Moving Guide – Moving Checklist

Moving Guide – Moving Checklist

Moving Guide – Moving Checklist

Have you realised that moving does no less than handling a complex project need a comprehensive Moving Guide – Moving Checklist, ?
We have developed this list after years of research. Ensure you notify all of the below departments

  • Post Office for any mails direction. (In case you have not yet gone paperless )
  • Voting lists for changes in electoral
  • All your banks regarding address change
  • The insurance company for address change
  • Life insurance company
  • Car insurance company
  • Health insurance company
  • School Authorities for transfer letter
  • Club memberships in case you need to close them
  • Magazine and newsletter publications in case you need to change addresses

Have you transferred these services

  • Gas
  • Cable Television/Satellite television
  • Internet Subscription

Remember to

Keep a separate bag for all important documents and valuables such as passports and tickets in your personal luggage so they are not accidentally packed.

Packing Tips

This following list of comprehensive packing tips for Mumbai and the entire Metro cities and is intended primarily for long-distance moving. Local moves will require less preparation.

The two main basic principles of packing are:
1. Everything that fits in a box should be in a box.
2. If you can move it, so can we.

Here are item-by-item suggestions: Bedding We can pack your mattresses and box springs in clean mattress cartons for a small additional charge. If you choose not to have them packed in cardboard cartons, they can be wrapped in plastic as well. You can also leave the fitted sheets on for some added protection. Blankets and Pillows Larger cartons are used to pack these items or you may pack them into furniture drawers. Books should be packed tightly in a small carton that can be sealed or tied. Wrap valuable books individually. Do not pack above the top edge of the carton. Loaded cartons should weigh no more than 30-35 pounds each. Remember, if you can move them, so can we! Clothing Hanging clothes Abode Relocation packer and mover offers wardrobe cartons that allow hanging clothing to remain hanging inside the carton and arrive wrinkle-free at your new home – a portable closet. We can rent the wardrobes cartons for your use the day of the move or you can purchase them if you need them for multiple days and/or want to keep them. If you do not choose these cartons, you could pack the dry cleaned articles in suit carriers (suitcase) or use a large carton to fold them once. Clothing in drawers Normally, it is okay to leave lightweight clothing that is already in furniture drawers there for the move. We will shrinkwrap the dresser to make sure the drawers remain closed. Other clothing items All clothing must be packed into cardboard or plastic bins for shipping. Do not use plastic bags since the loading crew needs to stack the various items in the moving van. Clocks Grandfather or Grandmother Clocks A professional clock serviceman should be engaged to remove the pendulum and secure the works for shipping. If you choose to service the clock yourself, remove the pendulum and secure it tightly to the inside of the clock frame for maximum protection. Pack the weights in small cartons and mark accordingly.

Wall Clock and Mantle clock If the clock is valuable, a professional clock serviceman should be engaged to prepare for shipping and packing. Otherwise, you should remove the pendulum or batteries and pack in the correct size carton. Anniversary Clock Secure the small wire and globe for safe handling. Furniture Drawers You may pack lightweight items such as blankets, pillows, cushions, and other small articles in single dresser drawers. Double and triple dresser drawers should be empty for moving since they are very heavy. Remove all liquids, breakables, firearms, and other miscellaneous items from furniture drawers for a safe move. Food Dispose of food in open containers that might spill while being packed or during the move. Perishable food should never be stored or shipped. We are not responsible for damage done by spilling food. Fragile Articles Breakables Sets of china, stemware, glassware, vases, cookie jars, small pictures, and other breakables items should be wrapped very carefully and individually. They should be packed in the strongest carton for maximum protection. Sometimes, it is a good idea to pack these fragile items into a smaller carton and then pack that carton inside the larger carton. This allows the best protection for shipping. Toilet paper could be used on the very small and pointed items first and then the normal wrapping paper should be used to finish the protection or wrapping before packing into a carton. Remember, china / flat glass is strongest when it is properly wrapped with packing paper and stood upright in the carton. Kitchen Cookware Kitchen Utensils All kitchen utensils should be cleaned and dry before packing. Use tape to cover very sharp edges and pack in such a way to keep the point from piercing packing carton or plastic bin. Packing knives and other sharp objects in Tupperware or a metal baking dish is a very safe way to keep the points from piercing the carton while being moved. Pots and Pans Countertop AppliancesAll pots and pans should be cleaned and dried before packing. Pack heaviest pots or pans on the bottom of carton and then pack the lighter pots or pans near the top. Use a medium size carton since they can become heavy. Wrap each item with paper before placing into carton. Countertop Appliances All countertop appliances should be cleaned and dried before packing. Use extra packing paper to protect legs, knobs, and glass containers. Use a medium size carton since these items are normally heavy.

