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What Makes Moving Stressful (and How to Avoid it)

Posted on March 26, 2021

Tackle those hard jobs and make your move easier by hiring professional movers in Kelowna.

Tackle those hard jobs and make your move easier by hiring professional movers in Kelowna.

If you were to ask the average person to rate the stress of moving on a scale of 1 to 10, they’d probably give it an 11. But, more often than not, it’s the reasons behind a move that causes more stress than the moving itself.

Marriage, death, divorce, injury, a new job, and retirement are all major stressors in our lives and can be a motivating factor when it comes to moving. As professional movers in Kelowna, we’re not qualified to mediate your divorce or officiate at your wedding, but we can offer a few suggestions on how to reduce some of the stress associated with moving.


Plan Ahead (as much as possible)

 People move for many different reasons, and whether you’re moving around the block or need to hire a long-distance mover, planning is critical. Let’s face it, some people are “planners,” and some people aren’t, but when it comes to moving, the more detailed the plan, the better. You can consult with your Kelowna moving company about your specific needs—what to put in short-term storage, how a long-distance move is different from shorter distances, how to pack, things like that. Start your plan 3-to-4 weeks in advance and take it step by step.  This is when a moving checklist is helpful.


Make a Moving Checklist

Start by making an inventory of everything you want to move 3 to 4 weeks in advance. This is also a good time to de-clutter, have a garage sale or donate unused goods to charity. You should choose a Kelowna moving company and confirm your quote and moving details. It’s also a good time to start collecting boxes.

When you’re two weeks away from your move, you can start packing less-used items—seasonal things like skis, holiday decorations, a barbecue, and books. Clearly label what you’re putting in those boxes. It’s also an excellent time to fix any minor repairs, especially if you’re moving from an apartment and want to get your deposit back. Arrange to have your mail forwarded and transfer essential insurance policies and bank accounts to your new address.


Pack Room-by-Room

With one-to-two weeks until your move, it’s time to pack up everything—room by room. Arrange to have your utilities, cable, internet and the like cancelled. Label any items you may need to access quickly. This will make the unpacking go smoothly. It’s also a good idea to take photos of your appliances and electronics, so you know how to plug them back in at your new place.

On the day of the move, if you’ve hired a reputable moving company in Kelowna, rest assured that your movers will take every precaution to protect your items from breaking, and your move will go as smoothly as possible.

Moving your office or business doesn’t have to cost you your sanity. Read our blog on How to Move Your Business without Losing Your Mind.


Moving soon? Let Bekins Kelowna Moving and Storage do all the packing, heavy lifting, and transporting. We offer trained professional and friendly staff, competitive pricing, packing, moving and storage services, and the insurance that your goods will be handled with the utmost care, whether you’re moving around the block or across the country. Contact us to learn more.