Home Moving Checklist

Want to move with the least amount of stress and ensure you have made contact with all of the people you need to? Angela Nolan, Sales Representative with RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc, Brokerage can help. The following outline guides you on making the important calls and notifications about your move, including a reminder of what utilities to contact for changes or new account set up.

30-60 days before moving

  • Relax and continue enjoying your home.
  • View your belongings in terms of what you will take, keep or otherwise dispose of.
  • Begin planning for new items to purchase (i.e. appliances)
  • Initiate any new home renovation planning
  • Contact moving companies to obtain quotes for service or quotes for van rental
  • Plan a 'Garage Sale' either on your own or with your neighbours

15-30 days before moving

  • Start sorting your belongings into what to sell, what to keep, what to discard and what to give away
  • Hold the 'Garage Sale'
  • Return borrowed items, movies, library books, tools, etc.
  • Collect your 'lent out' items
  • If moving from or to an apartment, reserve the elevator for moving day/time
  • Begin using up frozen foods
  • Discard/recycle all flammable, environmentally sensitive products (i.e. paints)
  • Cancel/Change all utilities and services (see checklist and phone numbers):
    • Hydro
    • Telephone
    • Snow Removal
    • Water Services
    • Cable
    • Home Insurance
    • Gas Utility/Fuel
    • Satallite
    • Schools
    • Water Heater Rental
    • Lawn Service
    • Property Tax Dept

15 days before moving

  • Send out address and contact information
  • Change address and contact information (>Canada Post)
    • Family
    • Friends
    • Family Doctor
    • Eye Doctor
    • Dentist
    • Post Office
    • Veterinarian
    • Hair Stylist/Barber
    • Insurance Broker
    • Home Insurer
    • Auto Insurer
    • Life Insurer
    • Revenue Canada
    • Passport Office
    • Veterans Affairs
    • Old Age Security
    • Vehicle Registration
    • Drivers License
    • Financial Advisor
    • Investment Funds
    • Family Allowance
    • Canada Pension Plan
    • Emplyment Insurance
    • Pension Plan
    • Charge Accounts
    • Bank/Credit Union
    • Newspaper
    • Magazine Subscrip
    • Book Clubs
    • Wine Clubs
    • Record/CD Clubs
    • CAA/Auto Club
    • Travel Agent
    • Church
    • Business Clubs
    • Fitness Club
    • Movie Rental Outlet
    • Car Service Station
    • Diaper Service
    • Pharmacy
    • Accountant
    • Dry Cleaner
    • Alumni Associations
    • High School Alumni
    • Air Miles Provider
    • Political Party
    • Property Manager
    • Facebook
    • LinkedIn
    • MySpace

Moving day

  • Leave keys at your lawyer's office for all exterior doors
  • Double check all rooms, closets, drawers, storage areas before leaving
  • Lock all doors, windows and entry ways
  • Leave extra keys with Re/Max Representative to take to lawyers office
  • Leave thermostat at 60°
  • Take Utility Readings (Hydro, Gas, Etc.)
  • Test appliances to ensure they are working.
  • Leave your forwarding address so new owners can send mail, if necessary (exception where privacy is a paramount consideration).

Utility phone contacts

Horizon Utilities provides electrical and water services to residents of the >City of Hamilton

Website: www.horizonutilities.com
Email: connections@horizonutilities.com
Phone: 905-522-9200
Fax: 905-522-6228

Burlington Hydro provides electrical service only to residents of the >City of Burlington

Website: www.burlingtonhydro.com
Email: cservice@burlingtonhydro.com
Phone: 905-332-1851
Fax: 905-332-9644

The Region of Halton provides water services to residents of the Halton Region.

Website: www.halton.ca
Email: Water.Billing@halton.ca
Phone: 905-825-6000

Union Gas

Website: www.uniongas.com
Phone: 1-888-774-3111

Reliance Home Comfort

Website: www.reliancehomecomfort.com
Phone: 1-866-735-4262

Rogers Cable

Website: www.rogers.com
Phone: 1-888-764-3771

Cogeco Cable

Website: www.cogeco.ca
Phone: 1-800-267-9000

Bell Canada

Website: www.bell.ca
Phone: 905-310-2355 (or your area code+310-2355)

Newspaper phone contacts

The Hamilton Spectator

Website: www.thespec.com
Phone: 905-522-7732
Toll Free: 1-800-263-8386

The Burlington Post

Website: www.metroland.com/Communities/100105/Burlington_Post
Phone: 905-632-4444

The Globe and Mail

Website: www.globeandmail.ca
Email: circulation@globeandmail.ca

The Toronto Star

Website: www.thestar.ca
Email: circmail@thestar.ca

MacLeans Magazine

Website: www.macleans.ca

Feel free to contact me any time for further information and how we can help you meet the objective of a smooth move. You may reach me by calling 905-296-0762 or sending an email using our quick contact form.