Lamps Table Lamps Remove the finial and lampshade from the base. It is usually best to reattach the finial to the metal bracket and remove the bracket from the lamp base for safe packing. Wrap the lamp base in several layers of packing paper for maximum cushioning. Pack the lamp base in a heavy-duty carton with some height. It is best to pack the lamp base inside the carton on its base, standing up. Lampshades Pack the lampshade in another carton from the lamp base. If the sizing is okay, you could safely pack several lampshades together in the same carton. Place packing paper between each shade to protect the fabric. Do not wedge into the carton. Floor Lamp Remove the finial and lampshade from the top of the floor lamp. It is usually best to reattach the finial to the metal bracket and remove from the top of the floor lamp. If possible, disassemble floor lamp and pack in a carton for safe moving. The more valuable floor lamps will not come apart but they usually have a very strong frame. Linens Pack table and bed linens in strong cartons, plastic bins or trunks lined with clean paper. Do not use old newspaper for packing paper since the ink will smear or dis-color. Liquids Bleaches, oil (cooking and motor), LPG tanks, gasoline products, pressurized containers (hair spray, etc), and other related items are not accepted by the Mover for shipping. They should be safely discarded. Some products may be considered Hazardous Material by Public Safety laws. Matches and batteries should be moved by the Owner, too. Motorized Items Yard Equipment Riding mowers push mowers, weed eaters, and other motorized equipment should be cleaned and dry before shipping on the moving van. It is a good idea to drain the oil, fuel, and other liquids from these items before shipping. If draining these liquids is not possible, wrap with plastic to keep the fluids from spilling or leaking in the moving van. Be sure to leave an air hole at the top.

Automobiles and other vehicles All vehicles should have no more than an eighth of a tank of fuel for shipping. Tires need to be at the manufacturers set limits and in good shape. Brakes should be operable for safe handling on and off the moving van. Copy of the title is not required on intrastate moves. Sometimes, a rollback truck is engaged at additional costs to load and unload unsafe or very heavy vehicles from the moving van. Pictures, Mirrors, and Paintings Larger pictures, mirrors or paintings It is always the safest method of packing to pack larger pictures, mirrors or paintings individually in a specialized carton (mirror carton). If you choose not to use the specialized carton, wrap the large picture, painting, or mirror in a blanket or other type of heavy material and tie or tape the covering very tight. Very valuable oil paintings or other pictures should be crated for safe handling. Smaller Pictures The small or medium size pictures should be individually wrapped and packed in a strong and secure container (plastic bin or cardboard). Placing smaller pictures in between the folds of linens in furniture drawers will work, as a safe method of moving if does not create excessive weight in the furniture item. Stereo and Computer Media and Equipment CD discs, vinyl albums, tapes, other media The best method of packing these items are to stack on its end inside the container (plastic bin or cardboard) in layers. Use paper to protect covers and to cushion the layers. Do not exceed 25-35 pounds per container. The Owner should move very valuable items personally and in a climate-controlled environment. Stereo Equipment Original cartons that were designed by the manufacturer should always be used for the maximum protection of all stereo equipment. The Styrofoam material is custom-fitted and allows the best possible protection during shipping. Computer Systems The original manufacturer shipping container should always be used to secure computer equipment for safe handling. If the original carton is not available, wrap each unit in heavy-duty paper or cloth to cushion and pack inside a strong container (plastic bin or cardboard). All software should be downloaded and moved personally by the Owner. The toner should be removed from printers to eliminate possible spillage of the powdered ink.

