Easy Tips For A Stress Free Move To Vancouver Island

Thinking of moving to Vancouver Island? Great choice!  Vancouver Island is one of Canada’s most desired regions. The Island has some of the mildest winters and most beautiful summers in Canada which makes it an ideal place to call home. There is no shortage of things to do on Vancouver Island. The Island lifestyle is rich in outdoor activities and wildlife.  You do not have to drive far to enjoy lush green cedar rainforest, rivers, lakes and the Pacific Ocean.  No matter where you choose to move to on the Island, you will be surrounded by beauty

Here are some helpful tips to make the move to Vancouver Island stress free


                             “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin

Planning plays a pivotal role in ensuring that your move to Vancouver Island will be smooth. It provides a guide for action and helps direct everyone’s energy toward the preferred outcome which in this case will be a hassle free move

At The Moving Company we encourage our customers to always plan ahead of time.  Keep the plan simple. Outline what needs to be done, when it needs to be done and by who, if there are several people participating in the move. A good way to keep everything on track is to have a solid checklist. Once a task is completed, check it off the checklist and move on to the next thing. Again, keep it simple. This will help greatly in lowering stress levels and will eliminate moving anxiety. There are a lot of moving pieces when it comes to executing a smooth move and planning it out ahead of time will yield better results in breaking down tasks and achieving the desired goal of a smooth move


                                   “Your home is living space, not storage space.”- Francine Jay

Moving gives our customers a great opportunity to go through their possessions and set aside things that have not been used in a long time. Start the process as soon as you know you are moving and avoid trying to do it all in one day or the day of the move. The less items to be moved, the smoother the move. Keep it simple, go through every room and decide what will be used on Vancouver Island and what will not be used.

Instead of taking four snow shovels, for example, maybe take one as it does not snow that much on Vancouver Island for example. We encourage our customers to start different piles for the items that will not be making it to the Island. Three common piles would be sell, donate and recycle. It is about keeping it simple. From expired food in your pantry to kid’s old toys in your basement, find the pile it belongs to and minimize the amount of material to be moved over to your new home on Vancouver Island

Sale/Donate /Recycle

Easy Tips For A Stress Free Move To Vancouver Island


Once you are done with decluttering, it is advisable to have a garage sale for the items you no longer need. To ensure the garage sale is a success before the move to Vancouver Island, you have to have a plan. Some simple tips to guarantee a successful  garage sale are, picking a great day (weekend preferably) when the weather is nice, advertising if possible on Facebook or Instagram, setting fair prices and lastly being  open to haggling. These are items you no longer require so if someone is willing to pay whatever price let them have it. Someone out there will always find use for something you may not, so having a sale is a good way to help someone out and also help yourself

In the event there are still items left behind after the garage sale, the next best option would be to donate those items.  Places like Habitat for Humanity and The Salvation Army will take most items and resale them with proceeds going to help the less fortunate

Whatever is left behind can go get recycled

Hire Movers

Once the decluttering is complete, hire movers. Moving companies have a lot of experience in moving people to Vancouver Island. They will handle everything from booking the ferry, packing up your home, dismantling your furniture, moving your possessions, unpacking it all on the Island and assembling your furniture for you. Movers will take the stress and anxiety away, they will free up your time as you do not have to worry about anything. Hiring professional movers will save you time, money and your back. They will ensure that your move to Vancouver Island is smooth

Vancouver Island is a pleasant place to move to especially if you are looking for a relaxed place to call home. Reach out to our trusted moving team and we will carefully plan the move for you. We go the extra mile to ensure your belongings are moved safely and efficiently. Let our professional team at The Moving Company Inc. help you with your move to Vancouver Island. We are a full service moving company, equipped and ready to cater to our customers’ unique moving needs. Our ultimate goal is for our customers to have a worry-free and a smooth move to Burnaby.  We take great pride in being reliable, professional and affordable.

Whether big or small, if you need it moved, our dedicated team will move it. Let our experienced team help you move to Vancouver Island. Feel free to contact our friendly and experienced team @ 604-493-2051 or send an email to info@themovingcompanyinc.com and let us help plan your next move

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