Frequently Asked Moving Questions
As you prepare for your move, you probably have a lot on your mind. To help you minimize your stress at this hectic time, we’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions about moving, along with their answers.
- Whether the move must be made immediately
- Transferring children during the school term
- Separation of the family while the move is under way
If the move can be scheduled for a time when vans and trained personnel are more readily available, we’ll be better able to meet your preferred delivery schedule.
Because the furnishings of the average household will not fill a van, it is often necessary for two or more shipments to be loaded on the same van. Each shipment is carefully sectioned off from the others.
With the help of Capitol North American’s computer-assisted dispatching system, pickup and delivery dates are scheduled according to the origins and destinations of individual shipments on the van, as well as shipment weight.
The more lead-time you can give, the more likely we will be able to meet your delivery schedule.
All moving companies, for their usual type of service, require alternate pickup and delivery dates. We’ll do our best, of course, to comply with the dates you prefer or the nearest possible alternative. You will be notified in advance of the loading date for your goods and of the estimated date of arrival.
You should discuss your specific pickup and delivery requirements with your Capitol North American representative, who can advise you of the types and costs of services available.
- Talk to your children freely and often about the move and what it will mean to them
- Keep to your normal routine as much as possible
- Keep familiar items (toys, books, blankets, teddy bears, etc.) available. And don’t pack the pacifier!
- If possible, take your children to your new community before the move to acquaint them with their new surroundings
- Above all, listen to what your children have to say, and keep communication open and honest
For more information, ask your North American representative for a copy of A Moving Experience: A
Professional counsellor’s Guide to the Personal Side of Moving.
A few suggestions:
- Make backup copies of all your data files
- Remove any diskettes from the disk drives and replace them with blank or disposable diskettes for transport
- Move PCs in their original carton when possible
Your local computer dealer can help…that’s part of their expertise.