Rugs Oriental rugs A professional appraisal firm should appraise very valuable rugs and a copy of the appraisal should be presented to our office for proper coverage if you choose additional valuation coverage. These rugs should be tightly rolled with a heavy-duty cardboard cylinder. If this is not possible, the rug should be wrapped tightly and wrapped in heavy-duty brown paper for added protection. Area and other rugs All rugs should be tightly rolled and secured for ease of handling during the move. If rugs are to be laid at the new home, inform Mover to load last and unload first. Remove all tacks or other sharp items. Silverware Place all silverware in the original carton, if possible. If original cartons are not available, wrap each item in tissue paper or cloth (brown flannel) or soft paper. Pack in a small carton and then pack in a larger carton or plastic bin for maximum protection. Create a detailed list of the silverware and present it to our office for proper coverage if you select additional valuation coverage. Valuables You should remove and secure all jewelry, watches, money, legal documents, software disc, stamp collections, birth certificates, liquor, hard-drive data, and other valuables. If moved on the moving truck, we cannot be responsible for such items. You should keep these items in your possession at all times until safe and secure in your new home. Should you decide to do all or part of your own packing, you should do so with care. Use good strong containers with secure tops (plastic bins or cardboard). You may obtain these containers at many retailers or from us. You will save money by doing your own packing, however, on “Owner-packed containers” We cannot be responsible for the condition of the contents, however, we are responsible for the condition of the carton.

Appliance Moving It is your responsibility to see that all mechanical, electrical or electronic equipment is properly serviced (unhooked and prepared for moving) for shipping prior to the arrival of the moving van and crew. Appliance servicing is at your expense. Disconnections of these appliances and the re-connection should be arranged with an authorized appliance dealer or a third party appliance firm that specializes in appliance servicing for relocations. We may perform a limited level of appliance service to disconnect it from its source (electrical, water or gas). If we do disconnect or re-connect appliances from their connections, leaks are always possible and we cannot assume any risk or liability for leaks. In addition, there may be some local codes that may affect the connections of appliances. Remember, for safe moving of those appliances needing disconnection service, the units should be prepared prior to the arrival of the moving van and then re-connection service for the units at the destination. The unit(s) should reach room temperature before plugging in or hooking up. Air Conditioners If possible, disconnection of the air conditioner and the re-connection should be arranged with an authorized appliance Dealer or a third party appliance firm that specializes in appliance servicing for relocations. Sealed units should be bolted down. Dryers If possible, disconnection of the dryer and the re-connection should be arranged with an authorized appliance Dealer or a third party appliance firm that specializes in appliance servicing for relocations. If not, the Owner is responsible for the connections. Always check to make sure that the plugs will work in your new home. It is a good idea to replace the dryer vent hose while moving. Secure knobs with masking tape.

Freezers If possible, disconnection of the freezer and the re-connection should be arranged with an authorized appliance Dealer or a third party appliance firm that specializes in appliance servicing for relocations. If not, the Owner is responsible for the connections. The unit (a chest or stand up model) should be allowed to dry as much as possible before loading on the van. Units must be dry for long-term storage prior to the arrival of the moving van and crew. Baking soda box or coffee (poured into a sock and tied) could be placed inside the unit for a fresh smell. Stereo and Computer Equipment Usually, you will un-hook all of the wirings on the stereos and the computer systems. If this is not possible, a third-party firm that specializes in this level of service should be engaged to disconnect or re-connect. It is your responsibility to have this type of equipment ready for the Movers to pack or already have packed in the original manufacturers shipping containers including the Styrofoam cushioning. All valuable playing media and software should be removed and handled personally by you. Refrigerators If possible, disconnection of the refrigerator(s) with icemakers and the re-connection of the ice maker should be arranged with an authorized appliance Dealer or a third party appliance firm that specializes in appliance servicing for relocations. If not, you are responsible for the connections. Units need to be as dry as possible and the inside shelving and trays should be secured for shipping. Baking soda box or coffee (poured into a sock and tied) could be placed inside the unit for a fresh smell. Check the height of the cabinet at your new home to make sure it is high enough. Icemaker water line should be capped off once disconnection is made. Check the icemaker connection in your new home to proper alignment and hookup. Locate the cut-off value to the ice maker.

