6 Weeks Before You Move


  • Begin search for good health-care professionals in your new location.
  • Send your new address to anyone that might need it — insurance agents, credit card companies, magazine subscriptions, friends, relatives, etc.
  • Clean out closets and dispose of all items that you will not be taking with you.
  • Hold a moving/garage sale or donate items to charities.

4 Weeks Before You Move

  • Start packing!!
  • If UniRelo is doing the packing, arrange for it to be done one or two days before loading begins.
  • Begin to use up overstocks of staple foods and perishable foods.
  • Gather valuable personal papers that you may need at your destination location, including medical and dental records, school records, birth certificates, etc. This can be packed in UniRelo “essential carton”.
  • Make travel plans and arrange any motel or other reservations.

3 Weeks Before You Move

  • Arrange to have utilities (gas, electric, phone, cable, water, etc.) disconnected in your present home, and connected at your new home.
  • Ready car registration and insurance records for transfer.
  • Notify State Motor Vehicle Registry of your new address.
  • Arrange for child care on moving day.
  • If necessary, reserve apartment elevator for pickup and/or delivery dates.

2 Weeks Before You Move

  • Arrange to move pets.
  • Check with mover about moving house plants. (Some restrictions will apply)
  • Dispose of all items too dangerous to move, including flammable liquids.
  • If necessary, have your automobile serviced and ready for the trip.

1 Week Before You Move

  • Transfer all bank accounts.
  • Cancel newspaper delivery.
  • Have enough medication to last at least two weeks. Have prescriptions forwarded to a pharmacy at your new destination.
  • Buy traveler’s checks.
  • Make arrangements to pay for your move.
  • Withdraw items and close safety deposit boxes.

2 Days Before You Move

  • Defrost and dry refrigerators and freezers to be moved.
  • Set aside valuable items to carry with you including jewellery, vital documents, money and valuable small items.


  • Be on hand to answer questions and give directions to movers and stay until they are finished.
  • Ask mover to load essential carton last into vehicle.
  • Complete UniRelo documentation and carefully read the document before you sign it.
  • You will need to complete : Work docket/ invoice with payment details
  • Acceptance forms
  • Insurance forms
  • Inventory list needs to be signed
  • Customs documentations if provided by UniRelo
  • Job performance report / company evaluation
  • Make sure you have your copies of the inventory.
  • Before the crew leaves, take one final look through the house to make certain nothing has been left behind.
  • Turn off the gas at the meter and the electricity at the switchboard.


  • Be on hand to answer any questions and give directions.
  • Supervise unloading and unpacking.