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Planning to shift within Kolkata or outside Kolkata? We, at UrbanClap have a team of best packers and movers in Kolkata. All our affordable packers and movers in Kolkata are verified and government-licensed to ensure you have a smooth relocation service in Kolkata. We value the requirements of our customers and make sure that all of them are fulfilled. You may book the best relocation services in Kolkata as per your convenience and all the facilities will be available at your doorstep. We provide the best car relocation service and the best bike relocation service. In general, we connect you to the best packers and movers in Kolkata who offer the best relocation services in Kolkata. Let UrbanClap be your one stop for all shifting. Connect with us today and get the best relocation services in Kolkata.

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109 Packers and Movers in Kolkata

  • United Relocation and StorageUnited Relocation and Storage
    United Relocation and Storage
    Kolkata
    4.5
    (65 reviews) Hired 60 times on UrbanClap
    • ag
      abin guptahired United Relocation and Storage
      4.0

      I would have given excellent because the labours did an outstanding job. They were well behaved, well trained and all the luggages were packed, unpacked and sorted out exactly how it was promised by the owner of this packers Mr. Mohamed Ali. But unfortunately it was not hassle free as lot of things were changed at the last minute. Even the date of relocation was changed at the last minute due to various reasons (and I being out of town, could not verify the actual authenticity of the reasons). The final charge too was changed (an extra truck was required on the day) as the owner could not give the exact count of boxes during the survey. Nonetheless, happy and satisfied with their services and I would recommend them to others as well.

    • ps
      punit sultaniahired United Relocation and Storage
      5.0

      Pretty good service, timely arrival and no damaged goods in the transit is commendable. MR Ali was very helpful.

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  • BD Gupta Packers & MoversBD Gupta Packers & Movers
    BD Gupta Packers & Movers
    New Alipore, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
    4.7
    (50 reviews) Hired 42 times on UrbanClap
    • dc
      debashis chandahired BD Gupta Packers & Movers
      5.0

      the packing was done in a professional way lead by vicky and his team . it was worth the money and the behaviour was proffesional

    • ra
      richa anandhired BD Gupta Packers & Movers
      5.0

      The service was excellent. They packed and unpacked things very quickly. Carpenter was extra careful during disbandling and assembling the furnitures. Everything was intact and as is, the service was worth for money.

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  • Trusty Packers & MoversTrusty Packers & Movers
    Trusty Packers & Movers
    Bright Street, Park Circus, Ballygunge, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
    4.6
    (47 reviews) Hired 36 times on UrbanClap
    • hj
      himadri jenahired Trusty Packers & Movers
      5.0

      Loved their service with on time. The owner is awesme and literally managed everything in professional way and was not hassle at all in shifting. All my items were safely handled also they did not charge anything extra.. What was said from before they have done dat. Really Happy with the experience and hiring. Would love to hire you again.

    • ag
      abhishek guptahired Trusty Packers & Movers
      5.0

      Excellent work.. very helpful workers.. very securely packed all the items .. I m very Happy from there work.. keep it up

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  • Express Cargo Packers and MoversExpress Cargo Packers and Movers
    Express Cargo Packers and Movers
    Kolkata
    4.1
    (46 reviews) Hired 45 times on UrbanClap
    • kp
      komal priyahired Express Cargo Packers and Movers
      4.0

      It was a good experience.. The price was less as compared to others...they were 5 members altogether and completed the work In a day itself which was Grt as the distance to be transferred was 180 kms... Started off at 9 in the morning and finished unloading at 11 night... I wish my wardrobe had not suffered scratches... Overall I ll haven't unpacked anything yet.. So yet to see.... Till now things seem fine... We had to pay them a bit extra ...as tip.. And that's fine... Till my things are good... So for 180 kms loading and unloading overall with taxes it took 18500.. Which aint less.. But lesser compared to other movers and packers... Will update the review once I see my belongings... Attaching image of packed items

    • am
      achintya mukherjeehired Express Cargo Packers and Movers
      4.5

      Hired for local movement within Kolkata. Satisfied with the service provided.

