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How To Pack Books In 7 Simple Steps

Most of the people who are planning for a home shift don’t always give priority to packing books. Agreed packing books is relatively an easy job as compared to the packing of kitchen items and furniture. But, it still needs a little bit of planning and execution.

You don’t want your favorite books to be damaged during the transit, do you? Moving and shifting a house is a hectic task and even simple tasks can go terribly wrong!! Below are the best possible ways to pack books during home shifting.

Optimize your book collection

A single book is not as heavy as 10 books packed together. Packers and movers will change based on the distance and total shipment weight. It is very important to reduce the overall weight in all possible ways. So you need to decide whether you need to take the books to the new place or not! Choose only those which special or cherished or  rare editions etc.

Leave behind books you don’t need

There may be few books which maybe damaged or worn out, these copies may have lost their importance. You can leave it behind or give to a local recycling center. Another great way of filtration is to gift or donate any books which you won’t require in future but they could be helpful to others.

Get appropriate packing supplies

Choose the right packing material to make sure the books are not damaged during the transit. Select the proper size of boxes based on the number of books. Get appropriate packing material to pack valuable and vintage books. Finally, label the packed boxes, it will make it easy for you to access them on arrival.

Prepare book boxes in advance

Even before the actual packing of the entire house starts, you can sort and arrange books into boxes. Make sure to apply an additional layer of packing tape to the bottom of the book boxes so that it is not broken due to heavy weight.

Use soft packing material in abundance

You want to make sure the boxes arrive exactly the way you have packed them. Always pack the valuable and special edition books  individually in soft packing paper. You can arrange the books standing upright or you can just stack them one after another in the box.

Pack books in a sturdy suitcase

If you are looking for a stronger and bigger container then you can pack all your precious books in a travel suitcase with wheels. The major advantage is that you can fill it will heaviest books of your choice with worrying that they or the box will break.

Don’t overload boxes

It is better to make use of small or medium sized boxes for packing books and make sure to double-tape the seams of book boxes. Place the heaviest books on the bottom of the box and arrange it symmetrically. All this will ensure safety of books.

Do you need help moving house? Choose from the best packers and movers on EZMove.in 

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10 Tips on How to Move Your Office Successfully

Shifting an office is a tedious and time consuming task for everyone involved. If you are planning to shift your office, it is essential to plan in advance.

You need to take care about all the small details and the end to end requirement. Packing and moving an office is  more stressful if you have a lot of items to move. It is advisable to plan out, prepare so that their are no last minute surprises! This will make the entire process less cumbersome and easy.

Below are some tips to ensure a smooth and successful office relocation experience.

Create a Team

It is best to create a team who will oversee and handle all the shifting process. It should consist of people from all the departments, mainly from the administration, human resource, supply chain and finance.

Plan in Advance

You cannot shift an entire office in a day, no matter ho much you may wish too. It is very important to plan in advance, start the planning ideally a couple of  months in advance to prevent the last minute rush.

Inform the Employees

All the employees should be aware of the move if the office is being shifted they also must make appropriate arrangements for their everyday commutation.

Appoint a Professional Moving Company

This is the most important step to be followed if you want the shifting to be hassle free. Check with the moving company and plan the shifting in advance.

Pre-check the Building Rules

Most of the commercial buildings have restrictions when it comes to the time of shifting. Check with the authorities of both the new and existing office for the best time to shift.

Follow Road Transportation Rules

Many local authorities have restricted the movement of heavy vehicles within the city during the daytime. If you are planning to move within the city then you must plan your move in order to avoid those hours.

Prepare an inventory list

With the help of office moving team, create an inventory list. This list will include items of all the departments which will be required to be moved.

Moving Critical Items

In all the offices, IT infrastructure is very critical and important inventory. They are very fragile and special care must be taken during the shifting.

Packing

All the important items of office must be packed properly and safety so that they don't get damaged during the shifting. There are different types of packing material for different items. It is important to choose the correct packing material.

Moving

Once everything is packed properly, it is important to make sure all the belongings of the office are moved properly. This must be supervised by the office moving team, they will do the coordination and ensure that everything goes well. It is important for the team to be available at both the new and existing office during the shifting process.

If you’re looking for a hassle free moving experience, don;t forget to check out EZMove.in

An Army wife’s life – bags, blogs, books and everything in between!

Today we talk to Shivani, an army wife and an army brat who runs her travel blog Hobogobo, whilst moving all over India!

