If you decide to do your own packing, prepare yourself. Moving can be a hectic and stressful process, it takes time and patience. You will need boxes, packing tape, felt pens, a dolly to move large or heavy boxes, moving blankets, bungee cords, bubble wrap, newspaper to wrap breakables and tarps.
If you decide to hire a mover, friends or relatives may be able to recommend a professional moving company. Always ask the mover for references. You will also want an estimate and outline of fees (flat rate or hourly charge, etc.). Once you’ve selected a mover, it’s a good idea to have the representative come to your home to see what will be moved and revise the estimate if necessary. See the below moving information.
Tips for moving to the Kamloops area
Going through your belongings to determine what you’re going to move, sell or give away
- Have an inventory session. Decide what you want to move, what you want to sell in a garage sale or what you want to donate to a local charitable organization. (Get a receipt for tax reasons if applicable).
- Schedule garage sale for items you won’t move, schedule pickup for items you want to donate.
Cancelling, redirecting, setting up accounts or notification of your move to the appropriate parties with your address change
- Any delivery services that you may use
- BC Hydro
- Fortis Gas
- Bell Mobility
- Bell Express Vu
- Star Choice
- Kamloops This Week
- Canada Post
- Credit cards, bank accounts or any financial institutions, cheques, drivers license, social insurance #, medial, dental and life insurance, house insurance, magazines, newspapers, fitness centres or health clubs, safety deposit boxes, friends and relatives, passports, churches, community groups, daycare centres, change of address cards with the post office, employer, schools, care card, points cards and any businesses that you deal with such as auto dealers, tire stores, hair salons, pizza places etc.