Tips for moving


A few weeks prior to moving

  • Arrange your moving day well in advance(compare several estimates)
  • Re- direct your essential services to your new home (i.e. gas, electricity, and cable TV)
  • Arrange to have your gas, water, and electricity meters read on the day you leave
  • Have the bills forwarded to your new address. If necessary, water heater and furnace rental agreements should to be transferred to the purchaser.
  • Update your contact information and provide a forwarding address for schools, work, and services
  • Make arrangements for pet or baby sitters for the day of the move.

Days prior to moving

  • Gather all important personal, medical, and insurance documents and keep them separate from your moving items
  • Pack valuables and any personal items that you will require in the interim of your house being unpacked
  • Make sure to pack and label items by a theme, such as kitchen or bathroom

Day of the move

  • Make a list of all items to be moved and compare it to the movers to make sure you agree on contents delivered
  • Check all shelves, closets and cupboards for any items that may have been left behind

After the move

  • Apply for a new drivers license, health card, or other items that require an up-to-date address
  • Register your car at your new address
  • Check opening and closing hours of stores and services in the neighbourhood