Moving Tips

Written by Posted On Tuesday, 08 April 2014 12:43


8 Weeks Before Moving Day

  • through your home and make a list of what needs to stay, be sold, donated, or thrown out.
  • on the date you would like to move.
  • for an estimate, and show your Moving Consultant things that need to be packed and moved.
  • if other services are required and offered: Packing, Storage, Un-Packing, etc.
  • all documents and information connected with your move in a special place. This information should not be
    packed away. It will be extremely helpful on your moving day.
  • information from doctors, business associates, clubs, dentists and lawyers in your new location.

6 Weeks Before Moving Day

  • your post office of your move. Get your new address and send out change of address cards.
  • to have your utilities disconnected, such as telephone, cable TV, water, gas, and electricity.
  • phone company at destination if service can be connected before arrival.
  • your bank to transfer your accounts to the branch nearest your new home.

4 Weeks Before Moving Day

  • a garage sale. This will help get rid of the items you're not keeping.
  • fire, theft and other insurance to your new location.


2 Weeks Before Moving Day

  • rugs and drapery cleaned. Leave rugs rolled and wrapped.
  • a floor plan of new home and make extra copies. This will be useful on "move in" day.
  • a go-away party for children and their friends.
  • sure most of your packing is complete. Assign every member of your household a colour, and paste their colour on their boxes. Craft paper from dollar stores work here. Also, every room can have a colour pasted on the box and labeled so Movers know exactly what goes to each room.


  • meals between now and moving day. Donate excess canned and frozen foods to community
    food bank.
  • separate any food, plates, utensils you will need during the last days. Be sure to pack
    them on moving day.
  • sure all laundry is clean, and nothing left in the dryer. And remember to pick up any dry cleaning.
  • all of your moving and travel documents as well as valuables you will be taking with
    you the day of the move. It may be helpful to but this in a colourful box or envelope , one that is easily seen. 


1 Week Before Moving Day

  • down all curtains, blinds, shelving units, etc. that are not included in the sale.Unfasten any fixed carpets that are to be moved.
  • aside and label items such as luggage that you do not want to be moved.
  • your car for the move. (Pack items you intend on moving yourself).


On Moving Day

  • on hand when moving crew arrives, or authorize someone in writing to take your place.
  • questions should be directed to the driver or foreman of the moving crew.
  • the form at the beginning of the move. This will instruct the crew to begin the move.
  • all children and pets away from the moving truck. Keep children on a normal routine as much
    as possible. Set aside a few toys or set up a movie in a quiet room.
  • crew leaves, take one last walk through to make sure everything has been loaded.


Arriving To Your New Home

  • some goods are to be stored, advise the storage facility of any items that you need to store or have
    removed from your unit.
  • that utilities will be connected on time.
  • up a set of keys. (Make copies for you and people in your home).


Moving In

  • sure all boxes and furniture are in the designated rooms.
  • everything that was unloaded by the crew.
  • track of where you unpack boxes and where you placed them in your new home.
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