How has army life treating you? If possible could you tell us about some of the places in India where you have moved to.

Army life is the only way of life that I truly know as my father was in the army as well. Having said that, contrary to most people’s belief, life as an army kid and an army wife are very different. In fact, sometimes its more difficult for an army kid to adjust to the newfound expectations after she marries an army officer.

We have been married for 5.5 years and have been posted to Ambala, Jaisalmer and Leh out of which we have setup houses in Ambala and Jaisalmer.

Which of these places have you enjoyed the most and why?

I enjoyed both places equally as we got a chance to stay together for a couple of months. Ambala was a great city to start a ‘grahisti’ owing to its wholesale plastic market and export surplus home furnishing shops. Jaisalmer is a tourist destination where you can sample cuisines from all over the world in the tourist season. Fancy, Korean food? Worry not, Jaisalmer has an authentic Korean restaurant run by a Korean lady !

How many times have you moved house since you married?

In 5.5 years, I have moved and setup 3 houses not counting all the in-between scenarios where we have moved for courses and where my parents and in laws houses have been my abode for several months. Mind you, in setting up these 3 houses, we have managed to stay together only for about a year.

Have you been able to keep in touch with friends made along the way?

Yes, I believe in making friends for life. In todays age of telecommunication, social media and whatsapp, there is no excuse for you to not keep in touch. Moreover, the army is one big family in a small world, you keep meeting each other at courses and get togethers.

How does it feel living this “nomad” kind of life? How different is it from everyone else’s? Which one would you have preferred?

It has its ups and downs. I love travelling so I take it in my stride but there are sacrifices that one must make. Staying together for not even 1/5th of the times you’ve been married says a lot about the nomadic life we live. The heart might grow fonder but the brain definitely stresses out.

Moreover, there is a lot of uncertainty in plans which makes it difficult for the wife to live away and have a 5 year or even a 5 month plan for that matter. Having said that, not everyone in the army lives like that. I know quite a few families that have managed to stay together all their lives after getting married.

Military life is completely different from anyone else’s. 90% of times it’s in someone else’s hand- you don’t make the decisions, the buck doesn’t stop at you. All you can do is plan and wait for the plan to be foiled, then plan again and again till something happens. Experience has taught me to have a plan A, B, C & D.

About preference, I know no other life so will not comment. Different lifestyles have their unique challenges and most often than not, the grass only seems greener on the other side. I believe in living life in the moment rather than mulling over what could have been ! Que sera sera.

For how long have you been blogging? How did you begin blogging? Please share your journey – ups and downs.

I first started blogging in 2010 where it was just a personal blog with both travel and personal articles. It was mainly for the consumption of friends or to share travel information with people who asked. Serious blogging started in 2012 where I separated my travel blog to Hobogobo and everything else to ShivaniGarg.co

I started my career in advertising and them moved on to a digital startup where I handled everything from copywriting to graphics to sometimes interacting with clients directly. I learned wordpress and website designing on the job and then added SEO to my skill set. Once I got married and shifted bases I used the knowledge for my own blogging endeavours and here I am !

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Your genre of blogging is travelling. How did you decide this niche?

HoboGobo specifically caters to the travel niche and this was something that came very naturally to me. Photography and travelling is a my life’s chi (qi). It focuses my energies and makes me alive. The term ‘HOBOGOBO’ is also an amalgamation of these two passions – travel and photography where a ‘hobo’ is a nomad or someone who is location independent like me and ‘gobo’ is a device used it photography to control light.

So many army wives are becoming authors/bloggers why do you think this trend is picking up?

No lemonade taste as good as the one made from the lemons that life gives you and no one knows that better than the Army wife. Apart from the fact, that being an Author or Blogger gives you a chance to work remotely, I think an army wife has so many different experiences and interactions with local people of the little towns she moves to as well as the officers and wives around her from all over India. My experience has taught me that while everyone is so different from each other, we all feel the same emotions and are the same people, really ! As an author, I can put that understanding to great use.

An army wife is resourceful. She has nothing but problems around her and no magic wand to solve them so it’s natural that she becomes a problem solver. She plans, budgets, orders, tries, opines, inspires and shares her experiences with others in the same boat. This is exactly what a blogger does ! A blogger is a thought / activity leader who is one of the first to try things and share their experiences to either inspire or caution others. So there you have it, an army life teaches you all these things and some of us put these to use as authors and bloggers.

