Relocation in a month: our checklist to avoid stress
The French consider the removals as one of the main causes of stress. To avoid that this positive life change becomes a galley contains a liquidation account, week by week, things to do in the months that preceded the removals. Thus, you will complete each task in a timely manner and you will forget nothing that is important. So, will you discover our perfect «to-do-list»?
Marco Miniussi, Artist, Designer and Artisan Art
4 weeks before departure
If you are a tenant, your landlord is already accused for two months. It is henceforth time to find a mover that meets your expectations. Do you ahead in advance if you want to have a choice of providers, especially if you are moving at month end. This is the busiest time in the matter.
It’s also a good time to begin to give or throw away things you do not want to take with you. If you want to sell the furniture, start to publish your ads.
It’s time to pick up boxes of different sizes and in sufficient numbers, and bubble wrap and old newspapers. In order to have enough for all well protect your fragile items, start to keep them well in advance.
3 weeks before departure
You will be able to start to pack what you is the least useful in everyday life (such as seasonal decorations, books, kitchen appliances you use little …). More you near the big day, the more things you store it will be essential.
Remove the wall frames and spackling holes they leave. If necessary, you can spend some paint on some walls DAMAGED.
Brunnquell Andre — architects
This beast is but think about it: start to eat what’s in the freezer. The day before departure, you will perhaps not want to dip deep-frozen shrimp in several liters of ice.
Three weeks before you leave home, it’s also time to prevent your Internet access provider, telephone, electricity and your insurance.
2 weeks before departure
Think of transferring subscriptions (newspapers, cable, Canal + …). Do set up mail forwarding by post and write an email to your contacts to inform them of your new address and the date on which you have moved. This is an opportunity to subtly slip if you need to arm the big day or you want to organize a cremaillere.
Sarah Poniatowski — Architectural Studio of Interior
Stop of the end of the second week to water your plants. Thus, you will not be bored in carrying heavy and dripping pots.
Dial also a card with the essentials you’ll need on arrival: necessary toiletries, a few glasses and plates, sheets and towel … You will not have to rummage through all cartons arriving exhausted in your new home Sweet Home.
A week before departure
This is not the most funny moment, but we will have to start to clean everything. You can rent a machine for washing carpets but also rugs that you take. They will arrive clean in the new house.
If you are a tenant, you will make your condition places this week.
The day before you defrost the freezer. Also made the tour of every closet, every corner to be on not to forget anything. A charger can be lost if we do not return near electrical outlets.
And think has close all doors and windows coming out. That, say goodbye to your old house. Steering your new life!
AND YOU ?
How do you organize a approaching a removals?