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Moving Checklist

Complete change of address notices

  • Post office
  • Credit accounts
  • Investment accounts
  • Government (child tax credit, GST credit, etc.)
  • Magazine, newspaper and other subscription services
  • Friends and relatives
  • Canada Post offer a mail forwarding program which you can sign up for online HERE.
  • Begin monitoring your mail in advance of your move (great way to ensure that most things are looked after)

Contact utility service providers

Other household services

  • House cleaning
  • Blue box program
  • Child care services
  • Yard services
  • Laundry or dry cleaning services
  • Food services

Transfer bank accounts

  • Chequing and savings accounts
  • Saftey deposit boxes
  • Have bank recommend affiliate at new destination

Notify member organizations

  • Church
  • Clubs
  • Civic and community organizations

Gather important records

  • Accounting
  • Legal
  • School
  • Birth and baptismal
  • Medical (general practitioner, dental, optometrist)
  • Veterinary

Notify insurance companies

  • Health
  • Life
  • Disability
  • Automobile
  • Home

Miscellaneous items to remember

  • Make arrangements with movers (30-60 days in advance)
  • Discuss “goods in transit insurance” with an agent
  • Discuss your wills with your lawyer if you are leaving Alberta
  • Refill drug prescriptions before departing
  • Have vehicle tuned up for the trip
  • Arrange for thorough house cleaning following the move
  • Remember to leave the balance of keys with your Realtor

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