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Moving to another prefecture. Tips・Lifehacks?

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I am preparing to move in February. There are currently two issues that worry me the most - getting rid of stuff I won't need anymore and hauling everything else to my new destination. Let me share my current considerations:

Getting rid of stuff.
I will have to get rid of a fridge, a gas stove, a bicycle, a semi-double sized futon set (敷き+掛け), a low foldable dining table, a mirror and two bath stools (i use one as a テレビ台 for my 22-inch TV) I'm thinking about posting in giveaway/mottainai groups/websites, my language school's bulletin board, ask my landlord if he wants anything. While I'm sure the bicycle will be jumped at (perhaps I should even sell it for a couple of thousand yen), there is a risk that anything else will end up as bulky garbage. I intend to use most of the things from the above-mentioned list to the very last day, so the timing for picking them up is rather strict. That's why I am also contemplating about giving everything to a second-hand retailer such as Treasure Factory, so that pick up time can be appointed.

Moving stuff.
I'm thinking about packing everything else into 100 and 120-size boxes (including my 22-inch TV which I really like for its functionality and size. Besides, I also use it as a display/speakers for my laptop via HDMI) and send the boxes to my new workplace, so that they keep everything until I rent an apartment. I was very lucky to receive the keys and move in the very next day after visiting a realtor at my current place, but I was told that it usually takes up to 10 days of formalities after signing the rental contract in Japan. I use this chart as a price reference, which appears reasonable to me.

One more thing. Notifying all the institutions about my new postal address (which will be my new workplace's address for a while), to receive all the bills and other important correspondence. Is there an easy way, like simply notifying my local post office to redirect all the correspondence?
 

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@Lomaster, congratulations on your job! Is it indiscreet to ask which prefecture you will be moving to? :)

As for your logistics, I think you have mapped out everything quite nicely.

You can ask your local post office to forward your mail for a fee for up to a year if I remember correctly.

I'm sure your bike will sell right away if you put it up for auction. Won't you use it anymore in your new location or are you already thinking of an upgrade? 🤣 If you intend to keep it you could even send it by takyubin which is not that expensive. You will just need a bike box which your bike shop can provide free of charge.

Good luck with your move!
 
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@Lomaster, congratulations on your job! Is it indiscreet to ask which prefecture you will be moving to? :)

As for your logistics, I think you have mapped out everything quite nicely.

You can ask your local post office to forward your mail for a fee for up to a year if I remember correctly.

I'm sure your bike will sell right away if you put it up for auction. Won't you use it anymore in your new location or are you already thinking of an upgrade? 🤣 If you intend to keep it you could even send it by takyubin which is not that expensive. You will just need a bike box which your bike shop can provide free of charge.

Good luck with your move!

Thank you, thomas!

For now let's just say that i'm moving to Kansai area, i'll upload a photo to "Japan Photos 2020" once i buy a new bike there, so that you can guess the exact location =) And yes, i'm thinking of an upgrade. Something lighter, with fatter tyres and shock absorber. But since you mentioned it - i might as well send it along with all the other stuff in a bike box. I'll just need to check the prices and decide whether it's worth it.
 
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How does that work? Living where you do your job?
Nope. Receiving correspondence where i do my job. For a week or two. I mean that's the way the language school does it - all the correspondence goes to the school's office if a student doesn't have their own address yet.
 

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Regarding getting rid of the bulky items, you'll need to act fast if you're moving soon. You could be looking at 10,000yen or more to pay for the city to come remove things and if you just "vanish", if your next address is somehow known, you'll create a whole hill of dung for yourself later. My advice is, take many good quality photo's of everything bulky and do a "tour of duty" of all the stores. Ask them if they'd be interested in what you have (even for free) and try and arrange a date they can collect things.

If you've a local YMCA or similar charity, just give them what you've got and buy it all again later.
 
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@jack6251
Thank you for the advice. I think i'll do exactly as you suggest if the owner doesn't need anything.
 
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