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Moving Contacts

Utilities Kingston

Bell Canada

Cogeco Cable

Canada Post

Waste Management Canada


Moving Checklist   

2 Months Prior to Moving Day

  • Get estimates from at least 2 moving companies if you are using one.
  • If you are moving yourself, get truck rental costs from at least 2 companies.
  • Create a floor plan of your new house for furniture & appliance placement.
  • Inventory of your household goods and start to remove clutter, beginning with storage areas.
  • Create a file of your moving paperwork.
  • Arrange to transfer school records if necessary.
  • Choose and book a mover or truck rental company.
  • Prepare your new home - contact painters, carpenters etc. so your home is ready.
  • Change the locks on your new home.

Six Weeks Prior to Moving

  • Fill out Post Office change of address cards.
  • Make arrangements for storage if necessary.
  • Ask your Doctor for referrals and obtain medical records if necessary.
  • Have antiques, works of art and other valuables appraised.
  • Clean closets and drawers.
  • Start using foods and cleaning supplies that cannot be moved.

Four Weeks Prior to Moving

  • Schedule utilities disconnection at your home and connection at your new home.
       • Disconnect for the day you leave
       • Connect for the day you arrive
       • If you have deposits, request refund.
  • Reserve mover or truck rental.
  • If moving yourself, obtain moving materials and start packing items you will not need until moved.
  • Arrange for cleaning and repair of furniture, drapes, carpeting if necessary.
  • Arrange for special transportation of pets and plants if necessary.
  • Check to ensure possessions are covered under your insurance policy in transit.
  • Make any travel plans necessary for your move.
  • Plan your moving sale - yard sale, online auction etc.
  • Collect important records - personal & family medical, dental, veterinary, and school records, legal and financial documents, birth certificates, passports and insurance documents.

Three Weeks Prior to Moving

  • Properly dispose of items that cannot be moved such as flammable liquids.
  • Prepare auto registration for transfer if moving to/from another province.
  • If moving from a condominium/apartment arrange for use of elevator on moving day.
  • Hold your moving sale.

Two Weeks Prior to Moving

  • Arrange disposal of items not sold and not being moved.
  • Cancel newspaper delivery.
  • Notify creditors of your move.
  • Transfer prescriptions and ensure you have an adequate supply of medications.
  • Assemble file of information for new owner of home.
  • Send change of address cards.
  • Pack a travel kit.

One Day Prior to Moving

  • Transfer bank accounts and close and empty safety deposit box if necessary.
  • Settle bills with local businesses.
  • Drain power equipment of oil and gas. Drain water hoses.
  • Defrost refrigerator and freezer, propping doors open.
  • Let movers pack you belongings (unless moving yourself).
  • Disconnect and prep major appliances to move.
  • Set aside what you will be travelling with in your car.
  • Pack a box of items that will be needed first in your new house - mark it "LOAD LAST"
  • Confirm arrival time of moving truck.
  • If moving yourself dismantle beds and other large furniture.

Moving Day

  • If using mover, ensure someone is at old house to answer questions.
  • Note all utility meter readings.
  • Read your bill of lading and inventory carefully before signing. Keep this in a safe accessible place.

Delivery Day

  • Check belongings carefully and note on inventory paperwork any damaged items.
  • Supervise unloading and unpacking.
  • Be prepared to pay your mover with cash, certified cheque or travellers cheques unless other arrangements have been made in advance.
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