Ottawa Agent
Moving Checklist

The Adam Mills Team ‘Where Ottawa Is Home’

Royal LePage Canada Top 1% Chairman’s Club
(Based on Gross Sales for 2015)

How to Make Your Move Easier...

Purchasing a new home is exciting. To help save you time, stress, and money, we've created this handy Moving Checklist. It provides you with a detailed overview of what you need to do in the weeks prior to your move.


Four Weeks Before Moving...

        >     Decide what you want to take to your new home, what you want to throw out, and what you want to  

               donate to charity or sell

>     Start using up frozen food and staples. Don't buy any more than is necessary before moving

    Decide how your furniture and belongings will be moved

    Store any of your stuff for the move, arrange for storage space. Often your moving company can     

       provide temporary storage

>     Arrange for moving insurance

>     Contact the utility companies and advise them you are moving to avoid penalties or confusion

  • Cable
  • Internet
  • Phone


  • Water/Sewer
  • Gas/Oil
  • Hydro


 Three Weeks Before Moving...

>     Get back any items you have lent or borrowed

>     Pick up any items that are being repaired

    Dispose of flammable items such as paint, aerosol cans and cleaning fluids

    Send change-of-address information

  • Dentist
  • Doctor
  • Lawyer
  • Accountant
  • Auto Insurance
  • Home Insurance
  • Life Insurance


  • Post Office (mail   forwarding)
  • Cell Phone
  • Memberships
  • Magazine /   Newspaper Subscriptions
  • Bank(s)
  • Credit Card(s)
  Two Weeks Before Moving...

    Schedule a date for a service firm to disconnect and prepare the appliances you are moving

    Create an inventory list

    Order packing supplies – Paper, Tape, Markers & Boxes

>     Start packing non-essential items and valuables

    Label everything clearly

>     Arrange for any services for your new home such as painting, carpet-cleaning, floor or wood cleaning

>     Draw a floorplan for your new home and start planning your furniture arrangement (it makes moving in

       twice as easy)


One Week Before Moving...

>     Make sure valuable documents, currency and jewellery are safe and accessible

>      Identify fragile and valuable items you are taking with you

>     Wash linens and clothes

    Drain garden hoses, lawn mowers, and other machinery

    Defrost and dry the fridge and freezer; don't forget to empty the defrost water pan

>     Dismantle large power tools or equipment

    Pack items to be taken in the car and label “Car - Do Not Move”

    Pack suitcase with all essential items

>    Confirm your new address and delivery date with movers


Moving-Out Day...

   Plan to stay home until the moving van has left

>    Tour the house with the van operator during inventory; sign the bill of lading

   Do a final check for overlooked items: make sure windows and doors are locked, lights are turned off

>    Check closets/cupboards


 Moving-In Day...

 >    Check new home for existing damage, contact Realtor with any issues

 >    When the mover arrives, check items unloaded against the inventory


Things to Note...

 >    Update driver’s license and health card within 6 days of move-in date


Contact us today at for more information about how we can help you move.

Make Your Next Move a Success!

Make Your Next Move a Success