Four Weeks before Moving

  • Tour your house and decide which items should be discarded or donated, consider a garage sale
  • Call doctors, dentists etc. They may recommend a colleague near your new home if they are on longer close
  • Arrange transfer of school records if changing schools
  • Transfer personal insurance records

Three Weeks before Moving

  • Plan to use up most of your food items before the move
  • Arrange to have major appliances serviced before you move them
  • Make a plan on what to do with kids and pets on moving day
  • Notify the post office of change of address
  • Assign colour/number for each room to label on boxes
  • Collect all paperwork and combine into moving folder
  • Pack up infrequently used items

Two Weeks before Moving

  • Contact your banks
  • Make arrangements for pets and small children on moving day
  • Return any borrowed items
  • Pack up majority of items

One Week before Moving

  • Pack a suitcase of closes/necessities for a week: medications, pet food, toiletries; toilet paper, snacks
  • Pack up remainder of belongings

Moving Day

  • Double check every room
  • Lock all windows and doors
  • Make sure the place is spotless

Packing Supplies

  • Boxes
  • Box Cutters/Scissors
  • Tape Dispensers/Tape
  • Wrapping Materials
  • Permanent Marks
  • Labels
  • Coloured Stickers

Survival Pack

  • Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tissues
  • Paper Towel
  • Paper Plates
  • Corkscrew
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Kettle
  • Clean Clothes
  • Screw Driver
  • Hammer