Relocating To A New Home? Use Our Moving Guide Checklist!
January 23, 2014
Read our free moving guide checklist. OnePercentGuys.com breaks it down step-by-step starting two months prior, it will remove the stress when moving.
Two months before:
- – Give rental notice, if necessary.
- – Select a moving company.
- – If you’re doing your own packing, begin packing items you won’t need during this time.
- – Sell or give away unneeded items.
Six Weeks Before:
- – Make records of belongings/valuables and insure if required.
- – Make arrangements to store items if necessary.
- – Obtain copies of personal records (e.g. medical, dental, academic (if you will be switching providers).
Four Weeks Before:
- – Notify post office of change of address and send change of address cards.
- – Notify utility and phone providers of change of address and arrange for connection at new address.
- – Confirm move details with mover.
- – Get boxes from the mover and continue packing. Label all boxes by room.
Two Weeks Before:
- – Draw up floor plan of your new home and provide to the moving company with instructions on locating furniture. Label furniture accordingly.
- – Arrange for childcare and pet sitting on moving day.
- – If discarding bulky items, make arrangements according to municipal requirements.
- – Arrange necessary move and related insurance costs.
One Week Before:
- – Take down any fixtures that you plan to bring with you.
- – Pack a moving day travel bag with essentials, such as a change of clothes and toiletries.
- – Label items to be moved in the car.
- – Have your lawyer/notary advise you of the exact amount owing, then have your certified cheque or bank draft prepared accordingly.
- – Review directions with mover.
- – Save all copies of moving documentation.
- – Check each room carefully; close windows, turn off water and appliances and lock doors.
- – Notify landlord that property is vacant.
- – Leave forwarding information.
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