Step 6 PAGURO EASY EXPATRIATION GUIDE - Minus 1 Week
Time is ticking and you need to get ready to leave the country, here is a schedule for the last few weeks that could help setting the priorities.
Dispose of toxic or flammable items that can't be moved.
Drain the gas and oil from gas-powered tools, such as lawn mowers and snowblowers; moving company will not accept shipping them if they are full.
Ensure you have a forwarding address and find a safe way of having your mail taken care of, handled and forwarded while you are in transit.
Double check, to make sure arrangements have been made to disconnect and service your major appliances being moved.
Pack your "handcarried luggage" of necessary items that should go in your car/plane and not the shipment like:
- Cash (in the right currency)
- Credit cards or travelers checks
- First aid kit
- Keys (old and new house)
- Mobile phone (check international coverage)
- Toilet paper/tissues
- Passports and ID papers
- Pet food (if moving by car)
- Spare glasses or contact lenses (ans lense solution)
- Travel alarm clocks
- Baby or child care items
- Toys and activities for children
- Travel itinerary
(see also "Hand carried luggage")
If you have young children, arrange for a baby-sitter to look after them on moving day. Since you'll have your hands full, the extra attention from a sitter will distract the child's attention from the turmoil of a move. Also arrange for a baby-sitter to be available when you arrive at your new home with young children.
Pack your own suitcase of clothes for the move and keep it clearly out of the way of the packing crew!
Pay all outstanding bills and make sure the utilities company have received the disconnecting order.