Moving Check List
Moving Made Easier
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So you’ve found your dream home in Newfoundland and Labrador? Congratulations!
Whether you’re living in St. John’s, Mount Pearl, Paradise, Conception Bay South, Bay Robert’s, or another vibrant town across the island - Newfoundland and Labrador is a breathtakingly beautiful place to call Home. Our rugged coastlines, sweeping panoramic views, scenic hiking trails, unique culture, and absolutely wonderful people - make it an AMAZING place to live!
Now that you’ve found your home... It’s time to prepare for the big move. To ensure your transition is as smooth as possible, we’ve created a moving checklist for you to follow from the beginning to the end of your journey. Happy moving!
6 WEEKS OUT
Set a budget for the move (e.g. moving company, supplies, etc.).
Create a floorplan of your new home and plan where to place your furniture.
Confirm your moving date.
Arrange insurance coverage for your new home.
Book your movers and/or ask friends and family to lend a hand.
Arrange to transfer school and medical records.
Donate unwanted possessions.
4 WEEKS OUT
Gather packing supplies (e.g. boxes, bubble wrap, packing tape, etc.)
Strategize an “easy-to-find” packing plan to organize your essentials.
Start packing what you can - take one room at a time! Reserve an elevator for move day, if necessary.
Discontinue or transfer utilities and essential services to your new address (e.g. hydro, gas, water, internet, phone, etc.)
Notify banks, postal offices, credit card companies, etc. of your change in address.
2 WEEKS OUT
Review plans with your moving company.
Confirm any services that may be required on moving day (e.g. cleaners).
Take photos of any valuables (furniture, appliances you are taking with you, etc.) - these would be needed to file claims should damage occur during your move.
Put room labels on your furniture and other large items, to help make moving day easier.
1 WEEK OUT
Finish packing all of your belongings, and ensure all boxes are clearly labeled, especially “bed linens” - you’ll be eager for a good night’s sleep after moving day!
Acquire moving day essentials: snacks, scissors, garbage bags and water.
Do a walkthrough of your old home to make sure everything is removed and clean.
Remove all garbage and recycling.
Locate your box of bed linens first and make sure the beds are made.
Walkthrough your new home and ensure all of your belongings have arrived and are not damaged.
Recycle empty boxes and dispose of garbage.
Eat, relax, and enjoy the first night in your new home!
Unpack your essential items and store boxes you won’t need for a while in the basement, garage, or storage locker so you can enjoy your new space.
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