These tips will be helpful for those who are planning to relocate to a new house, whether it’s a local shifting or intercity. Organize packing can really lower down your stress of shifting and can save a lot of time, energy and money. So, let’s see what are those steps?
Purge items before shifting
Think of what you’re going to bring to the new house. Still old furniture, remove broken items and purge clothes, toys and other things which are not using and very unlikely to use in future. Don’t carry clutter in your new house.
Post classified ads for sale in advance
Post ads at least a month or two priors as it can take some time to get the best rate for your stuff.
Choose a reliable packers and movers
Once you make a list of what all items you’re carrying, called Packers and movers, to get the court according to the list, choose a reliable Packer with the shifting locally to another city or abroad. They may cost you a little higher, but we pack well and carry items safely. Remember, a reliable Packer may not be the one who’s as you see, frequently tops Google ads or cost you highest.
Pack personal items by yourself
pack your personal items by yourself, like clothes, makeup, jewelry, toiletries, perfumes, accessories, documents, photos, etc. To avoid mishandling by the Packers.
Cloth Packing Hack
To pack more clothes in less space, use rolling method. If you are shifting within city, take the big carton or suitcase and pack the clothes with hanger. You can place the clothes basket directly inside the cartons. By doing this you can arrange your new closet in just no time.
Use vacuum bags to pack out of season clothes. Not only will they take up less space and be easy to pack, but they can go directly into store it in the new home.
Prepare overnight bag
Segregate the items you’re going to carry by yourself in the car or in your luggage if you are shifting to a different city. Packers and movers Bangalore to Kolkata shifting may take time to reach, so you should have enough stuff to live comfortably for a week at least. So carry one week clothes, accessories and toiletries with you, along with some linen like towels, bed sheets, and blanket which you may require as soon as you reach. You can also carry utensils like a pan, few bowls, plates, glasses and the induction to start your kitchen. If you have kids, carry some toys to keep them engaged. People shifting within the city packing overnight bag containing all the essentials. Chances are you will be too tired to unpack your things. You will want your essentials within easy access.
Take precious belongings in your handbag
Carry expensive precious item in your hand. Carry like jewelry, laptop, important documents, educational and professional certificates, medical prescriptions which could run the risk of getting lost during the move.
Remember to return other people belongings
Before we move to other household items, return things which does not belong to your house. Anything taken from a friend or neighbors should be returned before you start packing, or at least keep them separately in a safe place where it does not get mixed up.
Call carpenter and electrician in advance
Is there furniture and electronics to carry them? Call a Carpenter and electrician at least two days before to dismantle everything while dismantling. Instruct them to keep furniture open separately. Everything should be packed in one carton and marked properly to avoid mixing with other furniture. Also, all the hinges and screws should be packed safely in a box or a bag. Click a picture of your furniture. It will be helpful for a Carpenter during assembly. Some Packers provide dismantling services and some do not check with them beforehand to avoid last-minute confusion.
Same, we do take a photo of how your electronics are connected and which wire goes into which port to avoid unnecessary hassle later. While packing TV set top box, a DVD player pack their wires, remotes and wall mount hooks carefully in one box and mark properly.
Arrange packaging materials beforehand
Rest of the household and kitchen items will be packed by Packers, but if you are packing things by yourself then arrange a few packing materials before you start packing, such as cardboard boxes, URL luggage, big plastic containers and trunks (if you have), newspapers, old bedsheets and pillowcases, Bubble wrap, tape, scissor, markers etc.
Categorize packing items
All these patterns according to the categories like kitchen dishes, the creation, Glassware, books, office, etc. This way you can unpack boxes according to the need and can have an organized, shifting. Mixing items will only lead to confusion and frustration.
Protect Fragile Items
To those breakable items, such as glasses, cups, bowls, etc. either pack them in a bubble wrap or two three layers of newspaper to avoid breakage. You can also use a cotton dupatta or a pillow case to pat crockery or if you have small cardboard boxes which you get in online shopping, use these two pad glasses and smaller items and fill the gaps with newspaper. These work items will not move from its place and the small boxes will provide extra layer of protection. Once all these things are packed, place them in the big carton safely.
Label Boxes Properly
Code your box labels, properly, in addition to labeling words, also mention in your boxes and what room they will be going into as well, it will be easy for you if you ask the Packers to leave their boxes in their designated rooms. It will help you from finding the right box among others, and it will save you. From pushing and sliding heavy boxes from one room to another.
Pre visit the new house
If you can show up to your new home before the move and pre clean the kitchen and bathroom, it will be great. Put a few toiletries from Bath towels and toilet paper in the bathroom so that it’s ready if you will want to take a shower after a long day of moving.
Take picture of car
Those are few were shifting to another city and planning to take their car as well. Take picture of the car interior and exterior before you hand it over to the car movers and share the pictures with them. These pictures can be helpful if you receive your car in damaged condition ending claim insurance hassles.
Take pictures of your old and new house
If you’re renting, take photos of your cleaned out home and your new home before moving in. This is essential if you want to get your deposit back without much of hassles and arguments. It will save you from major headaches with difficult landlords. Would charge you cleaning and repairs is unnecessarily when moving out.
Finish your grocery and Defrost Fridge
Try to finish existing groceries and leftover food before shifting to avoid wastage. Remember to defrost your refrigerator at least a day before moving and clean it properly as you’re going to have a stinky wet mess when you get to your new home in the new house before you plug it in, let the refrigerator sit for at least 2-3 hours. This allows the fluids to flow back into the compressor.
Prepare some food and snacks beforehand.
It may happen that you don’t get time to prepare food later or don’t get chance to go out and eat. Also, get some munchies and beverages for kids to keep them happy.
Try to unpack things as soon as possible and don’t worry about the organization at this moment. Just empty the boxes to place items in their designated places. The sooner you empty these boxes, the more space you will have in your house. Also, many times it happens, we just forget about these items lying in the store room or in the corner of the house.