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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 

The Only Office Moving Check List You Will Ever Need!

How To Plan Moving An Office Seamlessly

If you are planning to move into a brand new office, you should make yourself aware of the complexity of the shifting process. It’s a difficult, lengthy and time-consuming process, especially if you have a huge office! It is very important to carefully plan and execute it properly to avoid issues.

Below is a simple office moving plan which will make the moving process easy and hassle free. So, that you don’t miss out on anything. This checklist has been created by us from the huge experience of moving medium and large companies to a brand new office.

Preparing in advance
It is necessary to prepare in advance. The best suggestion will be to create an office moving team, which will lead the entire office shifting process. Create a detailed plan of entire shifting process and divide it into a small tasks. It will be easier to assign responsibility to different team members. Make a detailed list of inventory and other important office equipment which has to be shifted.

Setup the New Office Premises 

Make sure all the mentioned interior work has been done on the new premises. Place all the important office equipment like the server, routers and network cables with the help of IT admin, so that you can be up and running as soon as possible. It is also important to install the security equipment like CCTV cameras as well! Most things go wrong when people know you are occupied otherwise!

Take Required Permission

Inform the lease owner or the appropriate authorities about your decision to move into a new office. Many buildings have some restriction for day time or night time shifting. Taking permission and clearing things from the start will make things easier for both of the parties involved.

Transparent Communication

You must inform all your employees before shifting to the new office. They need to plan an easy way to commute to the new office. Informing all your customers, suppliers and  stakeholders in advance will make things smoother for everyone involved.

Last Review

Before the actual shifting, have an in depth discussion with the packers and movers to plan all the details in advance. Share the exact final schedule of shifting. Discuss all the necessary pointers and share the roles and responsibilities with your employees. Make sure, everything is coordinated and communicated properly.

A Week Before Shifting

Inform your employees to pack their essential items and tow them away safely. Keep in touch with the office moving team, get to know about the level of progress and ensure everyone is aware of their individual responsibilities on the day of shifting. You can also place an order for a new set of visiting cards, invoices, brochures, letterheads with the address of new office.

On The Day of Shifting

Make sure that all the employees and office moving team are present in  office on moving day. This will make the shifting and moving work easily. The office moving team members should be  split and spread to both the office so that everything is coordinated. Make sure that old office is cleared and no important things have been left behind.

Are you looking for a seamless office moving experience? If yes then do consider EZMove.in for a hassle free move!

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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.

Need help moving within the city? Log on to EZMove.in

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The Kohleyed Army Wife

The army wives is well known for two things – being expert packers and expert chefs! Now, so many army wives are even conquering the blogsphere!  Today we speak to army wive Shalini, who is running not one – but two blogs!

How has army life treating you? What is some things you love about army life?

I am still in the learning of becoming that impeccable Army Wife. I guess, it is a never-ending process as you come across varied situations in life which a civilian wife cannot imagine going through. I enjoy the opportunity of moving to different places every two years, to set up a new home – sometimes a bungalow, or even a one-room apartment. I love the fact that we can easily convert the most contorted house into a warm home for our soldier; and that we get to meet new people and also learn different culture and tradition and also celebrate all the festivals irrespective of religion or where you hail from.

How many places have you moved to? Which of these places have you enjoyed the most and why? How many times have you moved house since you married?

Only a couple of times and I have always loved Pathankot of them all! The lush green paddy fields, the foothills of Himalayas, the winter, or the very fact that it is close to many beautiful places including Dharamshala and McLeodgang.

How was quitting your job, and adjusting to the tight knit army community feel like? Did you find it difficult in the beginning?

Quitting the job was a tough decision to make- especially because I was working on a 24/7 project in the IT field. There are, however, no regrets. My work and blogging had kept me busy for a year when I lived apart from my husband. So, it was only a choice. I have always loved blogging and since I have ample amount of time in hand now, I can concentrate on it more. Army community is a different world altogether. It is something that I have always admired- the warmth, the comradeship, and the ladies are always in their cheerful self, come what may. I wouldn’t say it was difficult at any point in time. Because all the meetings and parties are not only for fun, but a learning experience to be prepared to face any situation in life.

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

Oh yes. Definitely. That’s the beauty of it all, right? I fondly remember the neighbors I had who I could run to when I had unexpected guests at home. Or who would leave their dog at our place when they had to leave for temporary duty for a day. Or the course-mates and families who’d invite us over for a cup of tea!

