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How to properly organize your move? Here are some well-organized and stress-free moving tips. It is important to book your moving services well in advance so that you can be certain of your ideal moving date. Don't forget to note that we offer a service of  moving to Montreal  and of  local moving  in the suburbs. Our services are:  residential move  and business, furniture assembly, full service for the uninstallation and installation of pool table  

Step 1: Moving tips - 8 weeks before the move:  

  • Arrange to transfer school records if you have children.
  • Decide when you want to move
  • Contact your insurance agent to transfer home, fire, auto and medical insurance.
  • Call a moving company for an estimate and specify the things that need to be moved. Discuss if other services are required: packing, storage, unpacking…etc.
  • Go through your current home and make a list of what should stay, be sold, donated or thrown away
  • Gather information about your new location, doctors, business associates, clubs, dentists and lawyers.
  • Get your change of address kit from the post office.
  • Keep all documents and information related to your move. This information should not be packed. It will be extremely useful to you on moving day.

Step 2: Moving tips - 6 weeks before the move:  

  • Ask the telephone company at destination if the service can be connected before arrival
  • Contact any clubs or associations with which you are associated for information on transferring, selling or terminating your membership.
  • Ask your bank to transfer your accounts to the branch closest to your new home.
  • Make travel arrangements, flight, hotel, vehicle rental, etc.

Step 3: Moving tips - 4 weeks before the move:  

  • If you plan to do the packing yourself, start collecting boxes and packing materials.
  • Start using all extra food stocks, frozen (non-transportable) foods and canned foods, this will reduce packing work.
  • Contact people who regularly work for you, such as pool maintenance companies and gardeners, to cancel their services. Leave their business cards to the new owners.
  • Cancel the newspaper delivery and all deliveries in your name.
  • Consider hosting a yard sale and/or getting rid of unwanted items well in advance of your move.

Step 4 - 2 weeks before the move:  

  • Make final packaging decisions. Start preparing for the move by packing items you don't use often.
  • If you have children, ask for a babysitter on moving day.
  • Organize all your moving and travel documents as well as valuables you will take with you on moving day
  • Label all boxes with your name and the name of the room you want them to move into.
  • Take care of financial arrangements like transfer of bank accounts, safe contents
  • Arrange transportation for pets and plants. Secure all records from the veterinarian and make sure rabies and identification tags are attached to the pet's collar.
  • Stop automatic propane gas or fuel delivery unless absolutely necessary.
  • Arrange to disconnect your satellite or cable TV coverage.

5 step - 1 week before the move:  


  • Confirm moving and delivery dates with movers or check your truck reservation.
  • Complete packing of all personal effects.
  • Mark boxes needing special attention, fragile handling and load last preferences.
  • Empty, defrost and clean your fridge and freezer and clean your stove at least 24 hours before you travel.
  • Confirm connection dates for utilities in your new home.
  • Have someone read the level of propane gas or fuel oil in any remaining tanks on the property if your sales contract requires the new owners to pay you market price for fuel.
  • Make sure your mover knows the address and phone number where you can be reached until you move into your new home. Cell phone or email are excellent means of communication during the move.

Step 6 - Moving Day:  

  • Sign the form at the start of the move. This will force the movers to start preparing for your move.
  • Walk through every part of the house to find misplaced items, open cabinet and cupboard doors.
  • Keep all children away from the moving truck. Set aside a few toys or set up a movie in a quiet room.
  • Review all documents and details with your mover.
  • Supervise movers as they load and then again during delivery to ensure boxes and other items go to the correct rooms in your new home.
  • Perform a final inspection of your home with your mover; make sure that all rooms, closets, etc. are empty.
  • Pay a last-minute visit to make sure doors and windows are locked, lights are turned off, old keys and garage door openers are left for future residents, and you haven't forgotten anything.

7 stage - Arrival at home:  

  • Before you unload into your new home, you should have a good idea of where you want to place your furniture.
  • Check everything and check if the truck is completely unloaded, you will be asked to sign for receipt and status.
  • Once you have moved, get the necessary emergency numbers such as the fire department and the police.
  • Pick up a set of keys. (Make copies for yourself and people in your household)
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