1. Mail Forwarding
Arrange to have your mail forwarded at least 4 weeks prior to your move. Visit your local Post Office or, go to www.canadapost.ca to arrange this service on-line.
2. Important Records & Computer Files
Make arrangements to have important records transferred to your new city or town such as school transcripts, medical, dental, and veterinarian records.
It is important to back up your computer files onto disks. As software is sensitive to temperatures, we recommend that you carry the disks with you in your briefcase or luggage.
3. Furniture Layout
Have a plan of where you want your furniture to be placed in your new home and include all the rooms including the basement and garage. On moving day, provide a copy of the floor plan to your Van Operator as this will help cut down the time and stress on delivery day.
Moving with pets can provide extra challenges both leading up to your move (they know when something’s up!) and on move day. Help ease your pets’ stress and maintain their safety with these tips.
If you are driving to your new destination have your vehicle serviced prior to your move. Don’t forget to ask your dealership or garage for a copy of the service records.
6. Make a List
Prepare a list of items you will need immediately upon arrival at your new home such as light bulbs, bathroom and kitchen supplies, small tools such as screwdrivers, snacks, phone, and bedding. Take these items with you in the car or make sure they are loaded last on the truck so they will be the first items unloaded your new home.
7. Moving Day
Make a final check of your home after everything has been loaded to ensure nothing is left behind. Check closets, cabinets, garage, garden shed and crawl spaces.