• Hire a professional moving company, the reduction in stress levels will far out weigh the cost.
  • Transfer school records.
  • Arrange to transfer (or take with you) medical, dental and other important records.
  • Prepare to transfer your home insurance to ensure you’re covered for any unforeseen disasters.
  • Consider holding a garage sale to get rid of unneeded items; arrange to place excess items in storage.
  • Keep track of moving related expenses.


  • Notify change of address and the date you will be moving to: post office, doctor, dentist, subscriptions, credit card companies and other important contacts.


  • Arrange for disconnection or transfer of BC Hydro, gas, cable, internet service provider, security company etc.
  • Stop or transfer newspaper delivery service.
  • Arrange to close or transfer bank accounts and order cheques with your new address.
  • Have an extra supply of prescription medications for the next four weeks.


  • Keep valuable financial records and personal papers with you; do not pack them with the rest of your household goods.
  • Contact your moving company and confirm the arrangements.
  • Clean out the fridge/freezer and defrost.
  • Clean your house or arrange for a professional cleaning company to do it for you.
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