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The Pros and Pros of Hiring Professional Packers.

Packing up the entire household belongings and moving to a new place is a very challenging task. It gets extremely stressful for those  who have a limited time period to move to the new place. The best possible way to do the moving and packing in a hassle free way is to hire a professional packing and moving company, but they certainly come with charges.

I have put together the pros and cons to hire professional packers or to do the packing and moving yourself. You can take an informed decision after weighing both the sides.

Pros and Pros and Pros

  1. Less Stress

You will be stress-free if someone else is packing the belongings since packing is a very hectic and time consuming task. Hiring a professional packing and moving company will save your time and energy. You can focus on other important things in  life like  preparing for the move, taking care of kids, winding up from your office. Hiring packers and movers will reduce the physical as well as emotional stress.

  1. Time Saver

Packing all the household belongings can take few weeks and months. Where as a professional packing and moving company will pack all the belongings in few days. If you are a working professional, you won’t have extra time to pack up everything.

In addition to this, you will lack proper packing material like bubble wrap, foam, cardboard box etc. You must load and unload all the belongings carefully. Those who opt for a moving company will not have to worry  about packing and loading the belongings.

  1. You won’t have to search and invest in moving supplies.

The best part about hiring a packing and moving company is that you won’t have to buy any high end moving supplies. Packers will bring all the packing material like boxes, packing tape, foam cushions, bubble wraps etc. A professional packing company always ensures to make use of best moving supplies and equipment so that all the belongings are properly protected and secured during the transit.

  1. Damage Proof

A reliable and professional moving company will carefully pack, load and unload your belongings in an efficient way. The moving staffs are well skilled and trained to properly pack all the household items.

Cons

  1. It is expensive

The first reason people opt not to hire a professional packing and moving company is the money factor. Moving and relocating to a new place is going to cause you extra bucks on top of it hiring movers to pack your belongings can be a pricey affair. Rates are usually calculated according to the weight and volume of shipment.

This can be overcome by using a platform like EZMove.in where you can compare pre-verified vendors and find the best price.

  1. Less Control

Some people prefer to do everything themselves, hiring a moving company will not be a good decision for them. The individual has to hand over the duty to someone else.

If you are planning to hire a moving company, give them proper guidance about what should go where, which will help you exercise some measure of control.

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How to Identify if a Moving Company Is Legitimate

Don’t fall for a scam during your next move. If you are paying a huge amount to a moving company then it is important to ensure that the company is legitimate. The moving day is stressful since you are trusting all your precious belongings to an unknown entity. There are several ways to check out the credibility of the packing and moving company

Is the moving company properly licensed and insured?

Before choosing a moving company check all the details regarding license and insurance. You can get the list of the reputable moving company from internet. The moving companies must be registered with the government and must follow regulations. The moving company must be reliable to replace the value of damage items during your shipment.

In some cases the movers will pay 60% damage per item. It is must for the packing and moving company to provide with proof of insurance. Look for additional documents like registration of service tax, PAN card in the company name, functioning current account, ID proof of owner and staffs.
Are there any complaints?

There is no smoke without fire if you see several complaints from the customers, it is a red signal and you must carefully check the reviews and complaints of each moving company. You can also check various social media sites like Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, Instagram etc for the consumer’s complaints and testimonies. In addition to it visit the company physically to double check. Check the way they handle the customer support and post service complaints.

What are the moving reviews?

When you are looking for a trustworthy company, it is very important to check the review of the company. You can also ask  your friends , family and colleagues for recommendations. Pay heed to their personal experiences and suggestions with the different moving company. Be aware that the internet is filled with fake reviews and ratings.

Did the mover inspect your things before giving you an estimate?

It is mandatory for the moving company  person to do  a personal inspection or at least a video survey of your things before providing a quotation. Else you can end up paying  more amount than actual estimation. If they provide you a quote over an email or phone without actually inspecting the household belongings then this is a red flag and can be a scam too. They should not be trusted.

Are they professional?

Besides the license, insurance and reviews consumers should look out whether they are actually professionals, do they have a business email ID and physical office. The moving vehicle is from a reputable transport company? The staffs and drivers are  with the uniform ? Have you received the quotation in official papers with the moving company stamp or just in a random paper etc. Go with your gut feeling.

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Packing Mistakes Most Novices Make!

Stuffing the entire house into tens of cardboard boxes can be the most tiring and stressful activity for any individual. While doing the entire packing there is bound to be mistakes, some that be quite costly.

