Things you should know when you move into your new home.

Stephanie Lim January 30, 2020
Happy family on a yellow couch.
Congratulations! You’ve found a place to call home. 

All you need to do now is figure out what you need to pack up and when to schedule that moving truck, right? To help you get on track with your move and to make it as easy as possible, we’ve got some helpful tips.

Before your move.

It’s a good idea to get a home inspection before you finalize the deal on your home. Getting an objective assessment of the current condition of the house could save you a large sum of money down the road on expensive repairs. CAA Members can save 10% on home inspection packages with Mike Holmes Inspections.1 
A professional scanning a home with an infrared thermal imaging camera.

For your move.

Having great friends and family by your side during your move is great. Depending on how much you need to move, you can probably do-it-yourself (DIY) with a friend’s pick-up in exchange for a dinner out.

If you’re looking for a more hands-free approach, hiring full-service movers is a great idea. Professional movers will handle everything from packing and unpacking to furniture assembly and more.

Another option is to look into is a hybrid move - a combination of a DIY and full-service. It’s a good way to save some money and get the specific help you need. With this option, you can pay for select assistance such as packing/unpacking and loading/unloading your rental truck.

No matter which method you choose, CAA Members can save more on moving and storage solutions with great partner offers from Penske Truck Rental, AMJ Campbell moving company, PODS® and more.

Happy family carrying boxes into their new home.

After your move.

Once you’re settled into your new home, you probably want to make your space your very own. What a great time to look into paint colours and perhaps even lawn care services to spruce up the landscaping around your house. Be sure to use your CAA card when you shop at Dulux Paints, CertaPro Painters® and Yardly to save even more
Happy couple painting walls in their new home.

Finishing touches.

It’s your home, your style. Whether you’re looking for the latest home décor trends or just updating what you currently have, we’ve got just what you need. With home savings partners from Bouclair, The Source, Stokes, QE Home, Think Kitchen and more, you’ll be ready for your housewarming party!

Also be sure to change the locks of your new home! You never know who had a key to your house from the previous owners. Pop-A-Lock can help you install, repair or re-key your homes locks. They even have electronic locks for those tech enthusiasts! 

For more home savings and rewards, visit: caasco.com/home-savings-partners.

Happy couple hanging a picture on the wall in a modern home.
Photo credit: Infrared thermal imaging camera photo, courtesy of Mike Holmes Inspections.