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  • Alex Cargo Packers & MoversAlex Cargo Packers & Movers
    Alex Cargo Packers & Movers
    Kolkata
    4.6
    (40 reviews) Hired 41 times on UrbanClap
    • sb
      soubitro banerjee hired Alex Cargo Packers & Movers
      5.0

      Well behaved and very quickly done the full house shift

    • rb
      rajni bagaihired Alex Cargo Packers & Movers
      4.5

      Timely arrival. Adequate packing materials. Experienced packers and loaders. Courteous behavior. Well supervised by Vicky and well organized by Mr Jitender Singh.

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  • Mass RelocationMass Relocation
    Mass Relocation
    Chittaranjan Avenue, Calcutta Medical College, College Square, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
    3.8
    (39 reviews) Hired 38 times on UrbanClap
    • sk
      sudeep kumarhired Mass Relocation
      4.5

      Very professional and through. I didnt have to worry about anything

    • mr
      mukesh raushanhired Mass Relocation
      4.5

      good people and job done within time. Co operative and professional also.

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  • Sweet Home Packers and MoversSweet Home Packers and Movers
    Sweet Home Packers and Movers
    Chittaranjan Avenue, Calcutta Medical College, College Square, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
    4.1
    (35 reviews) Hired 40 times on UrbanClap
    • sr
      shreerup rudrahired Sweet Home Packers and Movers
      4.5

      Everything was great, except the fact that it took too much time to complete the entire process. They have a good team.

    • dd
      dominic dessahired Sweet Home Packers and Movers
      5.0

      Awesome service!!!! The Staff is well trained n very efficient... Keep up the good work

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  • Hindustan Packers & LogisticsHindustan Packers & Logistics
    Hindustan Packers & Logistics
    Subhashpalli, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
    4.3
    (34 reviews) Hired 25 times on UrbanClap
    • sk
      sharad kumar singhhired Hindustan Packers & Logistics
      4.0

      Very Prompt and timely service. Maintain and enhance your professional standard. Keep it up.

    • sg
      subho ghoshhired Hindustan Packers & Logistics
      3.0

      Spoke with them regarding the damages.. They said they will take care of the repairing cost...

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  • Leoline Packers & MoversLeoline Packers & Movers
    Leoline Packers & Movers
    New Alipore, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
    4.2
    (31 reviews) Hired 33 times on UrbanClap
    • og
      oindrila guha majumderhired Leoline Packers & Movers
      4.0

      Very professional in approach! And sensible with their service. Great timeline work!

    • hj
      himadri jenahired Leoline Packers & Movers
      4.5

      Timely packing and delivering with proper packing and damage also unloading in time and proper service

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  • Suraksha Packers & MoversSuraksha Packers & Movers
    Suraksha Packers & Movers
    Chittaranjan Avenue, Darjipara, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
    4.8
    (30 reviews) Hired 26 times on UrbanClap
    • pg
      prahalathan gopinathan hired Suraksha Packers & Movers
      5.0

      I worried about shifting my new appliances and wardrobe scratch and dent free. But Well done by the crew. My sincere thanks to Suraksha Packers

    • v
      vineelahired Suraksha Packers & Movers
      4.0

      This is the first-time we hired packers and movers with hundreds of questions in mind.finally we selected Suraksha from Kolkata to Rajahmundry... They packed all my things with extra care....I checked every piece of my glassware...all are absolutely perfect....no missing items no damage to any piece of my furniture or any item...not even my flower pots.....😁😁😁 Delivery time is very quick..... delivered two days before the actual delivery time.... coming to unpacking and unloading the Rajahmundry guys are very bad in providing the service.....bcoz they not from Suraksha as they don't have branch here they hired some local packers for my project...not happy with them at all.....that's y it's 4* otherwise it's 5* without any hesitation...... Overall experience with Suraksha is very safe and wonderful experience....guys just with them they ll take care of everything....lots of thanks to Suraksha and Kolkata team..

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Top Recent Customer Reviews of Packers and Movers in Kolkata
4.3
based on 117 ratings

  • PS
    punit sultania hired united relocation and storage
    5.0
    on 28 October, 2018

    Pretty good service, timely arrival and no damaged goods in the transit is commendable. MR Ali was very helpful.

  • SR
    shreerup rudra hired sweet home packers and movers
    4.5
    on 27 October, 2018

    Everything was great, except the fact that it took too much time to complete the entire process. They have a good team.

