Tips & information

Removal suggestions

As soon as you know when the removal takes place

  • request a telephone connection
  • arrange a possible takeover of furniture from the owners of your new home
  • request removal leave from your employer
  • request for possible payment of removal costs
  • change/stop automatic banks debits
  • collect address change forms from the post office and fill them in
  • discard items you don’t want to take with you

Moving to another town

  • deregister yourself from the town council register where you live
  • Get a permit from the new town council register
  • Ask for a new town guide

4 till 2 weeks before you move

  • Make a list of all the address changes you want to send out
  • Inform your doctor
  • Inform your dentist
  • Inform social welfare
  • Inform your insurance
  • Inform the town council
  • Inform the old schools
  • Apply for new schools for your kids
  • request a new post box
  • request your electricity company to disconnect electricity
  • request the water company to read the water meter
  • arrange electricity for your new home
  • arrange the water for your new home
  • make a new name sign
  • change newspaper subsription

The last two weeks before you move

  • inform the house master
  • take care of old and new house keys
  • arrange heating of your old and new house
  • secure important papers which you don’t need at this time in a   safety   deposit box
  • store all valuables (jewellery etc.) in a safety deposit box
  • Start packing (see packing suggestions)

The last few days before you will move

  • pack everything you don’t need at the last moment
  • buy easy fast food meals for the night before and the day of   your removal
  • use the last day of garbage collection to get rid of things   you   don’t want to   take

On the last day before the remova

  • switch off fridge and clean
  • dry the fridge completely
  • say goodbye to the old neighbours
  • pack the last items left

On the day of the removal

remove the last curtains
put all keys on a key ring in your hand luggage
put money and papers in your hand luggage
write down the water and electricity meter readings
close the gas supply
shut down electricity (except if its in use for heating the   house)
during winter drain all water pipes
make sure all doors and windows are secure
give keys to the house master

After the removal

  • contact us about the empty boxes
  • introduce yourself to the new neighbours
  • introduce yourself to the new house master
  • check if post change works
  • arrange new automatic bank debits
  • return the questionnaire of your removal company
  • recommend our firm to you colleagues and friends if they want to  move

Packing guides and supplies

Of course good packing is an art in itself and we will be more than happy to help you with the following suggestions:

  • make sure you can close the box after packing.
  • don’t use tape to close the box
  • write on the stickers in which room the boxes have to be put
  • don’t put stickers on furniture
  • pack everything that fits in the boxes, also speakers and lamps 

Packing books

Pack books as much as possible upright in the box to avoid damage to the books. Once you packed one standing row in the box you can consider the box as full.

Packing delicate items

First dismantle loose parts of goods such as clocks and computers
Then they can be put in a box, we take care of that.
We have special boxes For packing your P.C. 

Packing paintings and robes

Just leave paintings and framed decorations on the walls.
On the removal day we will pack them in special painting boxes.
Your hanging robes will be packed in special wardrobe boxes, so leave them hanging in your own wardrobe


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