Calgary Real Estate Moving Checklist

Posted by Kevin Leung on Saturday, August 9th, 2014 at 8:24pm.

After the excitement of finding the right home, it's a busy time preparing to move. There is always much to do to get ready in addition to packing, so we want to share a quick list we use as a reminder of things do before/after moving to a new house.

  • Set up utilities
  • Set up/Move Phone, Internet, and TV services
  • Buy home insurance
  • Set up Property Taxes
  • Set up Condo Fee Payment
  • Update Driver License
  • Update Car Insurance
  • Update Employment Information
  • Update Schools & Register for new schools & transfer school records
  • Sign up for Mail forwarding to new address
  • Sign up for Welcome Wagon (Optional of course.   But is always nice to have a visit with a new neighbor and get some coupons and samples)

Other great resources for check lists are:

Canada Post Moving Checklist

Real Simple Moving Checklist

They even break it into timelines sucnh as what to do a couple of months before you move and a few days before you move.

Mail Forwarding:

A good way to ensure you don't miss any mail is mail forwarding.  However, you will eventually want to change all your address because mail forwarding is not free.  Below is a list to help you get started in terms of thinking who you need to update your mail with.  Then as you start receiving forwarded mail at your new home you can update the address with the sender.

  • Banks
  • Credit Cards
  • Professional Associations
  • Memberships (Costco, Co-op, Library etc.)
  • Magazine subscriptions
  • Donations
  • Schools
  • Alumni
  • Cell phone
  • Doctors
  • Dentist
  • Friends/Family

Questions about moving or for more information regarding Calgary Real Estate? Contact me today. 


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