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Prepping for your Military Edmonton Move


Once you have received your Edmonton posting message, get a jump start to make your relocation experience smoother, quicker and less stressful

 

1. Declutter, Declutter, Declutter! Rule of thumb: If you haven't used it in the last five years - donate it, store it or dispose of it. Put away everything you will not be using for the next 3 months. 
 
2. Hide all military belonging if possible especially if you live in North Edmonton, Morinville, Bon Accord or Gibbons. If your military belongings are visible, the real estate agents who work in this area will know you have a posting message and this will be an offer price disadvantage to DND sellers. 
 
3. Remove all jewellery and other valuables to a safety deposit box or another safe place. This includes all firearms and ammunition. When potential buyers are viewing your home, they are also viewing any personal items which are in sight. 
 
4. Dispose of any dangerous goods. Brookfield relocation service provider packers will not transfer these items. Dangerous Goods include paint (new or opened), bleach products, gasoline, turpentine, kerosene, cleaning fluids, any aerosols or chemicals.
 
5. Back up your computer data. Depending on where you are posted, your personal belongings may be transported along bumpy roads. Download personal info such as income tax files and family pictures onto a USB flash drive or upload them in a cloud. If you have a large amount of information - purchase a computer passport. 
 
6. Pack a special box to take with you. There is nothing worse than not being able to find an item on the day your personal belongings arrive at your posted destination. Samples of items include toilet paper, change of clothing for all family members, passports, cell phones, pet cages, USB flash drive and other important papers & contact information you will need. Make sure this box is marked ”Do not move”
 
Once your home is sold ... 
 
Notify the following of your COS date/change in address:
 
Post office to redirect mail
Banks & other financial loan institutions
Your personal property, life, and vehicle Insurance providers 
School principal to obtain your child's educational information
Credit card companies & club memberships
Doctors and dentists to obtain copies of your records
Discontinue utility services with Atco, Direct Energy, Enmax, Epcore, Telus, Shaw, and your cell phone provider.