Why turn down the thought of seeking a friend’s help for the move?

You are only a couple of weeks away from the day you plan to move to another place.
You have started packing some of the belongings on your own. And at some point, you are wondering how come you have collected these many items since the day you moved in to your current place.

So, the fact is that you have a lot of stuff yet to pack and you are in dire need to get someone’s help in this regard. Here’s when you can should contact a professional movers and packers service to ensure all items reach the new destination safely and on time, however, you decide to call a friend or a relative to help you move the stuff to the new place.

Based on the many stories we have heard over the years, here we have got for you a compiled list of all issues you are likely to witness while taking a friend’s help for the moving job.

  • Obligation: Even if you can complete the movement in the most hassle-free way or not but the fact is the event will put you under obligation. It’s a huge favor, isn’t it? And you may have to be ready for returning the favor any time later.
  • Time: In today’s world, time is money! Think again, is your friend ready to spend a whole day or may be several days in helping you move your stuff? He or she may have own plans ready. Do you really want them to invest their valuable time handling your luggage?
  • Safety and wellness: What if your friend tries to move the sofa all alone and sprains his back. Will you be paying for his visit to the doctor? What if a more severe accident happens to him or to any of your family members while handling the stuff?  You may feel this is quite dramatic, but such things do happen!
  • Damage to goods: Now this is a serious matter for you. Certainly your friend or relative, you have asked for help, isn’t trained for the job and it is likely that he may damage some goods unintentionally. And the bad part is, you will not be able to ask him to pay for the damage, which would not be the case if you hire a professional movers and packers’ team. Even worse, if your friend or relative causes significant damage, this may affect your friendship.
  • Privacy: Do you really want your friend to see all your belongings and see how clean it is under the bed when you together moved it out?

The main reason you may prefer calling a friend to help you move is to save some money, but if you truly evaluate the above factors and estimate the total time required then you will realize how hiring pros is a right decision.

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How to trim away the not-so-useful stuff from your home

Only a couple of weeks away from moving to another city? Or to another country perhaps? If yes, certainly you will have numerous things to do before you relocate. If you are shifting to an apartment/flat from a house or shifting to a far away location where carrying all stuff can be an expensive affair, downsizing your home can prove to be a good solution.

Let’s prepare to trim your home belongings

If you have no clue where and how to start downsizing your home, following tips will help you begin.

Make it clutter free

Get rid of any clutter or garbage in your home. They can be broken tools, non-functioning electronic items, old-fashioned clothing and any other stuff that you no longer use. There can be many things in your garage, garden, storeroom, basement and in any other part of your home that you have forgotten about since years.

Clean your vehicle

If you often leave toys, bottles, snack containers, pouches, wrappers or any other thing in your car. Check all seats and trunk of your vehicle and clean them properly to make your vehicle ready for the move.

How to determine what’s not worth carrying

Here are 4 useful tips which will help you decide what stuff you should carry with you and what you should not while moving to a new place.

  • Usability: If the item is broken, torn or worn out then you will no longer able to use them. Chances are you may find many such items in your home and it makes sense to shear away them before you start packing for the move.
  • Outdated fashion: Let’s face it. If you are a great fashion enthusiast, carrying those old style accessories, shoes and apparels which you haven’t not used for last one or more years doesn’t seem a viable choice.
  • Emotional attachment: Some items like gifts from your loved ones, souvenirs from your trips, and heritage stuff from your parents or grandparents hold a high emotional value. If you really want to have them for lifetime, you can carry them along to your new home. Else, you can toss them away!
  • Space Constraint: Make sure you consider the available space at your new home. If you think the house you are moving to doesn’t have ample space to fit all your furniture and belongings then figure out which items you can leave behind. Give attention to items that are bigger in size and occupy more space. For example, if your new home isn’t fit for the heavy and larger than normal size sofa, it makes sense to avoid packing it!

Hope these tips will help you determine what you really need to pack and what you can toss away before you move!

Have some more questions for downsizing your home? Our friendly experts are here to help you!


5 things that make Bangalore the most liveable city in India

A few months back, a survey conducted by a globally-leading rating agency ranked Bangalore, called Bengaluru by the natives, as the most liveable city in India. While there are many factors that contribute to the quality life of this Indian city, below are 5 key things that make it top the list.

Affordable housing schemes

If we compare with residential projects’ pricing of Mumbai and Delhi, Bangalore real estate has more choices for those looking for affordable housing alternatives. Salaried professionals with middle income can still dream to have their own home in this IT capital of India, which seems almost impossible with Mumbai and Delhi.

What’s more, Bangalore also has a great variety of choices for those interested in luxury homes. So, basically the city has something to offer in every budget range starting from 40Lac to 1Crore and more.

Work opportunities

In a recent study conducted by NASSCOM, Bangalore own 28% share in the total number of startups in the country. These startups along with other well established companies offer a large amount of work opportunities for skilled professionals of different disciplines. The NASSCOM study claims Bengaluru as the most sought-after destination for a bright career and as well as business opportunity in India. The more people shift to Bangalore, the higher is the demand for housing projects.

Efficient solid waste management

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) have recently started some dry waste collection centers across the city which will collect dry waste from the city residents and in turn the residents will have some good income from the dry waste. The BBMP officials claim this new dry waste management policy a contribution to Swatch Bharat Mission, an idea of clean India brought to us by our respected prime minister. This waste management initiative of BBMP can make Bangalore a role model city for other cities in India.

World-class infrastructure

The IT hub of India is the first choice when it comes to building business headquarters and smart infrastructure in India. In fact, BDA (Bengaluru Development Authority) and CISCO have already launched their plan of developing a smart city which will have CCTV systems, water management, efficient parking arrangements, environment-friendly  street lighting, and improved community model to name a few.

Complete Development

The development of the city isn’t limited to some specific areas. Right from Sarjapur Road in South to Devenahalli in North, and JB Park in the west to Whitefield in the East, Bangalore is witnessing remarkable growth in all parts of the city including the outer ring road.

To sum up, modern infrastructure, low crime rate, high air quality, budget housing schemes, and ever-growing work opportunities make Bangalore a dream city to live in for Indians. If you are planning to shift to this tech-savvy city, let us help you relocate to bangalore easily!