Move Planner


  • Call Salvation Army or other charity for pick up of unwanted items.
  • Decide on your approximate move date.
  • Arrange to have an All-Aboard Moving Consultant perform your estimate.
  • Be sure to give your Moving Consultant your Hbc Rewards collector number.
  • Transfer or cancel club memberships. Request an About Town kit to acquaint you with your new community. It is free of charge.!!
  • Do not pack documents connected with your move.
  • Review with your doctor the names and dosages of any medications that are renewable.
  • Schedule farewell visits with family and friends.


  • Notify your post office. Find out your new postal code. Arrange for mail forwarding and send change of address cards.
  • Arrange to have utilities disconnected.
  • Contact the utility companies at destination to arrange services to be connected as soon as you move in.
  • Request that the phone company connect service before you arrive at your new home.
  • Ask your bank to transfer your accounts to the branch nearest your new home.
  • If you are paying for your own move, you will need to pay by preauthorized payment via credit card or a certified cheque.
  • Arrange for a safety deposit box at the new location. Never pack valuables. Keep money, jewelry and bonds with you or arrange for a courier service to transport them.
  • Transfer fire, theft and other insurance. Check your policy to see whether a long distance move is covered.


  • Check your “to do” list. Call your Moving Consultant with any questions.
  • Ask your Moving Consultant for a Destination Member Contact Card. This specifies the name and phone number of your Destination Member.
  • Prepare a floor plan of your new home and make extra copies. They will be very helpful for moving in.
  • Plan a going-away party for your children and their friends.
  • If you plan to do some of the packing, start now. Ask your Moving Consultant for a copy of our Do-It-Yourself Packing Guide.
  • Plan menus to use up stocks of canned and frozen foods.
  • Collect items being cleaned, repaired, stored and loaned to friends. Return library books and movie rentals.
  • Arrange care for young children and pets during the busy days of packing, loading and moving in.


Before Pack day

  • Keep any food, plates and utensils that you will need during the last days separate and pack them on moving day.
  • Prepare a list of items you’ll need immediately at destination, such as a flashlight, light bulbs, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, snacks and drinks. Pack these last and unload them first, along with necessities such as the crib or playpen.
  • Drain fuel from the lawnmower and other machinery. Safely dispose of all gasoline, matches, paints and aerosol cans listed in our booklet Handling Dangerous Goods.
  • Confirm hotel/motel reservations for your trip.
  • Organize all of your moving and travel documents as well as the valuables you will be taking with you.
  • Set aside and label items such as luggage that you do not want packed or moved.
  • Pack the phone book, it will be very useful after your move.
  • Take down curtains, blinds, rods, shelves and mirrors. Unfasten any fixed carpets that are to be moved. The mover does not perform these tasks.