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

Uncertainty is a given in our lives. It is scary but equally exciting. And I will not trade this life for anything else!

When you come to know that you have been posted elsewhere, what is your first thought?

In the Army, one thing is constant- the tenures generally every two years! As they say, change is the only thing constant. We can either make a real hullabaloo of it or embrace it gracefully.  I have moved only a couple of times to different places. But I have moved houses about ten times. The very thought of packing your entire house in big black boxes is scary, though.

You successfully run and manage two blogs. How did you stumble into blogging?

Blogging isn’t new for me. I had started blogging even before my wedding. But then, I began the present blog to jot down the recipes I had tried in my kitchen. It then grew into much more after I started penning down stories, poems, and my life as an Army Wife. Now I am successfully managing two blogs – Kohl Eyed Me for travel related posts and Something’s Cooking for recipes and restaurant reviews.

Army is famous for its parties! That would put your cooking skills to good use! Any funny dinner anecdote or faux pa you recall?

I used to dread unexpected guests, especially the young officers banging on our door at one in the morning accompanied by the customary anthem, “Mam…….Coffee, please”. Sometimes, it would be a call from my husband saying he has met his coursemate and he would be home for lunch in another 30 minutes! The house in a mess, the kitchen full of dirty dishes and my mind would suddenly ponder over what I have in my pantry for preparing an easy snack or lunch. So yes, if not anything else, life in Army has taught me two things – to prepare a five-course meal in two hours and to be ready for a party in 15 mins- that too in a saree!!

Having been married for 3 years now to your soldier does packing, moving and unpacking still seem like a daunting task to you?

It is not anymore. We are expecting our posting soon and I think, the more organized you are with your packing, the easier the unpacking will be.

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 never chose any Packers and Movers in particular. It was all done by ourselves. I am always scared about the damage to my crockery and books and therefore is extra careful while packing. That is a daunting task. So I am open to trying EZMove for my next moving.

Do you have any funny anecdote or hilarious moving story?  And lastly, since you are a  moving pro, could you share a few tips or tricks with our readers?

It was always a solemn moment for us, especially packing the first home which you had meticulously set up. We always made sure that all our trunks had numbers and each one had a list, so we knew exactly what was where. When we moved things went back, everything went into the same boxes. We would jot down the contents in a notepad as well. There was always few boxes that contained the bare minimum, in case we had to move to a temporary accommodation in the next location.

We at EZMove.in wish Shalini all the very best for her blogs!

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Rendezvous With A Soldier’s Girl

After speaking to Shuchi Singh and Aditi Mathur, today we speak to another army wife turned author Swapnil Pandey! She is very excited as to speak to us about her and army life and her new book, Soldier’s Girl which has just been launched!

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

Oh! It’s been wonderful. Lovely, adventurous, funny and mostly nostalgic especially when you shift bases all so frequently! I have been to Kolkata,Nashik,Jalandhar,Jammu and now Guwahati on postings.

Which of these places have you enjoyed the most and why? How many times have you moved house since you married?

I guess Deolali cantt. in Nasik. There was something in the air itself. The weather is awesome, grocery is cheap and Mumbai is 3hrs and Goa is an overnight journey. I mean what else you want from a fauji posting! Though I equally loved being in Fort Williams, Kolkata.

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

Keeping in touch with friends have never been easier (unless you talk about physical presence) We have Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media platforms which are very effective in maintaining the friendship. All my friends and relatives are connected with me online!

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’s pain sometimes, but mostly it’s thrilling. It’s surely different from everyone else’s as this nomadic life enhances your exposure and broadens your horizons which ultimately evolve you as a person.  You never have a  dull moment. Each city has something to offer to you. And so yeah! I would prefer this nomadic set up any day, over settling down in one city!

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

You’d be amazed to know that I will complete 1 year in this April! My blog has some 93000+hits just in a year with audience all around the globe. I started just out of my passion for writing and  have had a positive experience!

Your new book ‘Soldier’s Girl’ is out now. Tell us about it!

The book is like a baby to the author so you got me all excited asking about it. See it’s a tale of a Para commando in love with a fashionista . Captain Aakash, Ananya  and Captain Anant plays lead protagonists. The entire narrative is through Ananya’s perspective who knows nothing about army but eventually realizes the real meaning of being an Army girlfriend.

