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Moving anytime soon? Check our tips!

4 weeks before the move

  • Confirm your moving date
  • Decide exactly what you’re taking, and dispose of any unwanted goods
  • Make sure official documents (passport, drivers licence, ID card) are valid
  • Obtain copies of medical and school records
  • Organise vaccination and medical certificates for pets
  • Decide whether you will sell your car or take it with you

1-3 weeks before the move

  • Arrange for your email to be forwarded, and cancel / forward any subscriptions
  • Fill any prescriptions you have
  • Arrange for utilities to be disconnected and meters read
  • Complete insurance and inventory forms
  • Notify Gosselin Mobility Services, friends and family of your new address
  • Make travel arrangements for yourself and your family and pets
  • Pay any outstanding bills and cancel any standing orders
  • Arrange for childcare and pet-sitters on moving day

1 day before the move

  • Separate the items that will be travelling with you (eg. keys, documents, passports, tickets)
  • Defrost your fridge/freezer
  • Dispose of perishable foodstuff
  • Arrange with neighbours to leave sufficient parking space for moving trucks
  • Disconnect large appliances (eg. washing machine)
  • Charge your mobile phone and get a good night’s sleep

Moving day

  • Meet with the move foreman and give any special instructions
  • Advise the packing crew which items you’ll need immediately so they can load these last
  • Check the inventory list, sign it and keep a copy for your reference
  • When the house seems empty, quickly double-check it
  • Look inside cupboards and other hiding places to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything

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