Moving Kingston To Vancouver
Obviously, you wanna know the price of your upcoming move. Based on my experience I can estimate an approximate price starting from $1270.00 (low price with tax) to $9900.00 (high price with tax). But what influences the cost of moving? – The distance, Additional services, Season.
How to get from Kingston to Vancouver?
The driving distance between Kingston and Vancouver is 4,622.8 km. The road via I-94 W and I-90 W takes about 42 hours of non-stop driving. Quite a challenging task but surmountable if you are going to spend a few nights in hotels on the way.
By Bus, then Fly
If you don’t want to drive such a long distance this is the option for you. Entrust your car to professional movers and your car will be delivered inside the truck along with your belongings. In the meantime, you can get to your new house this way: take a train from Kingston to Toronto Union Station, then from Toronto Union Station (2 hours 18 min) to UP Express Pearson Airport (25 min). Flight from Toronto to Vancouver usually takes about 5 hours.
Common issues encountered while moving and how to fix them?
- Movers did not show up on the day of the move. In the event that your movers are late for more than 20 to 30 minutes, it’s time to pick up your phone and call them. This is really the only way to get precise information on what is going on. Once the dispatcher on the other side answers the call, you will most likely be able to find precise reasons for the delay. If they don’t pick up on the first call, don’t panic – try again. But, if after calling a few times you still get no answer, it is a huge red flag indicating that you have stumbled upon fraudulent movers. And that really isn’t a situation you want to be in for many reasons.
- Movers could not find where to park the truck. Unfortunately, this assumption could potentially delay your moving day. You should work to ensure that the moving truck can access and park at your property.
- The elevator wasn’t booked. Some condo and apartment buildings have a dedicated service elevator, but most have a service mode that will be turned on for the duration of your move. This means that you and your movers have exclusive use of the elevator. The doors will stay open as long as you need, and the elevator will remain on the floor where you need it, without being called elsewhere. To make a booking, you must request a reservation or fill out an application with the building management or the concierge, outlining the day and time period you will require the elevator.
- Not having enough packing materials. Just think of all the anxiety and additional work you might need to go through to fit everything you have in limited packing supplies. And if that is not possible you might have to run around the last minute to get hold of extra packing materials needed to pack your possessions.
Therefore, it is always better to have some additional packing supplies that you may need to avoid last-minute inconvenience. Besides purchasing moving boxes of different sizes, don’t forget to have enough bubble wrap, packing paper, and packing tape.
Utilities not set up
After you move, you’ll probably want access to your utilities right away. That’s why you should set up the service at least a week or two ahead of your move. Don’t forget to also schedule your utility termination for your old home one to two weeks ahead of time. This will help avoid any expensive overdue bills.
Important: if you are not sure that you can disassemble and assemble furniture without damaging it or without a significant investment of time – contact professional movers.
Additional services you may need when moving
Packing and Unpacking
Life is busy! Do you really have the time and energy to pack your entire house, and to do it well? If the answer is no, you might consider adding packing/unpacking to your moving request. Professional movers will not only be systematic and organized about packing, but they will ensure that your belongings are protected and safe for their upcoming journey.
Disassembly and Reassembly
Large furniture, electronics, or anything that has been wall-mounted will need to be taken apart and packed before it can be transported. Save yourself the time and head-scratching by hiring your movers to do it for you. They will come prepared with the correct tools, bag up all of those tiny screws, and make sure it goes back together properly in your new home. How much is your sanity worth to you?
If your timeline didn’t work out exactly how you wished it would, you may find yourself with a gap between moving out of your old home and into your new one. Your movers may be able to provide you with a less expensive option and take care of the moving for you – like storage services …
How to detect a moving scam?
You’ve probably heard horror stories of moving companies that turned out to be scams. Unfortunately, these aren’t just stories. All too often, an unsuspecting customer will trust a company that seems legitimate but later holds their belongings hostage for more money. Here’s how to tell if a moving company is a scam—before you sign a contract or pay a dime.
- It charges customers more money than they agreed to
- It asks you to pay or sign a moving contract before it conducts an in-home estimate.
- It doesn’t have any third-party reviews
Why is it important to read reviews?
In addition to the basic protection of avoiding scams, reading through reviews helps you get the best possible value on your move. This value may include multiple factors, including price, customer service and moving capabilities.
Thorough reviews let you compare several companies and rule out any that won’t work for you. However, as you browse reviews, make sure to read responses the companies make to reviews about them. How the company responds, especially to a negative review, will tell you a lot about their values and if there’s more to the story than what the reviewer said.
