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How to become an expert at moving house

One thing to remember when it comes to moving house: preparation is key! Five tips on how to move house without the stress.

Susanna Stalder

1. Let's take a step back: house hunting

You have just viewed your dream apartment and will now be giving it your best shot to seal the deal. For the application, you will need an extract from the debt collection register. But where can you get this? Very simple: from your nearest Swiss Post branch.

2. Twelve weeks before the move

Yipee! The dream apartment is yours! Time to relax: there’s still plenty of time to organize all the essentials before the big move. But wait, the plan this time was to avoid any stress. Compile a checklist so you know exactly what needs to be done and when. Use the relocation checklist from Swiss Post as a guide. And don’t leave it until later to clear out your current abode: start now!

3. Seven weeks before the move

Authorize Swiss Post to forward your letters and parcel consignments for one year to your new address. After all, you don’t want to miss out on any surprise holiday greetings or possible love letters. And then there’s the banking and insurance… Not to worry: use the free notification of move to ensure Swiss Post informs the various service providers about your change of address.

4. One day before the move

The boxes are packed and labelled, the helpers and transport have been organized. You have the keys to your new home in your hands. Well done! You never imagined moving day would be so easy. Don’t forget your toolbox and refreshments for the helpers the next day.

5. Welcome to your new home

The move was a success thanks to your careful preparations. You’ve already met a few of the neighbours. You want to send letters to friends and family, informing them of your new address. Embellished with an original stamp. Where is the nearest Swiss Post branch? How long is it open? Take a look at the Swiss Post App to find all the information you need.

Further tips and information about moving house can be found at www.swisspost.ch/relocating.

written by

Susanna Stalder