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Furnishing a flat in Zug - any tips?

Hi all,
I am moving to Switzerland at the start of August and have got myself a flat in Zug.
I have an allowance from my employer to furnish my flat and am wondering what is the best way to spend it.
Several people have recommended shipping as much as possible as furniture etc can be expensive in Switzerland. It will take 3 weeks to arrive, however and I don't want to sleep on the floor until then!
Can anyone recommend anywhere good and cheap in Zug to by a bed on the day I arrive? I won't have a car and I will want something for that night to sleep in! Does anyone know how to set up Ikea delivery for a specific day for example?
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Re: Furnishing a flat in Zug - any tips?

Hi there,

We moved in feb and shipped everything as furniture is very expensive here. Initially we were due to have a part share shipment which was going to take 3 weeks but in the end Pickfords were able to ship our stuff in 4 days (from packing in UK to unpacking here) which meant we didn't have to sleep on the floor. Can you try and go for a quicker shipment? Otherwise Ikea in Zurich is probably your best bet (some other old hands might be able to advise better). I don't know how the delivery system works but they do also have yellow vans you can hire to get your stuff home.

Good luck and welcome to Zug in August.
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Re: Furnishing a flat in Zug - any tips?

Thanks for the advice! I think you have to pay quite a lot more to guarantee it arriving so quickly. They say about 3 weeks otherwise. Am looking to get a bed when I arrive and hope it won't be too onerous! Do you remember having to register at th Immigration office before they allowed your effects into the country?
Thanks!
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Re: Furnishing a flat in Zug - any tips?

You can furnish an apartment in Zurich from Brockenhauses for 1000chf or so, if your standards are not too high. Bed 100chf, table & chairs 200chf, sofa 150, plates 2chf, coffee machine 30chf.
Cutlery Ikea new.

Bedding, is expensive. New TVs are cheaper than the rest of Europe, CRT ones usually free.

One idea is to hire a van, drive round all the Zurich ones from when they open, pile the stuff in as you go. Brockies in Zug are not so good, and only have small stuff and are expensive.

Search the forum for Brockenhause.
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Re: Furnishing a flat in Zug - any tips?

And also check out the Market Place on here - you can get some fantastic stuff
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Re: Furnishing a flat in Zug - any tips?

hi, i got wardrobes from IKEA in Zurich delivered and assembled on the same day, but I had to go to the store in the morning and pick them out. The delivery charge to Zug was high, about CHF200 I think but if you choose to rent a van from IKEA the charge is lower. Other furniture shops seem to have long lead times. You could get a mattress as a stop gap? There are a few mattress stores around Zug , a shop in Maihofstrasse in Luzern has a sale now, you could call them in advance to try to arrange delivery on the day.
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Re: Furnishing a flat in Zug - any tips?

Thanks everyone, great tips! I am going to get to the Brockenhaus in Zug first I think.
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Re: Furnishing a flat in Zug - any tips?

Whenever we have moved we have had two shipments. First an air shipment, ca 500lb, containing the immediate essentials; this arrived the day we did (or maybe before, can't quite remember.) The rest came by sea container some weeks later. The shipping agent took care of delivering each to the house on arrival.

Would your relo budget allow for two shipments?

Good luck with the move.
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