How to make everything go smoothly
Sometimes you hear that it is equivalent to “burning down” once instead of moving three times. To prevent this wisdom from becoming reality, make “to do” lists in time and organize everything well. Helpers, the right moving company, blocking off the street, etc…: There is a lot to do.
Once you’ve signed the lease, you’ll want to get right to work on moving preparations. But wait, before you spend weeks living on suitcases and surrounded by boxes, you’d better do the dry runs, i.e. think about what to pack and when, and what help and companies you’ll need for the move. Of course, it is also not opportune to start packing the day before the move, so nicely according to plan and with system prepare everything! Then the old apartment will remain comfortable or habitable until the end.
What steps need to be taken?
It’s best to get several quotes from moving companies well in advance of the move. If an hourly rate sounds good, it may still add up to quite a bit of cost due to per-man help. Ask exactly what is included in the quote, including travel and departure. Then give the best company the contract and have everything confirmed in writing again. Of course, you can also do a small move with a few friends. For this purpose, a rental car is useful and the selection of really reliable helpers. Only when the transport is arranged, you can decide on a packing system.
How to pack, when to pack? An art
Only books in a box? Then you need Popeye to carry them! You should rather combine light things like clothes with books or dishes. This way you may even be able to lend a hand yourself, the faster it will go. The “When to pack?” is also worth a thought. Everything you don’t currently need, old documents, books, winter things in the summer, you can already stow away a few days before the move. Currently needed things come within reach – then in still abundant boxes. Now attach labels or labels so that you know what was stowed where. Children and animals should be moved out of the way – the move is exciting enough as it is. But then a new home awaits!