Domestic relocation comes with the lure of a new chapter in your life, but with it comes a lot of adjustments and change. Especially in a country like India, a new city introduces us to culture, language, weather and food. But the excitement of a new life is often shadowed by the mammoth task of relocating, especially managing logistics. Apart from that, you are looking at a new set of responsibilities. You’ll need to plan things from the bottom-up, to ensure that your relocation is as seamless as it can be.
5 Pointers to Consider before making the big move:
Leaving behind an established life is tough enough, it’s important to plan ahead to ensure that move doesn’t seem daunting and overwhelming.
1. Get your finances in order
Moving out of a city is expensive, so check your financial buoyancy. Create a budget and stick to it. Prioritise the things - Like finalising job contracts, costs of a new home (rental or purchase), disposing of older assets and purchase of new, amongst other things like relocations costs and travel expenses. Budgeting will help you keep things in order, as there could be a lot of unforeseen expenses along the way that can quickly dip into your reserves. You’ll also have to factor in the fact that you’ll need about 6-8 months to settle down financially into a new city.
2. Create a Moving Calendar
Setting up a customised moving calendar will help you organize your time, keep track of moving progress, and speed up the moving preparations. Start by making a to-do list before relocating to Bangalore and set up a timeline for the completion of each task. Break your big moving tasks into mini-goals, prioritise them and then define the deadlines. And, no matter what, stick to it.
3. Declutter and Organise
One of the easiest ways to organise your finances while moving is to cut down on the clutter. The less things you own, the less you have to pack and move. Inspect your house, including the garage and attic, and consider downsizing. For this, you can make separate boxes- Keep, Sell, and Donate. You can sell the items in good condition using OLX, Quikr or Facebook Marketplace and make a little cash clearing it out. Be sure to dip into your social media network to get rid of items in good condition. You’ll be surprised at the lead you might get!
Consider donating a few items that you no longer use and can bring a smile to someone’s face. One of the most convenient ways to donate is via SADS. They help you donate reusable items from the convenience of your home. As it said, giving happiness to someone will not cost you anything.
4. Hire a Professional Moving Company
Hiring professional packers and movers will take all relocation worries off your plate, letting you focus on bigger, more important things. With years of experience and expertise in moving thousands of families on a daily basis, they know the ins and outs of any move. Besides, you don’t have to worry about getting all the right equipment in one place. For this purpose, you can rely on us, Pikkol Packers and Movers, a trusted brand serving more than 75000+ families countrywide. Our team of experts are equipped with specialised tools and vehicles for your move. We use high-quality packing material to ensure a damage-free delivery at an affordable price. We also label your boxes, so nothing is lost during the transit, and also take care of disassembling and assembling your furniture, electronics etc.
5. Update your address
In addition to the above obvious moving basics like planning the finances, arranging the packing supply or hiring professional packers and movers, you will also have to make sure that you are notifying the right places and people about your move at the right time. Start by reporting the post office of your change of address two weeks to a month before you move, and make sure all your subscriptions (magazines, clubs, organisations) are being sent to your new address. Give a heads up to your bank or financial agencies so that you do not miss anything important. Also, let your utility companies know that you wish to cancel or transfer your accounts when you move to avoid any potential hassles like missed bills or service lapses.
Regardless of whether you are going to Bangalore or any other city, Pikkol can help you make the process stress-free.