Stoves If possible, disconnection of the gas or electric stove and the re-connection should be arranged with an authorized appliance Dealer or a third party appliance firm that specializes in appliance servicing for relocations. If not, you are responsible for the connections. Make sure gas lines are shut off tight and capped. Make sure cookware is removed from the drawer, if any. Secure stove eyes and protect knobs with masking tape. Remove all loose parts and pack carefully in a small to medium size carton. Televisions Big Screen TVs If possible, disconnection of the big-screen TV and the re-connection should be arranged with an authorized appliance Dealer or a third party appliance firm that specializes in appliance servicing for relocations. If not, it is your responsibility to make these connections. The huge screen needs to be protected by wrapping a soft cloth around the set and using cardboard to cover the screen. Use packing tape or string to keep the cloth and cardboard tight to the unit. The unit should reach room temperature before plugging in. Plasma TV screens If possible, disconnection of plasma TV screens and the re-connection should be arranged with an authorized appliance Dealer or a third party appliance firm that specializes in appliance servicing for relocations. If not, it is the Owner’s responsibility to make these connections. The original manufacturers original shipping container including the Styrofoam cushioning must be used for shipping. Check with us, as some Movers will not accept these units for moving. If it is not packed, we will do our best to protect it with padding, shrink wrap and cardboard. We can provide specialized cartons for flat screen and plasma type TV’s for an additional charge. Portable and Console TVs Modern sets require no special servicing. Unplug, wrap cord and secure to set is usually all of the pre-move work that needs to be done on these units. Protect knobs if needed with masking tape or other material.

Washers Top loading and front-loading machines If possible, disconnection of the washer and the re-connection should be arranged with an authorized appliance Dealer or a third party appliance firm that specializes in appliance servicing for relocations. If not, it is your responsibility to make these connections. The water hook up hoses and the drain hose must be drained usually in a bucket once they are unhooked from the spigots. Make sure the faucet is turned off and if possible, capped (consider using a top to a plastic bottle used for sodas or water). Movers have “washer-paks” that they will use to secure the tub while in transit for a small fee. The Owner can secure the washer by taping cardboard inside the tub between the frame and the top of the tub to secure the unit.

Contact us for a FREE Packing Estimate We can help you with any packing question as well as provide you a free estimate for packing and moving. Call us today at 868 999 8800 to learn about our specials and how we can help with your move.

Office Moving Tips

Initial Preparation: 3 – 6 Months Before Moving Day
Determine the company’s budget for the move.
Confirm the number of employees that will be moving.
Acquire floor plans for your old and new offices.
Create an office floor plan for your new location.
Decide whether or not you want to have employees pack their work areas.
Contact your current and proposed building management and go over any moving rules or regulations and requirements.
Contact a Professional Office Moving Company.
Acquire at least 3 moving quotes.
Research each company.
Make sure that you are using a certified moving company.
Review your moving insurance options.
Once you’ve selected a company, make a reservation with them ASAP.

Near-Term Preparation: 1 – 2 Months Before Moving Day

Meet with all employees to review the move and go over responsibilities and procedures.
Contact building and utility services and make arrangements for telephone, internet and trash services to be transferred and set up at your new property, if needed.
Notify all affected and interested parties about your move.
Update Just Dial, Indiamart Listings.
Notify Post Office
Update Advertising
Work with Your Art Department (stationery, business cards, signs, etc)
Update ROC, State and Local business registrations dept.
Update your Website
Purchase moving/packing supplies if you are planning on doing your own packing. This list should include: boxes, paper, tape, markers and label. Abode Relocation packer and mover offers free delivery for all packing materials and supplies.

2-3 Days Before Moving Day

Distribute labels, cartons, and packing materials supplied by the moving company and begin packing non-essential items.
Compile an inventory list. Organize this by room/office and boxes within the room. Make note of every piece of furniture, artwork, and miscellaneous items. Include your technology equipment that will be relocated as well.
Label all furniture and items to be moved.
When your floor plan is labelled and ready. Name the rooms/offices and label everything being moved with its destination room. This will increase the efficiency of the unloading process.
Make sure that everything is packed into labelled boxes.
Make sure the furniture is labelled and accessible to the movers.
Double check to make sure that utility services have been taken care of.
Arrange parking and elevator reservations, if required, at both the point of origin and the destination.
If the movers are handling your technology equipment, be sure that all units are backed up, powered down, and ready for transit.

