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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.

Mover's Guide for Aylmer Gatineau Hull Outaouais

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)

  • Telecommunications services

  • Internet, telephone, television

  • Your heating oil company

  • The Post Office

  • Revenue Canada

Professional services

  • Your doctor

  • Your dentist

  • Your optometrist

  • Your lawyer

  • Your notary

  • Your veterinarian


  • Accident and life insurance

  • Automobile insurance

  • Home insurance

  • Dental and medical insurance


  • Family and friends

  • All types of subscriptions

  • Financial institution

  • School and daycare

  • Municipal library

  • Clubs or associations of which you are a member

  • Car dealer

  • 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.

Moving day:

  • 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.


Moving in our new house in the Outaouais

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