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Some Moving Tips

Once your home is sold, I can help make the move easier for you. Follow this handy checklist:  

Book the Movers 
You can choose to have your movers pack everything, or just the breakables, or you can pack yourself. It’s a good idea to obtain estimates from several different companies. 

At Your Present Home 

  • Arrange to have your gas and electric meters read on the day you leave and have the bill forwarded to your new address. 
  • Have the oil tank read and filled before your sale closes, and provide a receipt to your legal professional if required. 
  • If your water heater and/or furnace are rented, arrange for a transfer of the rental agreement to the purchaser. 
  • Disconnect your telephone, cable TV and water softener. 

At Your “New” Home 

  • Make arrangements for the gas and electric utilities, water softener, telephone and cable TV to be connected on the day the sale closes(or possession date). 

General 

  • Get “change of address” cards from the post office and send them out well before moving day.
  • Have the post office forward your mail to your new address.
  • Cancel any contracted services and pre-authorized cheques. 
  • Inform gardening, dry cleaning, garbage pick-up, newspapers, magazines and other home services. Arrange for services at your new address.
  • Cancel or transfer social, athletic, civic, religious or business affiliations and memberships.
  • Arrange for transfer of medical, dental, prescription and optical records.
  • Change the address on your driver’s license(s) effective the day of the move.
  • Collect all items out for cleaning, repair or storage (e.g. dry cleaning).
  • Make special arrangements for the moving of perishables, such as plants.
  • Make special arrangements for the moving of your pets.
  • Safely dispose of all flammable liquids, as it is illegal for movers to carry them.

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