Moving Day

Coordinate with the building engineers to make sure the loading dock is ready and the elevators have their protective padding in place.
Meet the moving crew at the point of origin.
Provide copies of floor plans to everyone.
Be on hand to answer any questions from the movers.
Make sure all pathways and clear and safe.
Clean up the old office as you go.
If you are doing your own packing, follow your office moving checklist to account for everything. Try to being unpacking before your full staff comes back to work to make the environment more welcoming.
Have an open box for last minute items. We like to call this the ‘NOW’ box. It should be the last box out and the first box in. Put things like the remotes, keys, some common hand tools and any nuts and bolts, screws and any other loose parts that you will need right away at the new place.
Think about all of the great things that you will say about how well your move went and what a good job Abode Relocation packer and mover did for you!

Contact Us for a FREE Office Move Estimate

Call us at 704 565 3713 to discuss your office move.  Our expertise will help guide you to a smooth and worry-free move.  We’ll provide you with a free estimate so you know exactly what to expect from our first call to various points as your move day approaches.  We’ll get you there.

Disposal Services

Disposal Services

GET ‘CASH FROM YOUR TRASH’ WITH Saathee DISPOSAL SERVICESDe-Clutter Your Life – Use Our Disposal Services Saathee provides re-purposeful disposal services Mumbai, of unwanted items for those who wish to get rid of unwanted furniture, cloths, loose items, junk, clutter and even trash before, during or after your residential or commercial move Mumbai. Let us help you de-clutter your life and make it all go away! It’s easy to accumulate a lot of “stuff” over the years. At some point we all need to go through our home and get rid of unwanted and unnecessary items. As an experienced disposal service Mumbai, Our Saathee will come to your home and remove unwanted belongings: from broken toys and furniture to plain old junk from the basement, garage and your apartment. Our comprehensive disposal service Mumbai gives you peace of mind knowing you have an outlet for everything causing clutter in your life.

Just let our professionals know where it should go! We’ll haul it away and leave a clean home behind so you can start fresh or make a dent in your moving prep tasks. We can load your unwanted items as part of a move or simply take them away for sale, recycling, donation or trash; we try to find a new home for everything; in fact, less than 1% of our items end up in a bin! We can also bring your items to our professional storage warehouse in Mumbai for temporary or long-term storage in case you just can’t bear to part with them.

What We Take Hiring our experienced Saathee disposal team providing disposal services in Mumbai and the Metro location area means you can finally get rid of the clutter that’s been building up in your home so you don’t have to move it to your new location. There are very few exceptions as to what we can’t remove, such as paint and oil, but the list of things we WILL take is long:
1. Furniture
2. Appliances
3. Electronics recycling
4. Carpet and Rugs
5. Construction debris
6. Mattresses
7. Tire recycling
8. Office equipment
9. Old books, magazines, etc.
10. Household items
11. Clothing
12. Broken toys and sports equipment
Decor Call Saathee to discuss the items that you want us to take off your hands. If you have belongings that you still want but don’t want to live with any longer, we also provide transportation and storage in Mumbai and major Metro cities. You can keep those items in storage for the long term or you can leave them there temporarily until you can complete your residential or commercial move.

Get a Free Quote on Removal of Unwanted Items
You can get a free estimate today by calling us at 704 565 3713 or by filling out our online free quote request form.

Handyman Services

Our Skilled Professionals Can Help You With All Odds And Ends Jobs.
Capable Of Doing A Range Of Jobs With Efficiency, Our Handyman Services Are Able To Provide Dismantling And Reassembling Services, Mounting And Dismounting Of Tv’s, Crating And Un-crating Services & Furniture Repair

How we work
Hiring a service should be easy. Here’s what you can expect when you hire us. Scheduling with Abode Relocation packer and mover is easy. Just one simple phone call 868 999 8800 hires a seasoned professional who will care for your home like you deserve. You can schedule today by clicking Book an appointment. Unless special arrangements are made in advance, you should be home during the scheduled appointment. If you prefer an estimate, in most cases we can provide a general price estimate over the phone.

The Arrival
Abode Relocation vendor arrives at the scheduled appointment time in a clearly marked uniform with a variety of tools and supplies. You will be assigned a technician skilled in the work to be done. Your technician will be wearing a uniform and will review the job with you to confirm the length of time needed and the price to complete the job and then start working on your project. Our technicians have an average of 7 years of experience in the trades and are fully professional. If the work to be done requires more than a single handyman, your local Abode Relocation packer and mover office will have set the expectation that additional uniformed Abode Relocation packer and mover technicians will be sent.

