Time to Move – What Now?


Change of Address Checklist:

          Utilities & Bills:

  •  Electricity
  •  Hydro
  •  Natural Gas
  •  Cell phone
  •  Landline
  •  Cable
  •  Internet
  •  Water delivery

Legal & Identity Documents:

  •  Driver’s license
  •  Passport
  •  Health card
  •  Insurance (house & vehicle)
  •  Tax documents (income tax, CPP, OA)

Professional Services:

  •  Physicians (doctor, specialists)
  •  Dentist
  •  Attorney
  •  Veterinarian
  •  House cleaner
  •  Babysitter
  •  Lawn & pool
  •  Schools


  •  Bank(s)
  •  Credit card companies
  •  Other loans
  •  Mortgage companies


  •  Magazines
  •  Newspapers
  •  Friends
  •  Family
  •  Employer


Tips for Packing Like a Pro:

  •  Develop a ‘packing to do’ list
  •  Get rid of! – garage sale, dump, recycle, charity
  •  Pack similar items together – toys with toys, dishes with dishes
  •  Decide which items you want to move yourself – breakable valuables, must haves thru the move
  •  Don’t pack too loose or too tight
  •  Wrap each item separately, and pad the sides and bottom of the boxes
  •  Label every box clearly and on all sides
  •  Use color coded labels for each room
  •  Keep important info with you – driver’s name and phone #, anyone else’s phone # that is important, realtor’s contact info, house keys and codes
  •  Inspect each and every box as it arrives – too late might be too late.  Also, keep a record of # of boxes in total and per room   

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