Helpful Information for Your Move
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Moving Tips & Guides from North American
To get you started,
here is a brief timeline of some recommended steps for a residential
6-8 Weeks Before
3-4 Weeks Before
- Inventory and
evaluate your belongings, including items in your attic, basement,
garage. Determine if there is anything you can either donate or sell.
arrangements for storage services.
- Begin using
perishable items in your house such as cleaning products and frozen
- Make a list of
people to notify of your move including friends, family, subscriptions,
1-2 Weeks Before
- Notify utilities
(cable, phone, electricity, etc.) of your service shutoff date.
- Arrange for
insurance in your new location.
- Make travel
arrangements for the day of your move. (Don't make plane reservations
for the actual day of your move. Give yourself 1-2 days cushion to
handle any unexpected events.)
- Purchase moving
supplies including boxes.
- Begin packing
any items that you will not need immediately.
- Have a garage
sale for your unneeded items - or donate items to charity.
- Make sure your
car is in good working order if you plan to drive to your new location.
- Settle any
outstanding bills with local merchants.
- Empty safety
deposit boxes. Pick up dry cleaning. Drop off library books and video
- Take pets to the
vet for immunization and to retrieve pets' health records.
Days Before Your Move
- Defrost your
freezer and refrigerator.
- Pack a box of
personal items that you will need immediately upon arrival at your new
- Contact your
North American relocation consultant to confirm arrival time of the
- Notify your
North American representative of any last-minute details.
- Make sure that
someone is at home to answer the moving professionals' questions.
- Pack special
items for your children and pets including snacks, toys and any
- Clear walkways
- Remove floor
mats and door mats.
low-hanging items such as plants or wind chimes.
- Point out
special items to your moving professionals immediately.
- Read your bill
of lading and inventory carefully before you sign them. Make sure you
understand all the paperwork and keep it safe until the moving process
- Find out as
many details as you can before the driver leaves your residence. Make
sure the driver has clear directions to your new residence.
- Your North
American driver may give you a delivery estimate. Understand that
certain conditions (traffic, weather) can affect delivery times. Try to
- Take one last
sweep of your house, checking all closets, the garage, attic, and
basement. You don't want to find out that an important (or heavy!) item
was left behind.
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