How to settle in a new place?
Whether you’re moving across the country or across the state, leaving your familiar abode can be overwhelming in so many ways. Perhaps an exciting job opportunity pops up or an unexpected family obligation takes you somewhere far away. Rest assured – as long as you have the right tools and the right attitude, you’ll eventually settle into your new home just fine.
- Start your move off on the right foot. First and foremost, do everything you can to ensure that your move goes as smoothly as possible. The faster you have your belongings unpacked and organized in your new digs, the sooner you can start settling in and feeling “at home.”
- Locate important stores in your neighborhood. First things first: upon arriving in your new city, I recommend exploring the neighborhood to find local stores that meet your immediate needs.
- Get to know your transportation options. Navigating an unfamiliar city – whether big or small – will always be tricky at first. Sometimes it takes a little bit of trial and error to figure out the fastest routes and various subway lines. Before moving, I highly recommend looking into your city’s transportation options, such as subway systems, bus transit lines, bike-sharing programs, and ridesharing services.
Go with the flow & focus on the positive.
Undoubtedly, things won’t always go as planned. Perhaps your housing situation falls through or your job is more demanding than expected. Whatever happens, try your best to focus on what you do like about your new home (i.e. a short commute to work or pleasant weather). Find activities, hobbies, and clubs in your city that make you happy, such as joining a gym, running group, or social club. Get involved in your community, and stay positive!
Where is the best place to rent an apartment?
There are several types of rental accommodation in Canada, including houses, condominiums, and apartments.
Some houses will be available to rent in their entirety, while some will be divided into several units. A house divided into two units is called a ‘duplex’. Split in three, it’s known as a ‘triplex’. In other houses for rent in Canada, rental rooms are available, with shared living and bathroom facilities.
Where to look for housing?
1. Search online listings
One of the best places to find housing is through online listings, and there are lots of sites you can search:
- Apartment Love
- Off-Campus Housing 101
- Global Education City
2. Walk around
Another option is the old-fashioned way: put away your computer and walk around the city—because the best spots aren’t always listed online! Keep your eyes peeled for rental signs posted in windows and on fences outside apartment buildings. You can sometimes meet the building manager on the spot, too.
3. Ask your friends
Ask around to see if any of your friends are moving on from their current places, or if a bedroom is opening up in their apartment. Often, inheriting a place is a good move, if you aren’t super picky.
The middle of the Covid-19 pandemic does not seem, at first sight, an ideal time to move home. However, figures suggest the opposite – that the housing market is flourishing. So, what options do you have for moving in the pandemic?
Features of moving during a pandemic
Give your new home time to disinfect
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the coronavirus can live on many common surfaces from “hours to days.” This means that one of the best barriers to infection is time itself. If possible, wait a couple of days after the previous occupants vacate and the last repair crew or cleaners have come through before you start to move in. (It’s still worth breaking out the sponges and disinfectant cleaning solution yourself once you walk through the door, though.)
Both clean and sanitize your new home
In ordinary times, you probably cleaned your new home or apartment before moving in. Now, to help protect against the coronavirus, it’s even more critical to thoroughly clean your new place — and make sure to disinfect it as well when moving during COVID-19.
What’s the difference? Cleaning usually involves soap, while disinfectants (usually made with a bleach solution) eradicate germs. Make a point of cleaning high-touch spots in the house, including doorknobs, switches, windows, and the entire kitchen and bathroom. After cleaning, make a second pass with a disinfectant. Be sure to wear a mask and gloves while cleaning, and discard them as soon as you take them off.
Whether in your old home or your new one, following these steps can help you feel secure that your move is a safe one.
Who should I hire when moving Kingston to Vancouver or other locations in British Columbia?
At Camovers, we specialize in performing a wide range of moving services, including hassle-free local moves, tailored cross-border moving, and the best cross-province moves in Kingston, Vancouver, Toronto, and other Canadian cities. Our streamlined services are available across Canada, so don’t hesitate to contact us whether you’re moving from your home near Fort Frederick in Kingston or need us to relocate your items to your new residence near Robson Square in Vancouver.
Kingston is just one of the cities we serve in Ontario and across Canada. You can also depend on us for full-service moving in Vancouver, efficient cross-province moves in Calgary, and the leading long-distance moving services in Toronto. Contact Camovers now and enjoy a hassle-free relocation.