Moving To San Francisco From Vancouver, BC

Relocating to San Francisco From Vancouver BC

San Francisco, The Golden City, is right at your fingertips. San Francisco is full of attractions. Maybe it is the city’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge that drew you in. It expands 1.7 miles (almost 3 kilometers, if you are still thinking in metric) and is the city’s more photographed site. The city is known for their iconic cable cars, Golden Gate Park, and Alcatraz Island. Now that you’ve decided that The Golden City is your destination, physically moving you and your belongings to San Francisco is the next step!

Moving is stressful and confusing; add the complexity of moving across the border and it can feel overwhelming. Trans Canada Movers is perfectly equipped to support in trans-continental moves such as this. Here are some tips on what to know before moving to San Francisco:

  • Have Proper Documentation:
    • Copies. Make plenty of copies. The first step is to make sure you have all the originals of the important documents you will be making copies of. This includes: passports, licenses, permits, birth certificates, etc. If it is government-issued, you will likely want to make copies.
    • From there, you may have to do research into what new documents you need to be a resident of the United States. Check out these need-to-know facts before moving across the border.
  • Pick Your Neighborhood:
    • Moving to San Francisco can be a daunting task, yet an exciting experience all together! Both Vancouver and San Francisco are home to a vast range of neighbourhoods, so with work and family needs in mind, be sure to do your research and pick the right community for you and your family.
    • Fisherman’s Wharf is a tourist favourite and home to 7,508 local residents, while Mission District is world renowned for its murals. Hayes Valley is the Vancouver equivalent to the upscale social scene. Try looking up a variety of the neighbourhoods and what they offer in order to choose what fits you best.
  • Hire Professional Movers:
    • This is an essential. Movers are trained to move large, heavy, and valuable objects from one place to another. They will have the right equipment to move heavy items with ease, and know the right techniques to move large objects without causing damage (to the furniture or the building).
    • They will also know to wrap valuable and fragile items as well as handle them with care. With how hilly San Francisco is, paying for professional movers are dollars well-spent.

Moving: It’s What We Do

The driving distance from Vancouver to San Francisco is no joke. Beautiful, yes, but the 950 miles (1500 km) crosses international borders and traverses across three American states.

We provide more than service; Trans Canada Movers makes sure your moving experience is as stress-less as possible. We can also help in the following ways:

Temporary Storage

Remember that your new home and city are not exact replicas of your former life. You’ll need new things, and you may have to get rid of somethings. Until you figure out where to put things or how to get rid of them, be sure to ask us about temporary storage. This is also useful if you need somewhere to store something because you move-in and move-out days or weeks apart.

Helping You Pack

Boxes, tape, labels. It can be a headache to estimate how much you need and what you can do with the extras. Forget about that time-consuming activity. Trans Canada Movers also helps you pack with an eco-friendly twist: we use second-hand boxes that otherwise would have been sent for recycling or the landfill.

Putting Your Life Back Together

If you thought Vancouver housing was tall and narrow, think again. San Francisco homes can sometimes be the extreme of that. That means you’ll have to take your beds, chairs, and furniture apart in order to get it into your new home, let alone the second or third floor. Do not worry, we disassemble and reassemble, too.

You have come so far in looking for a new place to call home in San Francisco. Let Trans Canada Movers take care of the rest for you. You are ready, you’ve been ready, call us today.

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