Even though you may feel a little sentimental about leaving your old home, there is a lot of excitement about making new memories in your new home! Here are some tips that will help ensure a smooth and favourable move:
Make A Moving Checklist
Making a list of items that need to be done before finally making your move will definitely help to ensure efficiency and organization. Make sure you do your best to try and prepare a list a few weeks in advance in order to give yourself enough time for last-minute additions!
Plan For Packing
This works best by labelling boxes indicating the rooms to which particular items belong. If you’ve hired movers, you may even want to provide a small floor plan for your movers so they know exactly where you would like everything to be.
Cancel Your Cable And Utilities
Make sure to cancel/transfer your cable and utilities and any rented appliances (i.e. water heater or furnace) to your new homeowners.
Make sure to have gas, electricity, cable, and phone all hooked up and ready to go at your new home as soon as possible in order to avoid any inconvenience.
Inform Your Key Contacts
Be sure to notify your employer, Canada Post, doctors, friends, pharmacy, and any other important contacts that you have moved and provide them with your new address.
One Final And Important Detail
One final and important detail – make sure to plan a nice, easy meal for the evening of the move! Moving is stressful enough without having to worry about cooking dinner. Pick up some take-out and enjoy your first night in your new home.