Quick Checklist for moving to a new area

by Jyoti D. Real Estate Bloggers

Making the move is a strong step toward new beginnings. While the process may seem daunting, small steps can help you accomplish a smooth transition. Here is a step-by-step relocation checklist.

1. Sort out your belongings based on the new house

Before dismantling your current house, visualise what you want your new home to look like. Upon which, you can categorise your belongings based on whether you need them or not. This “how to pack for a move checklist is inspired by the Marie Kondo method of organising.

1.     Sort out your belongings according to the rooms.

2.    Discard first– it will help you get a better idea of how you would design your new home. A thing that does not spark joy, is not meant for your new start.

3.    The best part about this is that you can sell some of the stuff for some extra cash.

4.    Use boxes of all sizes to make sure that the delicate belongings are safe. Label the boxes for easy unpacking later.

2. handy-dandy checklist of documents

The household moving checklist requires you to take care of a few matters, at least 3-4 weeks before leaving–

  1. Get your bank details changed first, it will help in the later procedures. Visit your nearest branch for an address change.
  2. Ask your insurance agent to help you with the transfer of your policy. A request letter will suffice for necessary changes.
  3. For PPF, visit your nearest post office to notify the transfer. Mutual funds can be updated on the CDSL website.
  4. For IT records, update your PAN details and your new address will be recorded.
  5. Get an appointment with the nearest passport office and fill out Form II

3. Register for utilities at the new home.

Ensure that your new home is ready before the move. This is the essentials checklist for moving to a new house

-      Electricity

-      Gas

-      Internet services

-    Water supply

-    Sanitary sewer arrangements

-      Home security system

-      Cable/ Set-Top box connection

4. Relocation insurance

To minimise the risk of damage to your stuff, it is advised to opt for transit insurance that is offered by the movers & packers’ company itself. Heavy items such as home appliances, electrical gadgets, large furniture, kitchen appliances, and garden equipment are the only items included in this insurance.

You can either opt for transit insurance that takes care of damages only while transporting or all-inclusive insurance that is applicable throughout the cycle– packing, docking, moving, and transporting. This is a must in your home moving checklist for worry-free transport.

5. Important hack for the official move

Always pack a separate carry-on bag for the first few days at your new house. You might not get a chance to unpack everything in the first couple of days. This organised moving checklist includes–

  1. Outfits for office, home, nightwear, and casuals.
  2. Blankets and bedsheets
  3. ID proof
  4. Cash and cards
  5. Chargers and gadgets
  6. Toiletries and medical kit
  7. Pack a few utensils for light cooking (the rule is moving night is pizza party night)

This will take care of a few necessities instead of unpacking the whole load.

Lastly, unpack gradually, focusing on one room at a time. You might find a few extra things that don’t fit in your new house; the best approach is to donate them. This shall shed a good first impression of you in the community. For such secured gated communities, Kolte Patil developers have introduced huge townships. These cordial societies help the new residents with their move. Hoping that this moving guide was eased out your stress, may the new house bring you great endeavours. 

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