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Helpful Tips 7 Days Before You Move

November 10, 2012

This past September, MonsterMortgage.ca started our blog series of “Helpful Tips” that can help you better plan your move into your new home.On October 26th we posted Helpful Tips for 30 Days Before You Move. Refer back to these previous blogs for some more great moving tips if you missed them previously.

At this point in your move, you might find yourself excited to move into a new home and possibly overwhelmed with things that still need to be done. Whether you are a first time home buyer or this is your fourth or fifth time moving, following these simple tips will go a long way to ensuring that your move is a smooth and enjoyable one.

Today’s blog is focused on what you should do 7 days before moving. Some of the items on the list may sound familiar and that is because they are…consider them reminders in case you missed them the first time round.

Being prepared for your move will go a long way to ensuring that your transition into your new home is a smooth and enjoyable one. The following is a list of things that you should consider 7 days before moving:

  1. Collect items being cleaned, repaired, stored and loaned to friends. Check to make sure you
    have returned all rented items.
  2. Arrange care for young children and pets during the busy days of packing, loading and moving.
  3. Use up perishable foods.
  4. Confirm all the necessary changes with your utilities, such as hydro.
  5. Call your moving company or rental truck company and confirm your reservation.
  6. Confirm travel reservations.
  7. Clean rugs and clothing and have them wrapped for moving.
  8. Collect valuables from your safe-deposit box. Make copies of any important documents before mailing or hand carry them to your new address.
  9. Check with your insurance agent to ensure you’ll be covered through your homeowner’s or renter’s policy during the move.
  10. Pack your former town’s phone book for future correspondence.
  11. Set aside and label items such as luggage that you do not want packed or moved, and mark them with a ‘Do Not Load’ label.
  12. Prepare a list of items you’ll need immediately at your destination; such as a flash-light, light bulbs, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, snacks and drinks.
  13. Clean your fridge, stove and other appliances.
  14. Take inventory of your belongings before they’re packed; in the event you need to file an insurance claim later. If possible, take pictures or videotape your belongings and record serial numbers of electronic equipment.

Good luck with your move!