Planning a Move

Book the movers. You can choose to have the movers pack everything, or just the breakables, or you can pack yourself.

If you rent your present home:

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

At your "new" home:

Make arrangements for the gas and electric utilities, water softener, telephone and cable TV to be connected on the day the sale closes.


Get “Change of Address” cards from the post office and send out well before moving day. Have mail forwarded to your new address.

Cancel any contracted services and pre-authorized cheques.

Inform gardening, dry cleaning, garbage pick-up, newspapers, magazines, and other home services. Arrange for service at your new address.

Obtain a letter of introduction from your current bank branch to help establish new accounts. Transfer trust or bank accounts and securities.

Cancel or transfer social, athletic, civic, religious or business affiliations and memberships.

Arrange for transfer of medical, dental, prescription and optical records.

Change the address on your driver’s license(s) effective the day of the move.

Collect all items out for cleaning, repair or storage. e.g. fur coats, dry cleaning.