moving checklistBook the Movers

You can choose to have your movers pack everything, or just the breakables, or you can pack yourself. It is a good idea to obtain estimates from several different companies and ask for complete references.

If You Own Your Present Home

  • Arrange to have your gas, water and hydro meters read on the day you leave and forward the bill to your new address.
  • Have the oil tank read and filled before your sale closes (unless stipulated otherwise in the offer)
  • If the water heater or furnace is rented, arrange for a transfer of the rental agreement to the purchaser.
  • Disconnect your telephone, cable and water softener.

If You Rent Your Present Home

  • Give necessary written notice to your landlord and make arrangements for the return of any money you have on deposit.

At Your New Home

  • Make arrangements for the gas and electric utilities, water softener, telephone and cable to be connected on the day the sale closes.

General

  • Get change of address cards from the post office and send out well before moving day.
  • Have the post office forward your mail to your new address.
  • Cancel any contracted services and pre-authorized cheques.
  • Inform gardening, dry cleaning, garbage pick-up, newspapers, magazines and other home services. Arrange for service at your new address.
  • Cancel or transfer social, athletic, civic, religious or business affiliations and memberships.
  • Arrange for transfer of medical, dental, prescription and optical records.
  • Change the address on your driver’s licence(s) effective the day of the move.
  • Collect all items out for cleaning, repair or storage (e.g. dry cleaning).
  • Make special arrangements for the moving of your pets.

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