How to prepare well for your move?

Who says preparing well for his move, also says preparing a new start. Are you about to take the plunge? One thing is certain, moving is not a trivial matter and a few techniques are needed… This radical change that you are about to experience requires above all a good organization, otherwise you will not see the end of the tunnel between the preparation of the boxes and that of the administrative papers. Thanks to our advice, prepare your move in the rules of the art, without a hitch and be on time wherever it is in Switzerland!

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You move ? A checklist is essential!

Put the housewarming organization aside and focus on the different aspects of your move first! Whether it is to move into a new room or a new home, a checklist is essential to avoid getting lost along the way. In other words, you must determine your priorities and secondary tasks at all costs, so that you don't forget anything behind you.

To prepare for your move, it is necessary to do it several weeks, even months in advance. You will also be surprised by the number of people who tackle, for example, sorting and tidying up 3 months before D-day. So, in order to do things in due form, list the steps to follow and then mark- them for once they are climbed.

To do this, start with detail the rooms of the house in order of priority and then mention the objects and furniture you will take. On the other hand, be sure to name those you plan to leave behind to avoid questioning everything when the time comes.

Then follow with the list of materials you will need, in particular boxes, packaging, protections, bags… Also remember to bring a large roll of adhesive tape to secure the boxes, not to mention the essential marker to indicate their content.

In addition, if it is a family move or a change of office, do not hesitate to delegate. Assign tasks to everyone involved to simplify and speed up the process. On the other hand, if you move alone, nothing prevents you to have recourse to the help of a professional moving company. This option remains the best, whatever the circumstances, in order to lighten the work. However, it is crucial to book their services in advance. 


Finally, preparing a move list is also settle administrative formalities. Real estate purchase or rental, the rules are the same: you need insurance, report the change of address to the public establishments concerned and finally, transfer or terminate current subscriptions.

Best practices for packing boxes properly

While you're excited to turn the page and experience a new adventure in a new home, isn't the idea of loading boxes thrilling you as much? In fact, preparing your move well can become a real pleasure if you make sure you are well organized. Sort, pack and check ... These are there, the golden rules of a successful move.

Sort ...

Inventory of objects and furniture remains the base, to then make sure that nothing is missing before leaving the premises and arriving in your new home. You need to comb through all the rooms in the house and what they contain. 

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Sort ...

Inventory of objects and furniture remains the base, to then make sure that nothing is missing before leaving the premises and arriving in your new home. You need to comb through all the rooms in the house and what they contain. 

Then sort each item, making sure to classify them by category: furniture, knick-knacks, linen, dishes, clothing, books, paperwork, flowers, toys, etc. Take the opportunity to separate yourself from things that are no longer useful to you or that you want to replace, by entrusting them to a storage service provider.

Pack ...

After you've sorted it out, it's time to move on to packaging. This task can be entrusted to a mover, although it is better for you to do it yourself to preserve your privacy. Opt imperatively for good quality cardboard boxes that can accommodate each object, especially the most fragile. Swaddle those which are the most in protective fabrics or wrappers so as to avoid breakage during transport. In addition, as soon as you close a box, remember to label or mark them for easy storage and disassembly later. Finally, preserve the condition of your furniture (sofa, table, mirror, bed, bookcase, armchair, etc.) by covering them with a protective cover.

 

Check ...

Finally, go to verification, since the hard part is over! Unless you want to get rid of a few things, it wouldn't be a good idea to leave any behind. In other words, retrace your steps as you look in every kitchen drawer, in closets and behind doors. Then check the resistance of your boxes and verify that the account is correct. Here we go, everything is now ready for the big day!

 

How to choose your mover?

Preparing your move well also means putting all the assets on your side, and the use of a mover should not be taken for granted. How to guarantee the efficiency and know-how of a mover? After all, this is a profession that anyone with a transport vehicle can do. Nevertheless, make sure that you entrust all your belongings to a professional to avoid unpleasant surprises.

3 good reasons to hire a mover to prepare your move well

Many people ignore moving companies and take care of the transport themselves to reduce their expenses. That said, hiring a mover can be essential in many cases.

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3 good reasons to hire a mover to prepare your move well

Many people ignore moving companies and take care of the transport themselves to reduce their expenses. That said, hiring a mover can be essential in many cases.

The right selection criteria

When preparing a move list, you can already select your mover. Be careful, this criterion is not automatically assigned, and some standards are required. Rather than trusting word of mouth, do your little research by checking the reputation of the moving company of your choice. In this context, punctuality, reliability and trust are the pillars of your agreement.

On another side, prefer the best equipped companies and who have several means of transport from which you can choose. If you lean more several providers, remember that a request for quote remains essential, so as to prepare the costs and to consider the little extras.
Lastly, go for originality. Nowadays, professional movers in Switzerland offer services other than transport. Discover, for example, companies that take care of the service of clearing, recycling or cleaning. This way you kill two birds with one stone, and be sure to leave the job to an expert.