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.
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.