Long Distance Moving in Calgary

Look to the long distance moving services offered by Best Movers when you’re relocating beyond the local area, whether to another city, another state, or further. We’ll plan the most efficient and straightforward route for your moving trucks, pack your belongings with care, coordinate with storage facilities, and ensure your belongings arrive at your new home in perfect condition.

Pairing simplified moving services with competitive rates, we’re the moving team you can trust for a top-tier experience. See why so many people reach out to our residential and commercial long-distance moving company by calling (867) 446-2653.

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What is Considered a Long-Distance Move?

A long-distance move typically refers to a relocation that involves transporting belongings over a significant distance, usually across provincial borders or spanning hundreds of kilometers. While there isn't a universally defined distance threshold that distinguishes a long-distance move from a local one, we generally consider moves that extend beyond a radius of about 80 kilometers to be long distance.

These moves often entail more extensive planning, coordination, and logistical considerations compared to local moves, including factors such as travel routes, transportation methods, and potential overnight stays. Long-distance moves may also involve different regulations and requirements, such as inter-provincial moving regulations and permits.

How Can You Prepare Your Home for Residential Movers?

There are always a few things you can do to ready the home for a visit from our residential movers. Doing so can help minimize the risk of damage to your belongings, streamline the moving process, and ensure the safety of yourself and the movers.

Here are some key steps to consider when preparing your home for moving day:

  • Declutter your space: Be sure to declutter and organize your belongings to make packing and loading more efficient.
  • Clear pathways: Make sure to clear the hallways and entrances of any belongings or items to allow for easy access and maneuverability. Rugs, debris, and other items will only hinder the moving process.
  • Protect your floors and walls: You should take measures to protect your floors and walls from damage over the course of the moving day. Use cardboard or request floor runners to cover the high-traffic areas, and always remove any fragile items or decorations from walls to prevent accidental damage.

Does the Moving Company Handle Permits?

Our movers typically obtain the necessary permits and comply with regulations, but it's still beneficial for the moving client to have a basic understanding of interstate moving requirements. Familiarizing yourself with permits and regulations can help ensure that you're informed and prepared for your move.

Best Movers’s Movers Put the Client First

When it comes to long-distance moving services, no other moving company puts their clients first like Best Movers. We offer a wide array of moving services, tailor every service to you, and never change plans without consulting you first.

We never set aside our client-centered approach when we’re on assignment. From packing up your kitchenware to unloading all your large furniture upon arrival, we take care of all the difficult and logistically complex aspects of moving. Working with us also ensures the following:

  • Courteous and professional service
  • Personalized assistance throughout the moving process
  • Flexibility to accommodate changing needs
  • Comprehensive insurance coverage for added peace of mind
  • …and more

Quick Turnarounds from Long-Distance Movers

Time is of the essence, especially in long-distance moves. Our long-distance moving company prioritizes quick turnarounds, optimizing scheduling and logistics to minimize downtime. From the initial consultation to the final delivery, we work efficiently to provide timely solutions so that you can settle into your new space without unnecessary delays.

Our Movers Embrace Logistics Services

Navigating the complexities of long-distance moves requires meticulous logistics planning. Our expert team excels in coordinating the entire process, from transportation routes to scheduling movers, ensuring a smooth and well-organized relocation tailored to your timeline and preferences.

Promising Regular Updates on Your Move

Stay informed throughout your long-distance move with regular updates from our team. We understand the importance of transparency, and our communication system keeps you in the loop at every stage. From departure to arrival, you’ll receive timely updates, giving you peace of mind and confidence in the progress of your move.

All the Moving Services You Need

There’s more to moving than just stacking your belongings in the back of a large truck. You need someone to wrap fragile items, maneuver heavy furniture, and navigate a large moving truck through traffic to your new location. Rest assured, we conduct all this work without issue.

