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Moving anytime soon? Check our tips!


4 weeks before the move

  • Confirm your moving date
  • Decide exactly what you’re taking, and dispose of any unwanted goods
  • Make sure official documents (passport, drivers licence, ID card) are valid
  • Obtain copies of medical and school records
  • Organise vaccination and medical certificates for pets
  • Decide whether you will sell your car or take it with you

1-3 weeks before the move

  • Arrange for your email to be forwarded, and cancel / forward any subscriptions
  • Fill any prescriptions you have
  • Arrange for utilities to be disconnected and meters read
  • Complete insurance and inventory forms
  • Notify Gosselin Mobility Services, friends and family of your new address
  • Make travel arrangements for yourself and your family and pets
  • Pay any outstanding bills and cancel any standing orders
  • Arrange for childcare and pet-sitters on moving day

1 day before the move

  • Separate the items that will be travelling with you (eg. keys, documents, passports, tickets)
  • Defrost your fridge/freezer
  • Dispose of perishable foodstuff
  • Arrange with neighbours to leave sufficient parking space for moving trucks
  • Disconnect large appliances (eg. washing machine)
  • Charge your mobile phone and get a good night’s sleep

Moving day

  • Meet with the move foreman and give any special instructions
  • Advise the packing crew which items you’ll need immediately so they can load these last
  • Check the inventory list, sign it and keep a copy for your reference
  • When the house seems empty, quickly double-check it
  • Look inside cupboards and other hiding places to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything
Moving anytime soon? Check our tips!
Lennert De Jong elected vice-chair IAM Young Professionals

Lennert De Jong vice-chair of IAM Young Professionals

With over 2,000 members and an active presence in over 170 countries, IAM is the largest professional network for the moving and logistics sector. Lennert De Jong was recently elected as vice-chair of IAM’s Young Professionals group. Congratulations!
Gosselin wins Aires award

Gosselin wins Aires award

Gosselin wins award for exceptional customer service from corporate relocation provider Aires. “We are very honored”, says Marcel Jörg, CEO of Gosselin.
Prestigious industry award for MArc Smet

CEO Gosselin receives prestigious industry award

Marc Smet, CEO of the Gosselin Group, has been inducted in the IAM Hall of Honor.
The IAM Hall of Honor was created to give full recognition to and celebrate industry professionals who have made a profound impact on our profession through their leadership and innovation.