Since this very well may be an informative guide to someone moving in the future, I feel like it's time for a detailed update. I'll break it down in a simple DONE and NOT DONE list.
Quick Note: The movers need specific instructions as to what they're bringing and what they are not bringing. We strongly recommend you find one location for everything you need/get shipped. Make yourself a manifest, make the movers a copy too. We've also discovered that they may not ship food for you . . .at all. I'll keep you posted. Right now we have everything neatly packed in a basement ...in its own section ....away from anything and everything else. No room for error there.
- Dry Shop (appliances, cleaners, tea etc etc)
- Relocation Package (Received!)
- Move Date
- Canada Goose/ Winter Wear fitting day***
- Resignation from current employment
- Shop for the Wedding
- Food Shop
- Sell or Scrap Car
- Boots Shop
- Vet Appointments
- Book flight times
- Pack everything for movers
- Keep Saving!
- Movie Drive! ****
- Goodwill/Salvation Army sort and drop off
- Selfish Days (Haircuts, Colourings, Concert, Goodbyes)
*** - Since we're moving in August, there isn't an urgency to get the coats. We do understand they're importance and plan on ordering them directly to Iqaluit upon arrival.
**** -The Movie Drive? No one sue me! I go see a movie a week and I have an amazingly extensive movie collection which is probably a combined weight of our entire alloted weight for shipping. I've decided to load everything I own onto a Terabyte drive. It's less than $200 and it weighs nothing. It's 1000 gigabytes . . . your laptop probably only has a combined 160, most of it which you don't use. Steph and I are picking favourites, and we'll load up. So . . I've been downloading like mad lately!