  • SK
    sudeep kumar hired mass relocation
    4.5
    on 27 October, 2018

    Very professional and through. I didnt have to worry about anything

  • HD
    hasim dhamangamwala hired luggage wala packers and movers
    5.0
    on 26 October, 2018

    Super duper service very professional approach with the very best behaviour

  • MR
    mukesh raushan hired mass relocation
    4.5
    on 25 October, 2018

    good people and job done within time. Co operative and professional also.

  • SK
    sharad kumar singh hired hindustan packers & logistics
    4.0
    on 24 October, 2018

    Very Prompt and timely service. Maintain and enhance your professional standard. Keep it up.

Reviews received in last 90 days ( Last updated on 10:00, 16 November, 2018 )

Recent Projects of Packers and Movers in Kolkata

  • Location

    Salt Lake City, Kolkata, India

    Customer

    shradha A******

    Booked on 16 November, 2018
    Service Requirements
    Relocation Type

    Within city

    Shifting Date

    18/11/2018

    See full request
  • Location

    Mohishgot, Kolkata, India

    Customer

    Manmeet

    Booked on 16 November, 2018
    Service Requirements
    Relocation Type

    Within city

    Shifting Date

    18/11/2018

    See full request
  • Location

    Amrabati, Tiljala, Kolkata, India

    Customer

    Amit

    Booked on 16 November, 2018
    Service Requirements
    Relocation Type

    Within city

    Shifting Date

    25/11/2018

    See full request
  • Location

    Salua, Kolkata, India

    Customer

    suyesh

    Booked on 15 November, 2018
    Service Requirements
    Relocation Type

    Within city

    Shifting Date

    30/11/2018

    See full request
  • Location

    Masjid Talab Basti, Metiabruz, Kolkata, India

    Customer

    Antara D**

    Booked on 15 November, 2018
    Service Requirements
    Relocation Type

    Within city

    Shifting Date

    18/11/2018

    See full request
  • Location

    Newtown, Kolkata, India

    Customer

    Maitrayee M********

    Booked on 15 November, 2018
    Service Requirements
    Relocation Type

    Outside the city

    Shifting date

    28/11/2018

    See full request
  • Location

    Krishnapur, Kestopur, Kolkata, India

    Customer

    MANORMA

    Booked on 15 November, 2018
    Service Requirements
    Relocation Type

    Within city

    Shifting Date

    16/11/2018

    See full request
  • Location

    Salt Lake City, Kolkata, India

    Customer

    Dr N*******

    Booked on 15 November, 2018
    Service Requirements
    Relocation Type

    Outside the city

    Shifting date

    18/11/2018

    See full request
  • Location

    Newtown, Kolkata, India

    Customer

    Ankur G*****

    Booked on 15 November, 2018
    Service Requirements
    Relocation Type

    Outside the city

    Shifting date

    17/11/2018

    See full request
  • Location

    Jiban Mohini Ghosh Park, Paschim Putiary, Kolkata, India

    Customer

    Jaimini

    Booked on 14 November, 2018
    Service Requirements
    Relocation Type

    Within city

    Shifting Date

    15/11/2018

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does the service include doorstep delivery?

    Yes, the professionals at UrbanClap provide both doorstep pick up and doorstep delivery.

  • What about third party insurance?

    The clause regarding third party insurance varies from professional to professional hence your hired professional is the best source to get your answer. Most professionals at UrbanClap have a tie up with a third party insurance company which makes availing insurance easy and convenient.

  • What does pricing include?

    Pricing is inclusive of all processes like packing, packing material, loading, unloading and doorstep delivery.We recommend every customer to ask for the final quotation before fixing the relocation with the Packer and Mover, including all taxes. A service tax will be added to the final bill.

  • What do I need to do?

    After booking the expert of your choice, you just need to relax as the expert hired will do everything from packing to unloading.

  • What kind of packaging material is used?

    Based on the fragility of the item, the packaging material varies from bubble wrap to cardboard boxes.

