Moving Into Your New House? Follow This Outaouais Mover's Guide
To avoid any last-minute problems, plan your move with the utmost care. Start by gathering boxes and wrapping paper; once you know the exact date of your move, reserve the services of a moving company as soon as possible. If necessary, don’t hesitate to take additional insurance to cover your possessions during the move.
Draw up a list for the movers of what is and what is not to be moved. Pack up anything you won’t need until moving day: you will have much less to pack in the few days prior to your moving.
Use this handy checklist to help make your move a total success
Two months before moving, advise:
Moving guide (Québec Portal)
Quebec address change service (Service québécois de changement d’adresse)
Internet, telephone, television
Your heating oil company
The Post Office
Accident and life insurance
Dental and medical insurance
Family and friends
All types of subscriptions
School and daycare
Clubs or associations of which you are a member
Employer and union
Your home delivery services
Email contact list
A few days before the move:
Arrange for a babysitter
Gather boxes and other moving items in one room, preferably on the ground floor
Confirm the agreement with your mover: date, price, insurance, arrival time and how to get to your home. Leave them a number where they can reach you should the unexpected arise.
The day before:
Remove curtains and blinds
Remove obstructions from the halls and entrances to be used by the movers
Clearly identify boxes and items for the movers as well as the items you will be moving personally.
Take a reading of all meters (electricity, heating oil, etc.)
Check the condition of your furniture before it leaves
Bring your telephone with you
Examine every room to make sure you leave nothing behind
Before leaving, hand over the keys to the appropriate person
Keep important documents such as cheques, moving contract and invoices, etc., with you.
When you get to your destination:
Make a list of the damage or breakage which may have occurred during the move
Indicate any lost or damaged items on the movers’ delivery order slip
Take a reading of the meters (electricity, heating oil, etc.) at your new residence.
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