Closing And Moving 

Once the contract is firm and all conditions have been removed we are nearing the final stretch. Some of the terms that are negotiated on the contract are closing and possession dates. These dates determine the deadlines for communicating with your financial lender, attorney, movers etc. We will follow-up with your attorney and financial lender to ensure that all the proper paperwork has been received.

Moving with Children

Often when you are thinking about moving with children, you decide to move in the summer when they are out of school. If you are moving to a new neighbourhood, it is important to think about how difficult it may be for them to make new friends during the summer holidays. Moving during the school year allows them to instantly meet children in the classroom. This gives them time to make a couple of friends their own age, who live in the neighbourhood before the summer holidays.

A Smooth Move: 

  • Prepare a file to keep receipts of moving expenses, you maybe able to claim some for tax purposes depending on how far you are moving and why you are moving. 
  • Get written estimates from at least two moving companies. 
  • Go through everything and donate what you no longer need to charity - moving cost is by weight so don't take what you don't need. 
  • Get packing paper, boxes, pens and tape.
  • Transfer the utilities out of your name.
  • Change of address for Canada Post, newspapers, magazines, clubs, organizations, doctors, friends and family, services and your insurance company. 
  • Order new cheques from the bank with your new address.
  • Notify the outbound and inbound schools.
  • If moving into our out of an apartment, book the elevator.
  • Return all items you have borrowed and get back what you have loaned. 
  • Plan and start early!

 

Here is a detailed moving check list:



Task Due Date Check
Get estimates from moving companies and arrange method of payment ASAP  
Get packing paper, pad for inventory, and marking pens, boxes, and twine for packing belongings 25 days prior  
Notify Existing Water Company 25 days prior  
Notify Cell Phone Company 25 days prior  
Notify Housecleaning Service 25 days prior  
Notify Vehicle Registration and Licensing Agency 25 days prior  
Notify Existing Internet Supplier 25 days prior  
Notify New Internet Supplier 25 days prior  
Complete Change of Address form with Canada Post 25 days prior  
Notify Lawyer 25 days prior  
Notify Finance Companies 25 days prior  
Arrange for a yard sale for unnecessary belongings 25 days prior  
Notify New Gas/Oil company 25 days prior  
Notify Alarm Service 25 days prior  
Notify Existing Cable/Satellite Company 25 days prior  
Notify New Cable/Satellite Company 25 days prior  
Notify Credit Cards 25 days prior  
Notify Schools 25 days prior  
Notify Magazines 25 days prior  
Notify Book & Music clubs 25 days prior  
Notify Doctor 25 days prior  
Notify Dentist 25 days prior  
Notify Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) 25 days prior  
Notify New Electric Company 25 days prior  
Notify Existing Electric Company 25 days prior  
Notify Garbage (special pick-up) 25 days prior  
Notify Existing Telephone Company 25 days prior  
Notify Loan Institutions 25 days prior  
Notify Loyalty Programs 25 days prior  
Notify Library 25 days prior  
Notify Newspapers 25 days prior  
Notify Catalogue Subscriptions 25 days prior  
Notify New Water Company 25 days prior  
Notify Existing Gas/Oil Company 25 days prior  
Notify Non-government Supplementary Health Plan 25 days prior  
Notify Insurance Agencies 25 days prior  
Arrange for work that has to be done at new home 25 days prior  
Notify New Telephone Company 25 days prior  
Verify your moving in date with your new landlord 15 days prior  
Collect items being cleaned, repaired, stored and loaned to friends 15 days prior  
Check to make sure you have returned all rented items 15 days prior  
Check to make sure you have returned all borrowed items and get back any items you have loaned 15 days prior  
Clean Rugs and Drapes 5 days prior  
Take down any items that have been excluded in your contract 5 days prior  
Prepare a list of items you'll need immediately at destination, such as a flashlight, light bulbs, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, snacks and drinks 5 days prior  
Get utilities turned on, or meters read 5 days prior  
Collect all keys including garage and shed for new owner 1 day prior  
Leave garage door openers for new owner 1 day prior  
Leave all manuals, warranties and guarantees for new owner 1 day prior  
All Meters Read Moving Day  
Lights Turned Off Moving Day  
Keys left as agreed with new residence Moving Day  
Windows and doors locked Moving Day  
Double check rooms, closets, drawers, shelves, outdoor areas and garage to make sure you've taken everything Moving Day  
Make sure you have your Medical and Dental records Moving Day  
Furnace turned down or off Moving Day  
Get appliances hooked up Moving Day  
Give your new phone number and an alternate contact to your mover before they leave Moving Day  
List claims for lost or damaged articles Moving Day  
Make sure you have your Insurance policies Moving Day  
Make sure you have your moving related documents Moving Day  
Check to see appliances (refrigerator, freezer, washer and dryer, etc.) are working Moving Day  
Tim Chicilo
Phone: 1 (306) 539.0085
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