Jamie Stewart

Cell: 604-619-0199 |

Moving Checklist

Old Location

Take these items into consideration while still at the old location:

  • Arrange for a professional mover
  • Take household goods inventory
  • Check with your insurance agent about coverage for the move, transfer of policies
  • Clean out closets/garage
  • Send draperies and rugs to cleaners in time for packing with other goods
  • Defrost freezer
  • Call to have the following to have services shut off or disconnected: 
  1. Water company
  2. Cable TV company
  3. Electric company
  4. Newspaper delivery
  5. Gas/oil company
  6. Food delivery
  7. Telephone company
  • Notify post office of new address and send change of address cards to: 
  1. Charge accounts
  2. Credit cards
  3. Loan companies
  4. Subscriptions
  5. Friends, relatives
  • Take care of household and personal business:
  1. Pick up any clothing, storage items from cleaners
  2. Empty safe-deposit box
  3. Arrange for banking in new location, transfer bank funds
  4. Arrange for local school to transfer children's records
  5. Ask dentist for recommendations of new dentist and arrange for records to be forwarded

    General dentist    _______________________________________________________  

    Orthodontist        _______________________________________________________

    Other                 _______________________________________________________
  6. Ask physician(s) for recommendations and arrange for records to be forwarded.

    Family doctor      _______________________________________________________

    Pediatrician        _______________________________________________________

    Specialists         _______________________________________________________
  7. Obtain veterinarian records
  8. Have appliances serviced for moving, if applicable
  9. Transfer church, club, civic organization memberships; obtain letters of introduction
  10. Obtain moving company's toll-free telephone number to check progress of shipment

    Name of company _______________________________________________________

    Telephone number _______________________________________________________
  • Make travel arrangements:
  1. Flight
  2. Hotel reservations
  3. Arrange for transportation of pets
  4. Car rental
  5. Plan auto route
  6. Tell a close friend or relative your plans and let them act as your message center
  • Check closets, shelves, all rooms to be sure they are empty
  • Leave current house or apartment in clean condition

Before Arriving At New Location

  • Arrange for utility services in new area:
  1. Water company
  2. Electric company
  3. Gas/oil company
  4. Telephone company
  5. Ask new landlord, previous tenant or real estate agent for recommendations for repair services:

    Plumber             _______________________________________________________

    Electrician           _______________________________________________________

    TV repair            _______________________________________________________

New Location

  • Order local newspapers
  • Meet your neighbors (and write down their names)
  • Get recommendations for babysitters, nanny agencies, etc.
  • Contact Welcome Wagon, Welcome Ambassador, or other merchant-sponsored organizations for information and free gifts, coupons
  • Join Newcomers Club
  • Put valuables into a safety deposit box in the new bank
  • Arrange for new school to receive records
  • Contact new dentists and doctors to arrange for record delivery
  • Have pets licensed
  • Arrange for new registration of cars (bicycles, also, if required)
  • Obtain new driver's license if you moved to a new province, or correct address on present license
Reciprocity Logo The data relating to real estate on this website comes in part from the MLS® Reciprocity program of either the Greater Vancouver REALTORS® (GVR), the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) or the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board (CADREB). Real estate listings held by participating real estate firms are marked with the MLS® logo and detailed information about the listing includes the name of the listing agent. This representation is based in whole or part on data generated by either the GVR, the FVREB or the CADREB which assumes no responsibility for its accuracy. The materials contained on this page may not be reproduced without the express written consent of either the GVR, the FVREB or the CADREB.