Moving Checklist

 
  • Make arrangements with a moving company.
  • Get “Change of Address” cards from the post office and send to friends, family and contacts.
  • Advise the post office of your new address and effective date. Arrange for your mail to be forwarded to your new address on your effective date.
  • If you are moving to a condo, contact your property management company to make arrangements to book elevators and gain access for movers.
  • Contact gas and electric companies to set up or transfer service.
  • Contact telephone company to set up or transfer service.
  • Contact tv/internet company to set up or transfer service.
  • Update telephone or online banking to update account numbers for payments.
  • Contact Insurance Company:
    • Set the termination date on your current home coverage
    • Update records for life and car insurance
    • Arrange for coverage for your household items en route to your new home
    • Arrange for insurance coverage on your new home
  • Update your vehicle registration
  • Update your driver’s license.
  • Update your bank and credit card records
  • Transfer newspaper and magazine subscriptions
  • Contact the City of Calgary regarding your property taxes
  • Contact cable, internet or satellite providers to terminate or transfer service
  • Update clubs, church or other civic organizations
  • Obtain school, medical and dental records to transfer to a new city of update contact information if moving locally.
  • Arrange to register and transfer records to new schools.
  • Obtain veterinarian records for pets.
  • Have drug prescriptions refilled
  • If moving across provincial lines:
    • Verify if your will must be rewritten
    • Verify if you need to arrange for your car to be inspected
  • Update address for federal taxes or programs
If you have any suggestions for this list to help out other folks please contact me with your suggestions.