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Helping make your move easier

Take advantage of a selection of convenient forms, guides and tips to help ensure your North American or International move goes off without a hitch.

Guides and Packing Tips

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How to Move

Moving Guides, Tips, and Resources

You took the big leap, and now it’s time to get going. Relocating is a process with many moving parts — there’s more to moving than packing up and hauling boxes. And while it’s a lot of work, the good news is, you don’t have to do it alone.

Move with Armstrong

Get Help Moving. Arrive Ready.

Not sure how to pack — or where to start? Armstrong’s professional movers are here to help. We take care of the entire moving process, from packing and transport, to storage.

Moving Guides

Moving Made Easy

Whether your new home is on the opposite side of Canada, or across the globe, Armstrong Moving is here to make moving there easy. We offer all the moving resources you need, from guides and tips, to taking on the heavy lifting so you can focus on your destination. Our Move Managers will walk you through these basics:

Plan

Plan

Where are you moving and when do you need to move? Factor in travel time, packing and preparation, last-minute errands, employment transition, and much-needed down time to get settled in.

Budget

Budget

An honest budget allows you to maximize your moving package and ensure you get all the moving services you need.

Pack

Pack

Know what you’re bringing, and be prepared to part with old items that don’t make the cut, or excess and high-value items that are better off in secure storage.

Details

Details

Arrange mail forwarding and address updates, living arrangements, utility connections, IDs and documents, and other details that need to be sorted out for a smooth transition.

Personal effects

Personal effects

Keep small toiletries and valuables, documents, and other personal effects on-hand, whether in a tote or document bag. Prepare for the long flight or drive — the last thing you want is scrambling for your passport or wallet halfway through the long haul.

Moving Checklists

Track Your To-Do’s

Stay on track to move and arrive in time for your new job, and remember everything you need to bring and which box to find them in. Check out this basic moving checklist to start preparing:

Know your moving plan

Know your moving plan

Ask your Move Manager about the fine print, and understand exactly what services, accommodations, and tailored solutions are included in your customized plan.

Insurance

Insurance

Our guarantee is secure handling, packing, and transport, but it’s always best to be prepared. Protect your belongings with a comprehensive insurance policy and replacement coverage.

Housing

Housing

Coordinate living arrangements within your budget and according to your exact moving timeline. Get the right address for freight-forwarded goods.

Pack

Pack

Keep boxes, tape, wrapping, cleaning items, labels, and other moving supplies on-hand. Pack valuables and fragile items securely for damage-free transportation through the toughest conditions.

Travel arrangements

Travel arrangements

Book your flight well ahead of your moving date to secure tickets at the best rates early on. Check your passport and other IDs for early renewal, and avoid delays to your move. If you’re driving, make sure to schedule a complete maintenance check and repairs, and budget for gas.

Child and pet care

Child and pet care

Moving makes you extra busy, so make sure that the little ones are looked after. Book child or pet care leading up to the big move, and for when you unpack and get settled in after arrival.

Essential

Essentials

Stock up on food, water, personal care products, and other essentials for the long haul. Pack these separately in a carry-on bag for quick access, and prepare for any unforeseen travel conditions.

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Packing Tips

Maximum Protection Throughout the Move

Our professional movers will pack all your belongings for the big move. Our promise is a hands-free moving process, but we know there are some items you prefer to take care of yourself. Learn the basics of packing here, but don’t worry — we’ll still double-check and reinforce every box.

Pack smart

Pack smart

Declutter first to pack less. Not everything you own will survive the move, or fit your new home. Donate, discard, or store, and make unpacking easier.

Stock up on supplies

Stock up on supplies

You can’t pack without the right boxes, tape, wrapping, and labels, so make sure to stock up ahead of time. Take note of specialized packing requirements to protect breakables.

Clean before packing

Clean before packing

Make unpacking easier by limiting the number of things you need to clean, and settle in sooner.

Categorize

Categorize

Take note of items part of a set, or going in the same room. Pack them in the same box, so you pack and unpack as you go through each room, and minimize heavy lifting.

Label

Label

Unpacking shouldn’t be a guessing game, especially in between orientations, meetings, and other move-in tasks. Label all items and boxes to keep track of where everything is, and keep a back-up copy.

Check out Armstrong Moving’s complete packing tips, DIY packing guides, and specialized packing guides for books, clothing, cutlery, glasses, pots and pans, and more here.

Customs Clearance

Compliance Across Global Destinations

Moving itself is tough, but an international moving is even more complex. Crossing international borders means coordinating the entire move across oceans and time zones, and adjusting to a completely new life across the globe

Armstrong Moving offers customs expertise, so you can travel seamlessly, get your household goods and valuables cleared, and hit the ground running at home and at work. Here’s what you need to sail through customs — and trust your Move Manager to help you prepare:

Customs regulations

Customs regulations

Learn about country-specific importing regulations to ensure compliance and fast clearance.

Documents

Documents

Prepare your customs declaration forms in advance, and ensure complete documentation of all the items you’re traveling with and the goods to follow.

Get your customs forms and guides for moving to the US, UK, Australia, Switzerland, Ireland, Norway, and more.

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