Moving List Recommended by Toronto Movers - We Move GTA
Three to Four Weeks Before the Move
1. Reserve a moving company for moving day.
2. Get the packing supplies you need—moving boxes, labels, bubble pack and packing tape. Save time and money by ordering your moving
supplies from We Move GTA - Toronto Movers (we rent eco-friendly, reusable moving boxes)
3. Start packing. Begin with out-of-season and non-essential items.
4. Lighten your load. If you haven’t worn it or used it in a year, don’t pack it. Donate it to charity or hold a garage sale.
5. Make copies of important documents so they stay handy, such as medical records, passports, birth certificates and Social Insurance cards.
Two Weeks Before the Move
1. Change your address with the post office, banks, credit card companies, magazines and professional associations.
2. Call service providers and utilities to discontinue cable TV, trash collection, water, gas and electricity. Schedule cut-off for a day or two after
you move, just in case.
One Day Before the Move
1. Finish packing, taping and labeling boxes. Prepare major appliances and electronics for the move. Secure dresser drawers and doors on
appliances with rope and tape.
2. Assemble a moving-day travel kit so essentials stay handy—checkbook, credit cards, IDs, glasses, prescription drugs, old and new house keys.
3. Clean your house or apartment.
Day of the Move
1. Pull out your self-made inventory and compare it with the one made by the moving crew. Correct any discrepancies. Note the condition of
your belongings and sign the mover’s inventory agreement form if you confirm all to be correct. Obtain a copy. Take photographs of valuables
in case of the need to file an insurance claim.
2. After all has been loaded, walk through every room, check every closet, shelf, and storage area to be sure that nothing has been left behind.
Turn off the water, furnace, lights, and air conditioning. Turn off the water heater. Set the thermostat at 15 degrees.
3. Get the van driver and moving crew foreman’s names and contact information. Provide your own. Verify that they have the right directions to
your final destination.
4. Try to arrive at your new home before the movers so that you aren’t charged for waiting time and can give unloading instructions.
5. Keep your telephone on you and at full volume so that you’re reachable during your move.
6. Contact your new utility and service companies to activate services at your new home.
7. Upon arrival, check all appliances, including the furnace and water heater to verify that they are in working order. If not, contact a repair service immediately to avoid your family’s discomfort.
8. Have a printed or drawn out floor plan of your new home posted near the entrance so that the movers may refer to it when unloading boxes into specific rooms.
9. As boxes and furniture are unloaded, inspect their conditions. Document any losses or damages on the mover’s copy of the inventory form, making a note that states “subject to inspection for loss or concealed damage”. Do not sign the inventory sheet if items are missing. Report losses and damages as soon as possible to your moving coordinator.
10. To prevent damage to T.V.’s an other electronic appliances during the cold season, do not use them until they adjust to the room temperature in your new home.