Moving Your Family? Don’t Forget To Do These 5 Things!

Posted on 09 December, 2015 in Moving with children , Moving Home , Local Removals

Moving with your family into a new home can be an exciting time. However, moving house can also be a bit stressful, so forgetting important items is an all too common occurrence. Top End Removals has extensive experience as moving professionals with families who are relocating to a new home. Through countless moves, we have come to know the most common things that families tend to forget when they relocate to a new home.


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Following is a great moving checklist that will help you remember important things to do before moving.

Get all of your family's records

Make sure you have all the needed records transferred to your new home, or have them sent to you digitally. The most common important records can be any of the following:

  • Educational: If your children will be going to new schools, you will need all their records transferred from their old school.
  • Medical: Get all your medical records from your doctor if you will be moving far enough to require a new physician. Most clinics are able to fax or email copies to your new doctor's office.
  • Veterinarian: If you have pets, be sure to also get all their medical records and vaccination reports as well. More information on this can be found on Top Removal's website .

Get all your prescriptions

Pick up all your prescriptions from the pharmacy and transfer any future refills to your new neighborhood pharmacy. You may also want to get a one to three month supply on your current medications in case it takes a while to see your new doctor.

Cancel all current local memberships

Cancel all your local services such as lawn care, gym membership, pool man or book reading clubs

Return and/or recover all borrowed items

Remember to get all those items you lent your neighbour back, and be sure to return all of the things you may have borrowed as well. Also, return all checked out library books and pick up any dry cleaning you may have dropped off.

Register your new address with the post office

Don't forget to inform your post office that you are moving and register your new address. This will allow you to forward all your mail still going to your old address to be sent to your new home. In addition, also be sure to alert everyone in your contact list, all bill senders, all magazine subscriptions, or any others who send you mail that you have moved and provide them with your new address.

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