Edmonton Moving Checklist

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8 Weeks Before You Move

edmonton moving checklist[] Get cost estimates from different rental truck or moving companies
[] Plan a garage sale if you have items in your home you no longer want or need, or consider donating them 
[] Set aside a file in which to keep documents, receipts, and estimates related to moving

6 Weeks Before You Move

[] Pick a rental truck or moving company and set the pick-up and delivery schedules
[] If you're moving to a different city, contact your doctor, attorney, and other professionals for referrals and transfers of necessary records
[] If you have any school-age children, arrange to transfer school records
[] If you have any pets, obtain a copy of veterinary records
[] Start setting schedules with real estate agents or landlords

4 Weeks Before You Move

[] Contact utility companies to schedule disconnection dates
[] Contact new utility companies to schedule connection dates at your new home
[] Cancel any newspaper subscriptions and trash pickups effective on your move date
[] Stop by your local post office to fill up a change of address form so mail can be rerouted to your new home

1 or 2 Weeks Before You Move

[] Take your car to a service center for a tune up if you'll be moving over a long distance
[] Confirm connection dates with utility companies for your new home
[] Visit your bank to transfer or close your chequing or savings accounts, RRSP's. If you have a safety deposit box, empty it out
[] Clean out your refrigerator and defrost your freezer

Moving Day

[] Stay at home all day to oversee the movers and the moving
[] Carry any valuables with you
[] Before the movers leave, do a final sweep of your home, making sure nothing has been left behind in drawers, cabinets, closets, or storage spaces
[] Close all windows and lock all the doors before you leave

Who Should I Notify Prior to Moving?

Services & Utilities

  • Water
  • Gas
  • Electricity
  • Telephone
  • Post office
  • Cable/internet
  • Mobile phone service provider
  • Rental companies
  • TV licensing
  • AMA
  • Vehicle registration agency
  • Auto insurance

Health Services

  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Optometrist/optician
  • Physiotherapist
  • Chiropractor
  • Massage therapist
  • Health insurance
  • Veterinarian

Administrative Services

  • Bank(s)
  • Home owners or building associations
  • Credit card companies
  • National savings & bonds
  • Employer
  • Insurance companies
  • Pension companies
  • Social Security


  • Friends & family
  • Employer
  • Club membership(s) and civic organizations
  • Subscriptions (newspaper, magazine, etc.)
  • Library
  • Schools/colleges

Feel free to contact us online or call us at 780-800-9644 with any questions you may have about preparing to move from your Edmonton home.