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Hiring Guidefor Packers and Movers

The Complete Guide To Hiring The Best Packers and Movers in Kolkata

Relocating is emotionally and physically stressful, especially when it involves moving out of Kolkata, the city of joy. Not only do you have to part with your existing friends circle and awesome street food, but you also have to go through the stress of packing their stuff and house shifting. When it comes to packing and moving, professional and efficient packers and movers prove to be godsent.

But, how does a person finalize the right packers and movers in kolkata ? Is there anything as a good and professional packers and movers, or are they all the same?

Well, answering a few questions for yourself, and relying on the services of UrbanClap can do wonders when selecting a packing and moving company while house shifting. UrbanClap is India's leading services expert, and your one-stop destination to find the best packers and movers in India, including Kolkata or anywhere in India for home shifting services.

Here are few points to keep in mind and tips to select the best packers and movers service provider, and how UrbanClap's services prove useful when it comes to finding good and affordable local packers and movers.

Steps To Take Before Looking For The Right Packers & Movers in kolkata

  • Planning is critical to ensue a smooth moving process, and proper planning should start the moment you have finalized the house in the new location. Therefore, before you begin with the packing process to shift homes, it is necessary that you finalize the appropriate home in the new location. That is, whether it will be a 1 BHK or 2 BHK, or a studio apartment with minimum square foot (Sq.ft.) space. Doing so can give you a basic idea of the number of things that you could move with you to the new house.

  • Once you finalize the house where you will be shifting, begin making a mental note of all the items that you will need or want to have in your new apartment. For example, you may want to sell off your current refrigerator, and buy a new one at the new place. This is a measure few people take when it comes to transporting electronics while relocating to avoid transit damages.

  • A written checklist always proves handy. So take a notebook or a paper, and pen. Start surfing from room to room in your current residence. Have a look at the stuffs in each room, note down all the items that you own, and mark a cross (X) next to the items that you will be selling off or disposing while putting a tickmark () next to the items that you will be shifting to the new house.

  • Now that you have your list of items to move ready, take a look at the checklist and estimate the number of carton boxes that you would need if in case you decide to go with inexpensive packers and movers, who may only provide moving service and not packing.

  • Finally, confirm your moving date, and budget to pay the packers & movers in kolkata.

Packers & Movers in Kolkata Hiring Tips

hen it comes to hiring packers and movers in kolkata, a lot depends on your budget, time availability, personal characteristics, and priorities. For example, you may want to save on the moving expenses by going for a budget packers and movers in kolkata company. However, your busy work schedule does not provide you with the flexibility to pack your stuff. Likewise, you may be someone who wants the items to reach and settled before you arrive at your new house.

Again get your pen and paper ready, and start enlisting the following points and the associated importance or priority with each. This will help you choose the best packers and movers in kolkata.

  • Time Availability: Do you have the time to pack, or will you need to take leave from work to pack? If you do not have the time or desire to pack or take a leave for this purpose, it is ideal to opt for best packers and movers, who provide packing facility as well.

  • Packers and movers kolkata cost: In Kolkata, good packers and movers can cost anywhere between Rs. 2,500 to Rs. 10,000 if you are moving to a different locality within Kolkata. However, if you are moving to another state or city, you should consider keeping your budget anywhere between Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 1,00,000. The packers and movers cost may further increase depending on the number of items to be moved. So you may need to re-check the items you wish to move to align with your budget.

  • Insurance Coverage: Theft of small items, and transit damages are quite common while moving a person’s belongings from one state to another. Do not forget to discuss insurance, protection, and coverage with the house shifting services in kolkata.

Why You Should Hire Packers & Movers in Kolkata From UrbanClap

These days, you can simply google your requirement and a series of options will pop-up from where you can choose. However, authenticity is assured only when one opts for an expert packers and movers in hyderabad . Hence, UrbanClap comes in the picture. So why UrbanClap to assist you with looking for packers and movers in Kolkata?

  • Well, firstly, only the top-rated, government-licensed and ISO-certified packers and movers in kolkata are associated with UrbanClap. The house shifting services in kolkata go through thorough verification process before being selected, and extensive training on confirmation by UrbanClap and only then the kolkata packers and movers list is provided.

  • The rate list of house shifting services in kolkata on UrbanClap are set based on the prevailing average rates, and after significant research and survey. The quoted price is transparent as to what is included in the total cost of house shifting services in kolkata , and how the calculation is done. The price does not change based on the customer.

