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Checklist to help organize your move

Blog by Kim Twohey | July 13th, 2016


There is so much to remember when you are moving!  To help, I have put together a checklist of some of the most important things you need to remember.

60 to 90 days before you move

Get quotes and book your moving company

Get packing supplies

Start to pack up seasonal items and other things you do not need at this time

Sell or donate anything that you do not want to take to your new house

Create a moving binder where you can store important documents

30 to 60 days before you move

Contact your insurance company to let them know about your new address and to secure coverage for your new home

Notify your workplace about your upcoming address change

Notify your children’s schools about the upcoming address change

Complete a change of address form at the Post Office

Contact your cable, phone, and utility providers to arrange for service in your new home

Purchase and arrange post possession delivery dates for any new furniture or appliances 

Continue to pack seasonal items and other things you do not need at this time

14 to 30 days before you move

Update your address at your bank, doctor’s and dentist’s offices, pharmacist, and veterinary office

Continue to pack

Return library books or other borrowed items

Let all your other service providers know about your new address

Book your move-out and move-in cleaning service, if required

Contact the mover to confirm the move date and other details

Safely and properly dispose of things like paint, oil, propane tanks, and old medications

7 to 14 days before you move

Update your address on all your online shopping accounts

Prepare information package for the new homeowners of your current home (manuals, warranty information, extra keys, garage door openers, alarm codes)

Use up food in your pantry, fridge, and freezer.

Keep packing and ensure all boxes are labeled with their contents and instructions on where it goes in the new house.

Take a picture of the back of electronic equipment to use as a quick reference guide so that you can easily hook everything up in the new house.

Confirm your possession date and time with your Realtor.

The week before you move

Finish packing.

Put together a moving day survival kit that includes: food and snacks, toilet paper and paper towels, cleaning supplies, medications, pet supplies, baby supplies, phone charger, as well as pajamas and a change of clothes for each family member.

If applicable, confirm moving day care arrangements you have made for pets or children.

Confirm utility hook up appointments.

Change your address on your driver’s license.

Update your address with Revenue Canada