Plan the move properly
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Organise, Pack, Carry
Checklist for the Move
- Set a date for your move
- Gather packing supplies like cardboard boxes, tape, cushioning materials, and markers
- Create a list of items to be transported and decide what you want to keep, sell, or discard
- Measure your new apartment and plan the layout
- Inform friends and family about your move and find helpers
- Collect important documents such as tenancy agreement, identity card, driving licence and insurance papers and keep them in a safe bag
- Update your address with the post office, bank, insurance company, phone provider, etc.
- Take the opportunity to cancel unused subscriptions
- Arrange for utilities like electricity, gas, water, and internet connection for your new place if necessary
- Pack and label your furniture and household goods
- Plan how to transport your pets or plants safely
- Take charge on moving day and keep track of the transportation process
- Once you've moved, thoroughly clean your old apartment and arrange for the key handover.
- Use smaller boxes for heavy items and larger boxes for lighter ones. Fill the boxes sufficiently, but not excessively, for even weight distribution
- Wrap fragile items carefully with bubble wrap or packing paper, and use towels or blankets for added padding
- Clearly label each box with its contents and the room where it should be placed. Once again, a moving box checklist can be invaluable in making sure nothing gets left behind
Transport moving boxes and furniture safely
- When dealing with heavy furniture, consider using a hand truck or stair climber to prevent injuries. These helpful tools make moving furniture easier and navigating stairs less daunting. Additionally, use straps or lifting belts to safely carry larger items
- When lifting and moving boxes, employ proper carrying techniques to protect your muscles and joints. Always carry heavy items at waist level and avoid sudden, jerky movements
With thorough preparation, useful accessories, and the support of friends and family, you'll be settling into your new home in no time!