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How To Pack A Kitchen

During a move, packing the kitchen might be the most stressful task. When it comes to packing and moving, kitchens are always toughest to handle. It has most fragile items of home like glasses, Chinese crockery, coffee mugs, pans and knifes.  Extra safety measures should be taken in order to pack all the kitchen items.

Below are some tips, that will help you to pack kitchen efficiently for your moving day.

Make use of correct boxes

Take extra care while choosing boxes, avoid cheap boxes as they can be weak to handle and will cause damage to the fragile kitchen items. Invest in thicker moving boxes and avoid re-used cardboard boxes. This may affect the durability and can lead to damage.

Use Packing Paper

While packing fragile items, secure each item separately to prevent contact with each other. You can make use of packing paper to create a buffer inside the cardboard boxes. Create the first layer with the packing paper, at the bottom of boxes, this will reduce damage during moving. In addition to it, you can stuff papers between items to provide a cushion.

Packing cups, coffee mugs, and glasses

Make sure to wrap every cup individually in packing paper before placing into the box. Direct contact of one item with another can lead to damage. In order to save some space, you can start with stacking cups but, they must be wrapped individually in packing papers. You can also pack the cups in their own box, it is best to be extra safe.

Packing Plates, Dishes, and Pans

In order to pack Plates, Dishes, and Pans you can pack them individual with a packing paper, make sure to use tissues and papers to create a cushion between plates. After packing plates individually, you can stack them one on top of the other, it will save space. Make sure to place the largest at the bottom and lighting on top of box.  Stack only as many as fit inside, don’t overload it.

Packing bowls, spatulas, and smaller items

In order to pack small items make use of the smaller box, it will occupy less space during transport. It is better to wrap fragile and breakable items individual in a packing paper.

In addition to it, remove the microwave tray and pack it separate from the microwave to prevent damage. Empty the stove and pack the burner and gas top individually using packing paper. Make sure to dispose all food items or liquids before moving. If you are planning to carry liquid items with you, ensure they are sealed to prevent leakage. It can damage other items too.

 

Items You Should Pack Yourself

Professional packing and moving companies are very efficient when it comes to proper planning and moving things to a new place but there are certain things that you should pack yourself.

Jewels

Jewelry are small but valuable items that should only be handled by you. This will ensure that they are packed with proper care by their owners during the move.

Essential documents

It is very important to have access to personal documents like birth certificate, mark sheet, marriage certificate, tax returns, passports, licenses etc. There are chances these documents could be difficult to find during the moving and unpacking process. It is better to have the documents with you so that it can be used whenever needed.

Pictures

Packing pictures can be costly, movers bring their own packing materials and boxes like bubble wrap, papers etc so that the photos are not broken during move. You can pack the pictures by yourself using towels, bedsheets etc. This will also help you to save some money.

Electronics

Moving staff take extra care while packing the electronics but packing them yourself can save some money and you also can be double sure about the safety.

Personal Items

Sensitive or personal items can be anything that you are not comfortable showing to your guest it can be lingeries, pictures, adult books etc. It is better to pack it yourself to prevent awkwardness.

Cash

It is always safe to deposit a huge amount of money in the bank. If you are planning to move money with you, do it yourself.

Heirlooms

It can include a family piece of art, antique collection or anything  of high sentimental values. It is better to transport and move them by yourself or ensure you have packed them safely.

Survival bag

It is best to pack a bag which may not be full of expensive things but is essential when you have to spend initial days at the new house. Make sure to include essentials like medications, extra clothes, toiletries, charging cable, extra keys of the old and new house, alarm clock, batteries, basic cleaning supplies and other necessary tools. You can add whatever is important to be packed in your survival bag.

Pets

Little pets are part of the family and you must take proper care of them. In case you have a pet bird, pack the cage at last. Make sure to pack extra bird food too. Several companies specialize in shipping animals but it is better to move the pets yourself and treat them with love.

