Whether it’s a top college in India or a great new job that’s got you getting ready to move to Pune, you’re super excited to head to the city. The so-called Oxford of the East and one of the best places for young people to live in India, is now going to be the stage for your growth. And even better, you’ve already found a 1BHK flat on rent in Pune and you’re about to start packing. But wait! What if you make a mistake? What if you’re not fully ready? And is there anything you should be prepared for before you uproot yourself and move to another city? If those are some worries on your mind, we’ve got your back. We want to help you make your move to Pune in the easiest and most-hassle freeway. That’s why we’ve brought you a list of the commonly made moving mistakes that you should try to avoid:
We know you’re probably thinking this is a typo but hear us out. You DON’T want to pack up all your stuff before you move to Pune. Think about it, no matter how minimalist you think your life is, you probably have more belongings than you need or use. So instead of packing it all into a bunch of boxes and stressing out over how to move them, use this as a chance to declutter your life too. Before you start packing up for Pune, spend some time segregating your belongings. Throw out any junk or broken items and set aside things in good condition for resale or donation. This will free up a lot of space, reduce the amount you have to pack and can even help you earn some extra cash. And we’re not just talking about doing this with your clothes, this applies to everything you own – books, furniture, and kitchen items too!
Not organising your belongings
When it comes to packing for a move, one of the biggest mistakes that you make is packing all your belongings haphazardly. This might seem convenient in the moment, especially when you’re in a rush, but you’re going to regret it when you need to unpack your stuff in Pune. Instead, make sure that you’re taking the time to organise and properly pack your things so that they remain undamaged during the move. One of the ways to do this is to organise your belongings according to the rooms that they should be placed in. Group them accordingly and place them in boxes. Don’t be afraid to use your items as packing materials too – for example, you can use some big pots to store all your kitchen spices or use your towels and linens to wrap up fragile or glass items.
Forgetting about the first week
Moving can be a hectic process. And once you reach Pune, you’re going to have even more stuff to do. Talking with your landlord, checking out the flat, setting up your utilities, all of this is going to take a lot of time and energy. Which means that it can take you a while to actually start and finish unpacking. So, if you don’t want to be scrambling through twelve different boxes every time you want to brush your teeth, we recommend packing a separate bag for your first week. This should include a few sets of clothes, toiletries and other essentials, your devices and chargers, as well as any valuables and important documents. You can use this bag in case it takes you a while to finish unpacking or if there is any delay with the arrival of your belongings. Keep it with you at all times during your move and you’ll be good to go.
Trying to DIY it
You might think that moving into a 1BHK in Pune for rent isn’t too difficult of a job to pull off by yourself. But before you actually decide to DIY the move, we recommend that you seriously consider the effort, time and logistics required to nail the process. You’re going to need packing materials, supplies, vehicles and permits in order to move all your belongings and you’ll have to do all the heavy lifting by yourself. Not to mention, that if anything gets damaged in the process, you’ll be responsible. Instead of trying to carry the whole world on your shoulders, leave this job to the pros. They’re going to be able to do a quick and hassle-free job and ensure that your belongings are moved quickly and safely, leaving you to focus on other aspects of the move. Just make sure that you book your moving company early on so that you don’t end up paying rush shipping charges.
And there you have it. These are the top mistakes that you should avoid when it comes to moving to a new city like Pune. Good luck and happy moving!