Moving Tips & Schedule

moving tips schedule

As Soon As Possible

  • Start early. Investigate and research moving companies and/or truck rental companies. Ask us for recommendations!

  • Hire a moving company! Or if you’re doing it yourself, reserve a moving truck and clear your schedule. Be sure to get written confirmation of all your costs and details of your move for your records.


Two Months Before Moving Day

  • Get through your home and determine what you want to keep and what to throw out or donate

  • Make a list of items in your home that need extra attention while moving or special packaging instructions

  • If you have children and you are moving to a new school district, start arranging the school and daycare transferring process.

  • Order boxes and moving supplies required for your move.


One Month Before Moving Day

  • Time to start packing! To make it easier, begin with the items in your home you do not use regularly.

  • Be sure to clearly label or number your boxes to make the unpacking process easier.

  • As you pack, make note of items of significant value. Depending on your insurance agreement with your moving company, you will need to declare items of value in case items are lost or damaged.

  • At your local post office, fill out a change of address form with your new address.

  • Inform the following companies and institutions about your new address: Banks, cable, internet, phone, insurance companies, utility companies, credit card companies, doctor, dentists and any subscriptions you have.


One Week Before Moving Day

  • Most of your packing should be done one week prior to moving day.

  • Set aside the items of importance you wish to transport to your new home yourself.


A Few Days Before Moving Day

  • Re-confirm arrival time of your moving truck. If moving yourself, re-confirm your reservations with your truck rental company

  • Prepare a detailed map and directions for your movers including a cell phone number you can be reached at on moving day.

  • Pack a travel bag with the items your family may need on moving day such as toothbrushes, change of clothing, medications, hair brushes, soap, toilet paper, etc.

  • If you are moving yourself, start dismantling beds and other large furniture


Moving Day

  • Make a note of all utility metre readings (new and old home)

  • It’s important to be present when the truck is being loaded and unloaded just in case your movers have questions

  • Before the movers leave, check your belongings and any damaged items