Plants

Plants have good chances of survival during the relocation when treated well, take adequate measures to pack them. Make sure to pack all the precious belongings carefully yourself, if some  valuable is lost or damaged during the relocation it would be because of negligence, better safe than sorry.

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How to Move in Bad Weather Without Ruining All of Your Things

There are plenty of things which you need to take into consideration and plan on a moving day but the weather is not one among them because you cannot predict anything. A rainy, windy, hot day can create a  havoc on a perfectly planned moving day.

It is very important to prepare well in advance for the worst case scenario. Depending on the location of the new place, you must plan the entire move, as it can be extremely exhausting dealing with an additional element of bad weather.

Below are few tips for moving in heat, rain or windy weather condition.

Preparation

You cannot predict the exact climate, it is always best to prepare for whatever the day may bring. If you are planning to pack and move during summer take the scorching heat and humidity into account. If you are planning to move during winters then plan for the chilly cold day.

Contact your utility providers and arrange the date and time to fix electrical works like fitting the air condition, fan, heater, cooler etc at the new home. If the electrical devices are fixed at the new place, it will save you from restlessness and cold.

If you are moving during summers apply plenty of sunscreens and protect your hands and face from the heat. Keep yourself hydrated with water, juice during hot days and coffee, tea during cold and windy weather. Extra umbrella and rain coats during the rainy season is a must.

Protecting your belongings

Your first priority should be to safeguard the belongings from water damage. All your electronic items can be easily ruined. In order to protect them, I would suggest the following tips.

Always pack electronics, cables, and cord in waterproof plastic bags before packing in boxes. Water can easily get into cardboard boxes and will damage the items. Wrap the wooden furniture, artwork, antique items in heavy plastic bags and wrap them into towel or blankets.

Transportation

Transportation should be carefully planned especially during winter and rainy season. It is recommended to stick to the most familiar route, instead of opting for short cuts in case of bad weather conditions. In addition to it, service your vehicle in advance, this will avoid breaking down or heating up of the engine in bad weather. It is always best to go for main roads and highways on moving day.

Protecting your new house

Once you have safely reached to your new home then get prepared to protect the new house. In the case of a rainy weather, it is hard to keep the home away from water damage. With the packers and movers walking in and out of the house, the entire path could be muddy. Always protect your entryway floors.

You can place a towel or a mat on the doors and entry way. Fix a designated place to wipe off the shoes before entering the home. If any cardboard box is wet then unpack them as quickly as possible to avoid further damage. In order, to avoid moving staff slipping and falling at the new place make sure the pathway, drive area, and entrance are clean and safe to walk.

Have you ever had to move during the monsoons? How did it go? Share below!

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7 Things To Do In Your Notice Period

Once you have decided to say goodbye to your current company or planning a switch in near future, below are a few things you should do while serving your notice period. This will be a great way to end your journey in that company in a positive way.

It is always advisable to leave on good terms. Always stay polite and cordial to all your colleagues. Give your organization time to complete all the formalities completely, so that there no hassles in the future.

Your boss must be the first one to know

You may have had tough times with your boss, but your boss must always be the first person in the organization to know about your switch.

Give time to help him absorb the information since he/she needs to plan so that work does not suffer. He may even resolve your issues and request the senior management to retain you. In case you are adamant on leaving, then he may be able to ensure a smooth exit.

Once you have submitted the resignation letter do not take your work for granted and maintain a professional routine. Always follow company protocols since the last impression could last a lifetime. Many make the common mistake of being casual and ignore the work on hand.

Knowledge Transfer and Prepare a good succession plan

An effective succession plan is very important to ensure that work is not hampered. Your employer may want you to complete or submit a final report on all the existing projects before you leave. Make sure you provide complete knowledge transfer about your projects to your replacement.

It is important for your replacement to understand the responsibility and get complete clarity on the status of projects. Introduce your replacement to the current team, clients, and vendors on or before your last visit to them.