The book starts from the college life of Ananya. It takes her to the Army world of brothers in arms and army wives –  only to be deserted later when the love of her life leaves for the war, that breaks out between India and Pakistan. There are many more interesting twists and turns to the book! You’ll have to read it to find out!

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

I don’t think its a trend yet, but yes, army life has so much to offer to broaden one’s horizons! The life is certainly different and adventurous which at the end can be scripted into a book or a movie – may be! Haha!

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

Oh yes, Ask me! It is! No words can describe the pain during shifting out and shifting in.

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?

It has always been some local packers and movers from the local area but yeah now that I know about something from the fraternity itself then surely I’d like to rely upon EZmove.

Do you have any funny anecdote or hilarious moving story? 

Well at one particular station the formal tea out and bid farewell from everyone in the unit took so long,  that we missed our flight! We had to return back and have another dinning out tea, before leaving the next day!!!

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

Keep a good thick diary and use it at the time of packing and moving with all the details. Then prepare your own purse with travel essentials tickets etc a week before the D day. And yes, don’t forget to write on all the boxes what’s inside! It helps, a lot! Trust me!!

We at EZMove.in wish Swapnil the very best for her book! Hope we get to read more from her soon!!

 

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The Case of the Curious Army Wife

Life in the army is fun and you meet so many new people! The only drawback is that, you also have to bid them adieu once your posting comes!Continuing our series on army wives, who move house so many times – they loose count! Today we speak to Anamika Nandedkar who is the heart and soul behind A Curious Army Wife!

How has army life treating you? What are some of the things that you love about army life?
I am in the process of getting used to life as an Army spouse. I am still discovering roles, customs, perks, and faults… The entire community of those living behind military station gates is different. Some things, that would initially seem impossible or irk me now seem like a special thing that comes only to faujis and their families — for instance, I never thought it would be possible for anyone to go out for an entire day without locking your house.

In the last station, it was so safe and people were so trustworthy that we never had any fear of getting robbed. Another example is that how our men get so excited about field postings while we wives dread it all the time. These are just some of the small quirky things that I am beginning to love about Army life.

How many places have you moved to? Which of these places have you enjoyed the most and why? How many times have you moved house since you married?
A couple of times. And of all those places, Dehradun was the best! Entire Uttarakhand is so beautiful! We had a lot of people who were of the same age group as us, so it was full-on dhamaal!

Were you working before you got married? If yes, how was quitting your job, and adjusting to the tight knit army community feel like? Did you find it difficult in the beginning?
Yes, I was working and couldn’t get a transfer to the city where my husband was posted at that time. So, I quit. Within 3 months, we moved to a different place which was a small town and jobs were scanty. After sulking initially, I took to freelance work and blogging. It kept me in touch with my work and I also got to enjoy a mini-break from work. I did not mind it much, basically because I knew I can go back to working once my husband gets posted to a field area.

Have you been able to keep in touch with friends made along the way?
Of course! That’s the beauty of fauj, isn’t it? We bump into each other somewhere or the other. And Facebook and Whatsapp have a major role in this!

How does it feel living this “nomad” kind of life? How different is it from everyone else’s? Which one would you have preferred?
Hahaha! That’s the thing you see, I have moved so many times because of my profession even before I got married. I used to dream of ending this nomadic life and ‘settle down’ once I get married. But kismat! I married an Army man, who moved anywhere and everywhere at the drop of a hat. But this entire process is so exciting, I now feel a tad bit sorry for my friends who have settled permanently at one location — they are missing all the fun of moving to a new place and experiencing life!

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How to you cope with the long periods of absence of your soldier?
By finding work and keeping myself busy. Because khali dimaag shaitan ka ghar!

When you come to know that you have been posted elsewhere, what is your first thought?
Packing. Naukri. Experiencing new culture. In that order. Packing and unpacking freaks me out.

Your blog, ACuriousArmyWife reflects your passion for army life. How did you stumble into blogging? How long have you been blogging?
As I said before, I started blogging because I was on a break from journalism but felt the urge to write about the new things I was seeing in Army life as a new bride. That’s how the blog was born. That was my place where I could praise and rant about army wives’ life. It’s been four years now.

