Saturday, June 9, 2012


With being so overwhelmed and having a lot to do over the next couple of weeks, I thought I should write everything down in lists - maybe if you're looking to make a move (big or small) these might trigger you to add things to your list too! Our lists may be a little different because the new house will be fully furnished, and our current house is going to be rented out so all our utilities, etc. aren't being cancelled...

I'll keep adding things as I think of them, but it's a good start I think. (Please comment and add things if you think I'm forgetting them)

To-Do Before Moving
  1. Share our news with everyone that needs to/should know
  2. Set-up date with packers/movers and confirm ship date for stuff and flight dates
  3. Create list of things to:
    1. Ship to Nunavut
    2. Store in Ontario
    3. Give away to friends/family
    4. Keep in house
    5. Donate, Sell or Trash
    6. Buy for New House
  4. Sell cars
  5. Deal with car insurance
  6. Cancel cell phones
  7. Set up new house phone in Nunavut
  8. Go to doctors for check ups and prescription refills 
  9. Stock up on prescriptions for 3 months
  10. Go to dentist for check ups
  11. Go to eye doctor for check ups and new glasses if necessary
  12. Look into getting Nunavut health cards
  13. Eat through pantry, freezer and fridge
  14. Confirm addresses and phone numbers of friends/family

To-Buy Before Moving
  1. Winter coats, gloves, boots
  2. Rain coats & boots
  3. Bug outfits
  4. As much non-perishable food as possible!
  5. Household goods: cleaners, cleaning products, toilet paper, paper towels, kleenex, etc.
  6. Bathroom things: 
    1. shower caddy, shower curtain/liners, toilet brushes, etc.
    2. shampoo, conditioner, soap
    3. Qtips, cottonballs
  7. Perfumes, colognes, lotions, face wash/cream, etc.
  8. Over-the-counter meds: Advil, Tylenol, cough syrup, cold meds, Pepto, etc.
  9. Sunscreen, bug spray
  10. Corded telephone set
  11. Modem (and router?)
  12. Batteries (AA, AAA)
  13. Lots of candles, candleholders, etc. (to make things homey/cozy AND for emergencies)
  14. Dish soap, laundry detergent, fabric softener 
  15. Boot tray and mats/carpet for front door
  16. Refill printer cartridges/stock up on paper
  17. Lightbulbs, garbage bags, Swiffer refills, cleaners, etc.
To-Think-About/Wishlist for Later
  1. New computer for home use (desktop? laptop?)
  2. Xbox 360 with Kinect
  3. Small chest freezer
  4. Comfortable shoes for both of us (Toms?)
  5. Hiking boots or good runners for both of us

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