Here are some useful tip's before you move

The following is a list of things you need to do before you move:

  • If you haven't already done so, arrange for a lawyer - your agent can provide you with some names of local firms, if you don't have someone in mind.
  • Book the movers. It's a good idea to obtain estimates from several different companies.
  • Make special arrangements for moving the perishables, such as plants.
  • Make special arrangements for the moving of your pets.

If you OWN your present home:

  • Call the gas, and electric companies and let them know your are moving and arrange to have all the meters read on the appropriate date.
  • If your water heater is rented, arrange for the transfer of the rental agreement to the new owners.
  • Instruct your heating oil supplier to fill the tank on appropriate date.
  • Advise the telephone and cable television company of your move and have the discount their services on the appropriate date.
  • Advise all your present service companies of your new address so final billings may be directed to you.

If you RENT your present home:

  • Give necessary written notice to your landlord, and make arrangements for the return of any money you may have on deposit.

At your new home:

  • Make arrangements with the gas and electric utilities, telephone and cable TV to be connected on the day the sale closes.

General:

  • Obtain "Change of Address" cards from the post office and send out well in advance
  • Have the post office forward mail to your new address
  • Inform gardening, dry-cleaning, newspapers, magazines, diaper and other home services.
  • Arrange for services at your new address.
  • Transfer trust or bank accounts and securities. Obtain a letter of introduction from your current bank to help establish new accounts.
  • Inform all creditors (Visa, Master Card, etc.) of your new address and the date it becomes effective (Don't forget pre-authorized payments)
  • Cancel or transfer social, athletic, civic, religious or business affiliations and memberships
  • Garage Sale - consider having on to dispose of unwanted clothes and furnishing
  • Collect all items out of cleaning, repair or storage
  • Safely dispose of all flammable liquids as it is illegal for movers to carry them.
  • Driver's Licenses - change of address effective the day of move
  • Arrange with your lawyer access to the keys of your new home
  • Obtain a supply of boxes for moving and devise a colour code system for the various room designations
  • Leave a note in the house with your address for the new occupants so they can forward your mail
  • Important to note have your move complete by closing which can take place between 9:00 am to 6:00 pm  I recommend you have your move arranged so your finnished your final cleaning by mid day.