Forget Me Nots

At times, it’s a bit annoying. The chores, errands and seemingly-never-ending To-Do list on the moving day. Basically, as soon as you finish one chore, you remember two more that need to be taken care of. Keeping track of everything can be a daunting task for even the most organized person. Sooner or later, something, whether it be a task or an item, will be forgotten. To help you remember as much as possible, here is a list of the most forgotten chores and items on moving day:


With so many things that need to get done, something is bound to fall through the cracks. No matter how thorough our To-Do list might be, tasks are overlooked. Here are a few of the things that people forget about on moving day:

The Utilities

Turning off the utilities is something you actually do before moving day, but that is the reason it is forgotten. People think they have lots of time and keep putting it off until the day comes. Do you really want to pay for someone else’s electricity? While you are at it, make sure you set up the utilities in your new home! There is nothing worse than having to stay in a hotel room on the first night in your new home because you have no water or electricity.

Moving Van Parking

Because most people don’t drive the truck, they don’t even consider where it might park. It can’t just fit in any driveway; the truck needs to go somewhere close to the new home. You may also need permission, especially if you are moving into a condo. Find out before where the truck can park.

Defrost Your Fridge

You will need to defrost your fridge for 48 hours before you move it. If not, all the ice will turn into water in the moving truck and there will be a big mess. Even if you are not taking it with you, defrost it as a courtesy to the next owners.

Tell People You Are Moving

Sure, your immediate family and close friends may know you are moving, but make sure you tell everyone else. In this age of social media, a Facebook post or mass text will do the trick. Make sure you change your mailing address!


With so much to pack, things are will be left behind. Here is a list of items that are usually forgotten in a move:

Out of Sight; Out of Mind

If we don’t see it, it doesn’t exist. When moving, we are so focused on what we see that we forget about what we don’t see. Make sure you go through the garage and basement for anything we store there. How about that forgotten shed in the backyard that is covered by a tree? Anything in there? Do you have an attic you haven’t been in for years? Crawlspace? Have you loaned anything to the neighbours? The longer you live in a home, the easier it is to cram things in forgotten corners. Check everywhere.

Power Cords

People often leave power cords, extension cords, plugs, surge protectors, and other peripheral electronic equipment that we don’t necessarily use every day, but are still important and expensive to replace. Also, remember to bring your phone with you. People will often leave it charging in the old home and leave without it.

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