3 Apr

Moving Checklist


Posted by: David Lloyd

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  • Book a moving company
  • Make an inventory of everything to be moved
  • Donate any unwanted clothing or furniture
  • Book the moving elevator and confirm parking arrangement for truck
  • Contact your insurance company to transfer policies (life, homeowners)
  • Review Tax deductions on moving expenses
  • Request change of address kit from post-office
  • Prepare a list of friends, business firms and personal accounts who should be notified of your upcoming move

Arrange cut-off/activation dates for utility companies:

  • Telephone
  • Cable
  • Gas/Electricity/Water
  • Internet


  • Purchase any moving supplies
  • Make an appointment with a service technician to prepare major appliances for shipment (i.e. plumber, electrician)
  • Have rugs and draperies cleaned and leave wrapped when returned
  • Obtain written appraisal of antique items to verify value

Make a plan to dispose of flammables that can’t be transported:

  • Aerosol Cans
  • Cleaning Fluid
  • Ammunition ????
  • Fireworks
  • Household Liquids
  • Oil Cans/Paint/Thinner
  • Propane Tanks


  • Check furniture for dents and scratches
  • Label items you need to access easily
  • Clean out the refrigerator/plan to defrost and dry day before the move
  • Drain equipment: water hoses, propane tank, gas/oil lawnmowers
  • Schedule to have utilities turned on at your new home
  • Make a plan to transport house plants
  • Confirm travel arrangements for pets and family


  • Designate boxes and items as “last load” items
  • All loose items are packed into boxes with the top closed
  • All electronics are unplugged from a power source. Plasma TVs should be unplugged the day before so they are at room temperature on move day.
  • All pictures are removed from the walls
  • All boxes are labeled with their destination room in your new home on the top and sides of each box
  • All heavy and breakable items are removed from dressers and desks
  • All contents are removed from appliances
  • All items are removed from the top of furniture
  • All linens are removed from beds
  • All rooms, closets, cabinets have been checked
  • Disassemble bedroom sets to save time

Prepare an essentials box:

  • Toilet Paper (unopened)
  • Snacks/Coffee (instant)
  • Scissors/Pocket Knife
  • Garbage Bags
  • Change of Clothes
  • Dish Soap and Towel
  • Pet Food and Dish
  • Flashlight
  • Portable Tool Kit
  • Towels
  • All-Purpose Cleaner (unopened)
  • Mug/Plate/Cutlery
  • Shower Curtain
  • Important Records/Documents

Before you leave the house:

  • Water shut off
  • A/C shut off
  • Lights turned off
  • Windows shut and locked
  • Surrender house keys
  • Check for items left behind
3 Apr

Google – COVID-19 Community Mobility Report


Posted by: David Lloyd

For the moment I’m going to pretty much ignore how scary it is that Google (as well as others) know far too much about us.

It appears Canada is getting the picture and stating away at a home. The first thing that caught my eye was the spike then drop in people going to parks (80% spike around Mar. 8th). 

To see the entire report for all of Canada click here. To see reports for other countries click here 

Stay safe  Take Care

David Lloyd – (working from home)