Home moving tips

Home moving tips

A home removal asks for a thorough preparation and organisation! We would like to help you with an overview of home moving tips for your home removal.

I am moving house

  • Plan a meeting with Jan de Jong Movers to get a quote.
  • Ask your employer about a moving compensation.
  • Terminate your lease for your old rental place.
  • Removal of your phone/internet and TV.
  • Inform the school of your children.
  • Make arrangements with the new owners of your old house.
  • Make arrangements with the old owners of your new house.
  • Ask for information about rental support (‘huursubsidie’).


  • Request for removal leave with your employer or human resources.
  • Take measurements of the new house.
  • Terminate the contract of your help.
  • Arrange for the PostNL moving services.
  • Start cleaning and ordering your house.
  • Ask for information of schools, public transport, city council ordinances.
  • Register your children at their new school.

4-2 weeks prior to moving

  • Inform the insurance of your planned removal.
  • Terminate your electricity/gas/water contracts of your old house.
  • Arrange new contracts for electricity/gas/water for your new house.
  • Clear out the goods that are not going to move to the new house.
  • Arrange temporary storage with Jan de Jong Movers.




2 weeks prior to moving

  • Sending a change of address.
  • Arrange for care for your children and pets during your removal.
  • Informing your landlord.
  • Return library books.
  • Put your important documents and goods in a bank vault.




1 week prior to moving

  • Clean your new house.
  • Clean all fixed lights.
  • Take down the curtains (except in the bedrooms).
  • Inform the suppliers.
  • Pack the goods I do not need anymore.
  • Get meals for the packing day and moving day.
  • Make sure you have enough coffee etc , for in your new house.
  • Arrange for the municipal cleansing department to collect household refuse.
  • Empty and clean the garbage bins of your old house.
  • Take the contents of the toxic waste bin to the municipal cleansing department.

1 day prior to moving

  • Defrost and clean the fridge.
  • Defrost and clean the freezer.
  • Secure the drum of your washing machine.
  • Disassemble your furniture.
  • Take the pendulum out of your clock.
  • Reserve a parking space for the moving van.
  • Pack the last few things.


Moving Day

  • Remove the curtains of the bedrooms.
  • Put away the keys in a key bag.
  • Put your money and pay cards in separate places in your hand luggage.
  • Check the house for any remaining goods.
  • Write down the final numbers for your gas etc.
  • Close down the gas and electricity when needed.
  • Close the water pipes.
  • Close all windows and doors.
  • Hand over the keys of your old house.
  • Say goodbye to your neighbours.


After arriving in your new house

  • Have everything put in the correct place as much as possible.
  • Check all unpacked goods for damage.
  • Make a room inhabitable as soon as possible.
  • Hang the curtains of the bedrooms.
  • Acclimatise the fridge and freezer for 1 day.
  • Loosen the drum of your washing machine.

After my removal 

  • Unpack everything or ask us to do it for you instead.
  • Notify us of possible damage that was not immediately visible.
  • Arrange for the empty moving boxes to be collected.
  • Pay the invoice to Jan de Jong Movers.
  • Register your change of address with your city council.


Download the Checklist Home Removals as a PDF here. 

1 month after your removal

Does the unpacking take more time than you had thought, or is it not going according to plan? Does something need to be moved to a different place, or does artwork need to be hanged on the wall?


Please call +31 50 313 91 49 or send an email to info@jandejong.nl. Please fill in our quote form for an estimation of the price.



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