FAQ -Frequently asked questions

Here you will find tips and a checklist to make your moving easier


Tips for moving

Label all furniture and boxes

  • Clear packaging markings make it easier to find the right space at the new address, and thus speed up the move. And you don't have to look for things in your new home either
  • In moving boxes, the markings are taped to the long side of the box
  • Also clearly mark furniture etc. that are not taken with you, e.g. "NOT MOVED"
  • Pack the items carefully
  • Pack boards, mirrors, etc. easily breakable items in bubble wrap or paper laminated bubble wrap
  • To protect the boards, you should use paper laminated bubble wrap and protect the boards with the paper side facing the board/painting. The plastic side may leave permanent marks on the painting. To protect the boards, you can also use e.g. corrugated cardboard, corner protectors and cardboard board boxes
  • Mark easily breakable packaging clearly by writing e.g. "FRAGILE"
  • Protect porcelain, dishes, decorative items, etc. well, e.g. with packing or silk paper before packing in moving boxes
  • Pack all the household movables in moving boxes
  • Clothes on hangers can be packed, for example, in garment bags or sturdy plastic sacks, so that the hooks of the hangers are left visible and the mouths of the sacks are carefully taped shut. approx. 5 hangers/ sack
  • Blankets, pillows, etc. can also be packed in sturdy plastic bags, the mouths of which are taped shut.
  • Protect all furniture and furniture with delicate surfaces, e.g. with bubble wrap, paper laminated bubble wrap or corrugated cardboard
  • Protect mattresses, sofas, etc. with protective plastic or stretch film, so they don't get dirty
  • Wrap ceiling lights etc. in protective plastic/corrugated cardboard, and put in a box
  • Empty the drawers and cupboards. You can make the doors stay closed by putting stretch film around the dresser or cabinet, taping the doors shut or locking them with a key. (Note: remove the tapes immediately after moving, so they don't damage the surface of the furniture)
  • Disassemble any large furniture if possible
  • Protect the plants with plastic or cloth
  • Disconnect the washing machines etc. from their connectors and tie the wires securely to the machine with stretch film or tape
  • Pack personal hygiene products, keys, clothes and other important items in a suitcase, for example, where you can quickly find them in your new apartment
  • Remember to empty and pack the goods from the warehouse/basement as well
  • The moving boxes can be stacked on top of each other, so they take up less space, and they can also be moved smoothly with a hand trolley
  • Reserve enough durable moving boxes
  • 1 box/m2 (apartment 45m2 = 45 boxes)
  • Do not overpack the boxes, only fill up to the opening of the carrying handle
  • Max 4 packed boxes on top of each other
  • The top box shouldn’t be too full either, and shouldn’t pack there anything that can fall easily
  • It is good to protect the floors during the move
  • For protection, for example, floor protection cardboard is suitable, which can be attached to the floor with tape suitable for the floor surface
  • Reserve plenty of space for the moving truck the day before, especially if the yard area is tight
  • Unobstructed access to the moving destination speeds up and makes the move considerably easier
  • You should also consider the winter conditions


Moving check list

  • If you live in a rented accommodation, remember to terminate the rental agreement
  • Make a new electricity contract
  • Check whether the new apartment is connected to the antenna or cable network
  • Get rid of excess stuff (Recycle, sell, etc.)
  • Get durable moving boxes
  • Report the information and address of the new apartment to your home insurance, find out if your home insurance covers the move
  • Submit a moving notice online at www.posti.fi/muuttoilmoitus
  • Change the internet to a new address in time, to avoid unnecessary interruptions in the use of the network
  • Start cleaning in the old apartment
  • Start packing things you won't use before moving
  • Clean up the empty spaces
  • Report the move to the maintenance company/landlord of the old apartment
  • Do the moving cleaning in the new apartment
  • Protect the corners and floor of the apartment from scratches and dents before moving
  • Plan how you will direct the furniture in the new apartment to the right rooms (e.g. floor plan of the apartment)
  • Check the smoke detectors in the new apartment
  • Inspect your new apartment carefully and report any problems to the landlord or property manager. Also check the basement and storage areas
  • Pack up everything you won't need on the day of the move
  • Book a parking space for the moving vehicle the day before the move or ask for help in time, e.g. from your maintenance company
  • Make sure there is room for the moving truck in front of the front door of the apartment
  • When the old apartment is empty, do the final cleaning
  • Hand over the key of the old apartment to the property manager or the new owner of the apartment

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