Some tips to help your move go smoothly
Make sure everything is packed well
As much as possible in boxes, because they are easily stackable in the van.
Make sure to not only pack books and dishes in one box. Otherwise these become too heavy.
A box should not weigh more than about 20kg.
Make sure the boxes are filled up to the handles, so they can still be lifted.
Or not more than ¾th if there are no handles in the box.
Fragile items should be provided transport worthy.
For instance, you could use bubble plastic for this.
It is useful if all the furniture that can be disassembled, is dismantled in advance.
This saves space in the van, so the furniture is easier to carry/hoist.
IKEA cabinets can't be transported if they are not disassembled.
Make sure everything is ready to load
It is advisable to put everything ready (at the door/window which your belongings will pass through) in the order in which it will be loaded into the van.
Meaning: Big items first, and then the small items.
Turn off the refrigerator 24 hours in advance
If you turn off the refrigerator 24 hours before transport, it is more or less dry and transportable.
The refrigerator is filled with coolant.
It's better for the refrigerator to leave it still for 24 hours after the transport before turning it on again.
Disconnecting the washing machine
Unplug the machine and make sure water can't spill out of it during transport.
You can prevent this by disposing the water as much as possible beforehand, and tape the water hose to the washing machine with the end up.
Provide free space to place the lift
The lift needs to stand at a specific place (see “Conditions
If we can't place the lift, we'll only charge about €50,- for the call out charge (within Amsterdam).
Provide adequate parking space(s) for our van(s)
It is imperative that our van(s) can park as close to the house as possible.
Otherwise, we spend too much time walking between the house and the van that needs to be loaded.
Moreover, one of us needs to guard your belongings then that are already loaded in the van.
You can keep the parking spaces available (for instance by parking your vehicle there) or by asking for a permit at your City Hall.
Asking for a permit, will take about 5 working days and there are costs for this.
Sometimes we'll park our van with the indicators on at the sidewalk or on the street,
but we want you to know that it's the client's responsibility in case of a fine.
The parking fee that needs to be paid to park our van, will be paid cash to our driver.
Below an overview of the parking spaces needed for our van(s).
This applies to diagonal parking spaces as for parking spaces parallel to the street.
1 parking space for a van of 10m3
2 parking spaces for a van of 13m3
2 parking spaces for a van of 20m3
Tip from our movers
Pack the coffee maker as last, so you can offer our movers a cup of coffee during their work.
Cash payment at the end of the job
Unless the customer presents a company, the payment should be made in cash at the end of the job.
Please provide the appropriate amount of money in cash.
It's recommendable to make a rough estimation before your removal.
You can make a rough estimation of the costs by adding up the price of the fare from the van (and/or the hours of the lift) and the man hours.
Don't forget the 21% taxes and the weekend price of the movers (€35,- p.p. per hour) which should also be calculated over the total amount.
HAVE A HAPPY MOVE!!!