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Close to Home: Vernon Movers Share 4 Benefits of Moving a Light Load

Posted on October 16, 2017

Vernon movers can help you move a lighter load within the Okanagan.

Vernon movers can help you move a lighter load within the Okanagan.

The Okanagan is becoming one of the most popular places within Canada to live and is one of the reasons why Vernon movers are in high demand. It’s not uncommon for those who already live in the Okanagan to move to another community within this beautiful valley as it has so much to offer.

Maybe it’s for a job, or a lifestyle choice, or you’ve just found the perfect property, hiring moving companies near Vernon, BC such as Bekins Moving and Storage can save you time and money if you lessen your load.

Here’s how:


  1. You Can Lessen the Burden

Sure it’s easy to say that since you’re not going far, you can do the move on your own. However, hiring house movers, whether it’s for long distance moving or just across across town, can save you from immense stress, both on your back and psychologically. Not only can moving companies such as Bekins Moving and Storage help with the heavy lifting, they can also provide these services:

  • Packing (including wood crating and packing fragile, breakable items)
  • Content Unpacking
  • Specialty moving (pianos, pool tables, hot tubs, vehicles)
  • Residential and vehicle storage


  1. You Can Make Money

Anyone who lives in the Okanagan knows how popular garage, yard and moving sales are here. Selling your unwanted or unneeded items is a great way to prepare for a moving company, and you can make some extra cash as a benefit. Clearing your items out is also a great way to save money on your move as it lessens the load. If you don’t have time to hold a garage sale, you can try selling your items through these means:

  • Online classified or social media buy and sell site
  • Newspaper ad
  • Consignment, used goods store, auction house


  1. You Can Help a Charity

You can also consider donating your unwanted items to a charitable organization or thrift shop. A number of them exist in the Vernon area, including

  • The Salvation Army
  • North Okanagan Valley Gleaners
  • Canadian Mental Health Association (Georgette Shop)
  • Big Brothers and Sisters of the Okanagan (red bins located around town)
  • Kindale Developmental Association
  • Upper Room Mission


  1. You Can Save Money

Moving costs often depend on:

  • Weight and volume of goods that are being moved
  • Distance they are being moved
  • Items that require special handling

Selling or giving away your unused or unwanted furniture, appliances and miscellaneous items can allow you to start fresh, so that after you make your move, you can look into refurnishing your new home. This is especially true when hiring long distance movers in Canada, as the less you have to move, the less it will cost you.


For more helpful information, read our Tip Sheet: Keep this Short To-Do List for Long Distance Moving.


For Vernon moving and storage, look no further than Bekins. We offer long distance moving within all communities in BC, with six convenient locations located around the province, including Kelowna, where our newly expanded storage facility is located. A member of United Van Lines, Bekins also has access to a network of more than 150 professional moving companies across Canada.