weeks before you move, have you ….
Chosen your mover and signed the acceptance note?
Sorted through basement, loft and garage?
Resolved what to do with prohibited items?
Made proper provision for pets?
Decided whether or not you are taking your car?
10 weeks before your move,
have you ….
Disposed of the things you don’t want to take?
8 weeks before you move,
have you …
Started to prepare your mailing list of people who
need your change of address?
Notified banks, savings accounts, credit card
companies, magazine subscriptions, hire purchase and
Started to round up passports, birth/marriage
certificates and other family documentation?
Applied for any necessary visas?
Checked that electrical goods will work in your new
6 weeks before you move,
have you …
Separated favorites toys?
Made sure your pet’s vaccinations are up to date?
Arranged for mail to be forwarded?
Decided whether or not to buy any new household
goods - check tax refunds.
4 weeks before you move,
have you …
Decided which clothes travel with you?
Started to dismantle climbing frames/garden
Agreed an insurance value and terms with your mover?
Made arrangements of connection of services at your
Returning library books.
Canceled milk, newspapers, subscriptions.
Found new homes for your plants. 7 days before your
move, have you …
Defrosted the refrigerator/freezer
Planned simple meals for moving day to avoid using
Separated luggage items you need for personal
Cleaned garden tools, bicycles, and any other
Emptied the tanks of powered tools such as mowers.
Checked you have enough medication for at least two
weeks, and ensure you have copies of any necessary
prescriptions for use at destination.
Collected travelers checks or local currency.
Arranged for someone to look after the children on
to Choose a Mover
companies provide a variety of services for a range of
fees. It is a good idea to talk with different movers to
compare their services. To find out who the best movers
are in your area, begin by asking friends about their
experiences with the movers they have used. You can also
check with the Better Business Bureau or other consumer
organizations in your local area. Relocation Portal Group
does not recommend moving companies nor does it recommend
one moving company over another.
you have compiled a list of movers, inform them of the
destination and timing of your move. Ask them about the
types of services they offer. Also ask them to explain
their estimates in detail and to give you a copy. Then
carefully compare to see which mover best suits your needs
you are moving interstate, you should read and understand
all of the information you will receive. In addition to
brochures explaining their various services, moving
companies should give you a copy of a consumer booklet
entitled Your Rights and Responsibilities When You
Move and information regarding the mover's
participation in a Dispute Settlement Program.
Distribution of the consumer booklet and the requirement
that movers offer shippers neutral arbitration as a means
of settling disputes that may arise concerning loss or
damage on household goods shipments are requirements of
the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and formerly,
the Interstate Commerce Commission.
is important to try to make arrangements for your move
well in advance, at least four to six weeks before the
you choose your mover, be sure you understand: The
rates and charges that will apply. The mover's liability
for your belongings. How pickup and delivery will work.
What claims protection you have.