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Moving Tips

By on Apr 16, 2008

After a winter of hibernation, Canadians look forward to spring as much for the weather as for a chance to start anew in the home of their dreams. If you are poised to take possession of a property, or scanning these pages for a newly listed condominium, our friends at AMJ Campbell Van Lines provided this "clip and save" list on how to prepare for your move.

Moving Checklist

Confirm date for packing and loading

Determine what items are to be discarded and hold garage sale or giveaway

If you are doing your own packing, arrange to purchase cartons from AMJ

Advise post office of new address and effective date

Arrange to have utilities disconnected:



Gas or Oil


Send change of address to:

Insurance company
Bank and credit card companies

Vehicle registration and driver's license



Obtain school, medical, and dental records

Obtain veterinarian records for pets

Other things to remember:

Electrical appliances-arrange for disconnection or servicing

Defrost refrigerator and freezer

Give away frozen foods

Discard flammables, including aerosols, propane tanks, etc.

Drain fuel from lawn mower and other power equipment

Collect valuables to be taken on your person (i.e.jewellery, documents etc.)

Make a floor plan of new residence for driver

Confirm travel arrangements and reservations

Obtain a contact number at destination and give to driver

Make arrangements to leave keys with real estate agent or friends

Gather together items going with you in your suitcase

To receive a free package of moving tips from AMJ Campbell Van Lines email or call 905-795-3620

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