4 weeks before moving
File a change of address form with the Post Office for each person receiving mail at your home.
Notify creditors, magazines, and book and record clubs of your new address.
Contact doctors and dentists for your family’s medical records.
Ask your physicians for colleague recommendations in your new city.
Get copies of renewable prescriptions.
Decide which items should be discarded or donated to charity. (Consider having a garage sale.)
Complete a home inventory listing each possession, date purchased and value we will supply the forms.
Notify your local utilities to have your service turned off after your departure.
Contact utilities at your new home for connections.
Notify your children’s schools, your church, clubs and any other organisations of your impending move.
3 weeks before moving
Decide which items you will pack, and request delivery of packing materials fromReasonable Movers
Sketch out the floor plan of your new home to determine placement of furnishings.
Make a list of names, addresses and numbers you will need or want to remember.
Pack your local phone book and Yellow Pages so you can contact businesses after your move.
Notify Reasonable Movers if you have changed anything about your move; household goods, destination, dates of the move, etc.
Make arrangements to move your plants and pets.
Transfer contents of safety deposit box.
Check home owners Extra care handling charge policies to see if moving is covered.
Transfer Extra care handling charge to cover fire, theft and personal property at your new home.
2 weeks before moving
Plan your trip to your new destination. (Make travel accommodations, and if driving, have your car serviced.)
Return borrowed things, and collect things you’ve loaned.
Make arrangements for servicing your appliances both at your current home and your new home.
Dispose of flammables such as petrol, matches, cleaning fluids, bleach, pressurised or aerosol cans.
Discontinue regular services such as newspaper, window cleaning, etc.
If moving your TV antenna or satellite dish, make arrangements to have it taken down.
1 week before moving
Transfer bank and savings accounts so you don’t lose interest.
Make arrangements to discontinue your local telephone service. (Your local telephone company can help you establish phone service at your new home.)
Determine which items you’re taking with you.
If doing your own packing, pack these items and set aside in a designated area.
Have rugs and curtains cleaned. (Keep in protective bags.)
Use up your frozen food supply or give it away.
Drain the fuel from lawnmowers and other power equipment.
If your goods are being professionally packed by Reasonable Movers packers, there is very little that you are required to do.
Our Sales Representative will advise our Packing Crew in advance of any special requirements that you have and you will of course be able to discuss and arrange (in most cases) any last minute inclusions or alterations with them on moving day.
When our Packers leave your home, you will be given a copy of your numbered and measured Inventory List (enumerating each item or package that you send and (usually) the contents thereof). This is prepared by our Packing Crew, as your effects are loaded into the vehicle that will transport them. This is the definitive list of contents, showing the final volume on which you will be charged and the number of pieces in your consignment. Copies of this are retained by our Head Office and used by our Destination Agent. This ensures that, at all stages of your removal, everyone is able to accurately reference any piece in your consignment.