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Moving to another municipality – tips for moving!

Are you moving to another city or municipality for work, study or perhaps love? These tips will help you smooth your transition to your new life.


Life brings us situations where moving to another municipality is topical. For some, moving to a new municipality may be a dream come true, while for others, moving is an unexpected situation. Either way, moving raises a lot of questions.

On which side would you like to live?

- What? I don't understand any of the dialect spoken in Turku or local special features, and the neighbourhoods are even more confusing. The side of the river is important here.

When you are planning to move to another city, you may want to know something about the city's residential areas first. Especially if you are not familiar with the municipality. From where is it easy to access the centre or the railway station? Is there a good convenience store or a bigger shopping mall in the area? Or are there dog parks or jogging trails nearby? You can ask for tips about residential areas, for example, through social media communities. There is always someone you know, a cousin or a former colleague who knows a local or has lived in that place. You can get great tips from the locals, but keep in mind that what pleases someone may not appeal to you. Therefore, it is good to think about the residential area according to your current life situation. In this moment, do you miss jogging trails or the heartbeat of the city? Or maybe you want to live in a place where your offspring is happy.

Lumo Tip

We have compiled articles concerning different residential areas on the Lumo life page of the Lumo homes. Through the articles, you can get to know Lumo homes and different residential areas in advance. Also check out the map search function of Lumo homes, where you can see the Lumo homes for rent with a map view by residential area. 

No thanks to lousy flats

Okay, now I found an apartment for rent, but there are no pictures of this at all and the security deposit is insane. What if I don't have time to check the apartment in advance? I wonder if this is a totally lousy place. Maybe I'll find a more reliable way to find an apartment...

No matter how busy you are finding a new home, don't get a pig in a poke. You are always entitled to see the apartment before you rent it. Some of the apartments can be viewed on-site and some may offer a virtual tour. Through the large webstores of the rental housing companies, you can see up-to-date information and pictures of the rental apartments. Renting is also reliable and you will received information when renting the apartment.

Lumo Tip

The Lumo Webstore offers a wide range of Lumo homes of different sizes across Finland. The home is rented online. You can choose and rent your own home at no additional cost. Also, when renting a Lumo home, you do not pay extra security deposits, but just a month’s rent or a reservation fee.

When you rent a Lumo home, you will also receive a satisfaction guarantee, and you can cancel the renting after you have seen the home if it does not meet your expectations or is not suitable for you.

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Never being stuck with two apartments

Panic mode! A new job starts in a month in the new municipality. How am I supposed to find a new place at such short notice? I don't want to pay double rent or get stuck with two apartments.

Good planning is key, but in real life there is not always time for planning. That's why it's important that you can easily find an apartment suitable for your new life and don't have to pay extra rent. When you are changing homes, investigate and make arrangements, and ask for help if you don’t have time to do everything by yourself.

Lumo Tip

When you move from one Lumo apartment to another, you can negotiate the moving day and the term of notice. The move is therefore easy and you do not have to pay overlapping rents..

Switching Lumo homes

We're out of banana boxes!

Oops. So there are no banana boxes available, and your cousin’s friend’s van broke down. The friends helping with the move just cancelled, and the bed should be carried down from the fifth floor. I'm not going to move by train, or should I try…?

Forget the banana boxes. Sometimes it's better to ask professionals for help. You can order moving assistance from moving boxes, loading and unloading to installation services. Especially when moving to another municipality, it is easier if the entire load can be moved with one moving van.

Moving services for Lumo homes

  • Moving boxes. There is no need to worry about tomorrow when there are enough boxes and your entire record collection fits safely in the moving boxes.
  • The moving service takes care of the entire move from start to finish.
  • If you do not have so many belongings, you can rent a Lumo home shared vehicle to help you with the move.
  • The Key courier service delivers your keys at the right time, and you don't have to return the keys during busy times.
  • Final cleaning is also easy with the help of a professional..
  • All the services of Lumo homes can be conveniently found in the My Lumo service.

Moving checklist

Read the handy checklist for movers

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Home is more than just the square footage we live in. It's also the significant corners around it. Find a Lumo home that best suits your lifestyle in our webstore or let us help find a home for you.

Home is more than just the square footage we live in. It's also the significant corners around it. Find a Lumo home that best suits your lifestyle in our webstore or let us help find a home for you.

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