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Moving Checklist #NationalChecklistDay

Posted by merlot on October 30, 2021

Moving Checklist 

Moving Checklist #NationalChecklistDayYou read our advice about prepping to list your home, which has just sold – Congratulations! The Builds by The Bay team has helped you find your dream home in the perfect Thornbury neighbourhood. Therefore we are now prepping for you to move your belongings, so in honour of #NationalChecklistDay we have created the ultimate moving checklist for you!

Family getting ready to move

Packing, organizing and getting ready for the big move!

Ultimate Moving Checklist:

The Move

– Budget for your move

– Hire movers (a company or ask friends/family for help)

– Arrange moving truck & dolly and/or storage locker

– Take photos of your home/favourite styled spaces to recreate after your move

– Purchase or rent boxes, tape, labels, newspaper and floor mat/drop cloths

– Sort closets/drawers/cabinets etc.

– Pack items (BONUS: create a moving day survival box with items needed immediately Example: scissors for opening boxes, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, outfit for the next day, phone charges, pet food/snacks, cereal bowls, coffee&tea with mugs, overnight toiletries, etc.)

– Sell or donate unused items

– Toss broken belongings & properly dispose items (flammables, batteries, etc.)

Moving boxes and cleaning tools

Be sure to deep clean your NEW house before you move in, and old house after you move out


– Either hire cleaners or clean yourself both at your sold and new home

– Remove nails & repair holes in walls

– Dust ceiling fans

– Clean windows & doors

– Vacuum floors & steam clean carpets

– Clean bathroom mirrors & countertops, showers, toilets

– Clean kitchen countertops, sink and appliances

Man updating documents during the moving process

Don’t forget to update your important documents and IDs with your new address

Update Documents/IDs

– Mail forwarding

– Obtain important documents (schools, doctors, pharmacy, bank)

– Update address on IDs (Health card, Drivers License, CRA, etc.)

Moving checklist, be sure to update your services

Don’t forget to update your services, such as utilities – you don’t want to move in without internet, hydro, or water!

Update Utilities & Services

– Gym/golf/community centre memberships

– Notify current services that you are moving

– TV, Internet & Phone

– Electricity

– Gas

– Water

– Get Home Insurance

– New Waste Collection Schedule

– Locksmith to change the locks at your new home

Moving checklist - new home family photo

Don’t forget to take a family photo!

After The Move

– Test alarms (smoke, security, carbon monoxide, etc.)

– Unpack & get organized

– Celebrate (BONUS: with a family photo in your old & new home for the memories)

– Confirm your new address with: employer, doctors, etc.

– Leave review for your real estate agent & movers

– Introduce yourself to the neighbours

We hope our moving checklist has helped, you can download a version of this checklist by right clicking on the moving checklist image and saving to your device. Part of our services that we offer for our buyers or sellers is personal concierge. We provide checklists, local resource guides, referrals, and more! As a result, once you have moved in to your new home our team will be in contact to check in on you and see if you need anything. If you have any questions, comments or concerns you can always contact us! Happy moving!

Moving checklist for downloading

Moving Checklist for downloading (right click & save)

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