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5 Things To Do While Shifting Your Home – Home Shifting Checklist

Posted by : Tinku Bhattacharjee on | Jul 29,2013

So you are ready to do a Home shifting and preparing yourself for it. Home shifting can be real simple if you do a proper planning before actually shifting your home. Here is the 5-point checklist for you to help you prepare well and shift your home smoothly.

Prepare Your Family, Kids and Goods

You know we often think that if all your goods are shifted properly then you are done, but only goods are not that you will be shifting. When you shift your home, it means a lot. There is lots of emotion attached to your old home and you must prepare your family and specially kids to feel comfortable in your new home. You should ideally take your kids and family to your new home and let them feel happy about the space if possible.

This first part may be subjective to your own decision; this second part is kind of mandatory. Prepare a list of goods that you will be shifting. There would be some un-used items, leave them, there are some useful items but cost of transporting them is almost equivalent to purchasing a new one, leave them. All I am trying to say is prepare a list of goods that you want to shift. This list will help you hire packers and movers and based on this you can even plan how to pack them well in your new home.

Hire Packers and Movers and Schedule Your Packing

Next step is to hire Packers and Movers who can help you with the shifting. When Hiring packers and movers, make sure to talk to a few company, do good negotiation, have everything in written (estimates), ensure there is no hidden costs and most importantly that they have their branch network at both places.

Once you have a Packers and Movers company finalized, give them advance and schedule the date of packing, transporting, reaching the destination, unloading etc. Keep in touch with them and remind them in one day in advance about your packing to ensure everything go as per the schedule.

Carry Valuable possessions and important documents with yourself

No matter how carefully your packers and movers is going to handle everything, but there are certain things that you should always carry with yourself like jewelries, your passport, ration card, pan cards and other valuable documents/agreements etc.

Documentation and other Local things to do

Make sure to start updating your correspondence address etc as per your schedule. Make payments to the local suppliers or service guys like milk supplier, newspaper vendors, dry cleaners and laundry services etc.

Before leaving your home, make sure to clean your old house because some one else may come here to stay and ensure to leave the keys with some one who is going to take care of the property or to the landlord if it’s a rented apartment/flat.

 Arrangements of General Utility goods

Arrange usual utility supplies like water, gas, and electricity in your new home. Most likely you have already done that, but if not, please do so.

Check and ensure that your new home is clean and all amenities are available. You should also have keys with you.

Hope these small little tips will be of great help to you while you shift your home. Feel free to share your experience and other ideas I might have left.