Prepare for Moving Day on Aruba

April 7, 2021

Moving is listed as one of the top stressful situations that a person can experience, but you can plan ahead to make the process as smooth as possible. Tips from the movers in Aruba

Moving is listed as one of the top stressful situations that a person can experience, but you can plan ahead to make the process as smooth as possible.

Divide the tasks into 4 stages

๐Ÿฏ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ต๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ, ๐Ÿฎ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ, ๐Ÿญ ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†.

If you decide to hire a moving company to help you, remember to check references, testimonials, and reviews, before you chose one.

Movers get booked months in advance, so make sure to reserve your date on time (we would love to help you).

๐Ÿฏ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ต๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ:

โ€ขGet rid of your clutter and get organized

โ€ขHave a yard/garage sale

โ€ขDonate, sell or throw out things you donโ€™t need/want

โ€ขIf you are renting, send a written notice to your landlord 

โ€ขMake any necessary arrangements if you need to travel; book flights, reserve hotel rooms, or temporary housing.

โ€ขRequest all records on prescriptions, doctors, dentists, school transcripts, employment, veterinary, etc.

โ€ขGet copies of your vehicle/motorcycle registration or tax payment and  insurance, to ship your vehicles from Aruba to a new country 

โ€ขGet your Tax ID/Persoonsnummer (Copy of carton where it is written) 

๐Ÿฎ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ:

โ€ขIf you are exporting shell/conch or corals, get the CITES license, Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species/ for more information call (297) 585-8102 or  Santa Rosa Aruba

โ€ขDonโ€™t buy groceries, go through your freezer, fridge, and pantry and finish off stored foods.

โ€ขPrepare to have your refrigerator empty to disconnected 1 day before the move

โ€ขTake pictures of the back of the TV/music/ game consoles/ etc so you remember where all the cables should be connected.

โ€ขCollect tax documents, home sale/buying documents, employment records, school documents, and doctors records, keep them together in a separate box.

โ€ขFor exports / moving from Aruba to another country, complete the form to activate the TAX ID in the customs system (contact us for more info)

๐Ÿญ ๐——๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ:

โ€ขDisconnect all electronics, appliances, including the refrigerator

โ€ขDetach lamps, curtains, paintings, or anything attached to walls inside/outside the house.

โ€ขPrepare a cooler with water and snacks

โ€ขPack the overnight bag/kit with the essentials for the first day after the move: medicine, toiletries, clothes, pet food mobile phone, laptop, tablet, and chargers.

๐— ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†:

โ€ขOn Aruba, the wind is very strong, if you have glass doors, and they have to be open during the move, please secure them to keep them from slamming and breaking.

โ€ขWear comfortable clothes with enough pockets to keep any markers, stickers, and tape on hand, if you have an apron, even better. 

โ€ขKeep boxes 25 kgs or less by packing heavy items in small boxes (books, documents, etc) and light items in big boxes (toys, pillows, etc). This will help your back and prevent the box from breaking. 

โ€ขHave a person directing the crew to which room every box and furniture goes, this will save you extra work after the move.

โ€ขWalk through the house to check that nothing is left behind.