Tips for the Moving Process

Moving Checklist

Moving always brings mixed emotions – it can be both very exciting and stressful at the same time. To help, here are some useful tips that will help make your move efficient and trouble-free.

4 to 6 Weeks before moving

2 to 3 Weeks before moving

  • Get boxes and moving supplies
  • Arrange phone service at your new home
  • Take unwanted items to charity and/or dump
  • Dispose of household chemicals properly (old paint, caustic cleaners, etc.). Take these to the local Toxic Waste Centre
  • Arrange the return of any cable TV equipment
  • Complete necessary change of address forms:
    • Drivers’ license, Health cards, Insurance
    • Employer, Doctor, Dentist
    • Magazine subscriptions and other mailings
    • Memberships, insurance
    • Bank accounts, credit cards, and tax office (Canada Customs and Revenue Agency)
  • If necessary, do the following:
    • Make travel arrangements and reservations.
    • Arrange transfer of car insurance & license plates.
    • Notify kids’ schools, transfer records.
    • Register at new school.
    • Get copies of medical and dental records; if you have pets, get copies of veterinary records.

8 to 14 days before moving

  • Schedule your moving with caretaker if you are moving into a strata property.
  • Return borrowed items.
  • Arrange connection of utilities at new place.
  • Retrieve loaned items
  • Arrange disconnection of utilities at old place.
  • Arrange for major appliances to be moved, if necessary
  • Dispose of all flammable materials.

2 to 7 days before moving

  • Determine what you can bring with you if travelling by car, plane, train, or bus.
  • Pack a suitcase with the clothes and toiletries that you’ll need the first day in your new home.
  • Prepare “installed items” that you’re bringing (TV antenna or shelves*).
  • Pack a special box with other essentials you’ll need for the first few days and marks this box “Do Not Move”.

The day before moving

  • Take down curtains and curtain rods.
  • Pack your personal belongings, except your alarm clock, necessary clothes, jewellry and bedding
  • Empty, defrost and clean refrigerator; clean the stove.

Moving day!

  • Keep paperwork accessible.
  • Collect all keys; keep them in a safe place.
  • Strip and dismantle beds.
  • Clean premises that you are leaving, inspect with the landlord.
  • Final walk-through: check all closets and cabinets
  • If using a moving company, confirm the new address and delivery time with the driver
  • If using a moving company, walk about with supervisor and sign inventory forms.
  • Know how to reach your new landlord or superintendent.

After moving

Contact city/municipal offices to find out about garbage pick up, recycling facilities and local regulations and information.

* Note: Ensure your lease permits the items that you plan to install in a new place. Some leases may not permit the installation of shelving screwed into walls or TV antennas. Be sure to give proper notice; see the Provincial Fact Sheets on the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s website for information on the notice required.

Adapted from: Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation




搬家总是会带来复杂的情绪 – 它可以是非常令人兴奋和紧张的同时。 为了提供帮助,下面是一些有用的提示,这将有助于使您的搬家有效率和无阻力。


  • 用加拿大邮政服务安排你的邮件转发到新的地址。


  • 纸箱和搬家用品
  • 在新家里,安排电话服务
  • 捐赠不必要的物品给慈善机构和/或转储
  • 到这些当地的有毒废物中心正确处理日用化工(旧漆,腐蚀性清洁剂,等)。
  • 安排返还任何有线电视设备
  • 完成必要的地址更改:
    • 驾驶执照,医疗卡,汽车保险
    • 雇主,医生,牙医
    • 杂志订阅和其他邮件
    • 会员,保险
    • 银行账户,信用卡,以及税务机关(加拿大海关和税务总署)
  • 如果有必要,做到以下几点:
    • 旅行安排和预订。
    • 安排汽车保险及车牌更改地址。
    • 通知孩子的学校更改地址。
    • 在新的学校注册。
    • 获得医疗和牙科记录的副本,如果你有宠物,获得兽医记录的副本。


  • 返还借来的物品。
  • 在新地址安排公用服务(电、煤气、电视、电话等)。
  • 收回租出的物品。
  • 在旧地址停止公用服务。
  • 如果有必要就安排大件电器的搬运。
  • 将所有易燃材料进行处理。


  • 确定你可以携带的物品,如果乘坐汽车,飞机,火车或巴士。
  • 打包在新家的第一天需要使用的衣服和洗浴用品。
  • 准备“安装项目”(电视天线或货架*)。
  • 准备一个特殊的盒子与其他头几天必需品,在盒子上写“不要动”。


  • 拆卸窗帘和窗帘杆。
  • 收拾好你的个人物品,除了:你的闹钟,必要的衣服,珠宝和床上用品
  • 清空冰箱然后除霜,清洁;清洁炉灶。


  • 保持所需文件可以容易取出。
  • 收集所有的钥匙,放在一个安全的地方。
  • 拆除床。
  • 清洁旧住所,与房东一起检查。
  • 最后检查所有的壁橱和柜子
  • 如果使用搬家公司,和司机确认新的地址和交货时间
  • 如果使用的搬家公司,和主管清点和签署物品清单。
  • 知道如何联系你的新业主或管理员。



*注意:请确保您的租赁许可证的项目,你打算安装在一个新的地方。 有些租赁可能不允许安装搁置拧入墙壁或电视天线。 一定要给予适当的通知,加拿大按揭及房屋公司的网站的信息,在规定的通知上看到省的事实表。

摘自: 加拿大按揭和住房公司

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