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Long Distance Moving: How to Survive a Holiday Move in 2020

Posted on December 21, 2020

Survive this holiday season with COVID-friendly long-distance moving, packing, and storage services.

Survive this holiday season with COVID-friendly long-distance moving, packing, and storage services.

It has been a year of change and resilience. With provincial regulations and limited contact, asking for help can prove challenging when having to move your residence or business over the holidays. See how Bekins Kelowna can assist with local and long-distance moving services and follow our tips on surviving a holiday move in 2020.


Look for Helping Hands 

It usually takes many hands to pack and move. However, relying on friends and family for assistance may now not be possible due to the current provincial order stating that individuals and businesses must significantly reduce social interactions and travel. If you find yourself in an emergency where you have no one to help you pack or move, know that resources are available. 

Having professional movers with all the tools and equipment is one way to safely and efficiently move and deliver your belongings. Plus, you can even hire your long-distance movers to do the packing for you. Learn how.


Ask for a Virtual Survey of Your Home

Typically an in-home survey is conducted by your movers to gather information and provide accurate moving quotes. However, in these unprecedented times, in-person contact isn’t encouraged.

One solution is to give your movers a virtual tour of your home via live video chat on your smartphone or tablet or to provide all the information your movers need over the phone. That way, your movers will have all the information required to avoid any unnecessary surprises.


See if You Can Extend Your Delivery Date

Moving during the holidays, especially in these uncertain times, can come with delays due to winter weather, illness, and other issues. One way to combat this uncertainty is to see if your long-distance movers offer extended delivery periods if your expected arrival date changes. That way, you won’t have to rush to get to your destination if anything unexpected happens.


Consider Placing Items in Storage 

If you find yourself with some time between your moving and arrival dates, one consideration is what to do with your belongings in the interim. A moving company that offers storage services can help you survive a holiday move by picking up, storing, and later delivering your items when you are ready to receive them.


Read how Bekins Kelowna is Helping Businesses and Residents Move Forward


Bekins Kelowna Moving and Storage has everything you need to survive the holidays in 2020. Contact us for free virtual or phone-in moving quotes for your last-minute, local, or long-distance residential or commercial move, as well as for extended delivery and storage solutions.