moving checklist

There is so much to remember when you’re moving. A moving checklist is a great tool to keep you on track with your many responsibilities during this very important time. Our moving checklist is complete with a 12-week schedule to help you stay one step ahead of your priorities.

12 weeks before you move, you should…

  • Chose your mover and sign the acceptance note
  • Sort through the basement, loft and garage
  • Resolve what to do with prohibited items
  • Make proper provision for pets
  • Decide whether or not you are taking your car

10 weeks before your move, you should…

  • Dispose of the things you don’t want to take

8 weeks before you move, you should…

  • Start preparing a mailing list of people who need your change of address including banks, credit card companies, magazine subscriptions etc…
  • Hire purchasing and rental companies
  • Round up passports, birth/marriage certificates and other family documentation
  • Check that electrical appliances will work in your new home

6 weeks before you move, you should…

  • Separate your children’s favorite toys
  • Make sure your pet’s vaccinations are up to date
  • Arrange for mail to be forwarded
  • Decide whether or not to buy any new household goods

4 weeks before you move, you should…

  • Decide which clothes are traveling with you
  • Start to dismantle climbing frames/garden furniture
  • Make arrangements to start utility services at your new home
  • Return library books

1 week before your move, you should…

  • Defrost the refrigerator and freezer
  • Plan simple meals for moving day to avoid using appliances
  • Separate luggage items you need for personal travel
  • Clean garden tools, bicycles, and any other gardening equipment
  • Empty the tanks of powered tools such as lawn mowers.
  • Ensure that you have enough medication for at least two weeks, and make certain you have copies of any necessary prescriptions you will need.
  • Collect traveler’s checks or local currency.
  • Arrange for someone to look after the children on moving day.

It’s moving day!