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Prepare Your Relocation Checklist
in Williams Lake

At Blakes Moving & Storage, We Have Prepared a Relocation Checklist for Residential and Commercial Clients in Williams Lake. Feel Free to Use the Checklist on This Page to Prepare for Your Move. Call Us If You Have Any Concerns.

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Try to complete the tasks on this list at least 8 weeks before you move. If you are moving in less than 8 weeks, you will need to make sure that these tasks are accomplished as fast as possible.

Two Months Before:

  • Contact us to plan your move

  • Make any travel plans necessary for your move

  • Make doctor and dentist appointments, so you don’t have to make these visits immediately after the move

  • Inform them of your move and request copies of your records

  • Ask if they can provide referrals

One Month Before:

  • Hold a moving sale or donate all unwanted items to charity

  • Keep a running list of items that you will need to replace when you relocate

  • Check with your insurance company to find out how your possessions are covered during transit

  • If you will be moving items of extraordinary value, try to find sales slips for them

  • Have your antiques, artwork, jewellery, collectibles, musical instruments, and other valuables appraised

  • Start using the food items and cleaning supplies that cannot be moved

  • Donate non-perishable items to a local food bank

  • Arrange for special transportation of pets

  • File a change of address at your local post office

  • Arrange for new subscriptions, subscription forwarding or subscription cancelling

  • Stock up on boxes and packing material

Two Weeks Before:

  • If you are doing your own packing, start by packing things you won’t be using on a daily basis

  • Arrange for local phone service

  • Transfer your bank accounts and establish an account in your new location before the move if possible, and close your safe-deposit box

  • Transfer prescriptions and make sure you have an adequate supply of medications on hand

  • Return any borrowed items and retrieve any loaned items

One Week Before:

  • Now is the time to begin packing everything; be sure to put aside all of the items you will be taking with you

  • Confirm any travel reservations

  • Clean lawn mower and drain gas and oil from power equipment

Two or Three Days Before:

  • Disconnect and prepare major appliances for moving

  • Finish up packing; pack a box of items that you will use immediately at your new home (we have found a telephone and toilet paper are the most important)

  • If renting, have your landlord or superintendent look at your place to determine what portion of the safety deposit will be refunded

  • Take down remaining curtains, blinds, and shelves

  • Do a thorough cleaning, including emptying and cleaning trash cans

Move Out Day:

  • Leave a telephone number and forwarding address with a neighbour in case of emergency

  • Do one last cleaning with the house empty

  • Make sure all lights and remaining appliances are turned off

  • Check your belongings and note on the inventory any damaged items

  • Take one last walk through the house and make sure everything has been packed

Get in Touch with Us


If you have any concerns with your moving, we will be happy to help you.

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