Moving Day Countdown
Moving day is getting close – the day when you’ll be packing up your household goods and they’ll be traveling on a ship overseas! No worries ; you hired international shipping experts that will help you each step of the way. Here is a checklist for your removal, broken down into actionable steps:
+2 Months Before Move +2 Months Before Move: Time To Clean UpYou know you’re moving overseas. You’ve found UPakWeShip Canada to be a perfect match for your needs. You’ve contacted us and spoke with our friendly and experienced staff. Here’s a few other things that can help: Have a clean-out at home. Haven’t used it/worn it/seen it in the last year? Sell it to a friend, online, or at a yard sale. Consider donating items. Create a space (a spare bedroom, garage, or basement) to put items you’ve packed already. This will keep down on the clutter in the rest of your home. Tell everyone you know that you are moving. You may find your friends have contacts in your new destination that can help you get set up.
1 Month Before Move 1 Month Before Move:Relax & CoordinateHave your UPakWeShip Canada documents signed and returned to your coordinator. Do you have an address at your destination? Forward this to your coordinator asap. Keep on clearing out your house, don’t forget electronics may not work in your new home. Buying adaptors for every electronic may not be cost-effective. Consider and consolidate which Canadian bank accounts you are going to keep open for paying any Canadian bills and also for keeping a line of credit open in the Canadian should you return. Relax! You are already being proactive, you are ahead of the game!
3 Weeks Before Move 3 Weeks Before Move: Make Final AdjustmentsMake sure all of your documents have been signed and returned to your coordinator. Need to make any adjustments to the size of your shipment? Just let us know if you think your shipment is going to be bigger or smaller than you originally planned. Make sure your packing supplies have been ordered.
2 Weeks Before Move 2 Weeks Before Move: Start Packing!Start packing up any items you wanted to pack yourself. Don’t pack your boxes too heavy, this will prevent the boxes from breaking, your items being damaged, and you being injured lifting them. Start using up your frozen and canned food. Yum. Share your recipes with us!
1 Weeks Before Move 1 Weeks Before Move: Finish Up PackingYou’re feeling the crunch now, but its ok! Finish up the packing, putting the finished boxes in a spot that’ll be easy for you to take outside for loading. Some things you do not want to pack in a box, and will need to carry with you: passport, tickets, important documents, a multi-tool or a couple screw drivers and alan keys, phone charger, house and car keys…
1 Day Before Move 1 Day Before Move: Print Your Shipping LabelsFinalize your packing. Print out the labels provided by your coordinator and attach them to each box as directed. Tape up each box securely. Get a good nights sleep. You’ll be glad you did.
Day of Your Move Day of Your Move: Congratulations!It’s here! You did it! You are prepared and only have to wait for the collection driver, or take your boxes to the drop off location! Your boxes are taped and labeled properly, you’ve completed your inventory, all your paper work has been submitted, your questions are answered, and you’re excited to start your journey. Congratulations! We will take outstanding care of your goods from here to your destination.