The Easiest Way to Move House – Your Moving Checklist


India is a country known for its rich culture and sundry tradition. Being the secondmost populated country in the world, living here can be exciting and lively. India’s diverse customs have paved the ways for various lifestyles and a wide range of beliefs and communities. 

They say there is no shortcut to moving a house but you can definitely make your move less stressful. Generally, relocating has to be planned at least five weeks – preferably eight – prior to moving. This is to ensure you haven’t missed anything – from organising your possessions to hiring a quality local and international moving company. Whether you are planning to move to an apartment, a bungalow or a condominium, preparing a checklist is the best way to a seamless relocation. 

Your moving checklist

Did you know that according to Indian superstition, Thursday is the luckiest day to move? It can also be cheaper to move on a weekday. If you want to bring in more luck, it is also believed that sweeping your new house at night will bring the goddess of wealth and fortune, Lakshmi. Before you leave all your plans to superstition, here is a checklist to help you move easily in India.  

1. Probably the most important of all, check out professional removalists in your area. Most movers in India offer a free survey of goods, which they can help you itemise to move. Invite the movers to do an assessment and ask for an estimate of price for their services and make sure you have verified the movers as a reputable and established company. You can discuss transit insurance, while determining the date of packing, transporting, and delivery. 

2. If you want to do your own packing, pack in batches. Buy sturdy boxes, bubble wrap, and packing tapes. Pack your jewellery and important documents together and carry them yourself.

3. Do not overspend on consumables like toiletries and food. Buy only what you need until your moving day.

4. Sort through your belongings in order to get rid of unwanted possessions. You can either sell, donate or dump. 

5. Are you moving with a car or a bike? A No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Regional Transport Office (RTO) is required when moving from one state to another; likewise, when selling. This is to ensure that the property is not involved in any dispute. You can access a complete list of documents to be submitted for the NOC online.

6. When moving with a pet, India, like many other countries, also has strict rules. Make sure you have an endorsed health certificate to obtain an NOC. Research via local authorities the regulatory information and rules before you move.

7. On the day of the move, turn off the main power and return your keys to the real estate agent.

Planning early can save you ample time on your next move and hiring professionals helps reduce anxiety and any nasty surprises. 



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