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Olga Fowell
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Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage

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Toronto Real Estate Moving Checklist

 One to two months before moving: 

  • Obtain quotes for movers and arrange for moving date.  I can provide you with preferred moving vendors.
  • Get packing supplies if packing yourself
  • Make any necessary travel arrangements
  • Have a garage sale
  • Fill out change of address forms
  • Obtain medical and dental records
  • Ask your doctor and dentist for referrals and transfer prescriptions
  • Record serial numbers of electronic equipment, if possible take pictures or video tape of your belongings
  • Transfer your memberships
  • Start a moving expenses log, as some of your expenses may be tax deductible

Two to four weeks before moving:

  • Switch utility services to your new address -Inform telephone, cable, hydro companies of your move:
  • Transfer your newspaper and magazine subscriptions to your new address or discontinue delivery
  • Confirm travel reservations if necessary
  • Reserve the service elevator if moving from an apartment
  • Check the contents of your safe-deposit box. Pack and carry all valuables such as jewellery, insurance policies, legal documents and important collections with you
  • Clean or arrange for a cleaning service to clean your home
  • Prepare your children for the move by encouraging them to prepare their own special box with toys, games and snacks for the trip
  • Start packing (if packing yourself)
  • Number all of your boxes, label each box according to its contents, specially mark fragile contents and keep an inventory list

A few days before moving:

  • Finish packing
  • Collect house keys and arrange to leave them with the new owners, your real estate agent or landlord
  • Disconnect your appliances
  • Double check all closets, shelves, your garage, etc. to be sure they are empty

Moving day

  • Ensure the movers have all your destination details, exchange phone numbers and have your cell phone with you in case you need to contact your movers, etc.
  • Walk through your home with the crew to survey the work to be done and make sure your instructions/wishes are clearly understood
  • Make sure you shut off all appliances
  • Complete a last minute check of all rooms and closets
  • Assist the movers by ensuring that items are delivered to the correct room
  • Carry important documents, currency and jewellery yourself


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