Estimating the transporting vehicle size for moving in a new place

Leave a note in your old house to say you have set up mail forwarding, but give your new address and contact details just in case anything should be sent to the old house in error – that way you are covered from all angles.

It is time to move and all you can think about is how much you have to pack and get ready for. Not only do you have to pack up the households belongings you have to pack your families too. In my experience most families try to move during the summer or winter breaks from the kid’s school; that way it does not interrupt them too much. Since moving is stressful for parents, imagine how stressful it can be for young children and even teens. Not only are they moving households they could potentially be moving to Calgary to start a new life.

So heres a summary of what are some very useful moving tips (from Calgary appliances movers) :

Moving house costs.

A lot.

Why would you want to add to this cost by paying to move things you don’t use or need?

We all have items in our house that have long been forgotten – usually ending up in the garage, loft or shed, but they could be lurking anywhere.

Before you start your packing is the perfect time to go through everything and have a good sort out.

Moving is a fresh start, so the last thing you want to take with you are things that you don’t need or use any longer.

Decluttering before you sell means that you only move what you really need – and you will not only save money by doing so, but you will also save time in the new house by not having to unpack and deal with all that stuff in the future.

I call that a win-win!

Decluttering your home is a massive job in itself, and this is a job only you can do.

As such, why not take the strain off a little and get the removals to do what they are best at – and that’s to pack everything up for you.

For me, its a no-brainer for so many reasons: –

They will be insured for any breakages
They can do this SO quickly! (it’s great to watch the experts in action!)
It usually doesn’t cost a lot (a lot less than I imagined it would cost), and when you are talking about the cost of moving I think it’s an expense that’s well worth it.
It frees you up to oversee everything
They supply all boxes and packaging which will save you time and expense

By now your car will be very full! (valuables, paperwork, essentials box and a box for each child), but there’s one thing extra thats worth taking with you – and that is bedding.

If you have your bedding ready to go when you get to your home – whether you arrive late at night or have more time to unpack, you know that you have something to sleep on and be more comfortable on that first night.

After all – things can go slowly on moving day, and you may not get your keys until it’s really too late to start unpacking – so best be prepared!.

The following list is a guide that most rental agencies will use to determine the size of truck you’ll need. Just remember that this is a guide only:

26′ will move 4+ bedrooms
24′ will move 3-4 bedrooms
17′ will move 2-3 bedrooms
14′ will move 1-2 bedrooms
10′ will move a studio or small 1-bedroom apartment

Before you reserve your moving truck, you need to explore truck size options available. For example, through U-Haul, you can rent a 10-foot truck, which the company states that it is suitable for a studio or one-bedroom apartment. The most substantial truck offered by U-Haul is a 26-foot truck, which may be ideal for a three to a four-bedroom house. There are multiple truck sizes in between these two extremes, and there are also trailer options available that may be suitable for towing behind your vehicle.

As you begin packing boxes and storage containers, you may get a much better idea of how much space you need in a moving truck. After all, it can be challenging to estimate truck space you need for all your kitchen items stored in cabinets and drawers. After you pack non-essentials, you can determine how many additional boxes you need for the essentials that you will pack at the last minute. In addition to considering boxes, pay attention to how many furnishings or appliances you own and the dimensions of each. Remember to take advantage of vertical space in a truck.

Most small moving trucks have rear wheel wells that stick out and reduce the amount of flat cargo space.

Larger rental trucks are best utilized for single family and townhomes. If you have any doubt about whether or not your household goods can fit into a medium truck size you should always defer to this range.

We know choosing your rental truck size can be difficult, especially if your moving long distance. If you still need more help we recommend reviewing another one of our relocation guides, choosing a rental truck size. We hope that our guide to choosing the correct rental truck size was helpful for you. We leave you with some final tips and advice not otherwise covered in this blog:

If you plan to pack and load your moving truck by yourself or with help from your friends you should defer to a larger truck size. Professional movers are trained to maximize the overall space, whereas those not professionally trained may not be able to achieve the same level of efficiency. If you are considered about space consumption consider hiring moving labor to properly load your truck.

