After months of planning (and maybe weeks of packing), the time has come for you to finally start your international move. Your life is about to change in a huge, great way!
Though moving from one side of the city to another seems daunting enough, don’t let the idea that you’re moving internationally overwhelm you.
Moving doesn’t have to be a stressful venture, and no one knows that better that US Canada Moving.
As of 2014, 82% of Canadians living out of the country were residing in the United States, making an international move between Canada and the US a fairly common occurrence.
We help our clients with their international moves and know the benefit of being prepared when taking on a step like this.
To further make your international move a smooth one, we’ve put together an outline of what you should prepare for on the first day of your next adventure.
Before the move:
On the days leading up to your move, it’s important to make sure that you’ve set yourself up for a smooth moving and unpacking process once you arrive at your new home.
Here are some of our favorite pre-move tips to make sure your moving day goes well.
Make sure that the products going into the same room are packaged together.
If you have items that are typically stored near each other (like your toaster and blender), be sure to keep those things together since you are more likely to want those two together once you arrive.
Being in the moving business means that we’ve picked up some great tips and tricks that make finding your items a breeze.
As you’re packing, keeping your related items together is the first step.
However, be sure to label your boxes accordingly. Make sure you write the contents of each box (blender, toaster, cutlery, paper towel rack) on each visible side of the box.
That way, regardless of the way the boxes are stacked, you can see what’s in each one.Getting specialized packing tape is also very handy. Tape sets that are labeled for each room in a house (kitchen, bedroom 1, living room, etc) are available and take your packing organization to the next level. Now your movers know exactly where each box should be deposited!
Now, your movers know exactly where each box should be deposited!
Take your time
Looking around your house, you may say to yourself: “This should only take 2 days to pack up.”
Now, imagine every single item you own laid out in a big, empty hall. You have a lot more possessions than you realize, and any time you initially think you’ll spend packing has a way of doubling itself before you know it.
So start packing early to give yourself the opportunity to have a fun and exciting international move, and an easy time unpacking.
Now that the big day is upon you, and you’ve made sure that packing everything has been a smart and relaxed process, what do you need to do to make your international move go smoothly?
US Canada Moving’s Top International Move Tips:
Go to sleep early and wake up rested
Getting a good amount of sleep before any big event is integral to having that big day seem more exciting than stressful. When you wake up rested, moving can feel more like the well-planned event that it is.There shouldn’t be any last minute, frantic packing or
When you wake up rested, moving can feel more like the well-planned event it is. There shouldn’t be any last minute, frantic packing or
There shouldn’t be any last minute, frantic packing or “snooze hitting” on your alarm ten times until the movers are knocking on your door.
Keeping to your regular schedule of coffee, breakfast, or a dog walk is important.
Check your essentials
Make sure that your bags are packed with everything you’ll need in the next few days. This includes your toiletries like a toothbrush, toothpaste, face wash, or makeup.
This includes your toiletries like a toothbrush, toothpaste, face wash, or makeup.The “essentials” should also include the
The “essentials” should also include the chargers to the electronic devices you know you’ll be using, and perhaps a portable charger as well.
If you are taking a plane during the move, ensure that your passport, plane tickets, and itinerary are packed in an easy-to-reach location.
Keep your paperwork safe
When your movers are done, you should be expecting to get a handful of important paperwork that includes where your belongings are heading, the insurance plans, and so forth. Keeping these papers safe, just as you would any other important document, is key.
Take care of children and pets
Moving is a big stress on adults, but it can also be a hectic and confusing time for any children or pets that you may have.
On the day of the move, ensure that children and pets are kept comfortable in a room away from the hustle and bustle and that their essentials are taken care of as well.
When it comes time to move from the house to the car, or plane, be sure that their transport items (like tickets or carriers) are arranged for as well.
Tour your home
Once everything is out, be sure to take a careful tour of your home.
Make sure that you’ve gotten everything out of those hard to reach cabinets and that you’ve left a clean space behind. Many rentals come with fees if a messy space is left behind, so throwing out any last minute trash and perhaps taking a video tour of the apartment as you’ve left it can be very helpful in the future.
Be sure to remember
Moving internationally is a big undertaking, but that a little careful planning can go a long way in making sure that your international moving day feels like just another day. There’s no need for chaos!
Hiring a professional moving company is one of the most important steps you can take to ensuring that your international move goes according to plan.
When it comes to planning and turning your international move into a reality, don’t hesitate to call us at+1-844-881-9288 to US Canada Moving.
We have the experience and knowledge that will support you throughout the process and get you into your next home, and this new chapter in your life, with as little stress as possible.