If this is your first move, you may feel overwhelmed by how much there is to do to prepare. Let our moving checklist guide you as you prepare for your move!
Chosen your mover and signed the acceptance note?
Sorted through basement, loft and garage?
Resolved what to do with prohibited items?
Made proper provision for pets?
Decided whether or not you are taking your car?
Disposed of the things you don’t want to take?
Started to prepare your mailing list of people who need your change of address?
Notified banks, savings accounts, credit card companies, magazine subscriptions, hire purchase and rental companies?
Started to round up passports, birth/marriage certificates and other family documentation?
Applied for any necessary visas?
Checked that electrical goods will work in your new home?
Separated favorite toys?
Made sure your pet’s vaccinations are up to date?
Arranged for mail to be forwarded?
Decided whether or not to buy any new household goods – check tax refunds?
Decided which clothes travel with you?
Started to dismantle climbing frames/garden furniture?
Made arrangements of connection of services at your new home?
Returned library books?
Canceled newspapers and other subscriptions?
Found new homes for your plants?
Defrosted the refrigerator/freezer?
Planned simple meals for moving day to avoid using appliances?
Separated luggage items you need for personal travel?
Cleaned garden tools, bicycles and any other gardening equipment?
Emptied the tanks of powered tools such as mowers?
Checked you have enough medication for at least two weeks, and ensure you have copies of any necessary prescriptions for use at destination?
Canceled travelers cheques or local currency?
Arranged for someone to look after the children on moving day?