Does packing, moving and unpacking still seem like a daunting task to you?

I am an army brat before being an army wife so packing, moving and unpacking has never been a daunting task for me. In fact, I handled the whole task in our first home after getting married as my husband had no time ! He still hears about it because in fact, it’s his job and not mine. But since the first time and after having shifted so many houses, I let him do the dirty work most of the times 😉

Before learning about EZMove, how did you choose a particular Packers and movers? How has your experience been with them? Would you be willing to try EZMove for your next move?

We are pretty efficient at packing by ourselves so I have not been able to use the services of packers and movers other than one time when we called them to pack our fridge and ac. It was a local packer and mover and we could have done a better job. I have also heard about horror stories of Agarwal packers and movers smuggling drugs in the truck that had the stuff of an Air Force officer.

I could definitely try EZMove especially after a 6 month old taking up most of my time now. But in order to do that, you will have to show me your trial services as I’m quite wary of Packers & Movers.

Do you have any funny anecdote or hilarious moving story?

Oh I have so many but I’ll choose to share this particular one, in the hope that someone who matters will read it 😉
In the past 5.5 years, I have set up homes twice in the same station as my husband and stayed in each house for 4-5 months ! In the 4.5 years that we have stayed away, we have not been given a separated family accommodation because I am a Delhi girl and Delhi area feels we are way too independent to require one (sniggers sarcastically). So anyways, the only option I had was to rent a civil house or stay with parents, I chose the former even though the rent was 25K and the HRA one gets is 9K (what many people do not know is that one pays tax on the HRA as well).

So all in all, it’s pretty hilarious to realise that an army wife is sometimes expected to pay a big price to both stay with and without the husband!

“Ek taraf kuan, to doosri taraf khai”. That’s the army life in a nutshell.

Lastly, since you are a moving pro, could you share a few tips or tricks with our readers?

Start the process a month before you intend to shift. Make lists in your head about the things you need till the end, and what can go right now. Usually, its the kitchen that gets packed in the end and the home decor that goes first. Line your boxes with waterproof material because sometimes you dont know after how long they are going to be opened. Source and sun dry some neem leaves to line your carpets and other linen to prevent pests.

Loved Shivani’s candid views! We at EZmove, wish her all the best for her blogging journey!

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How to shift home, when relocating within the same city

Shifting belongings from one house to another in the same city may not be a very difficult process when we compare it with shifting to totally a new city. But, shifting within the city also involves lot of planning and preparation. It should be executed as carefully as major damage can happen!

Below are the things to be kept in mind before moving within the same city.

Get Familiar With the New Locality

Before shifting the belongings to the new location, it is important to visit your new house and the new locality. You will get to know about the neighborhood in addition to it, you will be able to find a traffic-free route to reach your new house. This will be extremely useful during the shifting process. You may be required to make several trips between both the houses while moving your belongings. If you are aware of the short and convenient route, you will be done in a jiffy!

Choose a Professional Packing and Moving Company

You can either make the shifting by yourself, but the best way would be to hire professional packers and movers company. They will make sure all your belongings and fragile and delicate items and are moved carefully and without any damage. They will take care of all the packing and shifting. It is the most convenient way of shifting. This will reduce the burden of packing and unpack things from your shoulders.

It is very important to choose the right packers and movers. Many companies promises best service and offer cheap rates, but  will fail to do the desired work. Before finalizing a professional moving company cross check thoroughly their credentials, in order to avoid problems. You can visit the professional moving company’s website online – go through the customer’s testimonies. You will come to know the way the company deals with after sales services as well.

Schedule the Shifting in Advance

It is always advisable to schedule the shifting in advance. This will provide your enough time to plan everything, you can also do the preparation and then execute the same. This will save you from last minute hassles and issues. You can be stress-free if you plan everything in advance.

Select the Packing Materials Carefully

All your belongings will be transported in a truck there are high chances of them to be getting damaged or scratched. If the damage is heavy they also can become unusable too. The most important step is to pack all the belongings properly before moving them. This is all the more important when it comes to intracity moving because, people think that they have to travel only a short distance! In fact majority of the damage happens in intracity moving because of negligence in packing.

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Hiring a Last-Minute Mover Can Be a Disaster

Shifting a house is a very difficult job. Proper planning and execution are very important. Hiring last minute packers and movers is definitely not a good idea. There are many companies which claim to be specialists in move management at throwaway prices, but they are always not reliable. They often fail to fulfill their promises.

