Moving To Do List
Preparations for a move must be complete, starting with house hunting, selecting a moving company, and procedures for changing the certificate of residence and lifelines such as electricity, gas, and water. Check what needs to be done at what time in advance. Especially when choosing a moving company, make a request at least two weeks before your planned date of moving in order to hire a good service provider at a low price. There is also the disposal of unnecessary furniture, appliances and trash, so you will need a week to make those arrangements. The timing of garbage disposal is twice a week at most, even if it is combustible. You will also need time to transport your unwanted items to a nearby city or other disposal facility.
Here is a timeline of preparation, things to do, and timing for moving. If you don't know what to start, please take a look at this page.
Preparing for a move is all about steps and arrangements!
If you are moving for the first time, many people may not know what to do or how to start. If you arrive on the day of your move unprepared, you may end up causing problems for the movers and the people who come to help you. As the phrase "providing is preventing" suggests, even a novice mover can complete the move successfully if you are properly prepared. Use our content to set up and prepare, and have a smooth move with minimal effort!
STEP 1: Decide on a place, date and time to move.
If you have a specific destination in mind, decide on a date first. Avoid weekends, holidays, and the busy months of February to April to keep costs down. Also, you should expect to take about a month to prepare for your move, depending on the amount of luggage and procedures. Moving fees may also vary depending on the time you move. In many cases, they are divided into "morning," "afternoon," and "free" services by time of day, and some movers charge less the later in the day. Consider how long it will take to clean up after you've moved your belongings to your new home and make a plan that works for you.
[STEP 2] Get a quote and decide on a moving company.
Once you've decided on the date you want to quote, get a quote from the moving company right away! There are more and more low-cost plans available these days, so if you're planning to move on your own or have already set your sights on a company to hire, we recommend getting a quote.
Step 3: Organize your personal belongings in preparation for the move.
In many cases, procedures at the office, such as notification of moving out, can only be completed on weekdays. Therefore, if you have a job, it is advisable to take a day off or arrange for a morning off in advance to complete the procedures.
Contact your provider and cancel the contract. If you continue to use the same provider, you will be required to pay the relocation fee.
You should do this at least 3-4 days before the move. You can ask them to stop on the day you move in.
Contact the power company as soon as possible after your last day of use is fixed. You can also complete the procedures for stopping or cancelling your service via the Internet.
Contact your gas supplier to arrange for the shutdown. You should contact them as soon as your last day of use is set.
Mail forwarding service at the post office
You should apply for a service that allows you to have mail delivered to your old residence forwarded to your new residence for one year. You will need identification documents and a copy of your driver's license or resident's card or passport to verify your old address.
Change of address or cancellation of subscriptions and various other delivery services
Process a change of address for home delivery services, supplements, etc. that you purchase on a regular basis, or cancel your subscription if you want to end delivery of newspapers, etc.
Mind the day of the week for garbage disposal!
To prepare for your move, you need to start by looking for a house, select a moving company, and complete the procedures for changing your certificate of residence and lifelines such as electricity, gas, and water. Along with the procedures, you should clean up your room and dispose of the garbage.
You can reduce the amount of luggage you need to carry and in some cases, you can get money by using a collection or purchase service for your disposable items. Also, you can't just throw out bulky items right away when you want to, but you need to take the necessary steps, such as requesting a specialized company to collect them, so do your research beforehand. In addition, if you have furniture or appliances that you are replacing with new ones in your new house, ask the store to deliver them to your new house on the day you move in, when you purchase them. You should also dispose of the items you are currently using as disposable items.
[STEP 4] Pack early for an efficient move!
In addition to cleaning, you should also pack. If you have a lot of things to pack, it can increase your moving costs, so it is important to dispose of what you don't need and make sure you know where your belongings are stored so you won't get confused when you move.
1. Make a packing schedule
Start packing about a week before the move. If you pack your belongings too early, your room may be full of cardboard boxes and you won't be able to live with them. Start packing with what you don't use at the moment. Start by packing out-of-season clothing and bedding. After packing, make sure you can see what's inside without unpacking. Write "clothing", "books", "dishes", etc. on the cardboard. Most of the items that were used right before the move will be needed soon after you arrive at your new home. Put them together and put them in a cardboard box. It's also helpful to include moving tools such as cutters, scissors, gloves, and cleaning cloths.
Also, if you are moving out of a rental property, you will need to vacuum as soon as you arrive at your new home and when you move out of your old one. The vacuum cleaner should be packed last, along with other moving equipment such as tissues and cleaning cloths, and should be included with the first items to be unpacked. Also, when you move out, the trash will be the last thing to go out, so make sure you leave a few municipal designated garbage bags unpacked.
2・The floor plan of the new house and the image of the storage
On the cardboard boxes you pack, you should also write "to which room in your new house you want to take the items". For example, "children's room" for children's clothes and books, "bedroom" for linens, etc. To ensure that the movers have a smooth transition, number the rooms on the floor plan and write those numbers on the cardboard as well.
3. Pack in batches, by location
When packing, please separate the items by location. It's easy to forget about the items that are left outside.
We start on balconies and other items as soon as we begin to put them away, as we often find that we don't need them, and we may have to request collection of unwanted items or bulky waste collection. When you start cleaning up your balcony and other items, you will often find that you don't need them, and you may have to request collection of unwanted items or bulky waste collection, so start early.
