Survival Guide

Here is a quick-reference checklist that’ll help ensure you have all your bases covered:

  • First Aid kit
  • Cooking utensils
  • Light bulbs, fuses
  • Paper plates
  • Flashlight, camera
  • New house keys
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrushes, comb, brush
  • Makeup
  • Soap, deodorant
  • Towels, washcloths
  • Child’s favourite toy
  • Special snack
  • Travelling game
  • Colouring book, paper
  • Wash towelettes
  • Surprise new toy
  • Map of route to be taken
  • Shaving kit
  • Tool kit

And don’t forget to notify the following that you are moving:

  • Gas/Electric company
  • Clubs
  • Dentist
  • Newspaper
  • Lawyer
  • Magazines
  • Broker
  • Fuel Company
  • Friends
  • Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Doctor
  • School
  • Veterinarian
  • Insurance Company
  • Bank
  • Telephone
  • Post Office
  • Accountant
  • Credit Card Companies

Here is a quick list of things to remember:

  • Appliances to be serviced by a professional (advise moving consultant if appliances are gas or electric and if fridge has ice maker)
  • Swing sets and garden furniture are dismantled
  • House cleaning
  • Accommodations for trip
  • Be present on pack, load and unload days
  • Place items you are taking with you in one area, to ensure that movers don’t pack them
  • Take child’s favourite toy with you
  • Set aside survival kit (things you will require when travelling and/or arrival at destination
  • Give a copy of floor plan of new home to driver
  • Drain fuel from lawn mower and other gas engines
  • Drain waterbed

The following items cannot be packed or loaded:

  • Perishable foods
  • Fuel
  • Batteries
  • Paints
  • Propane tanks
  • Ammunition
  • Soil or fertilizers
  • Aerosol cans
  • Oil
  • Gas cans
  • Pets
  • Matches
  • Scuba tank(unless the shipper removes the pressure valve located at the neck of the tank and installs a dust cap)

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