Moving checklist

Timing of the move

Less stress when moving house with the Boxly moving checklist. Moving is always nerve-wracking, of course, but Boxly Self-Storage can help you with the moving checklist so that the move is as stress-free as possible.

3-6 months before the move
  • Terminate rental agreement
    Internet and TV providers, insurance companies, etc. often have a long notice period. Check exactly what needs to be canceled or terminated and when. Make a list so that you don’t forget anything.
  • Organize a change of school
  • For an international move: check the expiration date of travel documents and any visas
2 months before the move
  • Contact and book a removal company or hire a large car and enlist the help of friends and family
  • Measuring the new apartment: which furniture and objects fit, which do not. What do I want to take with me, what do I give away and how do I dispose of the items I won’t be taking with me? Make a list.
  • Which objects fit through the doorway, window, etc.?
  • Ordering or altering new curtains, carpets, floor coverings
  • Organize temporary accommodation until the keys are handed over
1 month before the move
  • Communicate new address to all institutions and companies such as bank, pension fund, suppliers, doctors, mail forwarding service, electricity/gas/water, insurance, internet provider (see also above list 3-6 months before the move) or
  • Order new connections for telephone/Internet etc.
  • Sort out: go into every room of the old apartment and sort out everything that has to go, is being given away and is being moved.
  • Items that are rarely used can be packed up straight away. Have a look at Boxly’s packing tips.
  • Valuables and important documents: pack them in such a way that you can transport them yourself.
  • Buy moving boxes, protective film, adhesive tape, etc.
  • Request a day off from the employer
  • Organize babysitters and pet sitters during the move
  • Contact cleaning institute
2 weeks before the move
  • Sort out food and supplies
  • Check parking facilities and their permits. Where should the removal van, other vehicles and possibly a lift be parked? Is this subject to authorization?
  • Dismantling large pieces of furniture
  • Rent storage space. Contact us for possible storage options
1 week before the move
  • Have you rented a storage room? Then store your things now. See also the Boxly self-storage tips on how you can make the most of it
  • Arrange a key handover date
  • Pack suitcases: clothes and towels for each family member, toiletries, bed linen
  • Pack a household bag: drinks, lunch, snacks, chargers, kitchen utensils, first aid kit, etc.
  • Pack a document bag: keys, assembly instructions, moving documents, inventory list, passports, etc.
A few days before the move
  • Defrosting the refrigerator and freezer
  • Further reduce food
  • Check details, time, directions, telephone numbers etc. again with the removal company or helpers
On moving day
  • Sign the inventory list before the removal van departs
  • Report any problems directly with photos
Checkliste für den Umzug

Size Matters

How many square meters
and how many
cubic meters do I need?

Calculate the perfect storage unit size with the
Storage unit calculator

Boxly Dübendorf: Car rental for the move

Car rental Hopp Schwiiz Dübendorf

Next to our self-storage warehouse in Dübendorf is the delivery van and car rental company Hopp Schwiiz. If you have a car resp. need a larger car or van for storage, then Hopp Schwiiz is a good address. This rental company convinces with good prices and good service, making your move or storage with Boxly easier.

Please contact Hopp Schwiiz directly. You arrange the reservation, the contract and the entire process directly with Hopp Schwiiz.
Click here to go directly to the Hopp Schwiiz website.

Boxly Self-Storage - this is how it works

Four simple steps to your storage unit

Step 1

Calculate the storage room size
  1. Make a list of everything you want to store
  2. Calculate the volume with the storage space calculator

Step 2

Find your box,
book directly
  1. Find the right storage space and
  2. Book directly on the website

Step 3

Download the app and store
  1. Download the app to your cell phone on move-in day
  2. Store everything in your personal box

Step 4


  1. At Boxly it is a pleasure to store your things
  2. You have daily access to your box