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Checklist for your move

Since we have noticed that the KnowS community is currently in moving fever, we have compiled a compact checklist for you. Basically, moving can be divided into 3 blocks:


1. Old home ๐Ÿฌ          2. Day of moving ๐Ÿ“ฆ          3. New home ๐Ÿก


The KnowS community can help you with anything on your moving day. Post now for free what should be done for you on this day:

Old home

โœ”๏ธ Cancel apartment in good time by registered mail.

โœ”๏ธ Clarify whether a new tenant needs to be found.

โœ”๏ธ Clean out and dispose: In the community you will find motivated helpers who will be happy to do this for you.

โœ”๏ธ Dismantle furniture, pictures, door signs: Our handy community will be happy to help you. Should you have to pay for a new coat of paint for the apartment, you will find inexpensive providers in the community who will be happy to help you in their spare time.

โœ”๏ธ Organize moving boxes.

โœ”๏ธ Organize final cleaning (note: do not forget to clean the garage, basement, mailbox, etc.). Also for this you can easily advertise a cleaning job at KnowS.

โœ”๏ธ Notify your employer about the date of moving: In many places you have 1 day off at your disposal.

โœ”๏ธ Empty the mailbox.

โœ”๏ธ Have the electricity meter read.

โœ”๏ธ Apartment handover, handover protocol, keys (also cellar and mailbox).

Insider tip: You can avoid hours of research to find a temporary storage room for your furniture. Just look up your region on storabble.com to find all the storage rooms in your area. Find now the storage rooms nearby!

Day of moving

โœ”๏ธ Organize vehicle & helpers: Without further ado, under the category "Moving & Delivery", you'll find strong arms to support you.

โœ”๏ธ Organize snacks for helpers

โœ”๏ธ Organize childcare service / pet sitting if needed: Need flexible carers? No problem for the community.

โœ”๏ธ Reserve parking space

โœ”๏ธ Set up a furniture placement plan

โœ”๏ธ Provide toolbox and cleaning supplies

New home

โœ”๏ธ Organize new apartment handover, acceptance protocol, keys

โœ”๏ธ Helpers for assembly: Of course, your belongings not only have to be transported, but also assembled. Maybe you have ordered a nice piece of furniture, which you still have to pick up. For all these services you can find support in the community.

โœ”๏ธ Repair: Even if you are careful, something unexpected can always happen. Don't worry: having things repaired instead of thrown away is exactly in line with KnowS' mission.

โœ”๏ธ Have curtains cut: If you also want to enjoy privacy in your new home, you can find skilled seamstresses in the community.

โœ”๏ธ Personal touch: Do you enjoy a personal touch? Let the community create door signs, door mats and more with your own personal style.

โœ”๏ธ Provide light bulbs and lamps for the first light in the new apartment: For this, you can easily find a craftsman from your new surroundings on knows.com. Then you already know a local address in case you need support again.

โœ”๏ธ IT infrastructure: Just like light, a properly set up IT infrastructure is also advantageous. For this you will certainly find a person from the community.

โœ”๏ธ Insurance: Large train actions always carry the risk of something getting broken. Therefore, don't forget to take out or adjust your household insurance as well as a liability insurance.

โœ”๏ธ Record or document defects, report to household insurance if necessary.

โœ”๏ธ Report change of address to

      ๐Ÿฆ Bank

      ๐Ÿค Post office, possibly set up mail forwarding order (early)

      ๐Ÿ“ Municipal office (residents' registration office)

      ๐Ÿ’ก Electricity, water and gas company

      ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿซ Kindergarten, school, university

      ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผ Employer

      ๐Ÿฅ Health insurance as well as other insurances (incl. for example rent deposit insurance)

      ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€โš•๏ธ Doctor

      ๐Ÿ’‚๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Army, civil defense and fire department

      ๐Ÿ“จ Subscriptions (magazines, newspapers, telephone providers)

      ๐Ÿšš Home delivery services

      ๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿป AHV compensation fund for self-employed persons and pensioners

      ๐Ÿš— Road traffic licensing department


Now that nothing stands in the way of your successful move, all that remains is for us to wish you a wonderful settling into your new home. ๐Ÿ’™ If you have any additional tips, we'd love to hear from you in the comments.

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