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MOVING CHECKLIST

1 MONTH BEFORE

  • Eliminate items you no longer use/want – have a garage sale or make donations to local charitable organizations. Why pay to move it when you don’t need or want it?
  • Start getting boxes, tape, bubble wrap, etc… anything you will need to pack up, and make notes of what may need special attention.
  • Obtain change of address cards to contact any of your regular mail senders.
  • Obtain medical and dental records as well as children’s immunizations if moving out of the area
  • Arrange for your children’s school records to be transferred to their new school.
  • Make travel plans and reservations.
  • Use up food supplies.
  • Dispose of hazardous goods.
Moving Checklist in Kelowna, B.C.

2-4 WEEKS BEFORE

  • Start packing and begin with items in your home you do NOT use on a regular basis.
  • Be sure to clearly label or number your boxes to make unpacking and finding items easier.
  • As you pack, make notes of items of significant value (LCD/plasma TVs, stereos, computers, etc.) as you may need to declare items of value if they are lost or damaged during the move.
  • Look to change some important information online.
  • Go to your local post office to fill out a change of address form with your new address.
  • Don’t forget to contact the following places to notify change of address: banks, cable/phone providers, insurance companies, utility companies, credit card companies, doctor/dentist/vet offices, investment companies, etc.

1 WEEK BEFORE

  • Confirm your reservations with your movers or truck company if you haven’t already done so.
  • If required, cancel or transfer your newspaper delivery service.
  • Finish all of your packing.
  • Have your car serviced if driving a long distance.
  • Close charge accounts.
  • Arrange shipment of pets if necessary.
  • Arrange utility service disconnects (disconnect after moving day and connect prior to or on delivery day).

MOVING DAY

  • Make a note of all utility meter readings (both at the old home and the new home).
  • Be there when the truck is being loaded and unloaded just in case your movers have questions.
  • Before the movers leave, check your belongings and make a note on their paperwork and yours if there are any damaged items.

David Jurome

Personal Real Estate Corporation, RI

Macdonald Realty Kelowna

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