Moving Tips

Tips for Turning your New House into a Home

Author: Sagar Thosar

Check out the best moving tips before you shift

Moving tips for shifting within the city.
Packing tips for relocating outside the city.
Moving and packing tips for international relocations.
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To help you settle in at your new house, we’ve made a checklist of things you must do after the move.

Here are the 6 moving tips you must execute right after you move

Moving Tips #1: Clean the new house

The house must’ve been vacant for a while. Even if you’ve managed to get it cleaned a few days before you moved, you should still sweep and mop the floor. Don’t go overboard. Just a quick brush should be fine.

Moving Tips #2: Unpack the boxes

The movers will unpack and rearrange your furniture and heavy boxes. But you still need to look after your personal bags and boxes. Which is why it is important that you pack a separate bag which has everything you need for the night. Before you call it a day, unpack this box so you won’t have to spend the night being uncomfortable. Or wake up in the morning and running all over the new house looking for what you need.

Moving Tips #3: Set up utilities

If possible, set up electricity, water, gas, internet and telephone connections before you move. But if that isn’t possible, make it the first thing on your to-do list now.

This is one of the most important things you’ll need after moving. The sooner you get your electricity, water, gas and internet connections, the better it will be for you.

Moving Tips #4: Arrange your clothes

Not having your clothes arranged in the wardrobe will only make getting ready every day difficult. It’s best to not delay it. In fact, this should be one of the first things on your to-do list.

In between all the chaos and other important things that need to be taken care of, this might not seem so important. But trust me, once you have this sorted, everything else will get so much simpler.

Moving Tips #5: Change your postal address

Have you informed all your friends and relatives that you’re moving? It’s okay if you haven’t had the time. It’s also perfectly okay if, in all the chaos, you forgot to inform some friends or relatives. Now would be a great time to let them know.

Calling up everyone may not be too convenient. You could send an email. Or even better, share your new address in the family Whatsapp group. This way, no one will be left out.

Next, you’ll need to change your address and other details in your documents like Passport, Bank Account, PAN Card and Aadhaar Card. All of this can easily be done online. If you still need help, hire a local agent.

Moving Tips #6: Get to know your city

Now that you’ve moved and settled in at your new home comfortably, it’s time to explore your new city. The best way to make your new city feel like home is getting to know the city well. To help you with this, we’ve put together useful city guides about major cities in India. It has all the information you need to live comfortably.

Where will you go shopping? Where will your kids go to school? What is the weather in the new city like? How will you travel around the city? The city guide has answers to all your questions.

We keep updating the list regularly. So, if your city isn’t already there, just write to us and we’ll add it.

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Where do you wish to move your home?

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2. Move your home from one city to another Indian city?

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  1. Begin your house shift with finding a new house on rent or for sale in your new locality, or city. Put an entire team of trusted realtors to find it for you, quickly and efficiently.
  2. Plan to rent furniture, appliances, or vehicles in your new city. Discover why renting is smarter than buying.
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  4. Benefit from Glovve’s car transportation service to shift your car, bike, or SUV safely. Experienced movers stand by.
  5. Think of storing household items that you do not use often, but are too precious to dispose of, in our state-of-the-art storage facilities. Improve your living space and reduce the clutter.
  6. Take advantage of our new home settling-in services to ease into your new house. Find maids, plumbers, electricians and more without hassles.
  7. And finally, if you wish to move your business, or office, explore Glovve’s Office Shifting services.

More Moving Tips

1. Moving tips for not losing your cool when shifting house

2. Moving tips to relocate to a new city with minimum stress

3. Moving tips for bike shifting in India

4. Moving tips for shifting to a new home

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