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MOVING TIPS CHECKLIST

 

Book The Movers

You can choose to have your movers pack everything, or just the breakables, or you can pack yourself.  It is a good idea to obtain estimates from several different companies

 

If You Own Your Present Home

Arrange to have your gas, water and electric meters read on the day you leave and have the bills forwarded to your new address

Have the oil tank read and filled before your sale closes and provide a receipt to your lawyer

If the water heater is rented, arrange for a transfer of the rental agreement to the purchaser

Disconnect your telephone, internet, cable tv

 

 

 

If You Rent Your Present Home

Give the necessary written notice to your landlord and make arrangements for the return of any money you may have on deposit

 

 

 

At Your "New" Home

Make arrangements for the gas and electric utilities, telephone, cable tv and internet to be connected on the day the sale closes

 

 

 

General

Get the "Change of Address" cards from the post office and send out well before the moving day

Arrange with the post office to have your mail forwarded to the new address

Cancel any contracted services and pre-authorized cheques

Inform newspapers, magazines and other home services when to start deliver at your new address

Change the address on your driver's license, effective the day of your move

Safely dispose of all flammable liquids

Utilities and Contact Numbers