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Moving Checklist

Print and refer to our handy moving checklist prior to your move:

ONE MONTH PRIOR TO THE MOVE

  • Change address with SmartMoves.ca.
  • Notify doctors, dentists, and other service providers.
  • Order moving and packing supplies.
  • Contact charitable organizations regarding household items to be donated.
  • Sort and discard unwanted items.
  • Confirm elevator, loading dock, parking space reservations at origin and destination.
  • Begin packing, clearly labeling boxes with name, contents, and room destination.

TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE MOVE

  • Notify registry of motor vehicles.
  • Notify telephone company.
  • Notify electric company.
  • Notify gas company.
  • Notify alarm company.
  • Notify cable company.
  • Notify water company.
  • Notify oil company.
  • Make arrangements for disassembly of difficult furniture
  • Remove all permanently affixed items from walls (e.g. drapes, lighting fixtures, ceiling fans).

ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE MOVE

  • Confirm date and time with moving company.
  • Provide moving company with new telephone number.
  • Remove fragile and loose items from drawers.
  • Notify gas company to schedule disconnection of gas dryers and stoves.
  • Start moving uninsured and precious items (eg. plants, unpacked electronics, figurines, etc …)

ONE DAY PRIOR TO THE MOVE

  • Consolidate fragile boxes in one area.
  • Separate items not intended for transport by movers.
  • Confirm telephones are in working order at both locations.
  • Refrigerators and freezers must be defrosted, drained, washed and thoroughly dried.
  • Drain water bed.
  • Drain gas and oil from lawn mowers and snow blowers.
  • Clear walkways and driveway for improved access during inclement weather.
  • Isolate checkbook, keys, cash and credit cards.
  • If paying cash, withdraw enough to cover the move. (people often forget they have daily withdrawal limits on ATMs)

 

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