Below are most common moving mistakes that people make

  1. Knowing how to pack for the first week at their new house

When moving keep all your essentials handy so that you don’t suffer much at the new place for first few days. Unpacking is also tough, and you make take days and weeks to unpack all your belongings at the new place. It is must to have essential items handy. You should carry things like mobile chargers, toilet paper, towels, first aid boxes, money and some ready to eat food items that you will need during the first few days.

  1. Not planning enough

Have a plan in place during packing. For example where to store dishes, clothes, books etc. Planning this ahead will help you to easily move the boxes at their respective places rather dumping into a room and later waste energy again moving and sorting them.

  1. Overloading boxes

Don’t put too many heavy items in a large cardboard box as there are chances of it breaking during the move. Instead of that, divide all the items equally among boxes and fill the extra space with lighter items like pillows, towels etc.

  1. Packing fragile items the wrong way

Pack all your breakables and antique collectibles with special care. Stuff the cardboard box with bubble wrap or soft pillows to avoid damage. In addition to it label the boxes “Fragile” clearly, so that you can guide the moving staff accordingly.

5. Not labeling stuff

To avoid getting yourself confused during unpacking time, the best way is to make use of clear labeling so that anybody can identify the content of the box easily. This will help the moving staff to handle the belongings carefully.

6. Getting sentimental about non essential stuff

It is very common for us to get sentimental when packing all the old books, photo albums and mementos.  But, often when people start packing all the old stuff which they haven’t seen in years, they get tear-filled memories and emotional which slows down the packing process. You can prioritize the important rooms and get those belongings packed first and then can move to the sentimental items.

7. Forgetting the Final Check

Before handling over the keys double check the closets, cabins, draws etc. Move to the new home knowing nothing was left behind at the old home.

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Don’t Forget to Do These 5 Things Before Moving Abroad

Relocating to a new country can be a joyful event for many. The visa paperwork,  looking for a suitable apartment,  change in the time zone all these can however make it  challenging. Other concerns like the language barrier, packing, transportation, storage etc can add more worry. These can be reduced to a great extent, all you need is a reliable moving company, right local consultant to make sure that your international relocation will go seamlessly.

Packing for a move abroad

If you are planning to move abroad, then you require more packing than regular local shifting. You need to let go of stuff like electronics, kitchen appliances as the electronic devices available at India does not support dual voltage. For your laptop and mobile however, it is important to invest in a adapter and converter so that the device can work seamlessly in foreign outlets.  Once you have settled in your new home you can purchase basic electronic appliances like hair dryer, water kettle etc which are compatible with current outlets at your home.

When it comes to the medication, it is not possible to schedule an appointment with a reliable physician before you move abroad. You may be required to wait for few weeks or months. Plan in advance and bring medications necessary for 3-6 months.

Never pack your important documents with your shipment, there are many chances of losing it. Essential documents like birth certificates, mark sheets, medical reports, school records, passport, driving license, marriage certificates etc must be carried along with you safely.

Language and cross-cultural skills training

It is very obvious that one may be unfamiliar with the new language, so it is advisable to get trained before moving to the new place. This will help you to connect with the locals easily. You can also research about the country’s culture, history, politics  by this you can easily mingle with the local people. If this move is due to a new job, ask HR of the company to offer language or culture training.

Transportation

Navigation in a  new country is very important, you must be aware of the common transportation methods as well as important landmarks, so that you don’t end up lost in the new place. It is best to research about the public transportation, bus routes, trains, rental vehicles etc.

Renting furniture abroad

When you moves internationally, things won’t go as per plan. The furniture can arrive late, lost or damaged, may not fit into your new home etc. The best option is to rent furniture temporarily until the mover arrives with your shipment or you can shop for new. This will save you with huge shipping cost too. It is a good idea to rent essential household furniture while moving to a new country. You can also rent items like vacuum cleaner TV, beds etc.

Storing your belongings

If you are moving to a new country for a long duration then it is best to sell or give away as much as you can. If you are moving for a short duration then it is important to store the item for future use. You can google for self-storage facilities, it is the safe way to store all your furniture, belongings, antiques etc when you move aboard. The price of the storage unit may differ based on size and  specifications.

