Terminate your rental agreement and make the necessary repairs (or get someone to do them) to your rented home to avoid any problems with the schedule of condition.
Inform your employer of your planned move and schedule your days of leave.
Notify your children's current school and register your children with the new school.
Note the measurements of your new home and draw up a floor plan. You can also use it on the day of your move to put your furniture in the right rooms. Useful!
Search for a removal company or removal truck. Also inform your family and friends: maybe they will give you a helping hand?
Now you still have time to come up with ideas, in shops, on websites and via special apps. Have you found an interior design you like? When placing your order, ask how long the lead time is.
Make sure you have removal boxes and labels, as you're going to need them! Keep old boxes and newspapers.
Go off and explore your new surroundings already
Start packing your boxes already (first pack the items you don’t use very often) and, while you're at it, decide what you want to keep and what you can get rid of (sell in a jumble sale, take to a recycling shop, etc.).
Make sure the bank(s), broker(s) and insurance companies have changed your details for standing orders (rent, savings) and direct debit payments.
Contact your local post office and your post will be automatically redirected to your new address. A useful service!
For the removal truck. This seems obvious, but it must definitely be put on your to-do list!
A technician will come by on the agreed date to install everything.
Have extra keys made, if necessary. Make an appointment for handing over and collecting the keys, for your old home and your new home respectively.
Pack things you don't need very often and take them to your new home already.
They must be defrosted a couple of days beforehand.
Arrange for them to be looked after and house your pets temporarily with family or friends: it will be one thing less to worry about on the day.
You can temporarily store precious possessions such as money and jewelry in a safety deposit box in the bank. This will make you feel a lot safer.
Take out your painting tools and start redecorating your new home, putting furniture in place, etc.
You must of course also do some cleaning, both in your old and your new home. This way you'll leave your old home nice and tidy while getting your new home in good shape as well.
Inform your removal firm of the layout of your new home (e.g. with a floor plan), so your furniture will be placed in the right room straight away.
Do a final check anyway, as it's your responsibility to ensure nothing is left behind.
Your first evening in your new home and savor TV, Internet, etc.
Note any damage caused during the move.
Make a note of the electricity, gas and water meter readings
Check whether there is any equipment that needs servicing, such as the boiler.
Now you must change your place of residence officially at the Population Register department of your new municipality.
Ensure the address on the vehicle registration form is changed within 2 weeks of your move.
Invite friends and family to a housewarming party.
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