DO YOU CHANGE YOUR HOUSE OR MAYBE A NEW JOB IS WAITING FOR YOU IN ANOTHER COUNTRY?
Don't let the move take away your illusion. Prepare it in advance and everything will be on wheels. Even if you hire a specialized company, when organizing a move there are things you have to do.
Don't skip any steps!
1. AS SOON AS YOU KNOW YOU'RE MOVING
COMMUNICATE YOUR TRANSFER TO THE LANDLORD. As long as it's totally definitive, if you live for rent and leave the apartment, let the landlord know. If possible, confirm the exact day you will leave the house and write to that end.
REVIEW THE RETURN DEPOSIT CLAUSE. If you are renting, make sure that you will meet all the requirements to request a refund of the deposit in case it has been delivered. If it is necessary to paint the house or perform some repair it is better that you do it as soon as possible.
REQUEST AT LEAST 3 MOVING COMPANY BUDGETS. It's not the first time I've seen the cheap go out expensive. Value the price but also the experience and see the reviews. Your application must include the exact addresses of origin and destination as well as the description of access to the houses (1st or 2nd floor, elevator ... )
See also the conditions and limits of the insurance they work with.
TAKE AN INVENTORY OF EVERYTHING YOU'RE MOVING. Moving companies usually request it even if they subsequently make a personal visit to make details and make sure of the work to be done.
VALUE THE RENT OF A GARAGE OR STORAGE ROOM. You may want to rent a storage room for a while if you think it's going to take a long time to unpack your belongings.
2. SIX WEEKS BEFORE
NOTIFICATION TO SERVICE COMPANIES. Notify service providers (light, water, gas and electricity, telephone company, banking and insurance services) of the change of address.
SELL, DONATE AND GIFT. It's the right time to get rid of everything you don't use anymore. He thinks the fewer possessions, the cheaper and more agile a move is.
There are multiple applications and websites for the sale of second-hand items:
· Vibbo (the well-known second hand)
· Sellfun (specializing in electronics: mobiles and tablets)
· Letgo (alternative to Wallapop)
· Chicfy (buy-sell of clothes)
· BKIE (second hand for cyclists)
If you have friends to help you move in, offering them some of what you plan to sell can be a way to reward their support.
3. THREE WEEKS BEFORE
START EMBALMING (Optional). You can start packing uns needed items like other seasons' clothes and books yourself. If you hire a moving company, keep in mind that insurance won't cover the boxes you've packed.
♥ EXPERT'S ADVICE
Let professionals take care of fragile items or require special packaging if you've never packed before
If on the contrary you are a handyman and you already have experience, prepare as many boxes as you can to save yourself costs. You'll also quickly find and identify what's in each one when you have them undone.
VISIT TO CORREOS. Check with the post office for the possibility of forwarding your mail.
NOTIFY US OF YOUR TRANSFER. Make a list of people who need to be aware that you're leaving.
4. TWO DAYS BEFORE
DEFRET THE REFRIGERATOR OR FREEZER. Clean well and let it dry for at least 24 hours. This way you will be ready for your transfer on time. If you don't take it, it's also a good place to leave it clean and disconnected.
PREPARE A FOLDER OF IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS. For what may happen, it is better that certain documents take them with you.:
o BANK CARDS
o RENT CONTRACT
ORGANIZE THE FIRST NIGHT. Leave organized a box with the items you will need the first night: necessary, towels, cups, dishes, glasses and cutlery and some cleaning product.
By now you'll be a little restless and the memory can play a bad trick, leaving your pajamas deep in a box. Prepare a checklist to help you with this task.
TAKE PICTURES. Nothing ever happens until it happens. Take pictures of the furniture you're moving so that in the event of a damage during the move, you have a backup.
LATEST TIPS FOR D-DAY
GET UP EARLY. It's no nonsense. It's important that you have a good breakfast and have a relaxed moment before it all starts. Visualizing your new home and your new life can be an incentive.
BUY FOOD AND DRINK. It will be a long day and you will appreciate some good snacks and plenty of water for everyone at lunchtime. You can also make a thermos with coffee or tea.
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE CASH.You might want to tip the workers at the moving company or send your child to buy something last minute.
KEEP THE MEDICINE CABINET HANDY. Someone may get hurt during move-in, which even if nothing significant requires disinfection and bandages or Band-Aids.
CHARGED MOBILES AND CHARGERS BY HAND. Make sure your phone is fully charged that day and store the charger in your bag or backpack. You need to be located for the moving company at all times and even if you think you're not going to talk to anyone, I assure you that you will.
CHECK ROOM BY ROOM. Before you leave for good, walk around the house room by room and closet by closet making sure there's nothing left.
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