tammy forrest
RE/MAX First
8820 Blackfoot Trail SE #115
Calgary, AB
T2J 3J1 CA

moving checklist

Moving can be a busy time with many small, yet important, tasks to complete.  You will want to make sure that all of your belongings arrive safely at your new home, the mail is forwarded, and the lights are turned on.  This checklist will help keep you organized as you prepare for your move.
before moving
change of address notices:
  • post office
  • bank, credit cards, other monthly bills
  • insurance - new locations for fire and auto
  • subscriptions
  • friends and relatives
  • remember that some of these will need several weeks notice!
utililty companies:
  • gas, water, electricity, telephone, fuel - turn them off at your current home and on at your new home.  Don't forget to ask for refunds if you made any advanced deposits.
  • find a new bank, if necessary, arrange cheque - cashing and coordinate credit references.
medical records:
  • get referrals for doctors, dentists, and veterinarian.
  • obtain necessary prescriptions, x-rays, eyeglasses, medical records, and birth records.
  • if using a moving company, check for: insurance coverage, payment schedule, other shipping documents, arrival day, labour, and prep work to be accomplished beforehand.
  • if you are moving, have plenty of boxes and wrap on hand.  Pack as much as possible in advance, don't wait until moving day.
  • empty and clean freezer and refridgerator.


moving day
  • prepare for the needs of small children and animals.  What will they do while you are packing and how will they get to your new home?
double check:
  • when the house is empty, but before the moving truck door closes, double check closets, attics, back yard, and any other storage locations to make sure they are empty.
important items:
  • carry jewelry and documents yourself, or send them registered mail.
  • you should carry enough cash or travelers cheques to cover your move and expenses until you reach your new home.
  • leave old house keys on your counter of your previous home with tags/notes for the new owners and the original door key with your realtor.
at your new home
  • check that your gas, electricity, water, and telephone have been turned on.
  • check pilot lights on stove, water heater, and furnance.
  • have your address changed on your driver's license.
  • if you have moved to a new province/state, have the vehicle registered within 5 days to prevent penalties (check local licensing requirements).
  • apply for a new driver's license, if necessary.
remember to:
  • register your children in a new school.
  • locate a new doctor, dentist, etc.

Above all, enjoy your new home and exploring your new neighbourhood!

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