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Should I be paying 1000 CHF to be moved from a 1-bedroom apartment to 3-day storage?

Hi everyone:

I need to move out of my Zurich apartment (1 bedroom + kitchen) into a storage facility. I would need the storage facility for three days only... I just have to get my stuff out of my apartment while the inspection is done.

I just received a quote of 1000 - 1100 CHF from Student Move. This seems insanely high, even by Swiss standards. It is as much as I'm paying to move overseas!

1. Does anyone know of a moving company that offers short-term storage at a lower cost?

2. Is there short-term storage (without movers) available? I have done a lot of googling, and all of the area storage facilities seem to require long, expensive contracts.

Thanks for any help!
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Hi everyone:

I need to move out of my Zurich apartment (1 bedroom + kitchen) into a storage facility. I would need the storage facility for three days only... I just have to get my stuff out of my apartment while the inspection is done.

I just received a quote of 1000 - 1100 CHF from Student Move. This seems insanely high, even by Swiss standards. It is as much as I'm paying to move overseas!

1. Does anyone know of a moving company that offers short-term storage at a lower cost?

2. Is there short-term storage (without movers) available? I have done a lot of googling, and all of the area storage facilities seem to require long, expensive contracts.

Thanks for any help!
You could always book a grotty hotel for a few days!
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Old 26.07.2012, 10:34
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Re: Should I be paying 1000 CHF to be moved from a 1-bedroom apartment to 3-day stora

That's tempting, but I probably wouldn't be allowed to move my furniture in!
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That's tempting, but I probably wouldn't be allowed to move my furniture in!
You dont need to ask, just do it, alternatevly just rent a Van & leave it in the Van, it's only a few days!
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Re: Should I be paying 1000 CHF to be moved from a 1-bedroom apartment to 3-day stora

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Hi everyone:

I need to move out of my Zurich apartment (1 bedroom + kitchen) into a storage facility. I would need the storage facility for three days only... I just have to get my stuff out of my apartment while the inspection is done.

I just received a quote of 1000 - 1100 CHF from Student Move. This seems insanely high, even by Swiss standards. It is as much as I'm paying to move overseas!

1. Does anyone know of a moving company that offers short-term storage at a lower cost?

2. Is there short-term storage (without movers) available? I have done a lot of googling, and all of the area storage facilities seem to require long, expensive contracts.

Thanks for any help!
It's not the storage they are charging you for it's the actual moving that's expensive.

I guess also there is a minimum period they charge fore storage, irrespective if you stay for the full period or just a few days.

Find a lock up garage and rent it for 1 month, look in Migros/Coop at the small ads board, usualy near the newspaper & cigarette counter.
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Re: Should I be paying 1000 CHF to be moved from a 1-bedroom apartment to 3-day stora

Thanks everyone...

Well, I solved it. My apartment company--which I've always complained about in the past--is doing a pre-inspection! So they will come over in advance and check that everything in the apartment looks OK. Then on moving-to-Belgium day, I will simply move out of the apartment into the moving truck and hand over the apartment keys!

When I moved into the apartment, the poor girl who was moving out was grilled for about four hours. So that's why I originally thought I should do the inspection in advance, so the moving-to-Belgium guys wouldn't have to wait.
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