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What to do Before Moving?

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A move can be one of the most stressful times for any family. Stop and Store Victoria has produced a series of articles with moving and storage tips to help keep the process as smooth and problem-free as possible.

Before Moving – A Timeline

Six Weeks Before Your Move

Moving Date

Confirm your moving date then notify your landlord if you are renting.


Check your home or renters insurance so you are covered from move-in day. Get written estimates from movers and check limits on their insurance.

Moving Day

If using friends instead of movers confirm with them and plan some drinks/snacks. No one will be happy going hungry.


Reserve some storage space if needed. You will be surprised how quickly storage spaces fill up during the prime moving time.


Arrange final readings on utilities to avoid any unexpected bills following you around.


Start getting rid of some possessions instead of moving everything.

Two Weeks Before Your Move

Packing materials

Buy boxes and packing tape.

Start Packing

Start packing non-essentials and out of season clothing.

Medical Records

Ask the doctor and dentist for records or file transfer. This is a lot more difficult the further away you move.

Mail Redirect

Start mail forwarding 2-3 days before move day. Try to change all your mail as this forwarding option can be very expensive in the long run.

Child and Pet Care

If you have kids or pets arrange friends to take care of them on a moving day. Having kids running around will make the day a lot more stressful than it needs to be.

Contact Details

Email or text your new address to close contacts.


Stop and Store Victoria provides clean dry and secure storage in the heart of Victoria, BC. We will be publishing more helpful tips in the coming weeks to assist with your move.



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