Things to do before moving

Moving within a city is a snap. It’s a lot of work, yes, but logistically it’s not a big deal. You disconnect some services, sign them up at a new location, move your phone numbers, arrange your mail, and then move your crap from one place to another.

Even within a country it’s not too bad. Similar logistics, but the distances are longer and you usually have to give up the phone numbers you had.

Moving between countries? Even harder. Never done that one before, and I’m about to find out how bad it can be.

Today, I sat down with Veronique, who is officially kicking off the relocation program for those of us going to Costa Rica. We’re engaging a company that specialises in moving things across borders (they move the Mona Lisa when it’s necessary). They’re going to help us find a place to live, get us oriented, help us move furniture, etc. But there’s still a lot on our table that has to be covered.

This is partly a list for myself. I don’t want to forget. But if anyone out there has some suggestions for stuff that we shouldn’t forget, I’d love to know!

Oh, this is gonna be fun…