In this blog, we’ll walk you through eight important points to remember while relocating to your new home.
Let’s get started.
Sadly, moving costs are not limited to house costs and legal fees. There are many other costs involved while shifting a house.
For example, you will need a new gas connection, a new set-top box, and an internet connection. Similarly, you might also need to clean the house and buy new hangers, pots, lights, floor mats, etc.
Though these things look small, they can shoot your budget surprisingly high. So, it’s better to consider all costs beforehand and keep a separate budget for such things.
A timeline to pack your stuff will help you in two ways – First, it will save your time, and second, it will help you separate important stuff.
By the end of the first week, you should have at least 60% to 70% of your possessions packed, if you have two weeks before moving day. Pack those things, which you don’t use every day. For example, woollens, large utensils, books, additional footwear, etc.
As you come close to your d-day, pack everything else except cooking utensils, sanitary items and daily clothes.
The day before the actual day of moving, pack everything up. So, you can be stress free on a moving day.
To do this, keep all things in the common area. Look for things that you don’t use frequently. They might be more helpful to someone than you. For example, your old clothes, bed sheets, quilts, utensils, old phone charger, books, footwear, stationary items.
Clearing out clutter before you move will provide you with additional storage room in your new home.
Unlike movers and packers, here you are in complete control of the packing process. When you pack yourself, it gives you peace of mind knowing that delicate objects and possessions with sentimental worth are handled with great care.
In addition, you will also be saving a tonne of money, because packers and movers charge quite a lot to pack things.
Don’t worry! Packing is not that difficult. Go to the local grocery shop and buy a few cardboard boxes. Also, visit the stationary shop to get a big roll of solid duct tape, a few large sheets of plastics and a scissor.
You are moving, so it wouldn’t be unusual to think that you are either leasing out or selling your previous home. This means that before giving the key to the new owners or tenants, you will need to thoroughly clean the house.
Also, it’s crucial to get rid of any dust or other pollutants before moving into a new home because they can exacerbate allergies and other health issues.
Even though setting up your cable TV, Wi-Fi and phone service may not seem urgent, they are essential.
Sometimes there will be a lot of unpacking and other tasks to complete when you actually move in, leaving you little time to do essential stuff, such as these ones.
So set up utility services as soon as you reach your new home. Gather phone numbers from Google, and start dialling even before reaching your new home.
Finding a lighter for a gas stove, a knife, a kadhai, plates, or a pack of rice on an empty stomach may feel like torture.
So, list the necessities you will need at the new place and be sure to put them all together in one box to completely prevent this situation.
To make it simple to find the boxes, label the box of essentials boldly on all four sides.
The availability of movers and packers can affect your ability to hire them, and you might not have enough time to compare the costs of different companies. So, make sure to start early. Make a list of all packers and movers in your area. To filter the list and find the best ones, use Google Reviews. Lastly, call them and compare prices.
Take a deep breath, then carefully review these 8 essential steps before planning your move. Remember, moving is easy if you follow a well laid out plan. Also, moving is easily affordable if you know where to spend and where to cut costs.
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