Moving: taking the stress out of the move

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Moving: taking the stress out of the move

You've probably been under constant pressure ever since you started working on your financing package, signed the sales agreement, and applied for your loan until you finally closed on your home. The move is quickly approaching, and just when you think you're making progress through all the tedious administrative procedures, it's almost time to pack. Again, we recommend planning ahead as much as possible to avoid any hiccups.

Get all of the major projects done before moving in

Do you want to replace the carpeting, paint the walls, or add more insulation to some of the rooms? Make sure you finish all of the remodeling you want to your new home before you move in. Working in an empty house reduces the amount of time and effort required, saving you both time and money (since you pay for fewer labor hours).

“A spokesman for the company said, "It is much easier to intervene in an empty dwelling: it represents a saving of time for the craftsmen, and thus an additional savings for you."

In addition, the homeowners' routines are disrupted when work is done in their presence. Living in a home that is currently undergoing renovation is not a relaxing experience, as you may experience equipment downtime, having to vacate your home to allow professionals to complete their work, and water and/or power outages. That's why, before packing up to move, make sure everything of significance is done.

Setting a moving date that works best for you

Know that the rates charged by movers change from time to time according to their own schedule if you're looking to book their services. They charge more during the peak season when demand is the highest, even though off-season quotes are more competitive overall. As such, if you need to relocate for work, try not to do so between May and September. Pick weekdays rather than weekends.

It's best to delay a professional relocation until after the busiest summer months (May through September).

When moving with loved ones, on the other hand, it's important to get in touch with everyone who can lend a hand and make a note of their availability. Seeing as how you'll need to be surrounded by people in order to move in without incident, don't be shy about recruiting as many of your friends and family members as possible, and try to schedule the big day on a weekend this time around.

Whether you live in a house or an apartment building, you should alert your neighbors

If you're moving into a new home or apartment complex, it's polite to leave an apology note in each of the neighbors' mailboxes. For those who live in a residential area, the presence of a truck on the road may be a nuisance to those who are driving or walking, so any kind of warning is appreciated. Take extra precautions in the building, as some tenants have put up covers to protect the elevators from vandalism. Do your research on the local moving regulations ahead of time to avoid any hassle and make sure you are in compliance.

You've just purchased a new house, so naturally you're thinking ahead to the future there. It's counterproductive to start off on the wrong foot with the people in your immediate vicinity, so making initial contact is a great way to meet new people in the area and lay the groundwork for fruitful relationships.

The real estate agency continues to be a dependable resource even during the moving process. They will be able to help you with the nuts and bolts, the paperwork, and the procedures.

Last but not least, it's important to know that in Luxembourg, it is standard practice to collect various types of trash (such as regular trash, cardboard, paper, glass, etc.) separately. Find out what the rules are by talking to your fellow residents.