Relocating To Another City: A Bachelor’s Guide

Moving up the professional ladder can get tough, particularly when promotions include relocating to another city. Shifting a home is not an easy thing to do, even if you live all by yourself with a few things you call your own. We understand and we’d like to help with this easy checklist for a smooth and hassle-free experience of moving to a new city.

First things first, you should hire a packer and mover service as soon as possible. On Urban Company you can easily find 4+ star rated Packers and Movers, who offer high quality services at standardised rates.

In this post we will cover:
Before Relocating to Another City
– How to pack and move smoothly
– List of things to keep handy
– Before you vacate

After Relocating to Another City
– Settling in Your New Home

How to Pack and Move Smoothly

This is the hardest part of the process and you’re probably wondering where to start. Here’s what you need to do:-

Hire Packers and Movers
Now you can spend a lot of time on the internet finding a trusted packers and movers service that offers top quality services, does a professional job, has affordable rates, and has positive customer reviews. Or you could simply use Urban Company for hiring packers and movers in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and other metro cities, that tick all the above mentioned criteria.

Read more on how to hire reliable packers and movers.

Make Lists
Even if you’ve never been the most organised person in the world, this is a good time to try. Before your hire packers and movers on Urban Company, make a list of all the items that will be packed. Best way to do it is to go room by room. These lists can be shared with your Packer and Mover to give an estimate of how much the service will costs and how many vehicles will be needed for transportation.

Pro Tip: Tape your lists to the right boxes. This way, you can open the boxes you require first instead of wasting time opening up random boxes. Read more on packing and moving tips.

Lighten the Load
Inventory checks are also a good opportunity to de-clutter. Give away old clothes, furniture and other non-essential items. Rule of thumb, if you haven’t used something in 1 year, you probably never will so best give it away. Not only will this reduce the number of boxes you need to shift but also cut down your shifting costs.

Separate Important Documents
While doing your inventory check, find and place essential documents and papers in a separate folder.

Pack a Box of Essential Items
Pack a carton with a few things you would need as soon as reach your new home, like toiletries (tooth brush, tooth paste, hand sanitiser, and liquid soap), first aid box, and phone/laptop chargers plus other important gadgets.

List of things to keep handy:

  1. Emergency first aid box
  2. A separate box of toiletries containing tooth brush, tooth paste, hand sanitiser, and liquid soap
  3. Pen and paper
  4. ATM cards and other important cards you might require
  5. Chargers and other important gadget you need

Why You Should Book Packers and Movers on Urban Company

  1. Trusted and verified professionals
  2. Use good quality of packing materials and ensure a break proof packaging of all your items
  3. Our prices are competitive enough
  4. Upto Rs 10,000 insurance to cover up any damage that might have been caused during the move

Below is a rate card of Urban Company’s Packers and movers service:

Table: Packers and Movers Rates on Urban Company

AhmedabadRs 3,500 – 4,500Rs 5,000 – 6,500Rs 7,000 – 9,000

City Few Items 1 BHK 2 BHK
Delhi Rs 3,500 – 5,000 Rs 5,500 – 7,000 Rs 7,500 – 9,500
Mumbai Rs 3,500 – 5,000 Rs 5,500 – 7,000 Rs 7,500 – 9,500
Bangalore Rs 3,500 – 4,500 Rs 5,000 – 6,500 Rs 7,500 – 9,000
Chennai Rs 3,500 – 4,500 Rs 5,000 – 6,500 Rs 7,500 – 9,000
Pune Rs 3,500 – 4,500 Rs 5,000 – 6,500 Rs 7,000 – 9,000
Kolkata Rs 3,500 – 4,500 Rs 5,000 – 6,500 Rs 7,000 – 9,000
Hyderabad Rs 3,500 – 4,500 Rs 5,000 – 6,500 Rs 7,000 – 9,000

Note: Rates are for within-city transfers.

Before you vacate

Here’s a small checklist of things to do before you vacate your old house:

1. Pay your dues
Pay all important bills for electricity, rent or anything you might have skipped.

2. Transfer LPG connection
Be sure to transfer your LPG gas connection from one agency to another. These are the documents you would require:
– Identity proof
– Address proof
– Gas book
– Gas regulator
– Gas connection voucher (the two-page document received when you received your gas connection)

3. Get your DTH service transferred

4. Get your vehicle registered
If you have a vehicle, get it registered in the new city. Since different cities have different rules and regulation for regarding vehicle registration, do some research beforehand.

Settling in Your New Home

Setting up your new home can be as overwhelming as packing it. Here’s how you can get started:

Get Your New apartment Cleaned Inside Out, Outside In
Take starting on clean slate literally and get your house thoroughly cleaned. Now you could do this the hard way i.e. do it yourself which is high on effort and time consumed. OR, you can let Urban Company do it for you. Book house cleaning services on Urban Company and while get your house ready to settle in, you can use the time to do other important things we mentioned on the list.

Get a Pest Control Service
You don’t want unwanted house guests, it’s best to make your new home pest free . You can hire Urban Company’s pest control service to get general pest control or special service to target rodents, termites and cockroaches.

Check All Major Appliances
If you have moved some major appliances like TV, Fridge and washing machine, make sure you check them for any damage that might have been caused during the move, before having them installed.

Unbox and Set Up Your House
Based on the inventory prepared earlier open each box according to when you need. You can then start by organizing your kitchen and bedrooms and the rest of the house.

Hope you find these tips were useful. If there is anything else you want to know let us know in the comment section below.


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