Preparing for a move; a quick guide

Preparing for a move. You may already be doing this, or you may not. When you are moving and want a smooth move, good preparation is indeed half the battle.

Are you moving soon and do you want your move to go as smoothly as possible? Then preparing yourself well is very important. At Moving we are happy to help you with a good preparation, so read on!

A few practical tips

From the moment you know you are moving and the date for the move has been set, it is wise to immediately start preparing for your move. Yes, maybe you can't even start yet packing for moving because it is still far too early, but you can certainly start planning your move.

Make a clear planning – moving checklist

It is useful to use a checklist before your move. Especially when it's your first move to your first home. Experience has shown that a moving with a checklist moving is very nice. It is simply a nice tool and you can certainly use help during a move. Therefore, make sure that you actually use it.

With a checklist everything is arranged in no time

Moving with a checklist will ensure that you are less likely to forget certain things. This includes packing your belongings so that you can move, but also for you, for example inform about a change of address at the municipality. And by the way, have you thought about hiring professionals? movers? Or canceling subscriptions in your old home? Have you already arranged contracts for the internet for the new home? gas water and light? Oh, you got the moving boxes already ordered?

As you can see, there are quite a lot of tasks that you have to arrange before you can actually move and many of these tasks cannot wait until the last week. And that is why these handy lists are extremely important during removals!

Who does what?

You can carry out a move yourself and ask for help from neighbours, family and/or friends, but you can also hire professional movers to help you move that one large, but also heavy cupboard. Whatever your decision, always make sure you start on time. We cannot emphasize this often enough.

If you do not hire professional movers, it is important to ensure that you will have help packing your belongings, but also, for example, cleaning the house. This way you also know exactly who will do what and everyone knows where they stand.

The moving boxes

For a When you move, you need moving boxes. There is hardly a single move in the world that is carried out without some moving boxes. There is always one box that is needed. With a moving box you can easily move your belongings to your new home.

Good preparation = half the work

Do you have things that you can't move with you? Then you might be able to sell it via marketplace. With this you earn a little pocket money and it also saves a lot of lugging. This way your move will be over even faster.

When you think about these things, you are actually already preparing for the move because that way you know exactly what you want to do and what needs to be done for this.

Tip 1. Rent a storage space

Do you have household effects that you do not have to pack because you are not moving them with you? Would you rather not sell it and would you like to keep it for a longer period of time? Maybe the stuff will come in handy later. In this case, you can of course skip packing the items and choose to store the items in a storage room. Several moving companies can help you with this.

Tip 2. The moving day itself

Have you prepared well for the move? Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that the moving day itself will be stress-free and chaotic. Yes, a list is useful, but a move is still extremely hectic. Moving day is the day that you move into your new home! You've probably already packed everything and the boxes are ready.

Tips for lifting stuff

During a move it is important to work ergonomically. It is especially important that you lift moving boxes and objects in the right way.

  • Put your feet around the object
  • Put the object against your body
  • Keep your back straight
  • Bend through your legs
  • Move your feed
  • It is best to lift heavy objects with 2 people
  • Use tools if necessary
  • Note the working height

Video tips for your move

On Youtube there are many videos with instructions. This way you know exactly how to move your belongings safely.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long to pack in advance when moving?

It is wise to start packing as early as possible. However, it is important to start with the rooms that you do not use too often. Think of the garage and attic.

How many days do you get when you move?

In the Netherlands, special days of leave are not regulated by law, which is why it is best to consult your collective labor agreement. If you are entitled to special days off, these are usually 2 days per year.

Is moving stressful?

For the Dutch, the death of a loved one is number 1 in terms of most stressful moments. Number 2 is a divorce and number 3 is a move. So it's quite stressful.

Why is moving so difficult?

A move is often not only very difficult emotionally, but also physically. You have to think of the costs, of everyone involved and you often also have to help.

How do you pack glasses for moving?

It is best to wrap glasses with bubble wrap, but if you don't have this at home, you can also use socks or old tea towels.