Home Shifting and relocation involves lots of small tasks. Since you are going to shift your home, you have to ensure, that nothing important is left at your old home or nothing useless is getting carried to your new home.
In order to make sure that you only pack and move stuff that you will be using in your new home, you should create a packing list. Packing list is basically a document kind of thing where you mention each and every small thing that you have to do. This document should ideally guide you and ensure hassle free packing and relocation experience.
Okay now as you know we are going to keep a note of everything, lets plan from the inventory of goods to be moved and scrapped.
List all your goods that you want to move
You must agree that you are not using each and every item in your home and every time in Dipawali (Indian festival of lights and crackers) when you start cleaning your home, you find lots of unused, old items that you scrap. Since you are vacating your home, there will be lots of item that you don’t require anymore.
In this section of the packing list, we are going to mention about things to be moved and left out. We will be creating two lists for inventory of items. One section will list all items that you want to pack and move, and the other list for items that you don’t require or don’t want to shift to take to your new home.
Arrange Packing Materials
Packing is one of the most critical part in entire home shifting process and so you have to pay lots of attention on packing your good so that it can be moved safely. In order to pack your goods, you have to buy packing materials. As you already know what you will be moving, you can get an idea of how much of packing materials will be required. Like how many boxes, how much bubble wrap, how many dish-packers etc will be needed. Make sure to buy good quality packing materials and tapes. It is worth spending money on packing, as rest of the stuff can be bargained like labors, truck etc, but no compromise with safe packing.
Create a Packing Schedule
Ideally you should start packing one room at a time and from the day you have the list and packing materials. No matter how easy it looks, but if you are thinking of packing all your room during the weekend, you should better think again. Make a schedule for packing either room wise or as per the category of the items. Like items that you are not using on daily basis can be packed first and then other items.
Arrange Transportation and Schedule a date for Moving
Once Packing is done, you have to book truck and find labors to help you load your goods in to the moving truck. Book a truck and schedule a date for actual move. You may hire moving companies to help you move your goods, even if you have already done the packing yourself.
I would like to know if you have any other tips to help create a good packing list for home shifting. Share it via comment below.