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4 Moving Scams Smart People Generally Fall For

Each year many people fall victim to moving frauds all around the world. It is already stressful to pack all the stuff yourself. So, one thinks to professionals and get the job done smoothly. However, the recent spurt of moving scams has made people think twice, before hiring packers and movers.

Here are some frauds and scams that unscrupulous companies try to pull on customers.

Scam -1: Holding your stuff hostage

The moving company with pack and load all the belongings into their vehicle, drive to the destination. However, before unloading they demand additional money. This can be totally avoided, if you can get the quotation and final bills in writing before hand.

Scam -2: The Shifty Scale

Many packing and moving company charge by volume and weight of the shipment. An unreliable company can quote a low upfront price based roughly on the approximate weight of belongings.

They scale all the belongings by themselves and report a heavier weight of belongings than the estimated weight. They then trick the customers into paying more price than the actual quoted one.  They demand the difference in price to be made immediately.  Ensure you have checked the weight yourself, never pay without checking the weight.

Scam – 3: The broken broker

There are many  companies that provide quotes and finalize a cheaper quote over the phone or mail without even properly investigating the belongings personally. They demand a advance deposit too.

These brokering companies then outsource their customers to random unverified vendors, who don’t live up to the expectations of service.

Scam – 4: The lowball

The lowball is a method by which the moving company with sell items or their services at a lower price than the actual price and afterward the rates are increased to raise the profits. Many customers get scammed by this during the estimation and then face the consequences during moving day. This can be avoided by asking all the details in advance, and not budging once price is finalized.

Have you every been scammed? Share below!

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How to Move a Bed and Mattress By Yourself

Our home is filled with a number of different types of furniture, but none is as bulky as compared to a bed. Starting from the mattress to the frame, head board and the side table, moving a bed can be a challenging task. Here are few tips that can be helpful while moving a bed and mattress across the city or country.

If you are planning to move the mattress by yourself that you could save some money without hiring packers and movers. In addition to it, moving the mattress yourself will help you to have a control over the entire shifting. You can choose the best way to pack the bed and relocate it to your new home. Take special care if the bed is antique one as it may not be dismantlable.

Things you are going to require

  1. A mattress cover to safeguard the mattress, frame, and additional units.
  2. Supportive friends or family members. You will require additional help to bring the mattress, frames and side table to the new place. There must be someone to support when you are placing the mattress into your moving vehicle.
  3. Bubble wraps, moving straps and strong tapes.
  4. Screwdrivers to disassemble and reassemble the bed.
  5. A container to securely keep all the nut and bolts after disassembling it.
  6. A vehicle to transport the bed and mattress.

Size of vehicle to Rent

If you are only planning to move the bed and the mattress and don’t have other furniture or other bulky household stuff, you can choose a small or medium sized truck for yourself. Even a tempo would do, if your bed is fully dismantable.

Method to Move the Bed

Start with washing and packing all the bed sheets, pillows, blankets and side pillows. Once everything is packed strip down the bed and start with packing the mattress. Back up help for moving the heavy item maybe required.

Once you have packed the mattress, then you can start with the disassembling of the bed frame. Careful remove and collect all the screws and small nuts and bolts into a container. Heavily wrap the frame of the bed , you can use bubble wrap or blanket for additional protection. This will prevent the frame from getting scratched or damaged. Carefully pick and carry each item based on their length to the truck.

Other options for moving your bed

  1. Moving container – If you are planning to store your bed temporarily then you can opt for a moving container to move the mattress and bed unit. During the moving day simple move the container with bed and mattress.
  1. Shipping – If you want the bed and mattress to the new place soon then shipping is the best and quick way. While shipping the bed carefully wrap and protect the bed frame, mattress, and another additional units. This will safeguard the bed from damage due to long distance uneven ride.
  1. Hire professionals-You can always take services of the professional packing and moving company. This may cost you more but it will save a lot of time and efforts too. Professionals have experience in moving all kind of beds and furniture. They will make sure the moving is done in an efficient way.
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3 Time-Saving Tips During Move

Relocating to a new place is a huge and challenging task. To pack and shift an house and then rearrange everything in a totally new place, can be daunting for the bravest of us! Time is very crucial when it comes to packing and moving, if you have enough time to deal with the requirements then the entire shifting will end up well. If you’re short on time, the entire move will be stressed for you as well as the people involved.

Packing things in a  hurry can cause damages, sometimes irreversible. In addition to that, if the person is in a hurry then there are more chances to lose important and necessary things. Time management is very important during a relocation.

