Two Months Before Moving
Tour your home including the attic, garage, and storage shed, and decide which items should be discarded or donated to charity. Consider a garage sale and remove clutter.
Start a file for all of your moving paperwork.
One Month Before Moving
Schedule a date with all utility services to disconnect at your old home and reconnect at your new home.
Obtain and fill out post office change-of-address form.
- Change of address
- Post office
- School records
- Bank and insurance co.
- Magazine subscriptions
- Doctors, dentists, lawyers
- Utilities (water, oil, gas, hydro)
- Telephone / cell phone
- Internet provider
- TV cable / satellite
- Friends and relatives
- Credit cards
- Driver’s license
Start packing items that are not used regularly.
Start using foods and cleaners that should not be move.
Arrange for cleaning if you are hiring someone to do either the house you are leaving or the new one you are going to.
Prepare a list of companies to change addresses – Union Gas, Bell Canada, Bank and Financial Institutes, Security Company, Doctor, Newspaper, Magazines, Hydro, Cable, Credit Cards, Dentist, Vehicle Licensing Office.
Two Weeks Before Moving
Properly dispose of items that cannot be moved, such as flammables, old appliances, and paints.
Make arrangements to dispose of anything not sold at your garage sale.
One Week Before Moving
Finish up most of the packing – remember to label all boxes with the room you will want it in and what it contains.
Pack a bag as if you are going away for the weekend. This should be enough to get by for the few days surrounding your move. Include change of clothes, aspirin, band aids, toothbrush, towel, toilet paper, paper plates and cups, cheques, credit cards.
Confirm your move.
Make sure you are home when the movers arrive.
Walk through the house and show the movers everything to be moved and review any special details or concerns.
Confirm with driver the correct delivery address and directions.
Do a final walk through of the home you are leaving before the truck leaves. It is your responsibility to make sure nothing gets left behind.
Be available for the movers. They may have questions or concerns, and will need directions as to where the furniture is going at the new house so you can be properly set up when we leave.