MOVING CHECKLIST


4 to 6 Weeks Prior

 Arrange Movers

 Arrange Trucks & Friends

 List Items to insure (valuables)

 Arrange moving insurance

 

2 to 3 Weeks Prior: Change of Address

Let People Know You're Moving!

 Doctor

 Lawyer

 Accountant

 Bank

 MVA/MVD

 Revenue Canada

 Publications

 School

 Phone

 Electric

 Water

 Internet

 Insurance

 Dentist

 Finance Company

 Credit Cards

 CAA & Other Memberships

 Post Office

 Cable

 Gas

 Fuel

1 Week Prior

 Transfer Bank Accounts

 Drain oil & fuel from power equipment

 Drain hoses

 Pack items to be moved personally & label "Do Not Move"

 Pack Valuables

 Send Items to be cleaned

 Remove fixtures (if moving)

 Get car serviced

 

Moving Day/Just Prior to Move

 Pack box of basics (See List -->)

 Pack suitcases with clothing for a few days or the trip if travelling

 Remove Linens

 Final walk through checking closets, windows, lights & doors

 

Upon Arrival

 Check new home for existing damage before movers enter

 Check off boxes from inventory list when unloading

 Have movers put items into appropriate rooms directly

 Place your box of basics in an area that will remain easily accessible

 

Day After Move-In

 If you've moved into a rural property, take a water sample

Moving Checklist

Box of Basics

 Black markers

 Masking Tape

 Scissors

 Tissues

 Toilet Paper

 Paper Towels / Cleaning Cloths

 Toothbrushes / Toothpaste

 Hand & Body Soap

 Shampoo

 Bottled Water / Beverages

 Food - easy to prep/ready to eat

 Baggies / Tupperware

 Trash Bags

 Cleaning Sponges, Brushes, etc.

 Rubber Gloves

 Broom & Dust Pan

 Mop

 Vacuum Cleaner

 Bleach

 Bathroom Cleaner

 Dust Cleaner

 Carpet Cleaner

 Dishwashing Detergent

 Laundry Detergent

 Floor Cleaner

More Tips. . .

 Consider selling or donating items or furniture that you no longer want

 Clearly label all containers

 Make a complete inventory list checking off items as they are loaded

 Keep copies of inventory, bills of lading, service orders and cancellations, estimates & phone numbers handy

 Carefully wrap liquids (cleansers, shampoos, etc.)

 Back up your Computer

 Time any repairs/purchase with the move so delivery is direct