Moving your home or office signifies the cusp of change. Many consider it an auspicious event, and often the start of grand new beginnings. Stands to reason that you should go out of your way to ensure that the experience is meticulously planned, and flawlessly executed.
While you can – and should – play your part in the former, the standard practise is to leave the latter in expert hands. After all, with a host of financially valuable and emotional precious materials on the move, the margin for error isn’t much. To ease matters, we have created a broad list of important mileposts you need to keep in mind while making your next big move.
Plan your exit well
Be it unhinging your belongings carefully from their current fixtures and positions, packing them with attention and care they deserve (which means allocating the right containers and packaging material to the correct item or equipment being moved – and securing your valuables and important documents with extra care) or colour coding boxes for easy un-packing at destination point, you need to plan your departure down to the last detail. Break up the process over a series of weekends if the weekdays are busy, involve as many family members as possible to make it easier on you (and generate extra excitement about the ‘move’), and make a To-Do list that you can add to and check-off from, everyday.
Plan your entry perfectly
Before stepping inside your brand new home or office – make sure you have intimated all your contacts, utility-providers and associates about the change in address so that there is no major disruption in the flow of routine. Design your new space in advance so that your belongings can be placed in their appropriate places quickly. When you unpack, make a priority of rooms and areas you will tackle first, and those that can receive your attention later. If possible, do a recci of the neighbourhood, should you need last-minute emergencies, or have to home deliver dinner.
Leave everything between exit and entry to experts
Relocation comes with it a million uncertainties that only experts who deal with such issues day in day out are equipped to handle. Be it using the right packaging technology, employing the right fleets and vehicles, following the correct legal compliances or providing extra care via insurance, it pays to take the help of professional packers & movers when moving.
Choose your relocation partner wisely
Scan the market for available options, compare each feature and benefit being offered with a fine toothed comb, and finally make a choice that makes the best sense in your specific situation. Some of the major factors you must keep in mind are : Is the pricing fair and transparent? Does the packer & mover company have the right fleet and teams? Do they have the depth and versatility to relocate everything from homes to offices to vehicles and beyond? Are they thoughtful enough to offer customized budgets and flexible options? Are they responsible and involved enough at every step, or do you have to remain by their side, constantly micro-managing things? And finally, do they have sufficient history and legacy – including the insights and experiences that come with that – to secure your relocation exercise fault-lessly from all angles?
Moving is a mix of art, craft and science. Move with a partner who excels in all three, and you’ll be ‘safely home’.
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