6-8 Weeks before moving
- Organization is the key for a smooth move.
- This is the time to decide what items you wish to transport to your new home.
- Start collecting suitable moving and packing supplies. You can purchase all these materials from us at EASY MOVE MANAGERS.
- Create a floor plan of your new home that will prevent the stress of making decisions when your furniture arrives at your new home.
- Get familiar with your new community. Request information on schools, community programs, parks and recreation from the local Chamber of Commerce.
- Contact your insurance agent to transfer medical, property, fire and auto insurance.
- All medical and dental records should be placed in a safe and accessible place. Be sure to include prescription, vaccination records and eyeglass specifications.
- Plan on taking all important documents, such as wills, stock certificates, passports and Jewelry.
4-5 Weeks before moving
Contact the Post Office for the Change of Address form to tell of your move. Give your new address to:
- Friends and family
- Banks, insurance companies, and other institutions
- Credit card companies
- Doctors, dentists and other service providers
- Any clubs or associations memberships.
- Magazine and newspaper subscription.
- Take a look at what you own, and decide what needs to go and what dosen’t.
- Deciding and making lists of what items you will transport, what items EASY MOVE MANAGERS will move.
- Get your kids involved with the moving process. Let your kids do some packing and let them suggest a layout for their new room. Make it fun and exciting for them to move. 3 Weeks before moving
- Notify EASY MOVE MANAGERS if there are any changes in the dates of your move. If you will need any additional services or items moved, such as piano moving, packing/unpacking or storage.
- Take all valuable jewellery with you. If you have any valuables around the house, be sure to collect them before leaving.
- Return any borrowed items such as library books. Also collect all items that are being repaired stored or cleaned.
2 Weeks before moving
- Transfer all prescriptions to a drugstore near your new home. Call your bank to find out how to transfer your accounts.
- Disassemble and disconnect your computer system before your move. Back up all your computer files on a disk. Consider taking all back up files disks with you in the car. Exposure to extreme temperatures can damage your software.
- Make final packing decisions.
- Dispose of items that represent a hazard and are not allowed to be shipped.
- Tape and seal all cleaning fluids that are non-toxic, non-flammable in plastic bags.
- Drain your lawn mower, snow blower, power tools of all the oil and gasoline to ensure safe transportation.
- Schedule appliance disconnection and preparation with a service provider.
- If you need to store anything call your MOVE MANAGERS about storage options available.
- Inform gas, electric, cable, and telephone services of your move. Arrange to have them disconnected from your present home the day after your scheduled moving day. Sign up for services at your new address and connect them on your moving in day.
1 Week before moving
- Make sure to mark which items you'll take yourself, so the movers don't take them.
- Check you haven't overlooked anything in the house.
- Mark your boxes as per what room they are to be placed in at your new home.
- Try to keep plans as flexible as possible in the event of unexpected delay or schedule change.
- Make sure your MOVE MANAGERS knows the address and phone number your new home.
1 Day before moving day
- Pack a box of things you'll need as soon as you arrive at your new home. (This might include non-aerosol cleaning supplies, disposable plates and cups, light tools, snacks, bathroom items and trash bags.)
- Take this box with you or have the driver load it last and unload first. This is usually the day packing is done.
- Defrost, thoroughly clean and dry refrigerator.
Moving out day
- Be on hand when the driver arrives and throughout the loading process. (If you won't be there, make sure someone will be there to direct the movers. Make sure the driver has in writing the name and phone number of that person.)
- Accompany the driver during inventory. Check on the condition of your goods as they are loaded.
- Make a final tour of your home. See that nothing is overlooked.
- Sign the bill of lading and make sure your new address and phone number are correct.
- Lock all windows and doors, and turn off all switches. Moving in day
- Arrive at your home ahead of time, if possible, to make sure utilities are connected and to plan placement of major items in your home.
- Be on hand to pay the driver.