  • UrbanClap provided packers and movers in kolkata do not compromise on the quality of packaging. Your fragile items are packed with consideration and true professionalism to ensure there is minimum to no damages to the items while in transit.

  • Finally, as a 100% guarantee cannot be provided to the safety of your belonging from damages or theft during transit, UrbanClap provides you with an insurance guarantee of up to Rs. 10,000 against damages caused to your belonging while moving from your old location to the new location.

How To Use UrbanClap.com To Hire The Best Packers & Movers

Now that you are informed about the items you want to move, the service provider you want to use, and the questions to ask prospective house shifting services in kolkata. All you need is a list of the local and national packers & movers in Kolkata, which UrbanClap will help you with. Urban clap will help you with providing kolkata packers and movers list and you can then select the best movers and packers in kolkata .

  • Go to UrbanClap’s website: www.urbanclap.com/Kolkata page. Type ‘Packers & Movers’ in the search space.

  • An additional window will pop-up, prompting you to answer a few questions to filter and narrow down the result for packers and movers. The questions are related to:

    - Whether you are moving within the city or outside the city, or outside India.
    - Whether the house shifting involves home stuff, vehicle, or both home stuff and vehicle (this question appears only if you are moving to another city)

  • You will now need to specify your budget for packers and movers. On UrbanClap, this is based on the size of the home, i.e. 1 BHK, 2BHK, 3 BHK, and so on.

    - If you have selected moving within the city, shifting can cost from Rs. 4,750 (for 1 room and household items) to Rs. 13,000 (for a 4 BHK)
    - If you have selected to move outside Kolkata, you could incur packing and moving expenses ranging between Rs. 26,000 – Rs. 32,000 (for 1BHK/few items & vehicle) to Rs. 46,000 -Rs. 54,000 (for 4BHK /Bungalow & Vehicle.
    - If you choose outside India, you will need to provide information relating to the city, country, and quantity of items to be shifted, etc. for a proper price quote.

  • After you have provided your budget, you will now need to specify the date you wish to carry out the moving of items, and the ‘drop off’ city.

Once the information is provided, UrbanClap will forward the request to its set of movers in kolkata , who will start contacting you regarding the relocation services and home shifting services. Do not forget to check the review and feedback received for the household shifting services in kolkata on UrbanClap before finalizing one.

Additionally, you can even request the movers in kolkata to visit your home to do a quick-check of the items to be shipped few days before the move, as that they come prepared on the day of the move. This can help avoid unnecessary drama and delay on the move date.

Cost of Relocating within Kolkata for 1 BHK, 2 BHK, or 3 BHK are as follows:

Truck SizeSuitable forCost (approx.)Includes
Tempo truckSmall Truck1 Room or a few household items1-bhkRs. 5,000• Packing in Foam/Cargo sheets, bubble wrap, carton boxes
• 2 labour
• Free insurance of up to Rs 10,000
Small Truck1-bhkRs. 6,500• Packing in Foam/Cargo sheets, bubble wrap, carton boxes
• 4 labour
• Free insurance of up to Rs 10,000
14-ft truck2-bhkRs. 8,500• Packing in Foam/Cargo sheets, bubble wrap, carton boxes
• 5 labour
• Free insurance of up to Rs 10,000
17-ft truck3-bhkRs. 10,500• Packing in Foam/Cargo sheets, bubble wrap, carton boxes
• 5 labour
• Free insurance of up to Rs 10,000
19-ft truck4-bhkRs. 13,000• Packing in Foam/Cargo sheets, bubble wrap, carton boxes
• 5-7 labour
• Free insurance of up to Rs 10,000

Cost of Relocating or Moving From Kolkata To Another City for 1 BHK, 2 BHK, or 3 BHK are as follows:

