Settle on the date of your move. Start getting ready at least a month in advance.
Determine the costs involved.
Measure your corridors, doors and staircases, find out if it’s possible to use the elevator.
Call the moving company. Tell the operator the desired date and time for the arrival of loaders.
Make a list of everything you intend to move. PRINT OUT THE COLOUR FORM
or BLACK AND WHITE FORM.. You can also download and print out our box stickers.
Boxing with STICKER – is the first step to ensuring an organized move.
It’s the perfect time to take old, unusable and unwanted things to the garbage can or give them away to people you know.
ORDER PACKING MATERIALS. in advance. If it turns out that there are less of them than required, you will still have time to buy the extra things you need.
Sort your books according to their size and put them in stacks. In order to protect them from dirt, they should be wrapped up in kraft paper and tied together. Despite their relatively small size, books weigh quite a bit, so try not to overload the boxes with them.
Fur coats, jackets, blankets, mattresses and other textile goods, which are bulky and take up a lot of space, can be moved in plastic bags or big cardboard boxes. Other clothes can be put in bags or big boxes with hangars for clothes.
Dishware should be divided into fragile and durable. Glass and ceramics should be packed in bubble wrap. Use mid-sized boxes, filling the gaps with balled-up newspaper.
Lampshades should be removed from light fixtures and wrapped in soft material.
When packing groceries and liquids, make sure that all jars and bottles have been tightly closed. Don’t put food in the same box as household detergents, cosmetics and fertilizers.
Plants are highly sensitive to temperature, so the vehicle in which they’re being transported should be sufficiently warmed-up in advance. Some plants are recommended to be covered in a plastic film, while others can simply be placed in a cardboard container. In order to transport small potted plants, it’s a good idea to use a container with separators.
When packing, it’s essential to label every box: “Linens,” “Toys,” “CDs,” etc. Mark the sides “Up” or “Down” accordingly. Mark what should be handled with extra care in a different color. All of our boxes come with special stickers with room for comments to make it convenient for you to label each of them as needed.
Before packing your personal computer, important information should be copied from the hard disk to external media.
Money, keys, documents and valuables should be set aside so you always have them handy.
Pack a couple of boxes with the essentials to avoid unnecessary rushing around on the first day: toothbrush and toothpaste, towel, toilet paper, bed linens, slippers, mug, a few plates, spoons, forks, tea, etc.
Make plans for children and pets – on moving day, it’s best to send them to stay with relatives or family friends.
Make sure that the movers have free access to large, bulky items, since they’ll be loaded into the truck first.
If possible, remove doors from their hinges where furniture will have to be carried through the doorway.
It’s not only your old apartment that needs to be readied – but also your new one. Clear lots of space, protect the floor, walls and doorways from scratches using cardboard and protective corners.
Sketch the layout of every room, marking the desired positioning of large pieces of furniture so the movers can put everything where you want right from the start – that way, you won’t have to call them for help again.
After the move, don’t delay unpacking your things. Put furniture and household appliances in their proper places first. Hang drapes on the windows – the rooms will become cozier right away. Take the boxes with dishes to the kitchen, boxes with clothes to the bedroom.
Do a major clean-up, or ask the moving company to haul away all of the accumulated waste.
Once most of your things have been put in their right spots and you’ve had a chance to get used to your new home, make sure to celebrate the event! Set the table, invite your friends, family and new neighbors. Eat, drink and be merry!