1. Have a Moving Sale
There is plenty of stuff you probably don't need to move. So, pick a weekend, well before your moving date, and have a sale. Make sure you avoid holiday weekends! It's a great way to clear the clutter and raise some cash.
2. Make a Smooth Apartment Move
Start looking for your new apartment early and do some comparison shopping. Visit the neighbours and ask about management. When you find the right place, examine the lease closely. Never sign a lease with blanks to be filled later.
3. How to Move an Aquarium
Fish do not travel long distances well. Travel is often too stressful and you should expect to lose some if not several. Your best bet is to sell off your stock and start new in your new home. It can be done but is not advised.
4. How to Move Your Plants
Plants don't like extreme temperatures or lack of oxygen. If your move is long-distance, move plants in a temperature-controlled environment like a car. A moving van should be fine for short distances under 240 km or 24 hours.
5 How to Move Your Antiques
If you are not packing your antiques yourself, make an inventory of your high value items that require special care. Instructions should be clearly marked and visible to the movers. Consider higher liability protection, for rare items.
6. How to Move Your Pets
All pets require special attention. First, make sure your pet is legal where you are moving. Exotic animals may be illegal. You may require a health certificate or ID tag. If you plan to fly, make sure the airline accepts pets.
7. How to Pack for Your Move
Use strong, corrugated cartons with tops. For a fee, Premiere can supply custom boxes for household goods like mattresses, clothing and mirrors. You will need wrapping paper, tissue paper and packing tape as well. Be careful with discarded boxes collected at your grocery.
8. How to Stretch Your Moving Budget
From selling belongings to collecting and avoiding security deposits, there are several ways to earn cash in the days and weeks surrounding your move. Premiere has 20 suggestions for putting money in your pocket; some are even fun!
9. How to Move non-Allowables
Before you pack and load the van, it's vital to know what can and cannot be shipped. You will need to consider, before you move, if your possessions are hazardous, perishable or irreplaceable and; therefore, non-allowable.
10. How to Price Your Move
Getting an estimate is free and easy. Simply visit the FREE no-obligation estimate page then complete and submit the form. You can also contact your nearest representative. The Premiere office closest will be happy to answer your request.
11. How to Find Customs Documents
To ensure you have all necessary Customs Forms, Premiere offers access to required documentation for your cross-border relocation here. You can also call Premiere International at 1.877.322.2192 for more information.
12. How to Keep Track of Your Goods
Make sure all your goods are inventoried on load day. Note the condition of each item and ensure each item is given a number. On delivery, check off each item against the inventory list.