Transportation of goods
If you're going to transport your belongings on the day of your arrival, you'll want to find out how to transport your furniture and appliances beforehand. Renting a car or lightweight truck
arrangements and avoid inconveniencing the people who come to help you on the day.
Convenient trunk room
There is a service called a trunk room that allows you to keep your belongings temporarily. If there are things you can't carry on the day, consider using a trunk room.
When you start moving, there is a lot to do, such as preparing duct tape and cardboard boxes, moving residence certificates and seal certificates, and so on. Because of this, it is often said that what has to be done and what remains to be done becomes complicated, and on the day of the move, some of the things that need to be done are omitted. So, prepare the following list in advance to make sure there are no omissions.
Things to do early on
Things to do a week or two before the move
Things to do before the day before you move in
What to do on moving day
What to do after the move
Furniture and Household Goods Checklist
Packing Materials Checklist
You don't get to experience a lot of moving, and the longer you live in your current home, the more stuff you'll have to move. Prepare in advance and try to organize all the tasks that you can do yourself, as well as those that you can hire a moving company to do or have a friend help you with, so that your move goes smoothly.
Today, we will talk about the practice of building management. Have you ever heard the term key exchange fee when renting a rental apartment? Today, we will explain the types of keys, the purpose of exchange, and the exchange method as a management practice.
First of all, key exchange mainly refers to the exchange of entrance locks, but there are various types of keys.
Cylinder locks are the most common type, and there are also PIN codes, card keys, biometric authentication locks, etc. There are various types of cylinder locks, such as disc cylinders, pin cylinders, rotary disc cylinders, and dimple cylinders.
In that process, we will proceed with the explanation about the replacement of the cylinder lock. First of all, the key exchange is not the key exchange but the cylinder exchange. The structure of a typical entrance key is like this.
There are various types of keys, but the performance of the key greatly depends on the shape of the key and the internal structure of the keyhole.
A key exchange will be made each time the lessee leaves and will prevent the previous key from being used.
When canceling the lease agreement, we ask to return all existing keys, but some may still have duplicate keys or may not be able to receive all keys. Therefore, for security reasons, we will exchange the key each time. In addition, even if the lessee does not change, it is necessary to exchange the key in consideration of security, for example, when the key is lost.
This time, we received a new rental application from the renovated kyo-machiya house that we manage, so we exchanged keys today. First of all, when exchanging keys, check the existing key manufacturer and key type. Check the engraved metal fittings on the side of the door, the manufacturer's name on the top of the door, and the type of sticker on the side. The new key can be ordered directly from the manufacturer, or it can be ordered from a commercial store.
After arriving at the site, remove the screws from the cylinder on the inside of the room, and then remove the fixed pin on the side and remove the cylinder on the outside. All the tools can be disassembled if you have Phillips head screwdriver and screwdriver, no special tools are required.
The new cylinder is a set of the keyhole cylinder and the key for that cylinder as described above. Therefore, replace the cylinder outside the key that was disassembled with a new one, and install it in the reverse order of the previous procedure. On the way, check the opening and closing with a new key, and attach the indoor cylinder fittings to complete the process. In this way, the keys are exchanged, and work is done to ensure that new residents can move in safely.
It is forbidden to exchange the rented key without permission, so if the key becomes unwell, please consult the management company once.
Today we will explain the practice of vacation house management. This column is creating a post during the patrol of vacation house management.
One of the practical tasks of vacation home management is patrol of properties. We also make patrols in detached houses and apartments, and also discard mail. Although it is an option, we will enter the house at the request of the owner and ventilate and pass water. Most of the mails do not require unnecessary leaflets, but if there are bills and usage details such as water and gas, etc., take a scan or discard them separately.
After arriving at the site, the first thing to do is to discard the mail. In the case of condominiums, there may be a trash can near the mailbox, but if there is no wastepaper basket, the trash will be taken back to the office. After entering the room, first open all windows. If a circuit breaker is turned off, turn on the power and check the room. Also, if there is a garden, check the planting situation and report to the owner if we need help of gardener. As it's still good at this time of year, but it gets hotter in August and September, so check whether the trees are growing well. After that, pass water to the kitchen, washroom and toilet piping. The pipe has an S-shaped drain trap, which prevents sewage from rising from the pipe when there is water. However, if the vacant term is long, this water dries and the smell of sewage spreads indoors. This is why the area around the washing machine often smells. If you do not install a washing machine nor do not use it, cover it with cellophane etc. to prevent the smell.
Basically, if water is passed for 3 minutes, the water in the drain trap can be replenished and the water in the pipe can be passed. Ventilation will be performed for 30 minutes in the room, so during this time, scan the various documents that have arrived in the mailbox and upload the necessary documents to the shared folder. Name each document by including the content and date of the document. Invoices, etc. are stated in the documents that have arrived from the last meter reading date to this meter reading date, so put them in the file name as well. By doing so, the owner can easily check what documents, when payments, etc. details are.
When we are visiting the condominium, if it is during the time when the manager is there, we greet them and talk about whether it has changed or when the owner will come next. By doing so, if there is something in the period of vacant, we will get in touch from manager immediately. Even while the owner is visiting Japan, they will be able to take care if there are any problems, and they will be able to help in the event of an emergency.
By the way, in many cases of vacant house management, we keep one set of keys. Trust is the most important base, so we store and manage the keys with care. As it will take time for the new tourist visa this moment, but we do this kind of work every month, and we look forward to the owner's arrival in Japan.
Arrows International Realty Corp.