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PLANNING CHECKLIST - THREE WEEKS UNTIL MOVING DAY


More than 14 days before moving

Get boxes and moving supplies
  • Take unwanted items to charity and/or dump.
  • Dispose of household chemicals properly (old paint, caustic cleaners, etc.). Take these to the local Toxic Waste Centre.
  • Arrange phone service at your new home
  • Arrange the return of any cable TV equipment
  • Set up mail-forward with Canada Post
  • Arrange (new policy or to transfer existing policy) for contents and tenant liability insurance.
  • Drivers' license, Health cards, Insurance
  • Magazine subscriptions and other mailings
  • Bank accounts, credit cards, and tax office, Canada Revenue
  • Arrange transfer of car insurance & license plates
  • Notify kids' schools, transfer records
  • Register at new school
  • Get copies of medical and dental records; if you have pets, get copies of veterinary records 

8 to 14 days before moving

  • Return borrowed items
  • Retrieve loaned items
  • arrange for major appliances to be moved
  • Arrange connection of utilities at new place.
  • Arrange disconnection of utilities at old place.
  • Dispose of all flammable materials.


2 to 7 days before moving

  • Determine what you can bring with you if travelling by car, plane, train, or bus
  • Prepare "installed items" that you're bringing
    (TV antenna or shelves*)
  • Pack a suitcase with the clothes and toiletries that you'll need the first day in your new home.
  • Pack a special box with other essentials you'll need for the first few days and marks this box "Do Not Move"

The day before moving

  • Take down curtains and curtain rods
  • Empty, defrost and clean refrigerator; clean the stove
  • Pack your personal belongings, except your alarm clock, necessary clothes, jewellry and bedding

Moving day

  • Keep paperwork accessible
  • Strip and dismantle beds
  • Final walk-through: check all closets and cabinets
  • Collect all keys; keep them in a safe place
  • Clean premises that you are leaving, inspect with the landlord.
  • If using a moving company, confirm the new address and delivery time with the drive
  • Know how to reach your new landlord or superintendent
Kelly Baker ACP
Kelly Baker ACP
Owner