Relocation is not an easy task; it is not something where you can just get up and move with all your belongings when you want. It is a laborious task, plans are to be made, and it incurs a lot of expenses. Organizing, a smooth relocation that should be pocket-friendly to you and should be stress-free is challenging.
House shifting is a difficult task that requires a lot of planning and preparation, but it also requires means too. One has to pack their belongings to move safely and securely to their new home from their old home.
Here is how you can save cost and have a stress free relocation to your new home,
Schedule Your Move Smartly
It is important to decide the budget well in advance and keep in mind not to overshoot it. Take all aspects of the move, as the charge of Packers and Movers, charges of the packing material, insurance charges, transportation charges, etc.. This will help you set an ideal budget and will help you plan your move without any unpleasant surprises.
Also, it is advisable to book relocation services as early as possible to reduce the moving cost. This will make it more stress-free for you. When you start early, it helps to reduce the cost, and it also gives you peace of mind. As they say, “Early bird catches the worm”, being an early bird could get you a certain discount in terms of pricing. Book at least a month before the intended date of your move.
Get Rid of Excess or Unwanted Stuff
When you live in one place for quite some time you will start treating it just like your house, you will buy and bring a lot of stuff, and some of this will be either too old to move in the new house, or you will simply not have space to take them with you. And when you are moving house with a lower budget, it is a good idea to remove all excess stuff that is not needed in your new house. You can always replace them with newer ones in your new home.
You can make a list of these good and keep them aside and pack them and either sell them as second hand or give them to charity. Keep the items that are useful for you, or hold a more sentimental value to you.
Choose the best time to move
If you have the liberty to choose the moving time and day, try to select an off-peak season. This will help you to reduce the moving cost. During the on-peak season, a lot of people will be moving, and it is going to get expensive, this would mean more money from your pocket. Try to move on weekdays, as on weekends there will be more people who will be moving houses.
Roll up your sleeves and do some of your own packings
There’s no reason why you can’t lend a helping hand to pack your own belongings and save yourself some money. You can pack all essentials like clothing and personal effects into the suitcase, try to pack other fragile items; this will reduce the risk of any items breaking or any damage occurring when the packers and movers in Pune do it. Packing your books in a separate box also will help ease of access when you reach your new home.
Shift all the utilities to your new home
It is simple to disconnect all the utilities in your old home, things like Gas connection, electricity, newspaper, postal address, etc. Inform them of the new address, and tell them the date that you are going to be moving there, and the date where you need to stop these services.
Go to your new home, and start all the utilities, like go to your postal office and give them your old address and give them the new address so, all your letters will get redirected, this will save you lot of hassles, the utilities that can’t be transferred, like electricity, or gas connection, you can go to the vendors at your new home and request them to begin the service on the date that you move in, this way you will get all services as soon as you get settled into your new home.
Finish all perishable goods
Once you take your fridge offline, it is time to finish all your perishable goods, like milk or veggies, or fruits, and so on. This way, you can clean your fridge and decommission it and rid it of all the food smells. This will give you a chance to go a little crazy and order from Zomato and other food delivery app, and then you can “Netflix and chill” so you can enjoy the last few days in your old home and also pamper yourself.
Ready to move Appliances
If you pack your TV, Fridge, Washing machine, and any other devices that you have, this will make it easy for you. You can disconnect all the appliances and put an extra roll of plastic packing material and some thermocol; this will further protect your appliance when you are shifting your house.
You can try to dismantle your a/c if you have the right tools, and you know a bit about it. This will reduce the cost, and the time it takes for a professional to dismantle it.
Always pack a separate bag containing ornaments and an emergency bag
All your valuables such as gold, documents, laptop, and other valuable, can be packed by you separately in a different box; this way, the chances of it getting left behind or getting dropped or stolen will become very less. These items are worth a lot and cannot be replaced.
Pack an emergency back containing all your toiletries, a change of clothes, and a set of extra clothes as once you reach your new home, you might not be able to unpack everything at once, so it is better if you have an emergency change of clothes. This will put your mind at ease.