Cindy Armstrong

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Moving Tips

Just to make sure that everything runs smoothly make sure you have a moving check list. Just print it and use it to keep on top of all the tasks you have at hand.


One Month Before Moving

•Call your moving company and book moving date

•Notify Post Office for change of address

•Mail change of address cards

•Call about change of home insurance policies

•Notify schools of change of address

•Ask transfer of medical/dental records

•Get copies of renewable prescriptions

•Notify government and banks of change of address

•List questions about your move and your moving company

•Begin to use up frozen foods

2 weeks before moving

•Arrange to disconnect utilities

•Arrange to connect utilities at new home

•Hold a garage sale to get rid of unwanted items

•Collect dry-cleaning and items sent out for repair

•Arrange for transportation and care of pets

•Start packing and labeling boxes

1 week before moving

•Call to discontinue newspaper delivery

•Arrange for sitter for moving day

•Return borrowed library books and videos

•Take down curtain rods and shelves

•Drain water from hoses

•Plan to carry valuable documents/jewelry in your car

1 day before moving

•Set aside items to be packed in your car

•Empty refrigerator and freezer

•Clean refrigerator and oven

•Finish packing personal items

•Confirm new address and moving time with movers

•Advise movers where you can be reached on moving day

•Set aside items you will need upon arrival at new home

•Verify that utilities have been connected at new home

Moving day

•Be sure someone is present to answer movers' questions.

•Have your vacuum ready for those hard to reach places

•Make a final inspection of house before leaving

•Check all rooms, closet, cupboards and drawers

•Turn off all lights and lock up

•Provide driver with accurate directions to new home

•Sign and save copies of bills of lading

•Transfer keys to real estate agent or landlord




INFO TAKEN FROM: Purely Canadian Movers Inc. © All Rights Reserved 2013

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