Be sure to expect the following:

  • Fragile item care
  • Furniture disassembly and reassembly
  • IT equipment moving
  • Item inventory
  • Loading and unloading services
  • Box labelling
  • Home staging
  • Floor and wall protection
  • …and more

Does your long-distance move come with special requests? Don’t hesitate to let us know. We’ll be happy to accommodate your moving specifications, ensuring your experience is seamless and as stress-free as possible.

Packing and Unpacking Services

It might take more than a few days to get your belongings to their new destination, but our packing and unpacking services will surely wind up saving you time. Our packing services are designed to streamline the moving process and alleviate the stress of packing your entire household. We carefully wrap and pack each item, paying special attention to fragile or valuable belongings to minimize the risk of damage.

We also take additional considerations to make the process safe and more affordable. One key consideration is optimizing space and weight in the moving truck to maximize efficiency and reduce transportation costs. By strategically packing and organizing your belongings, we can minimize the number of trips required and optimize fuel consumption, saving you both time and money.

Furniture Disassembly for Long Distance Moves

When it comes to furniture disassembly, our experienced moving team carefully disassembles large or bulky items, such as beds, dressers, tables, and cabinets, into manageable components. We use specialized tools and techniques to dismantle furniture safely and efficiently, taking care to protect delicate parts and hardware.

Once disassembled, we take extra precautions to safeguard your furniture and its components during transit. Each piece is individually wrapped and padded using high-quality materials to prevent damage from bumps, vibrations, and shifts during transport. Our team pays special attention to fragile or sensitive areas, such as glass panels, intricate detailing, and vulnerable corners, ensuring that your furniture arrives at your new home in pristine condition.

Furniture Reassembly at Destination

Upon arrival at your destination, our skilled movers carefully reassemble your furniture, following manufacturer guidelines and assembly instructions to ensure proper alignment and stability. We take care to reinstall all hardware securely and conduct thorough inspections to verify that each piece is reassembled correctly.

How Far in Advance Should You Plan Your Long-Distance Move?

It's likely that you'll be moving during peak moving season, which starts in April and ends in September. During these months, it can be hard to find a moving company with the time and resources to assist you with your long distance move. We recommend that you contact us several months ahead if possible.

Planning ahead gives us time to assess the scope of the move by conducting a pre-move survey. Based on this assessment, we'll provide you with a detailed cost estimate for the move, including transportation, packing, and any additional services requested. After this, we can get to work on scheduling and logistics and handle the prep work for any necessary packing.

How Much Do Long-Distance Moving Services Cost?

Long-distance moving costs are typically calculated based on several key factors. The primary factor influencing the cost of a long-distance move is the distance between your current location and your new home. The farther the distance, the higher the transportation costs are likely to be.

Factors such as the accessibility of your current and new home, the presence of stairs or elevators, and any special handling requirements may affect the overall cost of your move. Difficult-to-access locations may require additional manpower or equipment, resulting in higher costs.

Why Do Long-Distance Moving Rates Factor in Weight?

Long-distance moving rates often factor in weight because the weight of your belongings directly impacts the resources required to transport them. The weight of your belongings influences the fuel consumption and wear and tear on the moving truck. Heavier loads require more fuel to transport and may necessitate larger or more powerful vehicles, which increases transportation costs for the moving company.

Loading and unloading heavy items can be physically demanding and may require additional manpower or specialized equipment, such as dollies or hand trucks. And since moving trucks have limited space, heavier items that take up more space also contribute to higher transportation costs.

Will Long Distance Movers Handle Canned Goods?

While we can transport canned goods upon request, it's not always advisable. Canned goods are heavy and can add unnecessary weight to the shipment, increasing transportation costs. Additionally, canned goods have a limited shelf life and may not withstand long periods of transit without refrigeration.

Book Our Moving Company Today

Don’t wait another day to speak with our moving company. Whether you’re moving next week or next month, we’re confident we’re the right team to assist you. Book our services by calling (867) 446-2653.