You’re moving? Yay! Congratulations! But next comes the stress and mess of moving. So here are some nifty packing tips for moving house.

Place an extra cotton pad or ball into your powder cosmetics to keep them from breaking.

Grab a box and fill it with all the essentials you’ll need on the first day. Include toilet paper, mugs, teabags, milk, scissors, bin bags and why not add a celebratory tipple? Remember to keep it with you on your journey to your new home, so it doesn’t get mixed with rest of your belongings and lost.

If you’re moving house with children, get them involved in packing their own items. If they are nearing or in their teenage years, this could also be an opportunity for them to let go of old toys and books, helping you to declutter further.

Get them to creatively label their stuff with bright colours and drawings as a way to keep them interested.

Your current home works for you – without really having to think about things anymore. You have the right flooring, furniture, window dressings etc. that fit your lifestyle.

However, when you move you may have agreed to leave certain things in the house such as curtains, freezer etc…

As such, it’s worth making a list of these things, remembering to leave them behind and not pack them (put a sticker on things that the removals company shouldn’t touch to be safe).

You don’t want to end up moving only to find you have brought something with you that you shouldn’t have!

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Website: https://calgarymoverspro.ca/
Main address: 11010 Sacramento Dr SW, T2W 0J2, Calgary AB, Canada
Tel: +1 587-741-9000
Fax: +1 587-741-9000

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Calgary Tower
The iconic Calgary Tower opened in 1968 and is a staggering 191 meters high (about 627 feet). But don’t worry, you won’t have to climb its 762 steps – two 25-passenger, high-speed elevators soar to the top in 62 seconds. Once there, stand on the glass floor observation terrace for a bird’s eye view of the Rocky Mountains and iconic Calgary landmarks. An audio guide is available in 7 different languages (English, French, Mandarin, Spanish, Japanese, Korean and German) and will explain interesting trivia about some of the notable art and architecture in your view. Check out the visitor information centre and souvenir shop at the tower’s base, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse on the second floor, and revolving restaurant Sky 360 at the top, which makes a full rotation every 45-60 minutes, allowing you a complete panoramic view of the city as you dine. Admission: general (ages 13-64) $18, senior $16, child (4-12) $9, children three and under are admitted free. www.calgarytower.com

Glenbow Museum
One of Western Canada’s largest museums, the Glenbow features 20 galleries, with permanent exhibitions on Western and Indigenous cultures, military and war history around the world, Asian and African artifacts, and Alberta mineralogy. The museum also plays host to a rotating selection of visiting exhibitions from across the country, and the globe. Glenbow maintains a digital archive of online exhibitions, including some that mirror current in-house galleries, allowing patrons to visit exhibits from afar or at home. Admission: adult $16, senior and student $11, (youth (7-17) $10, children six and under are admitted free, as well as annual membership holders. www.glenbow.org

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
Located at Canada Olympic Park, this attraction showcases the stories and memorabilia of Canada’s sporting legends. Interactive exhibits include shadow boxing with world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis, 3D hockey and baseball, simulated rowing, wheelchair racing, and more. Admission: general $12, seniors $10, youth (4-18) $8, children three and under are admitted free. www.sportshall.ca

The Military Museum of Calgary
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Fort Calgary
The North West Mounted Police built this National Historic Site in 1875. Located on a 40 acre riverside park where the Bow and Elbow Rivers meet, Fort Calgary features exhibits, an interpretive centre, and recreations of the fort’s 1875 palisade and 1888 barracks. Learn stories about Calgary’s past, try on an authentic RCMP uniform, stand behind bars in the jail cell, treat yourself to vintage goodies at the Museum Shop, and visit their Community Garden. Admission: adult $12, seniors and students $11, youth (7-17) $7, children (3-6) $5, children 2 and under are admitted free. www.fortcalgary.com

Moving companies in Calgary

Are you moving? Whether you’re shifting to an apartment or a house, upsizing or downsizing, planning is the most important thing you can do.

