05 Aug Helpful checklist when moving
Once you have a firm offer
- Contact movers for quotes – Please feel free to ask me for reliable moving companies
- Arrange a Buyers visit with me for measuring windows, walls, doorway and contractors if needed
- Book the elevator if moving from or two a condo/apartment. Most management office will request a damage deposit when booking the elevator. This may or may not be refundable.
- Book your trades people such as contractors, designers, window treatment installer, appliance delivery etc for a day after closing just so they are not waiting around during the day of closing in case there is a hiccup the day of.
One to two months before moving
- Get rid of anything you are not planning on taking with you (sell it, toss it, give it away prior to moving)
- Have a garage sale
- Fill out change of address forms
- Make any necessary travel arrangements
- Transfer memberships in clubs, civic organizations etc
- Obtain medical and dental records, xrays and prescriptions histories
- If applicable – Ask your doctor and dentist for referrals and transcripts, transfer prescriptions if moving a great distance
- If applicable – Check into the laws and requirements of your new city regarding any special laws that may be applicable to you and your needs.
- Take inventory of your belongings before they’re packed, in the event you need to make an insurance claim later
- Make arrangements for transporting pets.
Two to four weeks before moving
- Switch utility services to new address
- Inform electric, water, newspaper, magazine subscriptions, telephone and cable companies of your move
- Arrange help on moving day – Beware: family and friends may start avoiding you knowing your move is coming up
- If needed have another garage sale
- Confirm travel arrangements
- Reserve elevator if moving to or from a Condo/apartment
- Have your area rugs cleaned before moving
- Plan ahead for children – what can they do to help during the day of the move
- Put aside your important documents to hand carry them to your new home
- Double check closets, shelves, attic and garage to be sure they are empty before leaving your old digs.
- Carry important documents, currency and jewellery yourself
- Ensure movers have all your contact information and you have theirs in case you need to reach one another during travel period.
Arriving at your new Home
- Make sure the way is clear for the movers
- If there are any problems please call me for help.
- Have water, snacks, paper towels, and toilet paper handy.
- Set up the kids with fun activities if they are going to be with you during the moving day
- Don’t forget to have your driver’s license change to your new address