Home Move info Within 6 weeks


If you’ve followed our timescale, with 6 weeks to go you should be focusing more on finalization than intensive organization.
Now is the time for locking in dates, double-checking details and doing a final sweep of the house to ensure nothing has been overlooked.

Within the 6 weeks prior to your move, we recommend that you:

  • Confirm your packing and moving dates with Gosselin Mobility.
  • Start notifying the people on your lists of your new address, and organize mail forwarding just in case any important documents are sent to your old address after your move.
  • Contact utility companies (electricity, gas, telephone, cable, mobile/cell phone provider) and arrange to have services terminated one day after your move.
  • Make sure you keep all of your keys, passports, ID cards and other important documents in one place.
  • Double-check the travel details for you and your family, as well as any pets going with you. Have you thought about how to get to your new home from the airport? Is Rex accustomed to his travel crate yet?

1 Day in Advance

  • Defrost your fridge/freezer.
  • Make sure you know where your important documents are so that they don’t get packed accidentally.
  • Make sure you have some food/beverages for moving day.
  • Remember that your movers will appreciate tea or coffee too!
  • Fully charge all mobile/cells phones: tomorrow would be a bad day to be out of contact.
  • Get a good night’s sleep. This might be easier said than done, but if you’ve prepared well you shouldn’t have too much to worry about.

Moving Day

  • Get an early start, and have a nutritious breakfast.
  • Ensure any children/pets are out of the house before the moving crew arrive.
  • Talk to the foreman of the moving crew to give specific instructions you may have for certain items.
  • Check the inventory list and sign it.
  • Provide the driver with your contact information and verify that the destination address is correct.


More than 9 months

Getting started more than 9 months in advance will ensure that you’re leaving plenty of breathing space: time to think, plan and react without the stress of looming deadlines.

6 - 9 months

With just over half a year to go, you can begin looking for your new home, researching local schools and medical care options, and possibly organizing a pre-move visit to your new country to gather as much information as you can first-hand.

3 - 6 months

It’s coming down to crunch time. As your move approaches, you should be arranging your pre-move survey with Gosselin, notifying friends, family, employers and schools of your impending move, and organizing financial and insurance matters.

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