2 Weeks Before the Move

If you've planned the move on your own, you should start emptying the cabinets, sorting, and packing your belongings now, at the latest. If you haven't started yet, begin now! Don't forget the basement and attic!

Pretend you're going on a 2-week vacation and lay out all these items (you can use a suitcase). Your documents such as your employment contract, ID, passport, insurance policies, registration certificate, driver's license, lease agreement, vehicle registration, certificates, etc., go in your "carry-on" bag. You can even use your carry-on luggage for this. This way, you'll always know where to find the important documents, and on the day of the move, you can take the bag with you to the new apartment.

Pack everything else and label the boxes on the top and sides. Whether you number the boxes and keep a list of contents in parallel or write directly on the box is a matter of preference. However, good labeling at least helps the movers quickly identify where the boxes should go in the new apartment. For example, you could label all boxes for the bedroom with a large A placed before the box number, those for the living room with B, and so on.

Also, please consider that you should keep all tools separately in a box for easy access. After all, you'll need various tools for disassembling and dismantling furniture and decorations. Similarly, leave the vacuum cleaner, broom, dustpan, a few cloths, a bucket, and mop outside for now.

Even though packaging materials and boxes at the hardware store can be quite expensive, don't skimp here. If precious items arrive broken or damaged in the new apartment, the cost will be much greater! You can also get boxes and packaging materials (often much cheaper) from your Umzugsbaron. Feel free to ask us; we'll be happy to advise you.

Get yourself:

  • Plenty of moving boxes in various sizes
  • Bubble wrap, not too sparingly
  • Packing paper
  • Tissue paper
  • Sturdy, large garbage bags
  • Several rolls of wide adhesive tape
  • Two thick black permanent markers
  • Box cutter
  • Leather work gloves
  • Newspaper (which you should have been collecting for a few weeks)

checklist 2 weeks before the move

Remember, if your Umzugsbaron is handling your move, you don't have to worry about anything. Absolutely nothing!

Because when a moving company takes care of the move, essentially nothing is required from you since all your household items will be packed up on the agreed-upon day of the move.

Although you're moving out, it's a good idea to make a visible notice in the building. If you're moving out of a single-family house, go to the neighboring houses (including across the street) and personally announce the move date.

Your building caretaker should also be informed at this point.

In this context, check if the elevator will be operational on the day of the move and if you're allowed to use it.

Similarly, please inform the caretaker of the new apartment as well.

Valuable Assistance for Your Move in Vienna Our valuable assistance for your move in Vienna goes beyond just transporting furniture. Because a move, whether from Vienna, to Vienna, or within Vienna, is not just about rearranging furniture. Many things need to be considered, organized, or updated because many things have deadlines. That's why Umzugsbaron, your moving company from Vienna, provides you with a comprehensive free checklist as a small extension of our moving service to make your move as smooth as possible.

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