Have many prospective army wives approached you for advice on what life in the army entails? Any anecdotes to share!
Oh many! It seems a large number of girlfriends and new brides do comment on the blog or email me personally for advice. It made me feel like those agony aunts in tabloids! Initially, I would answer the questions if I felt confident that I can give the right advice. Then later, I decided to put those questions out in public domain on my blog through FAQs and ask for other army wives’ advice as well. But there is a point where even I can’t tell whether “to marry him or not”!

Army is famous for its formal parties! Any seriously funny party anecdote or faux pa you recall?
As a new bride in my husband’s unit, I was given a challenge of cooking lunch for all officers and ladies in the unit mess. I prepared the lunch and when the CO came into the mess, I went to him and said (the way mess havaldar used to say everyday) “Shriman, bhojan prastut hai”. My husband wanted to go underground with embarrassment.

Having been married for so many years does packing, moving and unpacking still seem like a daunting task to you?
OH VERY MUCH! It is one my worst nightmares. Thankfully, we don’t have a lot of furniture, but even with the rest of the things, it seems very frightening. Trunks, cartons, bubble wraps… I get panic attacks just thinking about it. Even if for the entire year I keep thinking that we don’t have enough stuff at home, at the time of packing every purchase made in those 12 months seems like a waste of money.

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 chose a Packers& Movers on the recommendation of friends who had moved just two weeks before us. They came, they packed, they moved! Experience was good. I checked EZMove recently and I am really intrigued by what offers they have for armed forces’ families.

Do you have any hilarious moving day story to share? And lastly, since you are a moving pro, could you share a few tips or tricks with our readers?
It was anything but a happy occasion for us. It was an emotional day when we packed up our first house that we had painstakingly set up. Even the stray cat who had delivered kittens in our house was pissed and she was looking at us with eyes that labelled us No.1 betrayers of her trust. I am not a pro yet (though I know many who are capable of doing it alone and quite meticulously) and I am forever looking for tips and tricks. Got no wisdom to share now, maybe after 10 years…!

We at EZMove.in wish Anamika the very best for her blog!

 

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5 moving day mistakes to avoid for a hassle free relocation

To err is human, but making mistakes on moving day can burn a big hole in your pocket. Don’t just survive, moving day – own it! And here are some tips which will help you during the day when tension is running high and tempers are running short!

5 moving day mistakes to avoid for a hassle free relocation

Being way behind your packing schedule

In spite of all the checklists, you’ve seen and downloaded and made – the one thing many people forget to account for is the amount of time it will take to pack up and move house. What first time movers and sometimes, even veterans don’t realize is that – it requires some amount of prep time before you get into the groove where you can pack in a jiffy! Deluding yourself with thoughts like “Oh! I can just dump them in a box and they’ll reach safely” is the perfect recipe for headaches on the D-day!

To avoid leaving packing for the final moving day, here are a couple of pointers

  • Before you begin packing make a timeline – FOLLOW IT.
  • Begin packing as soon as you finalize a packers and movers.
  • Begin packing from the areas in your home that are the hardest to sort out and pack.
  • Don’t leave any packing for the last minute

Forget to pack an essentials box

Most people, who don’t plan a move properly, end up not packing an essentials box – which really comes in handy when you begin to settle down at the new place!

Fresh change of clothes, medicines, toiletries, tool box, some packets of food and other sundry items, which are most essential when moving house.

So think of all the items that you will not be able to survive without for even a day and include them in your moving day survival box. Just so you don’t forger, put it on your checklist.

Leaving “quick” tasks for the morning

D-day is the most unpredictable day when moving home or office. Anything that can go wrong – may go wrong! Packing is tough and maybe after doing it for a couple of days, you’ll be tempted to leave a few quick jobs for later! You’ll convince yourself, that you’ll get up early and they’re no harm in this! You couldn’t be more wrong!

Don’t leave anything for the last minute as your alarm may fail to go off or the packers and movers may show up earlier, or you may just not be feeling too well! Everything is unpredictable! So, stay ahead of the curve, by completing all the quick tasks before hand!

Turning your back on moving day safety

The best piece of advice anyone can give you – is to stay safe during that roller coaster of 24 hours when moving home.

Babies, small children and pets – have a knack of getting into dangerous situations. Make sure they stay away from all the madness. Designate a family member to look after them in a safe place – away from it all. You too will be less distracted when you know they are one hundred percent safe.

