If You Own Your Present Home

  • Arrange to have your gas, water, and electric meters read on the day you leave and have the bills forwarded to your new address.
  • Disconnect your telephone, cable TV, and water softener.

If You Rent Your Present Home

  • Give necessary written notice to your landlord and make arrangements for the return of any monies you have on deposit.

At Your "New" Home

  • Make arrangements for the gas, water and electric utilities, water softener, telephone and cable TV to be connected on the day of possession.

Helpful Hints for "Out of Town" Moves

  • Get "Change of Address" cards from the post office and send out well before moving day.
  • Have the post office forward your mail to your new address.
  • Cancel any contracted services and pre-authorized cheques.
  • Cancel gardening, dry cleaning, newspapers, magazines, diaper and other home services.
  • Obtain a letter of introduction from your current financial institution to help establish new accounts. Transfer trust or bank accounts and securities.
  • Cancel or transfer social, athletic, civic, religious or business affiliations and memberships.
  • Arrange for transfer of medical, dental, prescription and optical records.
  • Change the address on your driver's license(s) effective the day of the move.
  • Collect all items out for cleaning, repair or storage. e.g. fur coats, dry cleaning.
  • Make special arrangements for the moving of perishables, such as plants.
  • Make special arrangements for the moving of your pets.
  • Dispose safely of all flammable liquids as it is illegal for movers to carry them.
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