Moving Checklist

Moving Checklist

Moving can be a very stressful time. Here is a moving checklist to help make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible.

 

6-8 WEEKS BEFORE MOVE

□ Get estimates for movers or a rental truck (your realtor can help)
□ Schedule movers or a rental truck and helpers
□ Clean out all closets, cupboards and drawers
□ Sort and purge
□ Arrange for school transfer
□ Ask for doctor and dental referrals; arrange for the transfer of medical and dental records
□ Make an inventory of household items that are of value for insurance purposes
□ Start a moving folder 
□ Fill out a change-of-address card with Canada Post

 

4-6 WEEKS BEFORE MOVE        

□ Buy packing supplies: boxes, paper, tape, markers, bubble wrap
□ Use up or dispose of food and hazardous materials
□ Have a garage sale/donate unwanted items
□ Arrange for house cleaning
□ Make plans for your pets 
□ Arrange for utilities (cancel old; start new):
□ Consult your insurance agent to find out if changes to your policies are necessary
□ Check insurance coverage for the move
□ Request relocation package from the local Chamber of Commerce 
□ Begin packing items you will not need for the next month

 

2-3 WEEKS BEFORE MOVE    

□ Set aside critical documents and items you will keep with you
□ Change address:
  • Employer           
  • Newspaper/Magazines
  • Bank accounts/Credit cards      
  • Health, life, and auto insurance policies
  • Drivers licence
  • Auto registration

 

1-5 DAYS BEFORE MOVE

□ Defrost freezer
□ Prepare food for moving day
□ Clean refrigerator, stove and oven
□ Disconnect and drain appliances for moving
□ Drain fuel from power equipment
□ Confirm arrival time of the movers/pick-up time of the rental truck
□ Have payment and snacks ready for movers
□ Gather outdoor furniture
□ Return cable box, cable modem, DSL modem if necessary
□ Organize keys and any manuals that go with the house
□ Clean house
□ Finish packing
□ Pack a suitcase/box full of items you will need on moving day and for the first night

 

MOVING DAY  

□ Disassemble beds
□ Double check that all cupboards, closets, dishwasher and that other appliances are empty
□ Give movers a tour and instructions for what is being moved
□ Receive keys to your new home from the real estate agent or builder
 
 
We hope this moving checklist helped. Enjoy your new home! 
 
 

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