A few things to remember before you move:

1. Advise doctor, dentist and all medical offices to close your file and forward a copy of your file to your new practitioners when requested to do so. Get medical records of shots, eyeglass prescriptions, etc.

2. Write the utility company in the city to which you are moving to. Ask them about the necessary fees or deposits required for installation of services. Remit the utility deposits required with information about when and where you will want these services: gas, electric, water, telephone, and cable.

3. Send your forwarding address to your local post office and send change of address cards to subscriptions, insurance companies, book clubs, friends, stores and credit cards.

4. Transfer your fire insurance on household goods or other insurance on personal possessions so that they will be covered both at your new home and en-route.

5. Notify the principal of your children’s school about your intended move. Get a letter from him/her outlining the status of your children in school.

6. Make sure you have birth certificates of all the children, you will need them to enroll them in their new schools.

7. If a car or other possessions are not paid for, get permission to move them.

8. Close your bank accounts, if necessary, and transfer your money to a local bank in your new city.

9. Arrange for sufficient funds to cover the cost of moving services and expenses.

10. Change your e-mail address and forward the new address to us at Properties in Victoria Professionals

Have the Following Services Disconnected or Changed at your present address:

1.  Gas

7. Bottled Water Delivery

2.  Fuel or Oil Company

8. Garbage, Recycling and Compost Pick Up

3.  Hydro / Electric

9. Charge Accounts

4.  Telephone / Cell

10. Gym Membership

5.  Newspaper



At your new location:

1.   Have your stove, water heater and furnace serviced – check pilot lights.

3.   Have all appliances checked.

4.   Ask mail carrier for mail that may be held for your arrival.

5.   Register children in school.

6.   Have new address recorded on driver’s license.

7.   Register car after arrival or a penalty may have to be paid when getting new license plates.

8.   Visit city offices and register for voting.