Moving can be an extremely stressful time but you can alleviate some of that stress by using our printable checklist.
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11 OR MORE WEEKS BEFORE YOU MOVE
Find out when the previous residents will be leaving, and when you’ll be able to get the keys to your new home.
If you have your heart set on a renovation at your new home, getting it done before you move in is ideal. If someone is still living there, however, this may not be possible. If a furnace, air conditioner needs replacing get this done as well.
10 TO 9 WEEKS BEFORE YOU MOVING
If needed, book time off from work for moving day.
Make any travel arrangements and reservations needed.
If you have kids, contact the new school and make arrangements to transfer records and register.
Make arrangements for child minding and pet sitting if needed.
Return any items you may have borrowed and retrieve loaned items.
If the oven needs cleaning, now is a good time to do it.
If you’re packing yourself, start with any seasonal items you won’t need in the near future.
8 TO 6 WEEKS BEFORE YOU MOVING
Identify any large items that will need to be donated to charity or taken to the landfill.
Identify any hazardous items that require special disposal or recycling. Old paint, fluorescent light bulbs, old electronics, dangerous cleaners, batteries, and other items are on this list, but your municipality’s website should have the full details.
If you have kids, make sure they understand what’s happening and when. Small children may benefit from extra consideration, like stories about moving at story time, or play activities that include the idea of moving. If possible take them to visit your new home.
Contact your doctor, dentist, and veterinarian and get copies of all records, and make arrangements to transfer files to the new health care providers.
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Credits: Adapted from Canadian Housing and Mortgage Corporation and Canada Post, plus over 100 years of experience!