How To Get Organized For A Long Distance Move

By Subodh / May 1, 2013

Before you move to your new home or apartment, you should ensure that the place is ready or vacant to be occupied. Moving to a new place is quite a challenge and you should let your family, children, moving company you have selected and friends assist you by sharing the responsibility with them to make the process organized, efficient and less tiring. Plan and organize for your moving by having a calendar of events for your moving timetable. This will ensure that everything goes as planned and every activity is done.

Take all the much needed steps to organize yourself and family

Compile and organize your personal records. This will include things like marriage and birth certificates, this is crucial and they should be with you during moving. You should also contact your bank to transfer your funds and bank statements to your new bank or in case you don’t want to change the bank you should advise them to transfer to their branch that is within the province that you are relocating to.

Pay a visit to your doctor, dentist and any other professionals that you are acquainted to and get the necessary documents that you require to have as you move. Also seek their advice on the new professionals that you should get in contact with in your new province. Moving long distance doesn’t have to be so stressful if you plan all these things ahead of time.

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Inform your employer of your moving and ensure they give you recommendations that will be of assistance to you as you seek a new employer. You can also make arrangements with them to book an interview with a company they might know in your new relocation that requires an employee with your expertise. This will make you more at ease as you settle in to your new environment. Unless of course you have a new job already!

To ensure that your children’s needs are taken care of, visit their school and inform the principal of your relocation and get the necessary documents that are required by the education system of the province you are moving to.

Items that are highly valuable like jewelry, watches, money and personal documents should not be packed. Ensure that they are with you as they are at risk of getting lost in a moving vehicle and the moving company cannot be liable in case of any loss.

Organize for the food and refreshments that you require during the journey. This should be food that is not perishable and retains its flavor for a long period especially for the kids. Arrange for accommodation during the moving period if you will be travelling by road as this will be very tiring for the children and they need to rest. It might actually work to appoint someone to leave with your children a few days before the moving time. This could ease your problems and theirs too and all of you can arrive to enjoy your new place.