UTS Do-it-yourself-Move

Organize your move yourself

Do it yourself - move with the support of UTS. Would you like to save money on your move without having to do without professional support? As a removal company, UTS also offers suitable solutions for do-it-yourself removals, which will take the strain out of your move.

Find out all the tips and tricks for your upcoming move here.

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10 tips for preparing for the move


  • Tenancy agreement: Conclude the new tenancy agreement and terminate the old tenancy agreement in writing and in due time.

  • Date: Specify the day of the move.

  • Relocation leave: Apply to your employer for the required days off. Ask for special leave if necessary.

  • Children: Ask your relatives, acquaintances and friends in good time whether the child/children can stay there for the duration of the move.

  • Deposit: Arrange the repayment with your previous landlord.

  • Moving costs: Create a cost plan to keep track of your expenses.
  • Apartment handover: Arrange the dates for the handover of the old and new apartments.

  • Tradesmen: If a tradesman is required, hire him in good time.

  • School: Register your children at the new school/daycare center and deregister them at the old one.

  • Pets: Make sure you find a place for your pets during the move in good time and plan their transportation too. 

As a general rule, your personal UTS relocation manager is always on hand to help and advise you on all organizational issues relating to your move.


Packing tips


Wine and other bottles are packed in bottle sleeves and/or bottle cartons with inserted honeycombs.


Glasses are first packed in pads, then wrapped in packing paper and stowed upright in porcelain boxes. The areas between two layers of jars are padded with packing paper.


The use of protective covers made of plastic or fabric protects upholstered furniture from soiling.


Technical devices, such as televisions and monitors, must not be wrapped in packing blankets, as the lint from the blankets can become embedded in the devices. To avoid this, antistatic bubble wrap or paper blankets should be used for the sub-packaging. Corners and edges should also be specially protected. Televisions and monitors should be packed in special boxes for flat screen televisions. In the case of washing machines and CD players, the transportation lock should be installed if available.


Plate pads should always be larger than the diameter of the plates. The bottom layer consists of packing paper and pad. This is followed by alternating plates and pads. No piece of porcelain should come into direct contact with the other. The stack of plates is placed upright in a porcelain box. The box is well packed when the individual units sit tightly (but not too tightly!) in the box and the individual items cannot bump into each other. Would you like to check your packed box again? Lift it up and shake it gently. If the contents sound like bumping dishes, you should definitely check the box again.


Always take care with all cartons: Only pack up to the carrying handles. This prevents pinched fingers and boxes that are too heavy. Books are packed back to back in a book box so that they do not slide into each other - always pack book boxes with only one layer of books so that the box does not become too heavy! The gaps and the entire empty space can be filled with lighter items such as cushions. Remove the books from the shelf row by row. Book boxes should be numbered consecutively.

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