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YYC Moving Checklist

You may not have had to move for many years… but with this handy planner and itemizer you can plan a move with little to no surprises…

Two Months Before

Sort and purge…

Go through every room of your house and decide what you’d like to keep and what you can get rid of. Think about whether items will require special packing.

Research…

Start sourcing out YYC moving companies. DO NOT rely on a quote over the phone! Instead request an on-site estimate & get it in writing!

Create a moving binder…

Consult this binder to keep track of everything including: estimates, receipts and a moving inventory.

Also…organize school records! Go to your children’s school and arrange for their records to be transferred to their new YYC school district.

 

Six Weeks Before

Order supplies…

Order boxes and other supplies such as tape, Bubble Wrap, and permanent markers. Don’t forget to order specialty containers, such as dish barrels or wardrobe boxes.

Use it or lose it…

Start using up things that you don’t want to move, like frozen or perishable foods and cleaning supplies.

Take measurements…

Check room dimensions at your new home, if possible, and make sure larger pieces of furniture will fit!

 

One Month Before

 Choose your mover and confirm the arrangements…

Select a company and get written confirmation of your moving date, costs, and other details.

Start packing…

Start packing the things that you use most infrequently, such as the waffle iron and patio set. While packing, note items of special value that might require additional insurance from your moving company. Make sure to declare, in writing, any items of value such as a computers & TV’s.

Label…

Clearly label each box with its contents and the room it’s destined for. This will help you to keep an inventory of your belongings. Pack and label boxes of items you’ll need right away.

 Separate valuables…

Add items such as jewelry and important files to a safe box that you’ll personally transport to your new home. Make sure to put the mover’s estimate in this box. You’ll need it for reference on moving day.

Do a change of address…

Go to your local post office and fill out a change-of-address form, or do it online where available. Check in with the new owners about two weeks after the move to make sure you have not forgot to notify important parties such as: banks, brokerage firms, your employer’s human resources department, magazine and newspapers you subscribe to, and credit card, insurance, and utility companies.

 

Two Weeks Before

Arrange to be off from work on moving day…

Notify your office that you plan to supervise the move and therefore need the day off.

Contact the moving company…

Reconfirm the arrangements.

 

One Week Before

Refill prescriptions…

Stock up on prescriptions you’ll need during the next couple of weeks.

Pack your suitcases…

Aim to finish your general packing a few days before your moving date. Then pack suitcases for everyone in the family with enough clothes to wear for a few days.

 

A Few Days Before

Defrost the freezer…

If your refrigerator is moving with you, make sure to empty, clean, and defrost it at least 24 hours before moving day.

Double-check the details…

Reconfirm the moving company’s arrival time and other specifics and make sure you have prepared exact, written directions to your new home for the staff. Also include your cell phone information.

Plan for the payment…

If you haven’t already arranged to pay your mover with a credit card, get a money order.

Don’t forget that refreshments are always appreciated.

 

Moving Day

Verify…

Make sure that the moving truck that shows up is from the company you hired. Sadly scams are not unheard-of in YYC areas!

Take inventory…

Before the movers leave, sign the bill of lading/inventory list and keep a copy…

 

The YYC real Estate Club is a broker realestate group woeking the greater YYC market…if you have any questions or would like to add something please join the club! We can be reached at: www.yycrealestateclub.com

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