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Preparing for Your Move

AMJ Campbell

One to two months before moving

  • Call AMJ Campbell for a free estimate.
  • Have a garage sale.
  • Fill out change of address forms.
  • Make any necessary travel arrangements if going to a new city.
  • Transfer memberships in churches, clubs, and civic organizations.
  • Obtain medical and dental records, x-rays, and prescription histories.
  • Ask doctor and dentist for referrals and transfer prescriptions.
  • Decide how you are going pay for your move; credit card, cash, or certified cheque.
  • Check into the laws and requirements of your new city regarding homebased businesses, business licenses and any special laws that might be applicable to you.
  • Take inventory of your belongings before they’re packed, in the event you need to make an insurance claim later.
  • If possible, take pictures or video tape your belongings.
  • Record serial numbers of electronic equipment.
  • Make arrangements for transporting pets.
  • Start using up food items, so that there is less left to pack and possibly spoil.

Two to four weeks before moving

  • Switch utility services to new address.
  • Inform electric, disposal, water, newspaper, magazine subscription, telephone, and cable companies of your move.
  • Arrange for help on moving day.
  • Have another garage sale.
  • Confirm travel reservations.
  • Reserve elevator if moving from an apartment.
  • Have appliances serviced for moving (speak to your Moving Consultant).
  • Clean rugs and clothing and have them wrapped for moving.
  • Plan ahead for special needs of infants.
  • Collect valuables from safe-deposit box.
  • Make copies of any important documents before mailing or hand carry them to your new address.
  • Defrost freezer and refrigerator. Place deodoriser inside to control odours.
  • Give a close friend or relative your travel route and schedule so you may be reached if needed.

Moving day

  • Double check closets, shelves, attic, and garage to be sure they are empty.
  • Carry important documents, currency, and jewelry yourself.

For Long Distance Moves

  • Ensure movers have all your destination details; exchange phone numbers & email addresses etc.
  • Before you leave town, contact the moving company and ask for the final Weight & Charges.

After arriving at your new home

  • renew your driver’s license and auto registration.
  • Contact the Destination Agent to get an update as to where the driver is and confirm delivery date.
  • Shop around for new insurance policies, especially auto coverage.
  • Revise your will and other legal papers to avoid longer probate and higher legal fees.
  • Locate the hospitals, police stations, veterinarian, and fire stations near your home.