If you are not in a hurry, take some time out to research good packers and movers. If you’re still unconvinced, then these reasons should convince you why hiring a last minute mover is not a good plan.

1. Checking Background

If you’re in a hurry, it will not be possible for you to check the background of the packers and movers. You’ll have to depend on what they are claiming without any proof. They will give you fake promises which they may not be able to fulfill.

2. Not able to take references

If you are in a hurry, you will not be able to take references of good professional moving companies from friends. Their valuable feedback would’ve given you a fair idea about their services. If you don’t take reference from the people who have recently moved,  you will have to rely on the claims made by the company.

3.Preferring a Cheap Offer

If you are planning to hire a last minute mover, just because they have given a good bargain or cheap rate, think again! Alarm bells should ring and the first thing you should wonder is  why are they offering such a low price. It may be because they are saving the cost of hiring manpower or essential equipment. This will cause a huge problem during the shifting for you, and may even result in your belongings getting damaged or broken.

4. Not Reading the Terms and Clauses

Last minute movers may also have many hidden charges for their services, which they would not have mentioned earlier. People find out this only at a later stage, but by then the truck would have sailed….no….sped away!! The last minute packers and movers may charge on the spot for fees like packing material, loading, unloading. This will significantly affect your cost of moving.

5. Not Properly Communicating Your Requirement

A professional moving company will always give you a fair estimate after studying how much of the things have to be moved. But last minute movers don’t have much time with them to do a fair job. There can be a lot of confusion and issues during the day of moving. This all burden will come to your shoulder at the end of the day.

It is always advisable to prepare well in advance to avoid dealing with the hassle of hiring last minute packers and movers. Hire a professional moving company, which will provide you their services to shift your belongings at a nominal cost. Safety of your belongings will also be ensured when you are hiring a profession to do the job.

 

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Learn about important things to ask for choosing right moving company

Which movers and packers company you are choosing to move your personal, and certainly quite important, belongings is a challenging decision to make. There can be scam companies or groups out, who may offer you cheapest quote initially and then you may end up paying a lot more in form of extra charges.

However, adhering to some best practices you can lower the risk of choosing a wrong movers and packers service. Let’s read on.

Check if they are a registered and licensed company

Don’t hesitate asking the moving company if they are running their business legitimately. You may further ask if they are a third party company or have their own fleet of vehicles. You’ll certainly not wish to allow any freelancer service provider to move your personal belongings. Thus, make sure the moving company you choose has valid trade license.

Learn about the staff and history of the company

If the moving company you have shortlisted has a website of own, you may visit the site or else meet them in person to learn about the number of employees, history and experience in the niche. It is also worth knowing if the company has performed background checks of all the staff they have.

Seek references of previous customers

Check the website of a moving company you choose to browse reviews and testimonials from their past customers. Alternatively, you may also ask to share references of their earlier customers. If the company has a good number of happy customers who they have offered their service in the past, you too can go ahead relying on them for your move.

Know the moving practices the company follows

This can be a crucial factor to consider! Know if the company visits customer’s site to survey all the belongings and quote the right price. Don’t believe on a verbal commitment. A reliable company will provide you with a written and signed contract, where you can depict all details including the price break down. Check if there is no hidden charges that the moving company may ask you to pay later while unloading the truck.

Check for the insurance policy

Learn about the insurance term before you schedule the move. In addition to company’s default insurance, you can also opt for additional insurance to ensure higher security to your shipment to cover any damage that may happen during the move.

Schedule the timetable for the entire move

Confirm the timing when the moving company will undertake packing, transport the shipment to agreed destination location and unpack your stuff. Be keen to have mobile numbers of the movers who have been assigned for transporting your belongings. This way you can stay in touch to the movers during the move. Here it is worth knowing if the company charges any additional fee for manhandling large items or for climbing stairs.

To sum up, do ample research about the moving company, clear the payment terms properly, know about hidden charges – if any, check reviews or seek referrals of previously served customers, and certainly you can compare quotes of multiple movers and packers companies that you have shortlisted in order to choose the best deal!

The more efforts you will put in selection of right moving company, the more hassle-free your move will turn out to be.

