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A move must be carefully prepared to avoid breakage and package losses on D-Day. Here is a list of 10 tips to organize the best move: choice of carrier or rental of a vehicle, packaging, paperwork...

10 tips for a successful move

10 tips for a successful move

1) Schedule your move

A move asks for many formalities before and after the change of housing. For your old home, you must terminate the lease with the owner within the French conventional deadlines as well as energy contracts, telephone, internet, mail and insurance (to put back in place in your new home). Once all paperwork accomplished and the scheduled moving date, you can focus on the move itself. Do not forget to make the inventory of places of exit or purchase when you return or give the keys.

2) Take the services of a moving company

Do you want to unload the move? Call on professional movers. However, we advise you to do several quotes because the rates for a move can vary enormously depending on the company. Be careful also to the services offered, some only transport, while others can offer several options from simple transport to all-inclusive. Prefer a mover who comes on site to prepare a quote to avoid any nasty surprises on D-Day.

3) Ask for help

The services of a company are too expensive? Move out yourself and unless you have only two cartons and a bed to carry, ask your family and friends for help and plan a moving date where everyone will be available.

4) Get cartons before the move

A move is rarely made from one day to the next except in specific cases, take the lead by gathering solid boxes, of various sizes and volumes. Ask the supermarkets or people around you if they do not have cards to give you to save money on this job.

5) Think about storage boxes

You must leave your home on a specific date but some work is still needed in your new home and there is no question of cluttering it with cardboard or the huge living room furniture. Store your stuff non vital in a storage box at a specialized service provider or at an individual who offers via the canvas a location in his cellar.

6) Rent a suitable vehicle

If you are planning to move without a professional corporation, plan early enough to rent a utility big enough to hold enough furniture and cartons. If you can, try to move on a weekday, renting is often cheaper and utilities more available than on weekends. Also think of your entourage who may have this type of vehicle. In the absence of utility, opt for the formula many cars and some trailers.

7) The packaging of objects

The biggest steps being taken, attack at the packaging of your objects and take the opportunity to sort it out (throw away, give away or resellable). In the month before the move, start packing things that you will not be able to use until you leave so that you have only the essentials to pack on D-Day.
Identify your packaging as best as possible without overloading it and protect your fragile objects.

8) The objects of values

A moving company does not have the right to pack or even carry valuables, jewelery or even alcohol, in order to avoid any temptation to steal products and thus to cause litigation. These objects are and remain under your responsibility.

9) The cardboard of first necessity

After a move, fatigue is felt and it is not easy to undo the boxes in the wake. Prepare yourselves a cardboard of first necessity where you put the vital things to spend the first night in your new home: food for the evening and the morning, toiletries, change of clothes and possibly an air mattress and sleeping bags if your bed is not mounted.

10) Receipt of goods

When you use a moving company, it is important to check the condition of the goods and furniture when they arrive in the new housing. Fill the reservations with precise words to describe the problem (object broken, lost,...). The team leader of the movers and yourself must initial the document to be valid.
Warning: the mention often indicated "subject to unpacking" is worthless legally.


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