Place an extra cotton pad or ball into your powder cosmetics to keep them from breaking.

Make a detailed corresponding list of what’s in each box by number. This makes it easier to make sure you didn’t forget any boxes, or god forbid, someone stole one. AND, if there’s anything valuable in there, you won’t be broadcasting it to the world by writing it down right there on the box.

A good starting point will be rooms and items you use the least. The spare bedroom, garage or attic are usually easy places to start.

Leave everyday items until the day before the move and keep any essentials items such as medication separately.

I am not an advocate of off site storage, as it usually ends up costing money to store all the things we really dont need but when it comes to moving house there is good reason to use it under certain circumstances.

Often we want to do work on our new house pretty soon after moving in.

If this is the case with you, then why not consider moving some furniture etc.. into storage to make redecorating / re-carpeting etc.. easier?

You could use a storage company**, or your removals company can often store your items for you on a rolling monthly basis, which can ease the strain of having to move everything around to accommodate trades people etc

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Calgary Movers Pro deal with building and parking restrictions and traffic congestion so you dont have to, and we have a process in place to make your move as smooth as possible. Our line of services includes:

– Efficient, professional moving services;
– Delivery of boxes and supplies;
– Full packing and unpacking.

Calgary Movers Pro will personally work and supervise all phases of your relocation. Management supervision is a rare quality today, no other office moving company in the Calgary Area can duplicate our supervision of office relocation.

We will conduct all pre-move meeting with you and your move committee. There should be weekly meeting starting 3 to 4 weeks before the relocation.

Calgary Movers PRO
Website: https://calgarymoverspro.ca/
Main address: 11010 Sacramento Dr SW, T2W 0J2, Calgary AB, Canada
Tel: +1 587-741-9000
Fax: +1 587-741-9000

Some guidelines for moving to a new house safely

Often the fridge and freezer are built in now, so this is a tip only for those that you are moving to your new house.

Switch them off the day before your move, defrost and unplug so that they can be moved easily and safely. Put anything you want to take food-wise into cool bags or an ice box for the move itself and always allow the fridge/freezer to stand for a while in its new home before switching it back on.

Remember you are not limited to colors, shapes or themes. But it can be fun to get food stickers for the kitchen, pet stickers for your pets things, flowers or frilly ones for the girls and trucks or sports for the boys. Keep in mind this is supposed to be a fun way to get the kids involved and keep them interested in their move. Have them place the stickers in the same area on each box in a visible area so that when moving day arrives it is easy for the movers to see. You will be amazed at how quickly this will help your move go if all boxes are clearly labeled and ready to go. If you have time you can have them create their labels out of construction or colored paper.

So heres a summary of what are some very useful moving tips (from https://calgarymoverspro.ca/) :

Moving house costs.

A lot.

Why would you want to add to this cost by paying to move things you dont use or need?

We all have items in our house that have long been forgotten usually ending up in the garage, loft or shed, but they could be lurking anywhere.

Before you start your packing is the perfect time to go through everything and have a good sort out.

Moving is a fresh start, so the last thing you want to take with you are things that you dont need or use any longer.

Decluttering before you sell means that you only move what you really need and you will not only save money by doing so, but you will also save time in the new house by not having to unpack and deal with all that stuff in the future.

I call that a win-win!

Take a look behind your living room TV

What do you see?

Chances are its a mass of wires and plugs working perfectly for you but confusing to say the least.

A really great tip is to get some coloured stickers** and stick the same colour to each socket and each end of the cable so that you can easily set everything technical up in your new home.

To go one step further why not take a photo of the setup so you can have a visual reminder as well.

By now your car will be very full! (valuables, paperwork, essentials box and a box for each child), but theres one thing extra thats worth taking with you and that is bedding.

If you have your bedding ready to go when you get to your home whether you arrive late at night or have more time to unpack, you know that you have something to sleep on and be more comfortable on that first night.

After all things can go slowly on moving day, and you may not get your keys until its really too late to start unpacking so best be prepared!.