Donate Products You Do Not Use Before Moving

Used items you no longer require may be real treasure for someone who is needy. It is not that people do not want to hand over the unused stuffs before moving. It is only the lack of preparation, reduced or no knowledge about what and where to donate that keep them at bay from donating. Read on, as we cover some of the very important points to consider if you really want to donate before you move.

  • Benefits of donating your unused items
  • What to donate before you move?
  • Possible places and entities you can donate your unused items
  • How to donate quickly and effectively

Benefits of donating your unused items

Minimizing on the volume of your belongings that your moving company requires to load, and deliver will result in a time-consuming and expensive move. So, donating helps you save on money, besides saving your valued time.

Giving to charity may improve your sense of well-being. There’s no other joy greater than the joy of helping someone

Donating products you no longer require and/or trashing them abandoned in open area or taking them off to your new address only to never use those means you contribute to carbon footprint. Rather donation is an eco friendly way to help the environment. When you donate a t-shirt you no longer wore, you are minimizing the requirement for producing a shirt by pollution making t shirt manufacturing company

Donation is spiritually healing thing, it helps mind and body and generates a sense of happiness

We spend most of our lives staying organized. Moving gives you an awesome scope to find out what you do not need and what you do. By donating things you do not require, you are helping yourself staying organized

What to donate before you move?

You can donate a good many things. Whatever can be reused can be donated. Some of the popular items for donation include –

  • Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Bedding
  • Electronics
  • Cell phones
  • Computers
  • Kitchen Supplies and Toys
  • Books, Magazines
  • Office Supplies
  • Specialty Items
  • Household hazardous waste

Please be noted – household hazardous waste can be disposed off. Always try to dispose them first. But if these can be reused safely, you can donate them to someone who urgently requires them.

Possible places and entities you can donate your unused items

  • Charities that accept reusable products donation
  • Schools, libraries, daycare centers
  • Furniture and food banks
  • Homeless shelters
  • Orphanages, senior centers and hospitals
  • NGOs

Places of interests where you can donate your items vary from place to place. But if you are willing to donate, sources are not scarce – regardless of where you live – in a posh locality or a over populated colony of workers

How to donate quickly and effectively

Overwhelmed by the unending and a tiresome process of moving preparations, you will certainly have not time for visiting any charity and get your items delivered to their facilities. Here are some tips to help you –

Google ‘local charity that accept donation’, list out the ones near to your home. Contact them

Schedule a donation pick up. Free pick up helps you save on money

Plan ahead. Often late planning ends up consuming most of your valued time in preparing and you do not get sufficient time to think about the next course of action for donation.

It is also a good idea to choose a particular institution you want to donate your products. Even if it means you need to manually travel and transport your items to them, it is a nice achievement.

Please comment with your views about how you found the article. We request you read our other set of informative articles written to help you guide a hassle-free relocation.

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How to pack, and relocate your bathroom and bar while moving

Moving offers a learning curve. Things you did not plan initially end up being on your prime checklist, items you thought discarded gets your emotional nod at the last minute and hence occupy the already-populated packing boxes. Tired, confused, irritated, and in need for a dire break, when you reach your new home, more problems readily wait your attention – as if they’re not done yet! You struggle to unload, unpack. While you do so, you waste your valued time, effort and money. Surprisingly, you can reduce much of the hassles if you plan ahead, pack the right items in an organized manner, and hire a professional packers and movers company. With this article, we will talk about best moving practices with reference to three unique types of packing you need to know so that when you relocate, you already know how to move smartly; without working hard!

  • Non allowable Items – Know them
  • How to pack a bathroom for moving?
  • How to pack your bar for moving?

More superficially, the article is to guide you which items (liquid types) are allowed to move and if you can move them, how to ensure these are relocated properly

Non allowable items – Don’t waste your time packing such products since these may not be legally movable or your movers and packers company would simply reject moving them

DO NOT MOVE WITH ANY HAZARDIOUS ITEMS

Hazardous items pose serious health and security risks and should not be packed into your shipment. Some of these products include –

  • Aerosol cans
  • Ammonia
  • Ammunition
  • Car batteries
  • Charcoal/lighter fluid
  • Charged scuba tanks
  • Chemistry sets
  • Cleaning solvents
  • Darkroom chemicals
  • Fertilizer
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fireworks
  • Fuels/oils
  • Household batteries
  • Kerosene
  • Liquid bleach
  • Loaded guns
  • Matches
  • Nail polish/remover
  • Paint thinners
  • Paints/varnishes
  • Pesticides
  • Poisons
  • Pool chemicals
  • Propane tanks
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Sterno fuel
  • Weed killer

IF YOU CAN, DO NOT MOVE WITH PERISHABLE PRODUCTS

  • Food without preservation
  • Frozen food
  • Open or half-used foods
  • Plants
  • Produce
  • Refrigerated foods

Important – Some of the hazardous items can still be movable with proper labeling, and packaging. And your packers and movers company may agree to move perishable products if they are to cover short distance. It is therefore good to ask them if you are little confused

How to pack a bathroom for moving?

