Checklist Before Moving to Your New Condo

Canadian real estate developer Louie Santaguida was right when he said that condominiums are a more viable option than houses, especially if you are on a budget. Housing costs are at its highest nowadays, after all. Living in a condo also provides great convenience, since they are usually located in the city, often just walking distance to offices and commercial areas.

But before moving into your new condo, there are several things you might want to take note of in order to make your moving day as easy as it can be. Below is a guide that you can use to write your own checklist. Remember, though, that this is just a guide and you can of course add items that you want to make sure you get out of the way before moving:

  • Hire professional and reputable movers. But first, ask for price estimates and check the limits of the insurance. Different moving companies offer different rates.
  • Have your property insurance transferred to your new condo.
  • Call your utility companies to arrange for disconnection at the home you are moving out from.
  • Get a new phone number for your new home or transfer the line.
  • Let your post office know that you are moving so they know where to forward mails and other deliveries in the future. You can even do this online.
  • Let your family members, friends, co-workers and bosses know of changes in your address and contact details.
  • Clean your new condo unit or contact a cleaning company to do it.
  • Confirm delivery details and dates with the moving company you chose to go with.
  • If you are moving out of your current city, pick up the laundry, dry cleaning, prescriptions, etc.
  • Finish packing all of your things. Pack them in boxes and mark the boxes accordingly.
  • Put important documents such as birth certificates, passports, and financial records in a bag or a box with a lock that you will carry yourself.
  • Pack your basic bathroom supplies in the same box and mark them so that you know which box to open first before unpacking everything else.
  • Make sure that the movers understand all of your instructions, and that the boxes are placed carefully inside your new home.
  • Book the service elevator for your move so you don’t inconvenience other residents.
  • Make sure to arrive first at your condo before the movers so that you can directly supervise the move.
  • Check all the boxes to make sure you have taken everything you need and there is nothing left behind.
  • Check your things to see if there are any damaged items.
  • Make sure all utilities are working properly.
  • Set up your basic supplies like your mattresses, pillows, and sheets, towels and other bathroom supplies.