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How to prepare your stuff for your moving day to Milan

Oct 8, 2021 | Milan

Is the big move to Milan coming up? Perhaps it is not too late for you to organize an effective and stress-free move, thus also avoiding to forget some of your belongings.

You don’t need to be a moving expert to make sure of this: to experience your moving in the most peaceful and conscious way, you just need to pick the right moments for your activities to be carried out in the best possible way.

How to organize a move

To start every activity on time is essential in order to organize a good move. It is therefore advisable to draw up an inventory list of all the stuff you are going to take with you. Use the list to write down a roadmap with deadlines and operations to be done.

Choose the things to be taken with you depending on the accommodation

Speaking of the inventory, it is clear that the list of the things to be taken with you may depend on the accommodation. Choosing an In-Domus solution will give you the possibility to avoid carrying tons of objects to furnish an empty apartment: our housing solutions are fully equipped and, therefore, you will certainly be able to experience a more practical and streamlined move.

Bring the essentials

In any case, remember that it is best to take only the essentials with you. You will always have the opportunity to retrieve any other necessary items at a later time, while it will certainly be more tiring to transport superfluous things back to your place of origin and maybe even to get rid of them once you have arrived at your destination.

Where to get the boxes to organize things

Getting all the boxes you need for the moving, with a little advance, is a good rule: you can definitely buy them in a stationary shop, or ask for them at supermarkets, tobacconists, bookstores and other stores, which would most likely be happy to get rid of some cardboard.

Remember that it would be ideal to have at least 6-8 boxes available per room. And that, in any case, there are special boxes to carry specific objects, such as the “beehive” boxes for plates and glasses, or the clothes hanger boxes, so as not to ruin the clothes.

Which clothes to wear

The clothes you need to bring with you will of course depend on the upcoming season. However, considering that you will probably be moving to Milan at the end of Summer or the beginning of Autumn, it would be better to start wearing some warm clothes, in order to be ready for the arrival of the first cold days in Lombardy.

As for the university dress code, no particular attention is generally required for the (togli frequency ridondantissimo) classes. You can almost surely wear the same casual clothing you might use in your free time.

Moving company or van rental?

Once you have your boxes ready, you’ll need to choose between hiring a moving company or renting a van and moving on your own. What are the differences?

Moving alone

The main advantage of moving alone is naturally linked to the economic aspect, since you will save the costs of the moving company. Moreover, you’ll be able to manage all the activities in a more flexible way. However, you will still have to pay for a rental van. You might as well need some machinery to allow you to move your suitcases more easily.

Moving alone requires a lot of effort, you’ll probably need to involve friends and family. Is it really worth it?

Moving with a company

The alternative is to use a moving company that can take care of all the procedure of bringing your belongings to their final destination. Of course, this is the most expensive option but also the most convenient by far. You won’t have to worry about anything and you’ll take advantage of some good pre-moving advice from the company experts as well.

Shipping times and organization

How far in advance should I organize my moving to avoid stress and worries?

There is not one single answer, considering that it also depends on your accommodation in Milan. However, it is always advisable to start a month or a few weeks before you leave. This will give you enough time to organize the boxes and to ask for the right support for carrying out this operation.

Final greetings and set off on your adventure!

If you have followed all the instructions correctly, there is nothing left to do but say goodbye and leave for your new adventure. If you want to know more about what we can offer to those who, like you, are thinking about moving to Milan to study, please  contact us for more information or a free visit.

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