A bathroom is not movable, but the products that make your bathroom a bathroom can be. We’re talking about toiletries, bathroom accessories, linens, and cleaning supplies etc. But always try to leave aside toilet brushes, empty shampoo bottles, and bars of soap which you can replace inexpensively at your new bathroom. Sometimes gifting your expensive and unused bathroom cleaning and soap kits to your neighbours or friends makes sense. But what if have to pack some items you cannot think your new bathroom without? Read on –

Sort your bathroom

  • Set aside everything that is used on a daily basis.
  • Throw away anything empty or outdated
  • Keep only what you need, use!

Let’s pack

  • Set aside important items for day of your move.
  • Pack medicine and first aid supplies in a small plastic box
  • Pack towels and washcloths by folding and putting them into plastic bags.
  • Pack toiletries in small boxes. Use plastic bag if you are worried about any leakage
  • Put lighter items like towels, rugs, or shower curtains at the top of pack
  • Pack your brushes, hair accessories, and makeup in small toiletry bag.

Get moving!

How to pack your bar for moving?

Transporting alcohol is indeed a task. You need to consider the legal restrictions, fragility of the bottles, and the value of the liquor if you have a rare, vintage collection. Having said that, you should never leave those happy stuffs alone or at the mercy of someone who doesn’t deserve them. You should try your best to pack them. Three things you need to consider are –

  • Will your packers and movers company and new state you are moving to allow the bottles?
  • How to pack your bottles?
  • How to relocate your liquor bottles?

Know your movers and local laws

Policy for transporting liquor bottles varies from movers from movers and from state to state. Check with the local beverage authority about the laws. Some states allow restricted amount of liquor transportation while some may not allow bottles purchased from other states to enter into their own since the excise duty is not paid. (noticed – For sale in —Only? ) Add to this, check with your packers and movers company in India, if they are good to pack, move and relocate your products. Some companies can relocate, but they may charge you extra money and formalities to fulfill the legal stuff.

We advice you should never pack nor transport any used or opened bottle. Be honest and do not hide them under boxes.

If you are allowed to transport with the bottles, here’s the next stage –

Pack bottles in appropriate boxes

Pack them in sturdy specialty boxes. There are specific boxes available to pack these fragile products. You can get these from shops. Mark the boxes with Fragile and This Side up. Wrap them in bubble wrap for protection

How to relocate your liquor bottles

Some factors such as cross-country, extreme temperatures, humidity, and light exposure can affect the flavour of your rare collection. So, it is always good to enquire if your moving company will add these in climate-control vehicles for safety. Once you are at your new home, immediately unpack and store them in cool, dry place – as required or instructed

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The common Mistakes of Hiring Packers and Movers Company

The difficult setting

It is in our DNA to predetermine the expectations we ought to have from any service provider. While it is necessarily a good trait, quite a few times, it eventually leads to a series of issues – just hiring a packers and movers company that talks high on its claims is not the solutions availed. You need to be sure that expectations need to be balanced with reality, and that a company that you want to hire stands firm on your objectives – before, while, and after relocation. Read on, as we try to cover some of the commonly made mistakes people usually do when it comes to hiring a relocation company.

Committing to a decision in a hurry – Relocation is often a seldom-made decision, so for availing corrective variety of solutions, people to relocate often stoop to commit mistakes. The first being, making a decision in a hurry and thereby creating a set of issues. Experts say relocation is a crucially vital decision, and in order to ensure you do it rightly, you need to take your time in understanding the setting; which include hiring a good company, calculating your budget, comparing your necessities with the to-hire company etc.

