When you’re getting ready to move, you should be aware of the items that you shouldn’t pack if you have a moving company transport your belongings. Many household items that may seem harmless can easily lead to dangerous situations under the right conditions. And, while it may be hard to part with some items, these Read More…
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)