If you’re moving to Canada, you must have some loose ends that need tying up. It can be straightforward to forget everything to do before relocating to Canada. But there are a few reasons why taking care of business before you go is essential. Whether you’re moving in a few days, weeks or months, do these things to save yourself a lot of grief, money, and time.

Clean Up Your Old Place

Still need to do it? Then, you should clean up the house as best as possible after your things are moved out and before you hand over the keys to your landlord or the agent. Although you may have kept the place pretty clean while you lived there, high-traffic areas of your carpet will be darker than where your couch and chairs have been. Plus, you only know where your cat or dog may have left a few marks without you knowing it. 

Clean your carpets professionally, or do them yourself with a rental machine. That way, you won’t be on the hook for stains and marks in the carpeting. Clean your walls, paying attention to minor details like fingerprints, scuffs, and other marks as best you can. The goal is simple: they should not appear damaged. You will also want to tackle the fridge, stove, and bathrooms. This way, you will avoid a cleaning fee from a landlord who has to scour off baked-on lasagna in your oven and scrub toilets.

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Visit the Post Office

Visiting the post office before you leave and arranging for address forwarding or a change of address is a very convenient and essential aspect of moving. Sure, you’ll have to drop some cash, but it’s relatively inexpensive when considering the benefits. You’ll be busy when it comes time to box up your belongings and lug them into a truck. The last thing on your mind will be calling every company and agency with a new mailing address. 

You also risk falling prey to mail fraud if you don’t prevent your mail from going to an address where you will no longer receive it. After relocating to Canada, dealing with such an issue will be hard! In the long run, stopping your mail from reaching your old place altogether is intelligent. Most post offices have varying rates for different lengths of time for a change of address. You can do this for as little or as long as you wish. As a result, you get extra time before writing out a list and calling everyone on it about your move.

Make Arrangements for Utility Hookups

You may not expect to arrive at your new place and have a house on your hands without hot water or running electricity. Still, once you transfer your utilities to your new home, you will pay for service at your old address and go without in your new home. 

You could even delay when things can be hooked up. This means your internet, phone, and cable may be out for a while when you move in. This way, you avoid getting double-billed by the power or gas company in the confusion.

Leave Contact Info For New Tenants

Sometimes, you want to move out and never look back. But it would be wise to leave your new contact info in a drawer or cupboard. This way, you can be reached if anyone important comes by or some of your mail slips through the cracks with the postal service. It’s also helpful if you have left something behind and need to be reached to retrieve your belongings.

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