Thinking a cheap service is a great service – A cheap relocation company sounds good, since it equal to saving in money, but be careful of claims and cheap deals. Anything that is cheap need to be dealt with cautions. There are companies who have history of attracting clients with improved set of affordable service, but in realty have something else to offer. Relocation package be determined in terms of mile, relocation distance, goods and services to relocate etc. You can not necessarily avail an affordable set of solutions if you are travelling long distance and from a company that is professional, provides reasonable rate because if it is too cheap on the invoice, the company would either hike the price in invoice when the service is served

Not comparing on the quotations of the service providers – One of the often-done mistakes from people to relocate is that they do not feel the necessity to compare the quotations of the service providers. Although it is true that a bargaining is done, but instead of the availability of service providers who provide quotations pre-service, they need not necessarily dwell into the basic and once a good quotations is given, they stick to it. The good news is with online marketplaces you now can literally compare, choose and hire from a list of service providers who provide quotations and you can even see their listed ratings, reviews and feedback from customers. You need not to even leave your home. Virtual packers and movers comparison websites provide you a chance to pick a service provider based on its record.

Not asking for all-inclusive quotations – Packers and movers companies should provide you a quote that include almost everything starting from initial packing to service. But quote often, their initial invoice is not included with tentative costs, resulting in a hike in the invoice when you pay. So, it is a good idea to ask the service provider that the invoice would not have any hidden cost, if your packers and movers company insists in providing a quotation and invoice once the service is done, stay out of it. And instead, stick to the service of a company that provides a formal quotations in the beginning and assures that there will be nothing to be included as additional cost

Not stressing enough about the importance of insurance – Insurance is one thing that people from the Western countries stress too much, but in Indian relocation setting, people are relatively little conscious about its importance. The packers and movers companies should provide you a ready to be corrected insurance plan. If your company does not have any insurance plan, as it to arrange for you. Insurance safeguards your valued property and goods and valuable.

Not researching on the company to hire – People to relocate necessarily stay busier and in the hurry, they are in need of an awesome quotations from a company that assures quick service. Doing it is naturally an inclusive decision, but if you are not sure about the type of service and company, you stay at risk of getting worst serviced. So, it is Important that you stay informed about your packers and movers company before hiring it. To do it well, you need to ensure that your service provider has a trusted record of providing professional variety of affordable yet great service. With online packers and movers India companies you can virtually compare the reputations of a company

Not Ensuring you have everything written – It is necessarily important to ensure that you ask the company to provide you a written document stating whatever service is being provided. The company need to be honest and anything starting from rates, insurance, services etc. It actually works as a written testament to your type of solutions availed. The written documents need to be originally verified by the company

Shifting? Tips to pack your fragile items

Relocation ensues packing all your beloved items with utmost care to ensure that they end up in one perfect piece at your new address. Since all these cherished pieces have some or the other memories attached to them, we pack it with utmost love and care. But sometimes in spite of being so careful, they tend to break in transit. To avoid such mishaps we have brought together these tips which will ensure that your favourite glass set and that Photo frame gifted by your best friend doesn’t even get a scratch when in transit.
1. For all those exquisite crockeries, line up the boxes with bubble wraps and newspapers or foam fillers.
2. Be patient when packing the fragile items, do not pile them up and wrap it with a single sheet of paper.Each piece needs to be wrapped with paper and then put in the boxes.
3. When putting them in the boxes, always ensure that the heaviest item is stored at the bottom and then go ahead with the lighter items as you fill the box.
4. Fill the empty spaces in the boxes with either newspaper or foam pellets.

 

5. Cross the photo frames with a tape and protect the corners with Foam corner protectors.
6. When packers and movers are employed, ensure they do not mishandle any of your products and label the boxes Fragile Handle With Care.
7. Put a foam plate in between two plates, because this acts as a cushion for your favourite plates from your wedding dinner set.
8. If you are not getting your fragile items packed by the packers and movers, then start packing the fragile items at least a week in advance.
9. When packing Lamp Shades, box it down and put it flat side up in the box and make sure you do not put anything heavy on it because this might cause damage to your Lamp shade.
10. All the delicate and expensive items should be packed separately and put in individual boxes before storing them in the cartons.
11. After wrapping the glassware’s and crockeries with newspaper put a cello-tape around it so that the packing stays.
12. Before you seal the carton, add a final layer of packing material for e.g. bubble wrap, newspaper, foam pellets etc. so that it acts as a cushion.
These pointers will definitely come in handy when you shift your entire household, and even if you employ packers and movers for the same, you can always ensure that they follow these tips and give you a stress free relocation.

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