Here are 3 time-saving tips during the move

Make a Plan

If you are interested in doing things in good time then it is advisable to move as per schedule. Create a checklist and plan the things to do and move accordingly. If the plan is foolproof then it will save you from the mess and hassle of last minute moving.

Carry Less

Transporting each and everything with you will not be a good idea if you are struggling. Make a list of  things that you actually need. You can either sell off or donate the unused or unwanted items. Select the items which are essential and useful for you. This will save a lot of time and money as well since the moving company or the vehicle will charge based on the weight of the shipment. There is no use to pack and carry useless things to a new place.

Get Help

Taking help in shifting is a great help that you can ask your friends and family to do. Only ask for help from those whom you can trust with your belongings. If you don’t have such folks or are not interested in disturbing them, you can always opt for good and reliable packing and moving company. They usually charge an affordable price for their services. In addition to it, moving companies are professional and they can handle the requirement very well and they will take care of entire shifting process.

The entire process of relocation is heavily dependent on the time hence proper planning, preparation is very important so that the entire shifting can be executed seamlessly. With the help of these 3 moving tips, you can save your precious time and can invest on other important tasks.

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How to avoid House-shifting horrors

Everyone is interested in finding the perfect answer to this question! How to look for perfect, reliable and trustworthy packers and movers for home shifting. Since moving home is a hectic task, it is very important to plan, prepare beforehand.

Professional packers and movers will do the job perfectly but they must be reliable. No worries, we will provide you with a cheat sheet to hire the best packers and movers, who will take care of entire home shifting and relocation.

Reviews and ratings

In this digital era, everything is on social media! Reviews and ratings matters the most. You just need only a few minutes to search the information that you need. It is very important to check all the rating and reviews of a mix of customers so that you get an overall picture.

Highly professional and efficient team

The most important thing which you must check is the professional team of packers and movers. The team must be well trained, you won’t get a hassle free home shifting if unprofessional, and untrained people are handling your household belongings.

Some fly-by-the-night packers and movers pick up staff from the street without background verification who may behave unprofessionally. this is usually done by packers and movers to reduce the cost since these people are hired for very less package. But, this may give you a horrific experience.

Last Minute Price Hike

Many local packers and movers usually quote a lower price in order try to get orders. A hike in price can occur anytime without any announcement from unreliable packers and movers once you have finalized them. With your boxes packed and their truck waiting at the door – you will most likely agree to their demands. Protect yourself from such fraudsters by looking for a professional company.

Transport

The vehicle used to transport the shipping is also a very important. It is very critical to select the right size of vehicle for the shifting since it will make a huge difference in charges and safety of belongings . Anyway, the charge is determined by the size of the vehicle. Some packers and movers may cheat you by bringing smaller vehicles so that you will end up paying extra for multiple trips.

Proper Packing 

Make sure that the packers and movers make user of more proper packing material for packing the belongings. Items like electronic appliances, antiques, glass items etc need special packing materials, if not packed properly they can be  damaged. Many Packers don’t make use of proper packing material. This is generally done to cut cost and unskilled workers doing the packing with non standard packing material is a recipe for disaster.

Damage and transit care

Non reliable packers and movers will not be concerned about the safety of your belongings as they know customers rarely approach them for the second time. Many vendors don’t have a policy for the protection of belongings, they usually don’t have a damage cover for accidents during the transit. Repeated attempts to reach the vendors will be in vain once the payment is done.

After service customers care 

Majority of packers and movers don’t give much importance to the post services as there is very less chance of customer coming back to them. Any post shifting complaints like loss of good, damage etc are ignored by the company.

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Top 10 Companies to Work For in India

India is very popular for its IT talent across the globe, there are several desirable and best companies in India to work for. Below are the list of top 10 companies to work for in India. These companies have got everything starting from the workplace to benefits to career growth.

Google India

Google India holds the first rank with total employee strength of 1500+. It India was founded in the year 2004. Google is a dream company for everyone but the company is very selective about the employees. The highly efficient team of Googlers in India have excellent problem-solving skills, they are a team player, highly ambitious and they follow delivery on time.

American Express India

American Express India is one among the top preferred company among all the youth. It has a total employee strength of 10,500. The practice at  American Express are old and established. They are highly effective and result driven. The Indian  American Express office has the highest number of the employees outside the United States of America.

