Moving 101

Moving Checklist

Send Change of Address Cards to:

  • Credit Card Companies
  • Schools and Colleges
  • Government Agencies
  • Bank and Investment Services
  • Subscriptions
  • Relatives, Friends, and Neighbors
  • Past and Present Employers
  • Doctors/ Dentist
  • Accountant
  • Lawyer
  • Insurance Agent
  • Church
  • Organizations/Clubs

Disconnect Utilities:  Get refunds for any deposits made and advise where final bills are to be sent.

  • Water
  • Electric
  • Gas
  • Telephone
  • Cable TV
  • Other

Cancel Deliveries

  • Water/Milk/Food Products
  • Newspapers
  • Diaper Service
  • Notify Post Office
  • Other

Transfer Bank Accounts

  • Checking
  • Savings (IRA's, RRSP's, other)
  • Safe Deposit Box

Notify Insurance Companies

  • Health
  • Life
  • Auto
  • Home Owners
  • Check with insurance agent on coverage of life, car and household goods en route to new home.

Pick up Personal Items

  • Dry Cleaning/ Shoe Repair
  • Prescriptions

Obtain Records

  • Obtain school records for children
  • Obtain birth and church records for all family members.
  • Check to see if your will must be rewritten when moving across provincial or state boundaries.
  • Obtain any legal records.

Obtain Medical Records

  • General
  • Dentist
  • Optometrist
  • Specialists
  • Veterinarian

Have Medication Prescriptions Refilled or get prescription numbers.

For The Moving Trip:

Have car tuned up for trip

Leave keys and any necessary legal papers with your real estate agent

Make a list of your credit card numbers in case of emergency or theft

Pack Immediate Necessities Bag

  • Medications for family and pets
  • Kids favorite play things
  • Change of clothes for all family members. Include a bathing suit.
  • Legal papers/medical records

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