Place2BHK3BHK4BHK/Bungalow
Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh / Telengana)Rs. 54,000-Rs. 64,000Rs. 66,000-Rs. 75,000Rs. 72,000-Rs. 85,000
Bangalore (Karnataka)Rs. 56,000-Rs. 68,000Rs. 71,000-Rs. 80,000Rs. 81,000-Rs. 95,000
Mumbai (Maharashtra)Rs. 38,000-Rs. 45,000Rs. 44,000-Rs. 52,000Rs. 48,000-Rs. 56,000
Chennai (Tamil Nadu)Rs. 56,000-Rs. 68,000Rs. 71,000-Rs. 80,000Rs. 81,000-Rs. 95,000
Delhi & NCRRs. 54,000-Rs. 64,000Rs. 66,000-Rs. 75,000Rs. 72,000-Rs. 85,000

How To Ease The Packing Process & Keep Your Belonging Safe When Moving

While relocating, top Packers and Movers in kolkata can be a big expense. Therefore, proper measures should be taken while selecting the top packers and movers. Sometimes. We even try to trim this expense. The major trim (cost cutting) being deciding to do the packing part ourselves. If you have decided to do the packing yourself, here are some moving tips and tricks that could prove significantly useful.

  • Things You Need To Do Your Own Packing – In order, to do your own packing, you will need the following:

    • Sticking Tapes
    • Permanent Markers
    • Bubble Wraps, foam, and Newspaper
    • Scissors
    • Cardboard boxes
    • Clear plastic bags, and/or Ziploc bags

  • Time Required To Do Your Own Packing - Since you may be having other work as well, consider starting your packing early. This will help avoid last-minute packing in a hurry, which is often improper. Starting a month in advance, create a packing calendar until your moving day, with specific tasks assigned to each day. Devote 1 to 2 hours towards packing per day can help finish relocation packing in time.

  • Cleaning up While Relocating - Relocation provides an opportunity to clean-up. So, start browsing through your closet and the rooms, and removing those things that you would like to dispose. These could be clothes that no longer fit you, or are worn out, furniture that has chipped off, and would get further damaged being transported from one location to another. Give away those unusable but in good condition clothes to charity. As for the furniture, you could try selling it off before throwing them away.

  • Ask for Assistance – Relocation packing can not only be exhausting but boring as well. Call up your friends and/or family over the weekend to assist you with the packing. This way you can carry on packing for long without feeling it as a task.

Precautions to Take When Moving Your Valuables

The sad part is that the trouble does not end with packing, the journey of your belongings from Kolkata to any other place is a test of your or the movers skills. Road transport can prove to be detrimental to your fragile items. Therefore, there are some precautions to take when moving your valuables from one place to another.

  • Carry your valuables, such as jewellery, laptops, and other similar items with you rather than sending them through Packers & Movers.

  • Double bubble-wrap all fragile goods, and try to distribute them between boxes containing clothes and other similar items, like towels and bedsheets.

  • Mark the boxes that have fragile items and inform the transporters to carefully handle those boxes.

  • Get insurance for items that are insurable while transporting them. So that, at least the damages are covered, which can lessen the pain of losing stuff on the way or having broken items.

Although, carton boxes are good, investing in sturdy steel trunk boxes can be really beneficial. Firstly, they prevent the items from getting wet and damaged in the rainy season. Secondly, if the items are fitted properly with little to no movement, the items stay as they are in the box without any damages to your belongings. There are also car movers and bike packers and movers in kolkata to help the customers.

With UrbanClap, these disappointments are highly unlikely as all the Packers and Movers listed with us are verified before approval.

Top Packing Mistakes To Avoid While Relocating

Packing and moving is not an everyday activity for people other than for packers and movers. Usually, when we pack ourselves, we end up making mistakes, which cost us during the packing and moving process. Here are some common relocating packing mistakes to avoid:

  • Lacking a Packing Strategy – Like everything else in life, even relocation packing needs a strategy. A well-planned strategy includes the timeline for packing, what packing-related activity has been assigned for each day, the order of packing, which room first and which one would be last, and people included in this task. As a thumb rule, start from the rooms that you rarely use followed by the bedroom and finally the kitchen, since you will need to prepare your food until a day or two before the move. Empty one room completely and as you finish packing, move it to the empty room. This way you can see work happening and there is less litter to confuse you.