Don’t block the paths and hallways, as they were would be a lot of footfalls – and someone may trip. Drop the frills and dress in tracks so that you’re comfortable on your feet.

Handing over your valuables to the movers

Many Indians keep some amount of jewellery at home. Despite all the preparations and planning, last minute goof ups can happen and you may just have loaded all your “khandani” jewels into a truck – and before you realize it – it’s pulled out of your driveway! Even important documents along with other valuables should always be carried in person.

Avoid the above mistakes and you should have a relatively hassle free day! Look on the bright sight! New house, new place– new possibilities!  Cheer up, because moving day is round the corner and it will all be over soon!

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Things to know before moving from Bangalore to Mumbai

While Bangalore is still the Silicon Valley of India and a wonderful city to live in, moving to Mumbai – can better one’s career prospects. Sometimes, you don’t even have a choice in the matter – because well – the company you work for decides you are more needed in Mumbai. Mumbai is still considered a city where all dreams can come true! Therefore it comes as no surprise that so many people plan a move to Mumbai every year!

Moving to a new city permanently – is not quite as simple as hopping onto a flight. A huge number of things need to be handled and checked off, before you can than think of dusting your hands!

Points to keep in mind when moving from Bangalore to Mumbai

Know thy city: The biblical saying “Know Thy Neighbor” could very well apply to a city as well, don’t you think? When compared to Bangalore (once a pensioner’s paradise like Pune) life in Mumbai is very, very hectic. The huge amounts of travel distance and the “Mumbai madness” takes some getting used to.  So keep calm and carry on! It gets better and you really begin to feel the Mumbai magic!

A Place called Home: The real estate prices of Mumbai are legendary – no wait – they are actually sky rocketing! Renting a place in Mumbai is a costly affair and even then you could end up living in a matchbox, so to speak. Most affordable housing options are limited to Navi Mumbai, Thane, or any other upcoming suburb. Pune too will one day become a Mumbai suburb- the way things are going!

The Final Move: Moving or shifting from Bangalore to Mumbai can now be hassle free, thanks to good moving companies like EZMove. Professional and reliable packers and movers can help to make you life easier when relocating to Mumbai.

Early bird gets the worm: You can never plan enough, when it comes to relocating to a new city. Start planning your move at least 6 to 8 weeks in advance. This will give you ample time to get organized so that no last minute tasks are left!

Hire professional packers and movers: While getting friends to help or roping in your neighborhood packer and mover worked may have worked while you were single, once you have set up house – it’s time to call in the professionals. All your belongings, delicate crockery and furniture should be professionally packed if you want them to arrive safe and sound in Mumbai!

Preliminary Site survey: Any good and professional packers and movers will do a preliminary site survey to understand the quantum of work involved in the final move. EZMove.in proprietary portal makes this very easy by providing you automated online quotes! And the best part is that it’s free! Our web portal aggregates quotes from verified and reliable packers and movers – so that you find the best quote sitting in the comfort of your home! And did we mention the best part? Yes, it’s completely free!

The best deal isn’t always the cheapest one: Price shouldn’t be the only factor determining which packer and movers you finalize! Surveying the market to find the best value proposition is always the better option. The ease of business allows many unscrupulous and on the fly moving companies to flourish. These vendors will give you a deal – too good to be true – and then will cut corners when it comes to packaging material and safe transport of your goods. EZmove.in helps to weed out these detractors by allowing only pre-vetted and verified vendors to send you the best quotes.

The only time to bulk up: Indian roads are always on the mend! So you can imagine the number of ‘jhatkas’ your stuff will be get before it reaches its final destination. A bumpy ride, speed breakers, loading and unloading can be toll-taking on your fragile crockery!  In many cases transporters send another vechicle to pick up your stuff, and yet another to deliver them. So, don’t hire a moving company that scrimps on bubble wrap and packaging material. After all your beautiful handpicked furniture and your wedding china – both deserve the best!

Time your Move: Discuss timelines and how long it will take for the moving company to transport all your goods from Bangalore to Mumbai safely. This is all the more important if you are moving with family and pets. Planning their stay in a new city is also a tremendous task.

Rain on your parade: Bangalore is a city notorious for sudden climate changes. Mumbai too can experience light drizzle showers without warning. Keeping these climatic changes in mind will help you to plan better. While it may be quicker to move house in the spring and summer – monsoons are a pain.

