Storage & moving rules

Follow 5 elementary rules and we will be able to take care of your stuff in ideal conditions:

  1. Pack your stuff neatly:  
    1. Because it would make your stuff vulnerable, we refuse to store plastic bags or open boxes.
    2. Don’t store items that are too fragile in your boxes or wrap them up sufficiently to protect them from any damage. We always handle your items with care but if your nice tableware, piece of art or electronic devices aren’t wrapped properly they may suffer during transport.
    3. For household electrical appliances and electronic devices, make sure that all cables are unplugged and stuck directly to the device with adhesive tape.
    4. When dismantling a furniture, see that each piece is identified. Assemble same size boards. Avoid visible nails or screws that could damage your furniture or hurt someone. Make sure that your furniture is completely dismantled!
  2. Be ready!
    1. Make sure everything is ready when we get there! Our driver needs to be able to start loading right away the stuff that you will have packed in advance.
    2. Our driver will be alone to help you. If some objects require more than one person to handle, foresee additional arms or ask us to plan an additional person.
    3. Transport cost includes half an hour for loading your stuff. To avoid additional costs, see that everything is ready to be loaded, meaning already on the ground floor or on the street.
  3. Do not entrust us with illegal or dangerous items
    1. We do not store any dangerous, toxic, inflammable, gaseous or odorous products.
    2. Because we are respectable workers ;-), we do not store anything illegal such as drugs or stolen item.
    3. Also, we do not store firearms, explosives or fireworks in order to avoid any injury.
  4. Do not store anything edible or still alive (except for drinks)

    Even if we are quite tempted by the idea to store your goldfish, do not! He would unfortunately not survive without proper care…

  5. Pay your bills

    In order to avoid any useless costs and keep a positive relationship, please pay your bills on time. It makes everyone’s life easier! ;)

Tips for a successful move :

  1. Sort out and prepare your stuff! Even if you came down in favour of a full service which includes the packaging, the movers won’t sort your items out. Basically, they will pack up everything they find without organizing things the way you want to. Take the time to organize your stuff and even take advantage of it to do a spring-cleaning. The less stuff you have; the quicker, cheaper and easier the move will be. To get rid of unneeded possessions, always ask yourself “Have I used them this year?”. If not, donate or sell them, you might even please someone
  2. Pack your stuff! If you came down in favour of an option without packaging, make sure you have enough time to wrap your stuff neatly in advance! Avoid storing highly fragile items in your boxes or wrap them up with sufficient protection. Our movers always handle your stuff with care but weakly protected, your tableware, piece of art or electronic devices may be vulnerable during transport.
  3. Be organized! Would you like your move to be smooth? Make sure that everything is ready when the movers are at your door!

Some tips to turn your move into a success:

  1. Two months before the move:

     - Plan your move and set a date.
     - Start thinking about the process. Are you going to do it by yourself? Will you need a moving lift? Do your children need a babysitter on D-day?
     - Make a quick inventory of your belongings in order to have an idea of the volume you’ll have to move. Don’t hesitate to use our volume calculator to estimate it more precisely.
     - As soon as all that is determined, contact us to get a free quote.
     - Another piece of advice: do not forget to inform your local services about your move. It would be a pity to keep paying for a gym subscription that is 50 miles away from your home!

  2. One month before the move:

     - Start gathering information about how to proceed to change water, electricity, gas and internet provider. It would be a shame to end up without water or electricity on the first day in your new home!
     - If need be, reserve a parking space for the moving lift and the van at your local municipality. Chairs won’t do the job if a policeman comes by …
     - To make the packing phase more pleasant, start with the stuff that isn’t essential to your everyday life such as books or non-seasonal clothing.

  3. Two weeks before the move:

     - Start emptying your fridge, it would be a shame to waste so much food …
     - It’s time to sort up your things and start packing them. Store your boxes in the least used room first, use the biggest boxes for the lightest items and the smallest for the heaviest. This will prevent boxes from becoming too heavy to carry. Label each box by room in order to identify them quickly afterwards. One last advice: return any borrowed items to your friends, it will reduce the volume to move

  4. Three days before the move:

     - Empty and defrost your freezer. It’s time to go of your imagination and come up with new “leftover” recipes!
     - Prepare your boxes and pack your last items. Take time to pack neatly those which are fragile, it will prevent any accident! You won’t have the time to do it on the big day.
     - Put aside valuable items such as your passports, ID cards and cash. Don’t forget to prepare a “survival” pack which includes an extra outfit, toilet paper, a flash light and a little something to eat ;)
     - Take down your furniture which can be dismantled if you have taken the Budgy option.

  5. D-day:

     - Make sure that your mobile phone is fully charged and that you actually have the keys to your future home.
     - Have music playing during the move, it is much more fun!

Rest and relax! A move is an intense effort that requires a lot of energy, even if we are there to make it easier  Make sure to sleep tight the night before and let our professional partners guide you, they actually know their job ;)

Take pictures! It’s never easy to leave a place in which so much memories have been shared… Do immortalize those places you’ve cared so much about.

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