"As a first time home buyer I wasn't expecting such a smooth, hassle free process."
“Angela and her team did an amazing job of “taking care of business” for us while making it seem effortless! Thank you for making our dreams a reality! We are still in shock and are thrilled to have made a new friendship in the process.”
-Jennifer and Jamie
We take pride in educating all of our buyers from start to finish. Whether this is your first home or your 10th home we treat everyone the same. We provide a full Buyer Information session one on one and you leave feeling confident and excited about the journey to come!
The Ultimate Moving To Do List
❏ Do your research. Request a quote from a handful of local moving companies and mobile storage container rental companies to weigh up your options. Ask friends for packing and moving tips and opinions on local movers.
❏ Create a moving binder. This will be the home for all your receipts, records, inventory list, and of course a copy of your moving house checklist!
❏ Create a budget for moving expenses.
❏ Sort and Purge! Go through all your belongings and sort items to keep, donate, sell, and throw away.
❏ Donate to a local charity or hold a garage sale. Take items you are throwing out to a recycler or dump.
❏ Research your new community.
❏ Check with your employer about moving expense benefits. Some of your moving expenses may be covered or may be tax exempt.
❏ Get a floor plan of your new home. Take detailed measurements.
❏ Make any repairs you have committed to finishing before your move.
❏ Get packing supplies (boxes, tape, stuffing, padding, permanent markers, etc.)
❏ Start cooking with any stored food.
❏ Schedule disconnection of utilities (phone, internet, cable, water, garbage, gas, and electric).
❏ Inform your children’s school of the move and gather school records.
❏ Contact your insurance agent to see about any changes to your policies.
❏ Contact any clubs or health clubs or organizations to cancel or transfer memberships.
❏ Compile records (medical, dental, prescription, legal, and financial) and ask for referrals.
❏ Return rented or borrowed items to their owners.
❏ Inventory all valuable items. Keep your list in your moving binder.
❏ Remove items in a storage shed or attic.
❏ List everyone you need to notify about your move (creditors, subscriptions, family, professional contacts, friends, etc.)
❏ Will you need more than a few hours to move? Need the flexibility of a few days or weeks to move? Be sure to look into moving and storage solutions that can be delivered, picked up and unpacked at your convenience.
❏ Choose your method of moving and confirm timelines and arrangements for your move.
❏ Start packing belongings into boxes. Begin with items you use infrequently. Note valuable items that may need insurance from the moving company.
❏ Label boxes. Clearly write on the box which room it is destined for and its contents.
❏ Separate valuables to be moved personally and label the boxes DO NOT MOVE.
❏ Visit your local post office and complete a “Change of Address” form.
❏ Make any special travel arrangements for pets.
❏ Have your car serviced.
❏ Create a box for tools or parts you may need on moving day.
❏ Create a list of serial numbers for electronics or other valuable items.
❏ Continue packing and cleaning as you go.
❏ Arrange to be off work on your moving day. No need to miss work if you have rented a portable storage container.
❏ Clean out any safe-deposit boxes.
❏ If you hired a moving company, contact and re-confirm your arrangements in case of double bookings. It happens more than you think.
❏ Plan your meals for the last two weeks and use up leftover food.
❏ Assemble a folder of important info for the next homeowner.
❏ Arrange someone to watch any small children on moving day.
❏ Pack suitcases with personal items.
❏ Fill any prescriptions.
❏ Note any current damages to your furniture. Keep in your moving binder.
❏ If travelling far, notify your credit card company of the relocation.
❏ Get rid of flammables (paint, propane, gasoline, etc.) and drain gas and oil from lawn equipment, heaters, etc.
❏ Wake up with a smile.
❏ Make an action plan for moving day.
❏ Set aside boxes you will be moving yourself.
❏ Clean rugs and carpets and have them ready.
❏ Measure doorways and furniture.
❏ Disassemble furniture if possible.
❏ Defrost freezer and clean fridge.
❏ Pack essentials box to keep with you for the move.
❏ Plan for payment: have your cheque, money order, or credit card ready and in your essentials box so it doesn’t get misplaced.
❏ Prepare specific directions to new home if you hired a moving company.
❏ Verify! Make sure the moving truck that shows up is from the company you hired. Unfortunately, moving companies hire contractors when they are busy or double book you.
❏ Place carpet, floor, and door frame protectors throughout home.
❏ Take inventory before the movers leave. Keep a copy of bill of lading and inventory list with you.
❏ Personally supervise any hired labour. Some possessions can be priceless!
❏ Do a walkthrough. Check every room and closet one more time.
❏ Leave a forwarding address for the new owner for any stray mail.
❏ Lock windows and doors, turn off lights, turn the air conditioner off, or lower the heat.
❏ Wave goodbye!