5 Things To Remember Before You Shift To A New House
Moving into a new house is a bagful of mixed emotions -- while on the one hand you are excited about the new place, on the other you are also worried about certain things that need to be taken care of. Things like packing, hiring packers & movers, clearing dues, etc, need to be planned well before moving out.
MakaanIQ lists five tips that will help you simplify the task of shifting home:
- Use technology to prepare the to-do list
The first step when shifting to a new house is creating a to-do list. And, in today's time, you don't need a pen and paper to prepare this list. With mobile applications like MyMove (iOS), Move Match (Android) and Move Tools, you could now create a virtual list, which can be accessed anywhere, anytime.
Estimate the time you would take for packing your items, and then double it. It is always good to start early because packaging is a complicated process; it includes everything from your bed to kitchen utensils. The first step is to set aside the items you don't want to take to your new home. These items could be donated to someone who needs it more than you do. Take small steps and start with one room at a time. This makes the packing process organised. Label the boxes as this will help you when unpacking.
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- Hire professional movers
When shifting, it is important to hire a professional mover. Do a thorough check on the quality of their services. Also, know about the charges. Shortlist the company that fits your requirements. Once your things are being moved, track the shipment continuously.
- Carry important documents
It is important that you carry all the important documents, including birth certificate, mover estimates, school records, utility company phone numbers, current bills, recent bank records, phone lists, among other things, and keep them handy.
- Clear your dues and clean the place
When moving out of a house you have lived for a certain period, ensure that you clear all your dues, including bills and rent. Also, ethically, clean the place once all your things are moved out.