When you move internationally, there are a lot of things to get
ready. The following checklists are prepared to ensure you don't
forget any important and often overlooked items when moving.
One Month before moving - Checklist
Prepare your moving budget. List all of your moving
expenses, as some may be tax deductible or claimable.
Confirm the pick-up and delivery dates with the movers.
Ensure that your move is adequately insured (Read and understand
the terms & conditions).
Arrange storage if the goods are not to be shipped immediately
(due to delays...etc) and not to forget storage insurance
Arrange transport services for pets (as they always need extra
Contact bank(s) and arrange transfer or closure of your bank
and close any safe deposit boxes.
Notify the postal service and request to redirect your mail to
your new address.
Contact schools and arrange for transfer of student records.
Notify any child care services with a proper notice of
Contact any tutors, gardeners, cleaners etc that you will no
longer require their services
Contact your doctors for medical records and possible referrals
to a new physician at your destination.
Modify your insurance policies on property, vehicles and medical
services where required.
Seperate all important records and travel documents needed prior
to delivery, from items to be moved.
adequate notice to clubs, Associations or volunteer activities
you belong to.
Cancel or redirect newspapers and magazine subscriptions.
Arrange for hotels, rental cars or temporary housing required
during the move process.
Two weeks before moving -
Determine what you really wish to take with you.
a garage sale or contact a charity to take the items you do not
donate to charity)
Remember to clean out Club, Gym and School Lockers.
Collect all dry cleaning, alteration and repair items.
Arrange for disconnection of utilities such as electricity, gas,
cables, mobile phone, telephone and broadband services.
packing items you need to take with you on your trip, together
with your jewellery and small valuable items.
Retrieve or return any borrowed items.
away or start consuming existing stocks of canned food and
away or start consuming (responsibly) any alcohol. Import duties
and restrictions may apply at destination.
Week before moving - Checklist
Double check with your movers that all dates are confirmed.
Confirm vehicle and pet travel dates and times.
Confirm hotel, car rental and overseas temporary accommodation.
away unused contents of deep freezer, allow to defrost and clean
to minimise odours on arrival.
all your items have been packed and removed from the residence,
arrange for cleaners to arrive.
Double check all items against our survey inventory to ensure
all items are listed.
Arrange for voice mail/recording on your current telephone
number so callers know where to find you.
pictures (digital pictures) of all furniture, paintings and
works of art. (use
Picasa to organise your photos)
Prepare a survival kit with items you may need at short notice.
Last day before
moving - Final Checklist
Empty, defrost and clean your
refrigerator ready for it to be packed.
Convert your local currency to
ensure you can pay for incidentals on arrival in the country of
Close Bank accounts if you have
not already done so – watch out for any last minute
Moving day (the move process
may take 2 to 3 days depending on the size of your shipment)
Movers will finish
‘export-wrapping’ and load your personal effects into your
Double check that all
instructions regarding shipping details and/or storage are
clearly understood, make these checks with the office
Clean your home or have
cleaners do this for you.
Check all power and water has
been turned off and hand your keys to the appropriate person.
International Movers in
- Get a Taxi/Cab in KL
Donate your old stuff away
- Hotels and Serviced
TMpoint - TM's one stop
centre for fixed line phone, mobile & broadband
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