Moving in Korea
We live in an apartment and we’ve been living in our two-bedroom 76 square meter unit for almost eight years. We decided last year to sell our unit move to a bigger box, but we’re also quite hesitant since we like our neighborhood so much. We live just a few meters from the subway station, a kilometer from Dongdaemun, a few hundred meters to Hyewha-dong, four kilometers from Namsan and so on. We just love this place!
Moving in Korea isn’t really difficult, even if you live in an apartment. Moving companies are everywhere and you’ll find out that most of them have “24” in their contact numbers. Moving is called 이사 (ee-sa) in Korea and the numbers 2 is 이 (ee) while 4 is 사 (sa) in Sino-Korean. If you check a full-featured Korean calendar (one that has both solar and lunar), you might also notice that some dates are labeled as auspicious for moving.
Moving companies have their own crates that you can use to pack your things. They also have fabrics to wrap most furnitures with. An elevator truck to easily move things in and out of apartment units – from chairs to wardrobes, fridge and even ATV Wheels if you want to keep it in your aparment!
How much does moving costs? I honestly don’t know. I guess I’ll know the answer once our apartment is sold and we’ll need the services of a moving company ;p