Are you planning a move from Bangalore to Mumbai? Looking for a good professional packers and movers? Leave your relocation worries to us here, at EZMove.in while you just gear up to enjoy the wonderful bustling city of Mumbai!

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How to unpack and organize after you’re done moving

So, you’ve survived moving day! But troubles aren’t over yet, are they? You still have to unpack all your belongings and settle down, right? How and where to begin, when your new home looks like a warehouse!

Logically, you should unpack and prepare the rooms according to importance! Pretty simple!

Start with the Bedroom

What would you crave after an exhausting day of loading, unloading and dealing with the stress of moving – a place to sleep! When you feel as drained as your phone battery – is there any reason to have second thoughts about unpacking the bedroom!

Don’t fret about unpacking your actual bed, if it’s getting late – just flop your mattresses on the floor and cover with a clean bedsheet! Never underestimate the power of sleeping on clean sheets!!

Next is obviously the Kitchen

If you can do it simultaneously – great! Else it is best to finish of the bedroom and head straight for the kitchen!

Kitchen is obviously a priority as even soon as you feel exhausted you need to grab a bite or a glass of refreshing cold water! Focus on the essentials first and get out your stove or a hot plate. After you’re done unpacking the utensils, get some staple grains like dals and rice in a couple of boxes – so that cooking can commence.

Appliances can wait – bit if absolutely must set up your mixer grinder, refrigerator and oven. Toasters and other small appliances can be opened and set up as the unpacking progresses.

Bathroom

Well, assuming that the basic bathroom setup would already be existing – you would just need to unpack your essentials bag. Getting your toothbrush, toothpaste and soap in place – will help save your sanity in the morning!

Dining Area

After your kitchen and bathroom are set up, you can think of setting up your dining area so that you have a place to sit down to eat! Having a dining table in place – really helps to make the house come together!

Drawing room

Yes, it’s obviously the last priority as who has time to relax and lounge around when a house is to be unpacked! Setting up your entertainment centre, and sofas will make you feel that finally the house has begun to look like a home!

Storage area

Keep moving everything that you don’t really need to the storage area your new house. Store away any trunks and boxes which you feel will come useful the next time you consider a move.

Packing and moving has a deadline – so people tend to be more organized! But, unpacking can be laid back – so much so that people can take over a month to finally settle in.

While it is advisable to take a slow pace, don’t keep putting it off out of laziness. Once the house is fully set up then only can you begin to feel that you are settling in into your new life!

Here are a couple of pointers which should help to make your unpacking easier:

  • If it is going to take two minutes, just do it! Do not put off for tomorrow what you can do today.
  • If you have labeled the boxes, then first place all the boxes in their respective rooms.
  • Be sure to dispose of packing materials properly. Sometimes the workers themselves are willing to take them away so resell. Someone’s trash is another’s treasure!
  • Don’t forget to clean up on a regular basis as the dust from all the boxes can tend to accumulate.

Hope you found these tips helpful! In case you are looking for packers and movers, do think of getting a quote from EZMove.in.

Army Wife Aditi

Always On The Move – Army Wife Aditi Mathur Kumar

Aditi Mathur Kumar is an author, blogger, traveler, digital media girl and an army wife all rolled into one! Juggling a corporate job and an army husband just didn’t seem worth it, so Aditi decided to take the unbeaten path! And ain’t she glad she did! Enjoying the company of her hubby, while typing away on her laptop – Aditi is now able to enjoy the best of both worlds and the perfect work life balance! Every working woman’s dream come true!

Today, she chit chats with us about what army life has to offer for those married to the olive green.

Is the army life all you hoped it would be? Did you have any exposure to army life before you got married?

Before getting married, I had very little information or exposure to the army wife life, so I did not know what to hope for exactly. According to my very limited and superficial knowledge based purely on Bollywood movies and a couple of army wife teachers in my school, I hoped it would be very opposite of boring, and that it defiantly is. The army wife life is exciting, and it keeps you on your toes – which is a good thing. The army ingrains a certain strength and courage in the wives as well, just by association and it is a beautiful thing for me. Also, the pride that comes with it is unmatched.   

Was leaving behind a fast moving career in advertising for the quintessential life in cant tough? How did you adjust? 

