Moving Checklist

There’s a lot to think about when you’re about to leave one home and move into another.


Here’s a handy checklist that should help. Feel free to print the page and make use of it!

Before You Move:

  • Notify post office, charge accounts, credit card companies, utility companies, past employer (for tax return purposes), subscriptions, family and friends, etc. of address change
  • Change of address service: we recommend buying a year of mail forwarding with CPC, this way as letters with the relocation sticker arrive (yellow) you will remember to change the address. Doing it for a year covers tax time as well.
  • Notify insurance companies of new location for coverage
  • Use up perishables, defrost freezer, clean refrigerator
  • Prepare large appliances and rugs for proper moving
  • Call your utility companies to cancel your current services and start for the new address
  • Notify and register children in new school
  • Make an appointment with your lawyer for several days before closing

On Moving Day:

  • Double check rooms, closets, and cabinets for possible items left behind
  • Carry jewelry and important documents on your person
  • Leave all old keys needed for new owner with your lawyer

At Your New Address:

  • Check on utility services – gas, electric, water, telephone, etc.
  • Check to make sure everything included in the home is in working order (unless sold ‘as is’)
  • If staying within the province, obtain a driver’s license with your new address on it
  • Register children in school if you haven’t done so already
  • Explore your neighborhood!