Ujjivan Financial Services

Ujjivan Financial Services was founded in the year 2005 and has an employee strength of 8000  employees. The employees are motivated by the nature of their work, there are no specific job titles and the best part is the CEOs does not have any dedicated personal secretary.

Teleperformance India

With the total employee strength of 5000, Teleperoformace generates 70 % of it business through call center operations. It was found in the year 2001 and has no HR department.

Godrej Consumer Products

Godrej is a very popular name in Asia which demands and works on excellent return. The company has grown because of the empowerment it offers to its employees. It has a total strength of roughly 2500 dedicated employees.

Marriott Hotels India

Marriott Hotels follows strict rules i.e. they don’t follow the hierarchy. This company follows well-planned strategies and proper initiatives are taken for the betterment of the employees.

SAP Labs India

SAP Labs India was founded in 1998 and it follows a transparent culture and it believes in innovation. It has a total employee strength of 5000 smart working people.

The Oberoi Group

The Oberoi Group is a prestigious group of hotels in India.  Their empowered team makes sure they match the expectation of their esteemed customers. A wonderful place to work, if you’re in the hospitality industry.

Lemon Tree Hotels

Doing things right is the main goal of Lemon Tree Hotels. The specialty about this hotel is ‘ commitment to employing the physically challenged. Many of their employees have gone through training like learning sign language. This sure is a company that looks after it’s employees!

Intuit India Product Development Center

Intuit is very popular for creating collaborative atmospheres to its employee and the best part about Intuit is that designations don’t define people. It was founded in the year 2005.

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Cheap Moving Tips: Save Money When Moving House

We all know home shifting is a huge task and also a stressful experience. Hiring the correct movers and packers can be challenging and expensive too. It is natural that you would look for cheaper ways to move.

Below are some moving tips which will be helpful to save money during your home shifting.

Make a Budget – And stick to it! 

A well-prepared budget will help you to plan all your expenses well, you will also be able to identify areas which will require more financial spend. This will ensure you to have a proper control over your expenses and be prepared for a contingency.

Select the right time to move out

It is advisable to select a tentative moving date, this will help you to plan better and save on costs. Many professional packers and movers may give you a discount price in case of an advance booking.

Save time to save money

We all know time is money, isn’t it! Planning everything in advance will save time. You can also create a moving schedule which will help you to have a perfect plan for the moving day. This will also avoid any last minute hassles. Service providers have been known to charge a premium for last minute services, so beware.

Search the best value for money offer

Sometimes the “cheapest” offer can cost you in other ways! Do proper research and list down good professional packers and movers and get the price estimates from each one of them, compare the quotes carefully. Going for the cheapest, may cost you  more later! These kind of service providers, will initially quote less, but will demand more at the last minute. Their unethical practices may also cause damage to your valuables. Choose the best value for money offer which provides excellent services at affordable price.

Move less stuff

The best tip for moving on a budget is to clear all the unused and unwanted stuff. Discard or donate all the stuff which you don’t need anymore. The overall cost of transit is based on the volume of your shipment.

Sell your unwanted items to make money

It is important to have knowledge of saving money during home shifting, but it will be even great to make money before moving out. Sell all your old stuff and make money. Once you have decided what to take during the move then sell off the remaining things on various websites like Olx, eBay etc.

Get moving boxes free of cost

Save money on packaging material by using some cardboard boxes when moving.  Save money on packaging by contacting your local “raddiwala” if you have time.  Our home is  full with almost all the packing supplies which we can use effectively to save some money. And the best part is that they are 100 % free of charges. Old newspapers and even bedsheets can be used as cushioning material.

Pack all you can by yourself

You can save more money during the move by packing all your regular stuff which do not require special packing material. You can pack all your clothes, shoes, books etc at your home by yourself and you can also take help from few friends. This will reduce a lot of packaging material and will also save money.

Organize a self-move

If you are planning to move on a tight budget you can take help of your friends and family for packing and moving.You can also get a moving vehicle of the right size that will be available in a reasonable amount. This is the cheapest way to move locally, you can arrange and execute a do it yourself (DIY) home shifting.

Explore your job relocation options

If you are moving to a different location due to your work then major companies are willing to pay a fixed amount as moving expenditure. It is important to explore the possibilities and try to negotiate full or at least partial moving compensation.

Or you could just leave it all up to us! We, here at EZMove.in use a propriety software to find you the most reasonable quote from pre verified vendors!