Moving Checklist

Here’s a moving checklist to keep you organized and help ensure everything goes smoothly during your move.

 

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 and start new):
  • Electricity
  • Gas
  • Water/sewer
  • Telephone/DSL
  • Garbage/recycling
  • Cable/satellite
  • 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

 

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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