  • Less Packing Supplies – To cut down the expenses, we tend to buy minimal supplies of tapes, foam, and bubble-wrap. We use these supplies stingily resulting in lesser protection to the packed item. As mentioned earlier, once you have noted the stuff you will be moving, you will get a good idea of the quantity of tape and bubble-wrap you will need, buy more than estimated. Avoid being stingy in packing those items which you would like to see arrive in one piece at your new place.

  • Sort Out The Stuff – Remember that you are being charged for the packing and moving service. This charge is based not only on the distance but weight and number of items, so avoid taking unnecessary items. Sort out your stuff. For example, if you have a cupboard that you bought for Rs. 10,000 and it could sell off for Rs. 7,000. You check the price of the cupboard in the new place, and it is about same or lesser or is close to Rs 11,000 or 12,000. Consider selling off the cupboard, because you will save on the transport cost. Adding the resale amount to the saved transport expense, you could buy a new cupboard with no chipping or damages, that may happen during transport. It may also happen that the new house has built-in cupboards, in this case, you will not even need to buy a new cupboard, leaving you with money that you can redirect toward other expense.

  • Improper Packing - Packing furniture is a job best left to professional packers in kolkata. These packers in kolkata are trained and experienced at packing. They know the exact steps to take in ensuring safe and accurate packing of heavy household goods, like furniture. Also, stacking the items in boxes is an art as well, which cargo packers and movers in kolkata are good at. cargo packers and movers in kolkata can help you pack your items in a way that least to no damages occur.

    Additionally, books should be packed in several small boxes, as putting them all in one big carton box, could make the carton extremely heavy resulting in extra charges, and problems in lifting while transporting. There are also car movers and bike packers and movers in kolkata to help the customers.

    Likewise, some items are banned from being transported as they could be perishable, such as food, or hazardous and inflammable. It is best to confirm with the relocation services in kolkata about the items that can and cannot be shipped. This helps prevent them from reopening the packages if something forbidden is suspected in the boxes.

  • Taking Only Mental Notes – It is a good idea to note down the items, you are sending through relocation services in kolkata. Not just mental note but actually noted down in a book. Some items are disassembled or disconnected, like the wiring of the speakers to the music system, or furniture parts. In this case, it is beneficial to take pictures before and making a video while disassembling. You may also mark the points as per your convenience to assemble them later on. For example, point A on the headrest of the bed and point A on the right side bed support, so that you know these two points are to be joined together.

  • An Essentials Box – Generally, an essential box should have medicines, non-perishable food items, toiletries, a torch, scissors, knife, and other items specific to your daily need. This essentials box will go with you and not the packers and movers, so keep it light unless you want to carry a bulky box or bag around with you. A essentials box proves useful in case you have to spend one more day in the old house or upon reaching the new house, you do not get time to settle.

  • Avoid Over-Stuffing Cartons – Fill the cartons enough that nothing moves, but avoid stuffing them to an extent that the carton box appears deformed from the sides or pressure needs to be applied to close it. Overstuffing could lead to the box tearing from sides, especially if there is another carton placed on top while transporting.

  • Packing Last-Minute – It is not for nothing that moving houses is considered one of the most stressful events in a person’s life. Efficient and proper packing is time-consuming, which should not be left for the last-minute. Start early, so that you have significant time to go through your belonging, labelling, and taking notes while packing.

  • Choosing relocation services in kolkata Only Based On The Cost – When it comes to choosing relocation services, selecting cheap packers and movers in kolkata,solely based on price can prove to be highly expensive. Since generally, the quality of packing and in some cases, the safety of the valuables during transit is compromised. It is best to inquire the local packers and movers service provider about the reason for the high rates. And if not satisfies you can hire cheap packers and movers in kolkata Sometimes understanding the rates could help you mentally justify the costs to yourself.

  • Not Doing A Thorough Check of local Packers & Movers – The advantage on the digital world is that you can get a preview of the luggage shifting services in kolkata simply by searching for them on Google. Every comment, feedback, complain, etc. will be available for you to go through. It is crucial to check the following details before finalizing upon a particular Packer & Mover kolkata.

    • Is the service license of packers and movers kolkata valid and authentic?
    • Is the service tax registration number of packers and movers kolkata accurate?
    • What are the packaging methods used by packers and movers kolkata and how professional are they?
    • How do packers and movers kolkata dismantle and fix furniture and other equipment?
    • What are the accepted payment methods (cash, credit/debit cards, and/or e-wallets by the luggage shifting services in kolkata?

