The Ultimate Moving Checklist
When planning a move, it is imperative to make a list. It is easy to forget the details in the chaos of relocating. Alberta Strong Movers has prepared a checklist which should assist you in your planning.
- 1. Forward your mail
Make sure to forward your mail at the Post office. This service may seem expensive, but it is crucial to not losing important correspondence such as Government notices, they will be returned to the sender if proper forwarding is not in place.
- 2. Inform your utility companies
Utilities such as Water, Gas, Power, Telephone, Cell Phone, Cable, Internet must be contacted a month prior to moving. This allows them enough time to take the necessary last readings.
- 3. Notify your bank
Be sure to notify your bank and any other important services that mail you paper statements.
- 4. Book professional cleaners if necessary
Some Property management companies require this, so find out what the requirements are for your particular situation and plan ahead.
- 5. Book carpet cleaners
Book the carpet cleaners after the cleaners have been booked, this allows time for carpets to be vacuumed prior to cleaning.
- 6. Book a local moving company or moving truck (if moving yourself)
Book at least 30 days prior to your move. Often prime time dates (30th, 1st) are taken quickly. Consider ordering storage space if necessary.
- 7. If you have children in school, plan what school they'll attend
If you're changing school districts, find out if your new neighbourhood is accepting new students and fill out the necessary paperwork to register them at the new school(s).
- 8. Upgrade your wifi (if necessary)
If moving to a larger home, consider upgrading Wi Fi based on the configuration of your new home.
- 9. If taking appliances with you, plan accordingly
Be sure to measure existing spaces for them so that you are not surprised on the day of the move.
- 10. Plan for your pets
If you have pets, it may be good to arrange for kennel care. Moving can be just as stressful for them. Check out our tips for moving with pets for more details.
Have a great move, from Alberta Strong Movers