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  • In this video I'm gonna show you what it's like to use a Japanese moving company

  • So if you've been watching my second channel Tokyo zebra

  • You already know that Maiko and I are moving apartments here in Tokyo

  • If you haven't seen any of those videos and you want to see what we're doing in our regular lives

  • Then definitely check out that channel

  • But in this video I wanted to break down the moving process

  • Here in Japan and show you all the ins and outs of the entire move

  • But before we start our video if you want to help support the channel

  • definitely check out the Tokyo merch and I did ask the moving company RT Kochi Center if I could film this video and not only

  • Did they say that I could film the video, but they would do it for free

  • So without further ado, let me take you behind the scenes of my move here in Tokyo

  • So before the actual moving and packing day the moving company came over to inspect our place

  • Using a tablet the coordinator confirmed what items and furniture would be moved to the new apartment. And what would be thrown away?

  • After that he thoroughly explains the move process and optional services in the standard service

  • We pack on her own and the company moves our boxes and furniture to the new location

  • But since Michaels 8 months pregnant we opted for the full service which includes packing and unpacking services meaning

  • We really only need to prepare the fridge and valuable items. We may have as I show you the entire process

  • Let me know in the comments how it differs from your country

  • So the professional Packers should be coming shortly

  • basically, what they're gonna do is they're gonna help us I pack all of our stuff today and then tomorrow the actual movers are gonna

  • Come and then the following day that professional Packers will come back and they'll unpack everything for us

  • So from day one, I was blown away. I've never opted for the service before in my previous

  • Tokyo moves always opting for the standard service

  • first of all the Packers put on brand new pair socks when they come into our

  • Apartment to ensure that they're not bringing in any dust from outside

  • The service itself is called apron service and rightfully so the ladies are wearing aprons and they specialize in

  • packing and

  • Organizing before the apron service commences the ladies lay down

  • Protective mats to ensure that the floors are not scuffed during the process

  • And since our studio apartment is so small and we're still sleeping here tonight. They also covered our bed

  • On the boxes the Packers carefully note the details of what's being packed where it came from and its

  • destination in the new place, by the way

  • They use a red tape to indicate

  • Sweet with extra care yellow meaning that you need it right away at the new place and white means it's a standard box

  • What's pretty cool about this service is that they pack everything including your plates

  • They actually just pack it in normal boxes

  • Just like the white boxes that you see behind me

  • But we wanted to show you the actual boxes you use if you don't get the full service

  • They'll send you this like really sturdy plastic box

  • we're like

  • collapses and then turns into a full box and then it has like these little

  • dividers where you can put your plates your cops your bowls and it's a pretty

  • Convenient and you can see that my Co is behind me doing it right now. How is it Michael?

  • Yeah, you have to wrap it in the papers and stuff

  • It is pretty easy if they were just a

  • Different types, like this is close. I like small plates

  • Like you like it suck it up and like it's really hard

  • The packers uses pre-constructed

  • Collapsible hanger boxes to move all the hanging clothes from the closet

  • This saves quite a bit of time and it's much cleaner than just dumping clothes in a box or even the trash bag

  • Which I've seen other people do before. Oh and they also have a special box to carry shoes

  • Okay, so here we are half of the studio space is filled with boxes with some boxes in the kitchen

  • but we still need to access the fridge and the bathroom so they left a little space for us to

  • Do the inside of the fridge turn it off

  • So, this is the second day of remove we just woke up took a shower

  • It was kind of weird sleeping with all of these boxes kind of our last night here

  • But super excited for the movers to come and move all of our stuff to our new place. Anyway, the movers should be here shortly

  • So this is day two and this is what would be included in the standard of moving service

  • After a nice greeting the movers carefully cover the apartment building floors entrance doors elevators and even inside of the room

  • Basically blanketing the entire moving route to ensure that they don't scratch dents or damage any parts of the building