Documentation and finances

Procure your relieving letter from your employer so that there is no objection from their end. Make sure you save all your personal data and contacts from the office computer if allowed.  Delete any personal data before handing over official laptop. Check your insurance cover since the insurance sponsored by your employer will elapse as soon as you leave the firm. Have a complete discussion regarding gratuity and PF details and how you can claim them.

Take up a hobby and meet up with friends

After fulfilling the official task, take out time for yourself and for the people outside the office too. Prepare a list of friends who you wish to meet and hang out with. Spend quality time with all your friends because you have ample of time and may not get this chance again.  You can also take up a new hobby or follow your passion like photography, cooking, horse riding etc.

Research about the new job

If you have found a new job, make the best use of the notice period time to research about the roles and responsibility of the new profile. If the new job requires some additional technical skills then you can enroll yourself in various courses (online or offline) to get a detailed knowledge about the area. This will make you feel confident at the new place.

Finalize your relocation plans and packers and movers if using. 

Once you have found the new job in a different city or same city, if there is a need of a relocation then you can start finalizing packers and movers. You can get quotes from different packers and can choose the best, reliable and affordable company. This will save you from last minute hassles.

 

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Efficient Moving Tips From Packers and Movers

Moving is a time-consuming task. Being efficient will ensure everything is done perfectly. There are several ways which can make the entire moving process smooth and easy. You can plan your move ahead of time and can organize it efficiently to avoid any hassle.

Below are few simple tricks which you can follow during packing and moving.

Tricks to pack your stuff efficiently 

Plan the packing in advance, specially those task which needs extra preparation. Like bubble wrapping all your fragile items and collectibles.

Start packing all those things which you will need least, like winter clothes or books.

You can pack the breakable items beforehand, like the kitchen crockery, aquariums, antiques, etc. Make sure to use extra boxes and add lots of cushioning material to ensure the items are secure inside the boxes. When done in a hurry, they can be damaged. So, pack them first before anything else and get them out of the way.

When packing things that have multiple attachments, pack each one separately. For example a lamp, remove the bulbs and wrap it separately to avoid damage.

You can pack all the small items together and label them. Another efficient way is to dismantle big items into small parts and pack them together and label them individually.

Once you have done packing the boxes, you can number  them. Make a list of items that are in each box as it will be helpful during unpacking in the new home.

You can make use of blankets, to pack large items. You can also use a suitcase to pack important documents or fragile items. It will also save some money from buying packing materials.

 Calculate the moving expenses and evaluate each and every expense, this will help you to keep a track of your expenditures.

Make sure to take care of all the little details like making a change in your address at banks, mobile bills etc. Collect all the pending items from your dry cleaners or something which you may have given for repair.

Once you have reached your new home, place every box at the respective room where it belongs. Like, place the kitchen boxes in the kitchen, hall should have all the furniture and TV unit etc.

When you are looking for packers and movers, get quotes from multiple moving companies. You can compare and opt for the reliable and efficient moving company. This will ensure, you are protected from fake movers who are out to make a fast buck.

 

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How to Move During Summer

Summer times are best to do home shifting because the kids are out of school and on vacation, the weather is nice, and the home buying season is at its peak. Winter makes the entire moving challenging and moving is difficult due to the cold weather.

Moving during the warm and dry weather is certainly a lot easier and less hectic. Summers will ensure that the stuff won’t get wet, moldy or freeze. It is also a great option to do your home shifting before the new school year starts. The kids won’t have to start the term in a new school, so there will be more stability.

Below are some important tips to help you plan your summer move, these will also help you to reduce overall moving costs.

1. A lot of moving takes place during weekends and the ends of the month, it is better to relocate during  the week or the middle of the month. You can easily book professional packers and movers online if you have the flexibility.

2. Rental truck prices are quoted based on the supply and demand. The price of moving vehicles will be higher during summers but it can be reduced to some extent if you book in advance.

