Once the celebration of buying a new home or selling your current home wears off, next up is the nuts & bolts of moving. Not as fun, but ultimately once you are settled in, will feel totally worth it—we promise!
Changing your address is one of the more annoying tasks in a move. This printable checklist will help you make sure not to miss anything.
The post office—for about $80 you can have Canada Post automatically forward your mail to your new address for a year (or $55 for 4 months). This is one of the best ways to buy yourself some time with the rest of this list! Arrange this at least a week before your moving day.
Home Insurance – this is important to arrange ahead of time as you will need home insurance for your new home in place before possession
Children’s schools/daycares & school bus
Driver’s License & car insurance--You only have 15 days after your move to do this & it must be done in person at an Autopac location
Manitoba Address Change is a one-stop for changing many of the services below, so start there before moving further down the list
Manitoba Hydro--remember to take meter readings at both your old & new house on possession day!
City of Winnipeg Water
City of Winnipeg Tax
Credit Card companies
Online shopping companies like Amazon & Indigo — one of the number one reasons we hear from our clients after possession is because they bought something online without checking the shipping address and their new purchase is now enroute to their old address!! Don’t wait until you make a purchase to update your settings — do it now!
Other shopping companies like Costco, HBC, Red River Co-op, etc
Clubs, organizations, charities
Doctor, dentist, veterinarian
Friends and family! In the olden days people used to send out change of address cards. If you have time, this is a lovely custom to revive. If not, a mass email works too.