The work
We’re happy to work with whatever materials you supply – paint that you want to be used, kitchen tile or light bulbs that you have purchased. If there are additional materials needed for your job, there are a couple options:
1. Have Abode Relocation packer and mover pick up the materials for you for an additional fee.
2. Our technician can begin work on your project while you do the shopping for any additional materials your technician needs to complete the job.
When you hire Abode Relocation packer and mover, you and your property are protected. Abode Relocation packer and mover technicians are fully insured for accidental damage and workers’ compensation. If one of our handymen is injured while performing work in your home or business, you are free of liability.

Payment for work completed
Most often, services are billed at an hourly rate or fixed price. The benefit you receive is that you only pay for the time required to complete the work. Payment is expected at the completion of work unless other arrangements have been made with the local business office. Our work is backed by our done right guarantee: After we leave your home, if you find a problem with the workmanship performed, simply call 868 999 8800 the office and we will return to address the problem.

Residential Moving Tips

Make Your Move LESS Stressful1. Don’t wait until the night before to start your packing! You’ll probably quickly realize that you have much more to go through than originally thought.
2. Start your packing with the areas and the contents of your home that are the least often used, saving your food and other necessities for last.
3. Linens, stuffed animals and other like items can be placed in plastic bags which will allow for extra cushioning for your belongings.
4. Pack all heavy items at the bottom of your boxes but do not place any heavy items with your breakables. Tape all boxes at the top and bottom. Double tape the bottoms of all heavy boxes for better support.
5. Use the appropriate boxes for the items you are packing. Place books in small book boxes and not large dish cartons. Filling large boxes with all books makes for extra work for anyone moving. All items have specific boxes to be placed in. Tips like this will help your residential moving in Delhi NCR or anywhere go more smoothly.

 Moving Day
1. Complete all packing as best as possible prior to the start of the move. If boxes are packed, cabinets and shelves are cleared out and ready to be moved then the time of your move will be substantially less.
2. If you are moving in/out of an apartment or Studio, try to reserve an elevator or loading dock as early in advance as possible.
3. Reserve a parking area if possible. The closer the truck can be the easier the move will be

Appliances
1. You can disconnect washers and dryers the day of the move but only if the dryer is not gas. Gas appliances need to be serviced by a licensed gas company.
2. Allow adequate time for your refrigerators and freezers to defrost so unplug them the night before or as early as possible prior to the move.

Contact Us for a FREE Residential Moving Estimate
Abode Relocation packer and mover has the experience and quality of service to make your move a smooth one. Call us today at 868 999 8800 to get a free quote and to learn more about how we can help you with your move.

Moves to Self-Storage

Make Your Move LESS Stressful1. Don’t wait until the night before to start your packing! You’ll probably quickly realize that you have much more to go through than originally thought.
2. Start your packing with the areas and the contents of your home that are the least often used, saving your food and other necessities for last.
3. Linens, stuffed animals and other like items can be placed in plastic bags which will allow for extra cushioning for your belongings.
4. Pack all heavy items at the bottom of your boxes but do not place any heavy items with your breakables. Tape all boxes at the top and bottom. Double tape the bottoms of all heavy boxes for better support.
5. Use the appropriate boxes for the items you are packing. Place books in small book boxes and not large dish cartons. Filling large boxes with all books makes for extra work for anyone moving. All items have specific boxes to be placed in. Tips like this will help your residential moving in Delhi NCR or anywhere go more smoothly.

 Moving Day
1. Complete all packing as best as possible prior to the start of the move. If boxes are packed, cabinets and shelves are cleared out and ready to be moved then the time of your move will be substantially less.
2. If you are moving in/out of an apartment or Studio, try to reserve an elevator or loading dock as early in advance as possible.
3. Reserve a parking area if possible. The closer the truck can be the easier the move will be

Appliances
1. You can disconnect washers and dryers the day of the move but only if the dryer is not gas. Gas appliances need to be serviced by a licensed gas company.
2. Allow adequate time for your refrigerators and freezers to defrost so unplug them the night before or as early as possible prior to the move.

Contact Us for a FREE Residential Moving Estimate
Abode Relocation packer and mover has the experience and quality of service to make your move a smooth one. Call us today at 868 999 8800 to get a free quote and to learn more about how we can help you with your move.