3. You can get in touch with professional packers and movers in advance and can also do advance booking if you are planning to move during last weekend of the month or on a holiday. This will save a lot of time and hassle as you will not have to run around at the last minute looking for a packers and movers.

4. Since a lot of moving and shifting happens during summers, there can be overbooking.  Once you have planned the moving date and rental trucks it is advisable to confirm a particular packers and movers.

5. While moving, it’s important to make sure that you take care of your heath too. Choose comfortable clothes, and carry water bottles to keep yourself hydrated. Moving is dusty hands on job and excessive heat along with stress will take a toll on your health.

6. Packing all by yourself will be difficult, tiring and time-consuming. It is advisable to plan and hire a professional moving company. Inform them in advance regarding the packing material and schedules so that you are not left high and dry at the last minute.

7. Be aware of what things should not be kept into the moving van during summers. Inflammable items like candles or leftover Diwali crackers can melt or worse catch fire! Leather furniture can get damaged if wrapped in plastic as the flimsy wrapping material can melt away. CD’s, videos and cassette tapes can get quite hot in a loading truck. Plan ahead and protect the items well.

8. Plan the move carefully for your kids as they need a safe and cool place to stay away from all the moving hassles. It is best to find someone to babysit for them during the entire home shifting process.

Are you planning to move house this summer? Log on to EZMove.in for pre-verified Packers and Movers.

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Things to know while moving from Bangalore to Hyderabad

At least once in a lifetime, we all have shifted from one city to another. It can be due to various reasons like a job transfer, higher education or even for a better opportunity. It is very difficult to move from one city to another, especially when you have spent a quality number years in the current city, and get used to the life there!

Shifting to a new city is extremely tedious especially when it comes to looking for a new place, set up the house and move all the belongings. The biggest hassle people face is finding good packers and movers who are reliable and proficient.

The distance from Bangalore to Hyderabad is not much, but packing the belongings, shifting and again unpacking them is actually a big task. It is very difficult for an individual to do that all alone in a new environment. Below are some important things to know if you are planning to move from Bangalore to Hyderabad.

Begin the Process Sooner Rather Than Later

Moving from one city to another is not an easy job, planning is very important. It is advisable to begin the process in advance. At least start the process before 1 month from the actual date of the shifting. By this, you will get enough time to plan, execute and finish the move in a hassle free manner. Last minute move is not a good idea – trust me!!

Rope in Professional Packers and Movers

The best suggestion from my end is to engage a professional company to help in all the packing and moving process. This will save a lot of time, else it will be a major task for you. These companies are specialists in helping people to move easily. Good professional packers and movers will charge a nominal fee and in turn, will provide their services. This will reduce the burden of packing and unpacking from your shoulders – completely!!!

Opt for Credible Packers and Movers

There are several companies nowadays which offer to provide service at cheap rates just to get the business. It is always advisable to choose a reputed company.Doing background checks and getting feedback of company are extremely essential, this will save you from making a wrong choice of packers and movers. or you could opt for EZmove.in who have pre-verified packers and movers!!

Organize Your Belongings

It is necessary to sort all the required belongings and things in advance. There may be many things, which you would not be interested in taking to a new location or may not need anymore.You can sell or discard those things. There is no use in moving the things which you are not using and going to discard the same in another city.

Plan for moving your vehicle as well

In addition to it, if you have a two wheeler or a four wheeler, choose your packers and movers carefully in order to avoid scratches and damages.

These are some of the things one must keep in mind before moving from Bangalore to Hyderabad. 

 

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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10 Significant Packing Tips When Shifting From Pune

Shifting is a pain, and someone who has been through this ordeal could not agree less. Since everyone learns from their share of stressful experiences, with shifting not being an exception, let us share with you top 10 packing tips, which will ease your pressure by a good margin and also enable a relaxed and trouble free relocation.

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A month before the shifting date, fix a meeting with the Packers and Movers in Pune who will be assisting you with your relocation. Understand their terms and conditions; ensure they do not trouble you with hidden costs in the last moment and always make sure to take insurance for all your expensive goods.

