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Moving as soon as possible? Worry less

An emergency move often causes a lot of stress and worries. Your household effects must be moved to another location as soon as possible. An urgent move often comes unexpectedly, so you have not really been able to prepare for it. An example of an emergency move is if your house has become uninhabitable due to water or soot damage after a fire. In this case, the household effects must be moved as soon as possible to prevent further damage.

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Emergency doesn't mean expensive

For customers who have to deal with an urgent move, the move is often viewed with great dread, but for us as a moving company it is no different from any other move. We have a lot of experience with emergency removals and understand better than anyone what this means for you. We support you and help you with your belongings to your new home as quickly as possible. Ask without obligation what your urgent move should cost and what the options are.

Disadvantages of an emergency move

The characteristic of an emergency move is that it is realized within a very short period of time. It can be seen as an advantage that you quickly arrived at the new place with all your belongings, so that you can quickly pick up where you left off in your new home. It is nice that you also have quick access to your belongings. You can also choose to have all your equipment installed in your new home by moving company Shift Out. It is also possible to reassemble your furniture. You can then immediately start unpacking the moving boxes, so that you will feel at home at the new location as soon as possible.

Benefits of moving quickly

Unfortunately, an emergency move often has a lot of disadvantages compared to a 'regular' move. You do not have the time to carefully prepare for your move, which means that you may be less precise when packing your belongings. You are quick with your things in your new home, but you may not have had time to properly label all the boxes or sort out your things in advance.

Sorting out the boxes afterwards can therefore take a little more time when you arrive at your new home. Always try to keep a cool head during the emergency move and try to work in an orderly manner where possible. Our tips for an urgent move may help you with this.You can find more useful information about urgent moves in our blog about advantages and disadvantages of urgent moves .

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Tips for an emergency move

Because you already have enough on your mind during an emergency move, we give you some advice to work as structured as possible.

  • In the event of soot damage or water damage, call in a specialized company
  • Try to keep a cool head as much as possible so that you don't overlook too many things
  • Due to the short time, you cannot sort out your things too extensively. Don't think too long about your things, but continue packing quickly
  • Order enough moving boxes, better too much than too little
  • Create different corners in the room: a corner for things that need to go, a corner for the thrift store or other people and finally the corner with things that need to be taken to the new location. Arrange all items neatly and quickly in these corners
  • Write clearly on each moving box what is in it and where the box should go. It is also advisable to make a distinction between boxes that are needed immediately and boxes that can wait a while before unpacking
  • Make an inventory of any items of value that may need additional insurance before they go into the moving van
  • Clearly indicate to the movers which items must be brought to which location if it is desired to drop off items at multiple locations. This can also be done simply by labeling the items with colors or numbers.

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What does a move cost?

Moving can be a time-consuming and effort-intensive task. By doing your move yourself with a few friends or relatives, you can move for little money. This way you only spend money on the rental of a van. However, outsourcing your entire move does not have to be expensive either. The costs depend on various factors. For example, the amount of furniture and how far your new home is. With Shift Out's smart relocation calculator, you can calculate the cost of your move within 5 minutes, and get an accurate estimate of what to expect. Whether you choose to rent a van or let us handle your entire move, we offer affordable solutions that fit your needs. Contact Shift Out today for a stress-free and budget-friendly move.

What to arrange when moving house?

Moving house involves a lot of things to consider, beyond just the move itself. It's important to say goodbye to items you no longer need before packing everything smartly to ensure nothing is damaged. Smart unpacking, such as using labels to identify items that belong in each room, can also save time and effort. Don't forget about important tasks like transferring your energy contract and updating your address for subscriptions.

At Shift Out, we understand the challenges of moving, which is why we offer a free moving checklist to help you stay organized and not overlook anything. Our comprehensive checklist covers everything from decluttering to energy contracts and subscription updates, ensuring a smooth and stress-free move. Contact Shift Out today for all your moving needs.

When to report a move?

At Shift Out, we know that timely communication of address changes is crucial for a successful move. We recommend starting the process at least 2 to 4 weeks before your move to ensure that everything is moved on time. With our assistance, you can easily update your address with all relevant parties, including utilities, subscriptions, and other important contacts.

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When to deregister from the municipality after moving?

We understand that registering with your new municipality is an important part of the moving process. It's crucial to deregister from your old municipality in a timely manner and register with your new one within 5 days of your move. However, did you know that you can register up to 4 weeks in advance? This means you can avoid last-minute stress by taking care of the registration process early.

If you're moving within the same municipality, you only need to report a change of address. In most cases, you can easily register and deregister online through your municipality's website, saving you valuable time. At Shift Out, we're here to support you every step of the way during your move. Contact us today to learn more about our comprehensive moving services.

How long to keep a cat indoors after moving?

At Shift Out, we understand that moving can be a stressful experience for pets, especially for cats. It's important to take extra care when moving with your furry friend to ensure their comfort and well-being.

To help your cat adjust to their new surroundings, it's best to keep their familiar belongings, such as their basket and litter box, during the move. Introducing new items right away may cause your cat to feel even more stressed and disoriented in their new home.

Take the time to observe your cat's behavior and comfort level as they settle into their new surroundings. With patience and care, your cat will soon feel comfortable and at home in their new environment. Contact Shift Out today to learn more about how we can assist you in your next move, including our pet-friendly moving services.

Do you offer packing and unpacking services?

Yes, we offer both packing and unpacking services. Our team can pack your belongings for you or provide you with the necessary materials to do it yourself. We also offer unpacking services to help you settle into your new home.

How do you protect my belongings during the move?

We take great care to protect your belongings during the move. We use high-quality packing materials and employ professional packing techniques to ensure that your belongings are protected during transportation. We also use furniture pads and shrink wrap to protect your furniture.

How do I prepare for my move?

We recommend that you start preparing for your move well in advance. This includes decluttering and getting rid of items you no longer need, creating a detailed inventory of your belongings, and labeling your boxes. Our team can also provide you with a moving checklist to help you stay organized.

Can you move fragile items?

Yes, we have experience moving fragile items such as china, glassware, and artwork. We use special packing materials and techniques to ensure that these items are protected during transportation.