MOVING CHECKLIST

Preparing to move? Need some help planning what to do when? See the Sandra Rinomato Realty moving checklist below!

IF YOU OWN YOUR PRESENT HOME:

 Call in advance so that the new owner can set up service. Have the bills forwarded to your new address.

 Have your oil tank read and filled before your sale closes and if required give the receipt to your legal professional.

  Arrange for the water heater, alarm and furnace rental agreements to be transferred to the purchaser.

 Disconnect your telephone, cable TV.

 Give your landlord written notice and make arrangements for the return of any deposits.

IF YOU RENT YOUR PRESENT HOME:

 Have your telephone, cable TV and other utilities disconnected.

AT YOUR NEW HOME:

  Arrange to have gas, electricity, water, telephone and cable TV connected on the day the sale closes.

GENERAL TO-DOS:

 Get change-of-address cards from the post office and send them out well before moving day.

 Have the post office forward your mail to your new address.

 Cancel contracted services and pre-authorized cheques.

 Inform gardening, dry cleaning, garbage pick-up, newspapers, magazines, diaper and other home services of your move. Arrange for service at your new address.

 Get a letter of introduction from your bank to help set up new accounts. Transfer trust or bank accounts and securities.

 Cancel or transfer social, athletic, civic, religious or business affiliations and memberships.

 Ask your dentist, doctor, pharmacist and optometrist to transfer medical, dental and prescription records.

 Change the address on your driver's license effective the day of your move.

 Collect all items out for cleaning or repair or in storage.

 Make arrangements to move perishables such as plants.

 Make arrangements to move your pets.

 Dispose of all flammable liquids. It is illegal for movers to carry them.

 Prepare file/package of user manuals & warranties for the new owners for all the appliances.