Moving to a new location, domestically or internationally, can be overwhelming. There is so much work to do – packing every item, taking care of pets, paperwork, and so much more. Fortunately, you can plan for a stress-free move by hiring professional packers and movers.
We share a few tips and a simple checklist to make things easy at every step of the moving process:
6 - 8 Weeks Before Moving
First things first! Get rid of the items that you no longer need in the house, which will make you clear about the things that need to be shifted. There are websites where you can sell old furniture or other items of the house.
Moving to a new house may be expensive. It is best to evaluate the options you have. Get quotes from a few service providers and compare the prices. This will help you identify the affordable option. Get free packing supplies from nearby stores or friends to pack a few items yourself. These are hacks you can follow to keep your budget at a minimum.
Inform your landlord about your intention of moving out and vacating the house by giving a notice letter. Contact the utility companies to request discontinuing the services if required. Lookup for new providers at the new location, so there are no hassles on the first day after you relocate.
Organise every item of the house into different categories and pack them in specific boxes. Securely wrap the breakable items like crockery, vases and lamps. Wrap liquid and items which can spill in plastic. Label every box and take a picture of the things packed into the boxes to avoid confusion when unpacking.
Ensure all the valuables, such as passport and other documents, medicines, jewellery, keys, & other items to be carried personally while shifting, are packed separately and safely. Create an inventory of furniture and appliances. Request the service provider to place a ‘handle with care’ sticker on such items. Pre-arrange for home services to put the appliances in place on the day these items reach the new location.
Start notifying your friends and important contacts about the change in your address. The list may also include your office, bank, school, university, etc. As the day of your move comes near, you might also want to make plans for small kids and pets at your home. You can request help from your friends and family to take care of them.
It is better to supervise the packaging yourself and give proper instructions to the packers whenever required. Check if you need any special permission from the housing society to allow movers and packers within the premises. Inform your neighbours and the security staff outside your home in advance about the date of your shift. It will enable them to arrange for parking space or any help that you may require. Check for the usage of elevators, both at the current place and the new location where you are relocating. Finally, remember to carry all the keys.