Planning a Move

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Anna

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Organise, Pack, Carry

Embarking on a new chapter in life, be it starting university, changing jobs, or establishing a new household together, requires careful planning when it comes to moving. To ensure a smooth and successful transition, consider these three valuable tips that will help you minimize costs, stress, and effort:

Checklist for the Move

The first key to a stress-free move is "organization." To keep track of all the tasks that need to be done, a handy checklist like the one below can be a lifesaver.
  1. Set a date for your move
  2. Gather packing supplies like cardboard boxes, tape, cushioning materials, and markers
  3. Create a list of items to be transported and decide what you want to keep, sell, or discard
  4. Measure your new apartment and plan the layout
  5. Inform friends and family about your move and find helpers
  6. Collect important documents such as tenancy agreement, identity card, driving licence and insurance papers and keep them in a safe bag
  7. Update your address with the post office, bank, insurance company, phone provider, etc.
  8. Take the opportunity to cancel unused subscriptions
  9. Arrange for utilities like electricity, gas, water, and internet connection for your new place if necessary
  10. Pack and label your furniture and household goods
  11. Plan how to transport your pets or plants safely
  12. Take charge on moving day and keep track of the transportation process
  13. Once you've moved, thoroughly clean your old apartment and arrange for the key handover.

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Packing boxes

To ensure the safe transport of your belongings, follow these packing tips:
  1. Use smaller boxes for heavy items and larger boxes for lighter ones. Fill the boxes sufficiently, but not excessively, for even weight distribution
  2. Wrap fragile items carefully with bubble wrap or packing paper, and use towels or blankets for added padding
  3. 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

On the day of the move, remember that strength is crucial. To work safely and efficiently, keep these tips in mind for moving furniture and carrying boxes:
  1. 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
  2. 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

  3. With thorough preparation, useful accessories, and the support of friends and family, you'll be settling into your new home in no time!

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