Useful moving tips

General relocating tips

The period leading up to any move is a hectic time with a lot to consider. As a helpful reminder, De Jong Verhuizingen has compiled a list of practical tips to ensure a smooth move for everyone involved.

Parking the removal van: consult with your neighbours

If there are cars parked in front of your door during the day, coordinate well in advance with neighbors and other involved parties to ensure a free space for the removal van on the day of the move.

Using the building its lift

If you live in a flat, inform the concierge about your move-out date to coordinate the use of the internal lift. De Jong Verhuizingen provides cards for you to inform other residents of your move. 

Goods attached to floors, walls and ceilings

  • Remove wall-to-wall carpets in advance (by a professional).
  • Detach lamps from ceilings and walls, unless special attention is needed during disassembly.
  • Detach decorations and other wall-mounted items before the movers arrive.
  • Paintings and framed art can stay on the wall; movers will wrap them on the day of the move.

Gas appliances

Professionally disconnect the pipes of gas appliances according to local regulations.


  • Switch off refrigerators and freezers at least 48 hours before transportation.
  • Clean the interior and exterior thoroughly to prevent mold.
  • Protect rubber seals against drying out with talcum powder.
  • Place absorbing materials inside the appliance.

Washing machine

  • Empty and dry the filter the evening before the move.
  • Secure the drum with original transit bolts if needed.
  • For machines with a fixed electrical connection, have an electrician disconnect the switch.

Computers and Electrical Devices

Use original boxes for computers and electrical devices if available. Disconnect devices, label wires for easy reconnection, and remove batteries.


De Jong Verhuizingen can take care of draining your waterbed. Depending on the type of waterbed, we do this ourselves or we outsource it to a specialist. If the warranty period of the bed has not yet expired, please contact the supplier. Usually, they will drain the waterbed so the warranty will not expire.

No hazardous goods

The following hazardous goods cannot be accepted for transport:

  • flammable liquids
  • alcohol
  • lubricants
  • antifreeze mixtures
  • cleaning agents
  • stain removers for clothes and office equipment
  • flammable substances, lighter fluids
  • matches
  • lamp oils
  • paint, stain, varnish
  • glues and adhesives
  • gas tanks
  • charcoal/briquettes
  • butane/propane gas
  • petrol
  • oil
  • corrosive substances
  • acids
  • drain cleaners
  • bleaching agents
  • batteries (wet and dry)
  • anti-corrosion agents
  • photographic acid (used for the development of films)
  • water purification agents (used for swimming pools)
  • compressed gases
  • spray cans
  • fire extinguishers
  • oxygen tanks (used for diving)
  • explosive fireworks
  • flashbulbs
  • weapons and munition

Make sure these goods are no longer in your home on the removal day.

Tips for international removals

Keep your hand luggage separate.

  • Keep hand luggage separate.
  • Separate belongings for hand luggage, especially for important documents and valuables.
  • Perishable foods and open bottles cannot be packed.
  • Sort goods according to destination for multiple shipments.
  • Clean items in contact with earth to comply with inspection regulations in various countries.

Preparing for an international removal

  • Sort goods carefully for different destinations.
  • Keep items in smaller boxes for different destinations separate.
  • Clean items like bicycles, gardening tools, barbecues, and flower pots thoroughly to prevent plant disease inspections.

Bicycles, gardening tools, barbecues, flower pots, golf sets, etc.

In various countries, an intensive inspection is carried out of goods that come into contact with earth in order to control the spread of plant diseases. For this reason, make sure that these goods are meticulously cleaned before transport. In this way, you prevent problems at your destination.

These tips ensure a smooth relocation, whether local or international.


Useful moving tips
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