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Moving home to a new place especially with lots of household belongings can be daunting task. But with proper planning and right decision you can turn the process of home relocation into easygoing and smooth affair. Firstly make the decision whether to hire services of professional packers and movers or do it yourself.

Here is 6 week planning guide for home relocation. Have a look at these important ideas in order to make residential relocation hassle-free.

6 Weeks Before

Collect moving quotes from at least three licensed and insured packers and movers companies of your city so that you can compare price, services and other credentials; and pick the best available one. Don’t forget to ask these questions while interviewing with moving companies.

  • For how many years have you been working in relocation business?
  • Is the company registered and licensed?
  • Do you have your own fleets of trucks for transportation?
  • How is price of moving services determined?
  • Do you offer on-site estimates?
  • Is the estimate binding or nonbinding?
  • What insurance is included in services?
  • What additional costs may arise?
  • Is packing cost included or not?

Five Weeks Before

Conduct room by room analysis for your household belongings. Create an inventory of all your household items. Sort items in to different categories like keep, donate, discard and sell. Get rid of junk items selling them to garbage buyer. You can donate usable items to a charitable organization. You can also arrange a garage sale to sell items you don’t want to carry. Make another fresh inventory of items you really want to carry with you.

Four Weeks Before

If you want to pack items on your own then start collection packing supplies such as:

  • Boxes/cartons of various sizes - large, medium and small
  • Wardrobe boxes, Dish-pack boxes and custom crates
  • Box cutters, knife and scissors
  • Packaging tapes and tape dispensers
  • Wrapping materials - bubble wraps, plastic sheets, tissue paper
  • Padding/cushioning materials - old newspapers, cotton clothes, etc
  • Labeling stickers and permanent markers

Three Weeks Before

  • Start packing of your household belongings with a proper packing plan.
  • Start packing items of the less used areas such as garage, attic and storage.
  • Start packing items which you very often; such as off-season garments, holiday decorations, etc.
  • Pack things on the room by room basis.
  • Wrap items properly before placing it in the box.
  • Don’t mix items of different rooms in a box.
  • Don’t mix items of different nature in a box.
  • Fill box in full; and don’t leave empty space.
  • Fill the empty space with wadded old newspaper or other padding materials.
  • Don’t overweight the box. Maximum 20kg is recommended.
  • Seal the box with heavy duty packaging tape.
  • Label each box properly with appropriate tag; like FRAGILE, BEDROOM, etc.
  • Keep a master inventory list with contents of each box.
  • Make disconnection of phone/internet services at your old home.
  • Make new connection of phone/internet services at your new home.
  • Update your binder with all move-related paperwork, checklists, receipts and important documents.

Two Weeks Before

  • Begin packing of bulky items like furniture.
  • Disassemble furniture into pieces; if possible.
  • Pack kitchen appliances properly; if possible use original packing supplies.
  • Notify banks, credit card companies and other organizations for change of address.
  • Notify your friends and relatives about your move; and new address.
  • Start consuming perishable items like dairy products and other food items as well.

One Week Before

  • Take print of an information sheet for the packers and movers including old/new addresses and your phone number.
  • Defrost the refrigerator and clean it well before 24 hours of your move.
  • Keep small valuables and important documents in a bag safely and carry with you only on moving day.
  • Pack box with some essential items which you will need instantly after reaching at your new home.

On the Moving Day

  • Walk through every room of your old home before packers and movers arrive to make sure everything is packed and labeled correctly.
  • Check each and every room and make sure there are not items left behind.
  • Arrange a person that will direct movers and packers at your new home; if possible.
  • Supervise works as they are unloaded items at your new place.
  • Check with inventory and inspect for damages.

We wish you for Tension-free home relocation!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to book Packers and Movers service from Movingsolutions.in?

Booking packers and movers service with us is easy and simple. You can book the required service through our portal using a simple enquiry form at this website. Fill the query form correctly with required details and send it online. We will provide you free estimate from verified moving professionals so that you can compare the quotes and grab the best deal. You can also call us at our Toll-free number -1800 11 6878 or mobile number - 9911918545. Alternatively, you can also write to us at enquiry@movingsolutions.in.

How many moving quotes can I request?

With us, you can request 3 quotes from different packers and movers companies. Generally, we provide you free moving estimates from top 3 movers and packers companies to compare and save money on choosing the best-suited one.

Are your member packers and movers credible?

Absolutely YES. All our member packers and movers are licensed, experienced, reputed, trusted, credible, and competent. We review them thoroughly before associating ourselves with them. We associate with only those moving companies that are licensed and competent. We are committed to bring you the best relocation services that you deserve.

What are various services provided by your member moving companies?

Our member moving companies provide a wide range of relocation services. Major services provided by us include household shifting services, office relocation services, commercial goods shifting services, goods insurance coverage services, warehousing services, pets & plants moving services, car transportation services, and bike transportation services. Right from packing services, loading services, unloading services to unpacking services, you can avail it all. With this, you can also approach us for, AC installation services, AC uninstallation services, RO installation services, RO uninstallation services and assembling and disassembling of electrical appliances. So, once you have hired our referred packers and movers, you will get the best local shifting services, domestic shifting services, international shifting services and one city to another city shifting services. You just name any service related to moving and we’ll be right there for you.

Do your packers and movers also offer warehousing and storage services?

Yes, they also offer warehousing and storage services but you have to pay extra charges for such specific services.

What is the responsibility and role of packers and movers?

Professional packers and movers have many responsibilities when it comes to execute your move from one place to another. They provide full assistance in the entire operation of the shifting process in order to give you the best relocating experience along with peace of mind. They have the responsibility to pack all your belongings safely and transfer them all to your destination on time without causing any damages in transit.

Will I have to pay money for a pre-move survey?

Our member packers and movers companies do not charge for conducting the pre-move survey. It is absolutely free! Additionally, there is no obligation to hire the service with a moving company that conducts pre-move survey.

Do you guarantee on-time delivery moving services?

Yes, we guarantee on-time delivery of your goods at the destination. In case, there is any accident or mishap which delays the delivery, we will keep you fully updated of the same. So, you don’t have to worry about the on-time delivery at all.

Why should I trust this portal to book the best Packers and Movers service?

There are numerous professional packers and movers in different cities and towns of India to choose from. You can plan your move with anyone. But, hiring the right one with us will give you a peace of mind. You will avail free and no-obligation quotes from us. Also, you will get the quotes from verified movers and packers who are licensed, experienced, insured, reputed, and competent.

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