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Making A Successful Move: The 5 Steps To Follow

Making A Successful Move: The 5 Steps To Follow
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Moving can be a pretty hectic and stressful process, which is why you may need help with your move. If you are lazy like me or already have too much to do, you can turn to a professional moving company to help you with the process. However, if you follow the list below, you should have a successful move.

Moving is not always easy because it could be very stressful if you don’t do it on time. Between the preparation of the different boxes, the papers, and the contracts, we propose to you in this article a top Chrono for a successful move in all serenity. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn more about this process.

3 months before moving


If you are a tenant, think of terminating your lease by registered mail with acknowledgment of receipt. But if you are an owner, you must notify the building’s co-ownership association. Note, however, that this notice period can be reduced to 1 month in case of dismissal, professional transfer, etc.

Furthermore, it is advisable to start the material organization of your future move. If you have thought of using the services of professional movers, it is time to begin requesting quotes. However, if you want to ask your relatives for help, you should inform them to make sure they will be available on D-day.

Don’t forget to take stock of the various supplies needed for a smooth move, including boxes, packaging, bubble wrap, markers, etc. Don’t forget to estimate the volume to be moved, to be calculated in m3 (1 m3 is half the surface in m2). Last but not least, especially if you are a parent, it is important to find out about the steps to follow for the change of school for your children.

1 month before the move

At M-1 of your move, you can already feel the time approaching with great speed. We advise you to sort out your belongings and start preparing your boxes with the various accessories that will not be used immediately. Moreover, it is high time to prepare the future inventory of fixtures that your landlord will make the day you will leave the house.

To do this, think about refurbishing the apartment by doing the necessary minor work (changing light bulbs, maintaining faucets, electrical circuits, etc.). Don’t forget to inform your employer of your future change of address, and to find out from the HR department if you will be able to benefit from a special moving leave.

2 weeks before the move


Fifteen days before the move, you will have to think about migrating your gas, electricity, water, and internet contracts to your new home.

1 week before the D-day

This is the time to complete your final preparations for the move. So, pack your last boxes, except for your usual kitchen utensils and your clothes for this last week. On the administrative side, remember to formalize your change of address with all public services and private organizations with which you have a current contract.

Empty and defrost your refrigerator and freezer at least 48 hours before D-day. Confirm with your mover the time of the appointment that you have set together, and check that your message has been passed on.

Moving day


Finally, the long-awaited moment has arrived! Even if the day seems to be quite busy, reassure yourself that with your preparations beforehand, everything will go smoothly.

Don’t forget to:

    • Take the last data from your water, gas, and/or electricity meters;
    • Make the inventory of fixtures with your former landlord and return your keys;
    • Remove your name from the door and doorbell and the mailbox.

Make sure there is someone present in your new home when the movers arrive. In addition to indicating the location of the furniture, this person should check that there is no breakage when the boxes are unpacked.

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