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Moving checklist

3-6 months ahead

2 months ahead

  • Inventory of everything in your house with serial numbers of all electronics and appliances.
  • Sort keeping, giving away, selling or throwing out.
  • Garage sale and/or sell some items online.
  • Donate unwanted items to charity.
  • Call the city about pickup of unwanted large items.
  • Call utility companies to arrange transfer of your power/water/cable/internet to your new address.
  • Arrange for your mail to be forwarded to your new address.
  • Arrange for your medical, dental and other health records to be transferred to your new doctor (if you are changing practitioners).
  • If you have children, start arranging the transfer of their school files.
  • Start collecting boxes for packing! Or pre-order with your moving company.

6 weeks ahead

  • Let friends and associates know of your move and your new address.
  • Change your address for all of your personal accounts: banks, magazines, credit cards, insurance, etc….
  • If you have children and/or pets arrange for someone to watch them on your moving day.
  • Start packing the rooms that are used least (basements, storage areas, attics, guest rooms, etc…).

1 month ahead

  • Time to get busy! Get yourself organized by labelling each box with its contents and keep a master list.

2 weeks ahead

  • Call movers or rental company to confirm your booking.
  • Finish up major packing.

1 week ahead

  • Confirm babysitters/pet sitters.
  • Should you be moving yourself, start taking apart larger items such as beds, tables, etc….

The day before moving day

  • Pack your personal travel bag – don't forget valuables such as jewelery, important documents.
  • Reconfirm time with movers/rental truck company.

Moving day

  • Take readings from all your utility meters.
  • Be present while movers are loading the truck.
  • If any items were damaged, note it on inventory list before truck leaves.
  • After truck is loaded, inspect the cupboards, closets, closing windows, turning down thermostats.
  • Check for running water.
  • Lock all doors and inform neighbors that the house is vacant.

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