Moving Checklist

60 Days before Move
 

  • Collect items being cleaned, repaired, stored and loaned to friends. Check to make sure you have returned all rented items.
     
  • Arrange care for young children and pets during the busy days of packing, loading and moving in.
     
  • Use up perishable foods.
     
  • A few days before the move, confirm all the necessary changes with your utilities, such as hydro.
     
  • Call your moving company or rental truck company and confirm your reservation.
     
  • Confirm travel reservations.
     
  • Clean rugs and clothing and have them wrapped for moving.
     
  • Collect valuables from your safe-deposit box. Make copies of any important documents before mailing or hand carry them to your new address.
     
  • Check with your insurance agent to ensure you'll be covered through your homeowner's or renter's policy during the move.
     
  • Pack your former town's phone book for future correspondence.
     
  • Set aside and label items such as luggage that you do not want packed or moved, and mark them with a ‘Do Not Load’ label.
     
  • Prepare a list of items you'll need immediately at destination, such as a flashlight, light bulbs, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, snacks and drinks.
     
  • Clean fridge, stove and other appliances.
     
  • Take inventory of your belongings before they're packed; in the event you need to file an insurance claim later. If possible, take pictures or videotape your belongings and record serial numbers of electronic equipment
 
30 days before Move
 
  • Call Rogers 30 days before to move your services and book your free installation. Call 1-866-246-3866
     
  • Back up your computer data files.
     
  • Prepare a file to keep receipts of moving expenses and reimbursements for tax deductions.
     
  • Get estimates from moving companies and arrange method of payment.
     
  • Transfer or resign club memberships.
     
  • Notify housekeepers or housecleaning service.
     
  • Notify the appropriate Ministry of Transportation.
     
  • Complete Change of Address form.
     
  • Notify credit card companies, banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions.
     
  • Notify alarm service.
     
  • Arrange for for cancellation or change of address for newspaper and magazine subscriptions.
     
  • Assure you have adequate insurance for goods in transit.
     
  • Arrange for friends and family to help you on moving day.
     
  • Arrange for any cleaning or repairs that has to be done at your new home.
     
  • Plan a going-away party for your family and friends.
     
  • Verify your moving in date with your new landlord/estate agent.
     
  • Take down any fixtures fastened to wall.
     
  • Take down curtains, blinds, rods, shelves. Unfasten any fixed carpets that are to be moved.
     
  • Reserve elevator if moving from or to a building.
 
7 days before Move

 
  • Collect items being cleaned, repaired, stored and loaned to friends. Check to make sure you have returned all rented items.
     
  • Arrange care for young children and pets during the busy days of packing, loading and moving in.
     
  • Use up perishable foods.
     
  • A few days before the move, confirm all the necessary changes with your utilities, such as hydro.
     
  • Call your moving company or rental truck company and confirm your reservation.
     
  • Confirm travel reservations.
     
  • Clean rugs and clothing and have them wrapped for moving.
     
  • Collect valuables from your safe-deposit box. Make copies of any important documents before mailing or hand carry them to your new address.
     
  • Check with your insurance agent to ensure you'll be covered through your homeowner's or renter's policy during the move.
     
  • Pack your former town's phone book for future correspondence.
     
  • Set aside and label items such as luggage that you do not want packed or moved, and mark them with a ‘Do Not Load’ label.
     
  • Prepare a list of items you'll need immediately at destination, such as a flashlight, light bulbs, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, snacks and drinks.
     
  • Clean fridge, stove and other appliances.
     
  • Take inventory of your belongings before they're packed; in the event you need to file an insurance claim later. If possible, take pictures or videotape your belongings and record serial numbers of electronic equipment.
 
1 day before move
 
  • Ensure that you have arranged a place to pick up the keys to the new residence.
     
  • Turn off all lights and non-essential electronics you’re leaving behind. Turn down/off furnace.
     
  • Defrost freezer and refrigerator. Place deodorizer inside to control odors.
     
  • Give a close friend or relative your travel route and schedule so you may be reached if needed.
     
  • Carry important documents, currency and jewelry yourself, or use registered mail.
     
  • Carry cash or travelers cheques for quick, available funds.
     
  • Make sure you have your automobile ownership.
     
  • Lock all doors and windows.
     
  • Double check rooms, closets, drawers, shelves, outdoor areas and garage to make sure you've taken everything.
     
  • Give your Rogers Home Phone or Rogers Wireless phone number to your mover before they leave.
     
  • Make sure you have your moving-related documents.