Buying a home is so incredibly exciting! There is lots to think about and so much to do! Here is a handy check list to have on hand when you are prepping for the move!
□ Read your metered utilities before moving in/out
Be sure to read your hydro, electricity and water meters and call them in!
□ Cancel your utilities and set up new utilities
Take the time to cancel your current utilities set up your new utilities before you move. It's best to do this in advance to ensure that the utilities will be turned on when you move in.
□ Transfer or set up Internet/Phone/Satellite or Cable
Take the time to do this 30 days before you move. Many times companies require a minimum of 30 days’ notice for a move. Or if you are setting up a new account, you may have to wait for an appointment with your chosen company.
□ Change your address for cards, licenses, taxes and allowances
For example: Driver’s License, Vehicle Registration, Car Insurance, Canada Revenue Agency and Manitoba Health Card.
□ House Insurance
Set up House Insurance for your new house and cancel if you are moving out.
□ Change your address with your creditors
□ Change your address with your Financial Institution
□ Forward your mail
Fill out a change of address form at the post office. Having your mail forwarded will help catch any items you might have missed!
□ Miscellaneous items such as:
Library card, subscriptions, healthcare providers (Doctors, Dentists etc.) and delivery services.