

Certain items require special care and planning to move. This could include things like:

  • Hot tubs
  • Grandfather clocks
  • Appliances
  • Safes
  • Pool tables
  • Pianos

Kelowna movers have the equipment, packing materials, manpower and experience to move heavy or awkward items, without damaging them or your property.


How Long Will It Take to Deliver My Shipment?

There are two main factors that go into estimating the time it will take to deliver your shipment:

  • Weight of your shipment
  • Distance between point of origin and destination

When estimators provide moving quotes, they will need to know your target moving date, after which they will give you a date range where you can expect to receive your shipment. It’s important to note that you will need to be available to receive your goods during that time. You will also need to provide a contact number where you can be reached, as your house movers will notify you of your impending shipment.


Bekins Moving and Storage takes the time to explain the moving process to clients. Call our Kelowna movers if you want to work with a company that puts your needs first.