PLANNING YOUR MOVE -
TWO WEEKS BEFORE
is finaly arriving. Excitement and stress levels are climbing
but if you have been using the planner, hopefully the stress is much
lower than the excitement.
If you have been putting things off, now is really the time to start
getting serious about getting everything in place.
your newspaper to your new address if you are still in the same
all of your utilities and change your service to your new address.
those helping you on the day of the move.
confirm all travel reservations you have made.
appliances, you may want to make sure they are inspected before the
have to change banks, close your existing account and open a new one.
funds to your new bank account but make sure you have enough cash on
the move – perhaps you want to look at carrying travellers cheques
important documents and valuables close at hand during the move.
for the move of any infant or small children.
your insurance policy for coverage during your move.
relatives with your travel information.
your freezer and refrigerator.
are goods going to charity call them to collect if they have not done
into a block of flats or other high rise, contact the maintenance
book the elevator
your lawyer or have me do so, to ensure the transfer of properties,
buying or selling is still on track for targeted date.
with Post office to have your mail forwarded
you have collected all dry cleaning, items in for repair, loaned out etc
to the point of importance to you ;
removal company confirm dates and times are still in order
yourself, confirm truck booking still in order and verify with friends
family who will be helping that they are still available
all school records for your children.
for a pre-closing house inspection or if you have been renting, do so
existing rental agent. This inspection should preferably happen on the
the move itself or at earliest, the day before.
Medical, Prescription, Optical and Dental files for transfer to new
into a building that has a security system, make sure you have access
defrosting and drying out the freezer.
arrangements with new owners/tenants of your present home for
forwarding of any mail that arrives. Make sure you have their contact
and they have yours
the arrangements for your pets
possible, use this final week to begin hanging curtains in the new
will take the stress out of doing so on the day you arrive
now be almost fully packed and living with only the basics still out.
This is a
good time to plan packing your “Essentials Box”, which you will take
These are items you're likely to use or need once you arrive in your
Include items like:
bags (a lot of them!)
plates, cups and plastic utensils
- can opener
flashlight and a few candles
- snacks and
- a couple
of toys or games to keep the little ones occupied
months to six weeks before your move
Weeks to One Week before you move
Moving Day And After Moving
Advice on Moving with Children