If you want to have hassle-free execution of your move and make in very systematic and organized way then you must have a good moving checklist. A good checklist will easy the process and turn it into easygoing and smooth affair.
Two Months Before
Get rid of things which you do not want to transfer to your place.
Arrange a garage sale to sell out those things which you do not use or do not want to transfer to your new place.
Start collecting estimates of different packers and movers in Bangalore or any other city -- including free quotes from Movingsolutions.in.
Prepare an inventory your items which need to be packed and shifted. Also plan an estimated budget.
Create a moving binder to keep track of everything including estimates, budgets, expanses, receipts, inventory, etc.
Collect necessary documents from schools/colleges of your children.
Six Week Before
Collect all required packing supplies and boxes, if you have decided to pack your household belongings yourself.
Begin consuming up things like frozen or perishable foods and cleaning supplies. No mover will recommend pack and transfer such things.
Make visit to your new residence, if possible, and make sure large furniture will fit through the door.
One Month Before
Compare quotes of movers and choose the best available option.
Get written confirmation of your shifting date, costs, and other details.
Start packing of your belongings, if you want to pack things yourself.
Label every packed box properly with appropriate tag. This will ease unpack process later.
Separate valuables like certificates, financial statements, bank records, certificates, collectables, cash, jewelry, mover’s estimate, etc.
Notify your friends, relatives and colleagues about your shifting to new place. Also inform them about your new address and phone numbers.
Two Weeks Before
Change personal records and addresses with your current utility services providers.
Make travel arrangement for you and your family members for the day of your shifting.
Confirm travel arrangement for pets, if you have.
Contact the moving company and reconfirm the arrangements for your shifting.
One Week Before
Review your shifting plans. Double check the details.
Make sure everything has been done perfectly and properly.
Make two copies of your bill of lading and inventory of your belongings.
Pack a special box with essential items you may need in the move or first.
Defrost refrigerator and freezer. Make empty and clean it properly.
Go through every room of your house and make sure nothing is left behind.
Make a phone call to the mover that will shift your belongings.
Be present while your goods are loaded on the truck.
Switch off all the lights and water taps before you leave the current residence.
Hand over the key to current landlord if you are in rented house.
Sunita is a writer having active interest in the packer and mover industry for over 20 years. She writes informative articles which helps people to select the best packers and movers and beware of fake ones. Read more moving tips here: www.movingsolutions.in
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