To move means a change, and that’s sometimes difficult. It upsets the daily routine both for you and your family. It represents one of the major causes of stress in people’s lives.
With the help of professionals, you can make moving a success.
Here are some suggestions to make sure you get it right.
Plan in advance:
Whether you are just going across the road or to another part of the world, it’s a good idea to plan things in advance especially if the move is planned to take place between June and August.
For moves within Switzerland you should contact your moving company two weeks before.
For international moves, one month’s notice is enough.
Advise your landlord or the condominium syndicate :
If you rent your house or apartment, be sure to warn your landlord and properly terminate your lease agreement. If you own the property, you should advise the condominium syndicate.
Advise your change of address to all concerned:
One thing you have to do is to inform the various administrative and social authorities of your new address. This obviously will include banks, insurances, your utilities suppliers for gas, electricity, water, etc.
Inform your neighbours:
It’s something people often forget, but we suggest you inform your neighbours of the date of your move and thus limit any inconvenience.
Advise the concierge:
He can be quite useful in helping you with your move.
Sort out your belongings:
We all tend to hang on to everything. A move is the ideal moment to sort through your personal belongings, and to give away things you either don’t want or no longer use. Talk to your local charities about this; they will often come and collect.
You can also sell certain items by advertising on the Internet, or taking part in jumble sales.
We suggest you group together any items the moving company will need to pack. This speeds things up for the packers and helps to avoid unnecessary confusion.
Inform your employer:
You can request one or more days of holiday, depending on how long you need. You or your representative must be present to ensure that everything runs according to plan.
Don’t forget to defrost your freezer:
If you are taking your fridge or freezer with you, you must first empty out all food and ice.
Do you plan to transport your car or motorbike by sea ? In this case, International regulations require the fuel levels in the tanks to be as low as possible.
When the day of the move comes, you know you have got one or more very long days ahead of you. But instead, just think about the better times to come. Keep cool and trust us! Harsch will get everything done to ensure you are properly installed in your new home!
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