Decide at least six weeks prior to the shifting day, as to what would you like to shift and what would you want to discard. It is imperative to get rid of the extra baggage, since it reduces headache and also increases space in the new house.

Buy all your groceries two weeks in advance and store it separately. Ensure that the Packers and Movers also pack them separately and keep it in easily accessible location, so that once you shift into the new house, you can start setting up the kitchen immediately.

Empty out all the contents from your fridge a day prior to the moving day, clean the fridge and wipe it dry and switched off post the cleanup.

Keep all the essential items in a separate pouch, like for instance the car keys, the old as well as the new house keys, wardrobe keys and all important paperworks.Keep it with you at all times when the Packers and Movers are doing their job , so that it does not get shipped off with the rest of household items.

Do not forget to click a picture of your television wires and connections, so that you know which wire will go where once the same is dismantled in the new house.

Make a list of what items will go in which room , so that when the Packers and Movers arrive in the new house , you can guide them through the placing of the boxes.

Ensure that the Packers and Movers label the boxes correctly, before loading them onto to the vehicles.

See to it that the Packers and Movers give you a list of the items , which they have packed so that it is easier for you to cross check them when it arrives at the new address.

Always try and reach the new place and get it cleaned before the arrival of the Packers and Movers.Because it always easier to clean an empty house.

These tips do ensure a smooth and hassle free shifting because when you plan things beforehand it is always easier to to handle the stress which comes with relocation. EZMove.in has been working diligently to solve the troubles associated with shifting by enabling customers to choose reliable Packers and Movers in Pune through their user friendly online portal.

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Shifting office? Tips to find reliable Packers and Movers in Gurgaon

Gurgaon has progressed in the industrial and financial sectors in the past 30 years and by now almost 50% of the fortune 500 companies have offices located in Gurgaon. Apart from these there are many small businesses that have set up firms in the city and obviously many need services of Packers and Movers from time to time whenever they need to shift within the city.

Why is it important to find a Reliable Packers and Movers?

When it comes to shifting, it never turns out the way one anticipates it to be. Relocation in any form is a tiresome process both mentally and physically.Shifting an office is a colossal task and must be dealt with good planning and ofcourse , Packers and Movers. A reliable Packers and Movers take a huge chunk off your shoulders , but one often gets confused when it comes to selecting a Packers and Movers.If a Packers and Movers is dependable then one can just plan out the process and leave the rest to the coordinator who will ensure a smooth relocation, and who will also have all the paperwork ready in time, with all the permit and licenses and insurance claims.A genuine Packers and Movers will be prompt, professional, will follow the instructions to the letter and ensure that utmost care is taken when it comes to packing or dismantling the office assets.

Tips to find reliable Packers and Movers in Gurgaon:

In the current age,there is no dearth of Packers and Movers in Gurgaon , but with so many to choose from, one often gets perplexed when it comes to reliability.Thus to ease it out a bit we have assembled some tips which might aid you in selecting responsible Packers and Movers in Gurgaon.

  •  Meet  a representative from the Packers and Movers before making the payment.
  • Ensure that the estimate provided by them also includes the cost of all the paperwork required to transport heavy machinery within the city or across cities.
  • Check how much percentage can you claim on insurance.
  • Make sure the insurance company has a good reputation.
  • Read the fine print of the contract given by the Packers and Movers to ensure they do not have any hidden costs, which might inflate the bill later on.
  • Ensure that they have the right kind of material required to pack and move the office.
  • When relocating office across cities, always make sure that the Packers and Movers have a branch in that city as well. This will help when one has to make insurance claims or in general refer with them at a later stage with regards to paperwork .
  • Always choose a Packers and Movers with good reputation, and  also double check with reviews.

In the current internet age, one can always go online and check with EZMove.in, the online portal which helps you choose Packers and Movers  who cater to your relocation needs and handle the same efficiently and professionally.

 

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