Moving into a new home is exciting, but also means a lot of work. Take some time to think about the things you would need to get done before you could move out of your current home and into one you purchased. Be detailed, and write down everything you would need to do.

Then, using this information, create your own moving plan starting 3 or 4 weeks before you would take possession. Be sure to include what you would want to do each week, and be reasonable about how much you could accomplish.

If you need some help, here is a template to get your started. You can download a copy using the link at the bottom of this page. 

4 or more weeks before I move:

  • Arrange/hire movers for possession day

3 weeks before I move:

  • Buy or borrow boxes and other moving supplies for my move

  • Clear out items I don’t want to move with (donate or sell)

  • Take toxic household cleaners to the Toxic Waste Centre (those that I am not planning on taking to my new home)

  • Notify my children’s school of the move and register them in a new school

  • Contact Canada Post to forward my mail to the new address

  • Make any necessary travel arrangements or reservations

  • Arrange for phone, cable/satellite, and internet service at my new place

  • Arrange to return any Cable TV equipment to my cable company

  • Change addresses with:

  1. Driver’s license, health cards, Insurance
  2. Magazines and other subscriptions
  3. Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
  4. Employer, doctors
  5. Memberships
  6. Bank accounts and credit cards

1 week before I move:

  • Return any items I have borrowed
  • Arrange for major appliances to be move (if I am taking them with me)
  • Arrange to disconnect utilities (heat, water, electricity) at my old home and to connect them in my new home
  • Make a booking for a locksmith to change the locks at my new place
  • Confirm everything with the movers

Moving day:

  • Keep all paperwork where I can find it
  • Finish packing (ensure I have access to items I will need in the next few days)
  • Do a final walk through to ensure I am not forgetting anything
  • Clean my current home

Click to Download the Template

Last modified: Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 4:08 PM