Quitting my job wasn’t tough at all, and I haven’t regretted it ever. Advertising was super fun and I had big career plans, but when it came to picking one out of the two, I chose staying with the husband. It helped that I was in the Digital Advertising field and had plenty of opportunities to work from home on project basis, and honestly I am not sure how I’d feel about leaving behind a career I worked so hard for, if I did not have this advantage. I know I am not fit to teach, and most other corporate jobs require you to be stationed in one city which I can’t commit to. So already being in the internet advertising world was a blessing for me. Also, I took to writing in my free time and it is working out good so far, haha.

What you miss most about your life before army? What are things about army life that you enjoy the most?

I sometimes miss living in Delhi/Gurgaon because of the exposure, opportunities, access and quality of life (my kind of life, that is – fast, fun and productive with friends close by, good schools for my kid etc. Might not be everyone’s idea of a quality life, I understand).  The things about Army life that I enjoy the most are the green cantt area and the opportunity to explore India with every new station.

What are some things about army life that you love to hate?

The recent outbursts about the functioning of the Army on all news channels and social media upset me a lot. I read somewhere that if we as a nation, sincerely want to extend our support for the Armed Forces, the best way to start is by ensuring our soldiers have the wherewithal to do what our nation asks them to do. And by assuring the soldier who goes to safeguard our borders in extreme conditions that he doesn’t have to worry also about watching his back. The Indian Army is constantly fighting a battle against terrorism and can do without this dirty name calling and blame games.

You wrote your first book when you were pregnant and your husband was deployed. Most women would have been anxious and unhappy. How did you manage to stay motivated and write a best selling novel at the same time?

This question makes me feel so good about myself, ha! The thing is, I had stopped all my freelance work as soon as my second trimester started – mostly because my family didn’t want me working all day. But then my husband urged me to write the book I always wanted to write, saying this was the best time to do it. Fear of boredom motivated me, in a way and full credit goes t my husband for pushing me. I’m glad I wrote it then, otherwise it would have been pushed back to a few more years because writing an article as a new mom is tough enough, a book would have been impossible for me.

Being a travel blogger and an army wife, you must have seen many beautiful places in India. Which cities across India have you lived in? Which places appealed the most to you and why?

I’ve lived in quite a few cities, and have loved the experience of settling down in every new city and town. But my favorite place to live still remains Delhi/NCR for the reasons I mentioned above. A lot of people say that Delhi is too crowded, too fast and too unsafe – all of which is true, but I still like it because I have family and close friends there, and that is all that matters.

Army Wife Aditi

 

What is your first reaction when your hubby tells you that you’re moving? Have you ever had to move, out of the blue, without any warning? How’s that been like?

Yes, a few times. But when you’re married to the olive green, you need to learn to expect sudden moves. That is one lesson I learnt pretty fast as an Army Wife, and sudden moves doesn’t surprise me anymore. I might get upset at times because of being away, missed birthdays and other occasions, but never surprised. Packing the entire house up and setting up a new place are a different story, though.

Which is the biggest hurdle you feel when packing and moving your entire house so many times?

The fact that I can’t buy fancy furniture that might not handle being moved across the country every few years or so, is my biggest hurdle. I have a lot of things, but everything is bought keeping durability in mind, and during this, design and trends take a hit. I am always stalking furniture websites for offers, though, just for fun. As far as packing is concerned, I am always scared about damage to my crockery but thankfully nothing has been broken as yet.

Do you use packing and moving services when shifting? If yes, How do you finalize on a particular vendor? How has your experience been with the packers and movers that you have used?

Yes, always! Hiring professionals who know what they are doing is always better than stressing it out yourself and ending up in some sort of damage to your furniture, clothes or other items. I always go by local recommendations and online reviews. I finalize the vendor only after comparing a few potential ones on various points like price, reviews, policies etc.

EZMove.in is a digital aggregator for packers and movers across India. Would you be open to trying our platform the next time you plan a move?

Definitely. Have already read a few good reviews about it and for the next move, I’m going to put EZMove.in in my compare list.

Being an army life must have made you a moving pro. Do you have any special tips and tricks to share with us?

I’m hardly a pro, but my one advice is: please hire professional mover and packers whenever you can, and don’t dismiss the idea just because you think it is too expensive. Because it’s not, and is totally worth it.

We at EZmove.in wish Aditi the very best in all her future travels and projects!

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