  • And then before the movers start moving boxes and furniture

  • They greet the neighbors to let them know that they'll be moving today and apologize in advance for any noise and inconvenience that they caused

  • One thing that I

  • Really appreciated is that the movers also clean the furniture as they go so they don't bring dust into the new apartment

  • It's super nice because some of my furniture has been in hard-to-reach spots, which has collected dust over many years

  • So it's only been about an hour and they've moved more than a half of our stuff already they're moving at lightning speed

  • It's pretty cool to watch all of this happen in person

  • This cabinet behind me has a glass kind of door at the top of it

  • And I've been using it as a whiteboard this entire time

  • So that's kind of like a dry erase marker on it and I've asked them to see if they cannot actually

  • Erase that dry erase marker. We'll see if it actually comes back like intact at the next place

  • So when they move larger furniture the movers use these quilted fabric tubes of different sizes to accommodate the type of furniture

  • I'm not sure though, but I don't think many countries use these quilted tubes. Anyway, let me know

  • They even prepare a special plastic cover for the mattress

  • For furniture that doesn't fit through the doors like this bed, they'll break it down and they'll actually rebuild it at the new place

  • I showed him off

  • And there you go the trucks are all filled

  • And here's the bathroom all cleaned out

  • All right, so we just oh we just got here the movers are here right now

  • The movers just got here

  • They're gonna go downstairs is the hallway and do all like the wall protection in the ground protection

  • So it's actually pretty amazing. Is that at the previous apartment?

  • They were able to move and like pick up everything within like three hours or so. It's really really fast

  • Now the hair they took on our lunch break and yeah, let's see how the rest of the move goes. Oh

  • And he also changes into brand new socks at the new place as well

  • So even before they start they put a protective cover on the floor even inside of the apartment, especially in the high-traffic area

  • So they don't make any scratches also, they put covers along the walls, which is really nice

  • Movers also set furniture and specified places so we don't have to move it later on but in the case

  • We do the moving service does include one free layout change within one year after the move

  • When they bring in the boxes, they don't put them directly on the floor

  • But instead they use a cover sheet to protect the floor. Oh

  • And that's a cabinet that I'm using as a whiteboard, let's see if they were able to preserve the writing I had on it oh

  • Nice all the writing is still there

  • Please put that one in the middle and the other one here

  • Can you move it a little bit more to the left perfect. Oh and here are the clothes

  • You're doing in my god

  • Yeah, I'm jumping for the stuff to store stuff

  • Just don't change

  • advice, yeah

  • about these guys

  • So good morning everyone

  • This is day. Three and our final day of moving with a Japanese moving company

  • The apron service ladies should be coming in the next few minutes to help us unpack all of our stuff

  • We have a ton of boxes to unpack. So it will be really nice to get their help especially since Michaels pregnant

  • First of all, I

  • Underestimated their unpacking service the apron service ladies didn't just unpack our stuff, but they also organized things for us

  • in fact

  • They tell us that if we don't know how to organize go teach us how to organize closets and kitchen cabinets

  • They even refolded our clothes and resorted them for our new closet configurations. And there you go. The closet looks much cleaner than before

  • They also provide a free kitchen sheets to put on the bottom of the cabinets to cushion the pots and pans nice

  • They're really good like I'm doing makeup right now

  • that's very much I care about but like she's like reorganizing my stuff and like she's asking me like Oh,

  • What do I wear often? Like what I don't use usually use this is I could be folding stuff

  • Yeah

  • Good

  • And when they finish they call headquarters on speakerphone and confirmed that the unpacking has been completed to our satisfaction

  • So that concludes the video a whole three days and were completely

  • Done with moving having a Japanese moving company, like art made it just so easy

  • I've actually done several moves in Tokyo before but never with a packing and unpacking

  • Service and it made it so much easier and faster Michael and I are not completely done outfitting this stuff

  • But we'll be doing that on the other channel Tokyo zebra

  • So if you want to see how this house turns out then definitely check out that channel

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    Summer posted on 2020/04/23
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