Note that, UrbanClap provides only verified, trained and good packers and movers in Kolkata, and accepts all forms of payments from cash to digital. It, further provides an insurance coverage of Rs. 10,000 if in case anything was to happen while the items are being transported.

Checklist For Moving To A New House in India

In the stress of moving, you may forget to get some other important tasks done. Figuring them out once you reach the new place, can cause further delay. Here is a checklist to guide you during the moving process.

  • Firstly, visit the place you are moving to, in advance. This way you are aware of the locality, housing types, schools, business hub areas, etc. Look at the available housing options that are near your workplace.

  • Check the nearby good schools, and inquire about the admission process. Get in touch with the admission department, or the principal informing them about your child’s education background, and possible admission. If you are moving mid-year, schools may be reluctant to admit a new child, therefore, it would make sense to discuss with the school management about admission in the following year, or should you consider some accommodation arrangement for your child in the existing school itself.

  • Once you have sorted out your place of stay, and child’s school, upon returning you should start looking for a professional Packers & movers service provider in Kolkata, who provides inter-state relocating services. Every packer and mover in kolkata does not offer inter-state packing and moving services.

  • Strategize a moving plan. Prepare a moving calendar, assign the days for packing, and things to be done each day. Go through your stuff, mentally plan the items you will be moving to the new location, and what you will be throwing out. Keep notebook, pens, and markers ready while packing your items to be relocated.

  • Nobody likes paying for services without using them. So, inform in advance to your maid, cable, newspaper, internet/broadband, and other service providers. Cancel services and memberships a month before the moving date. They will be able to take the necessary steps as and when required without complains. If you have gym-membership, or the membership of any club or library, consider informing them as well, so there is no last moment situations to deal with.

  • Update your health insurance, and car insurance provider about the relocation. The premium quoted for your health insurance and car insurance could be impacted by the change in location. Depending on the tie-ups the insurance company has with the hospitals in that area, your benefit amount could also change. Consult your insurance provider about the change in locations, if there will be any impact on the policies, and consider changes to your plan accordingly.

Checklist for Moving Overseas

If relocating within India is a burdensome task, moving overseas, out of India is a mammoth task. While moving out of the country, here are some additional points you need to keep in mind along with the points mentioned above in ‘Checklist For Moving To A New State’.

  • Check Your & Family’s Passport – This is necessary since if any of the passports are approaching expiration, it is better to get them renewed before leaving the country, so that you are free from this trouble for the coming few years.

  • Update your bank accounts and insurance plans – If you are moving for a long time, you will need to open an NRO/NRE (Non-Resident Ordinary Rupee) account or update an existing savings account into one. An NRO account allows one to keep their India-based earnings in India while an NRE (Non-Resident Rupee) account will allow them to send their foreign income to India in Indian Rupees. Also, the health insurance plans may not qualify or be acceptable in the foreign country so either you may terminate the policies. As for the life insurance policies, it is best to get in touch with your insurance advisor, who could update you with the required steps.

  • Obtain Necessary Documents from Your Child’s School – Since your child will be relocating with you, get on touch with the school authority and obtain the documents that you will need to provide to the school authorities in the new place.

  • Look for Highly-Experienced international Packers & Movers in kolkata: If you are considering moving items with you outside the country, it is important to go for an experienced international Packers & Movers in kolkata who deal in international packing and moving.

  • Sell The Items You Will Not be Requiring- As you are relocating outside India, you would be getting rid of items you will not need. Plan the sale of your items, enlist them online on second-hand selling websites to get offers from buyers.

  • Align Your Medical Records – It is best to prepare a file of your medical history if you have not yet already done this. Having your medical records in one place will make it easy for doctors to access you in the new place.

Services To Get Done Before Moving In To Your New Home

If you are moving into a new house, it is important to get certain things done before you start living in that house. If it is a rental, it is advisable to get in touch with the landlord and inquire if he/she will be getting the things done or you must do them. Based on these factors, you can also, renegotiate the rent:

  • Pest Control – Regardless of whether the house appears spick and span, inquire if pest control has been done or not. Get pest control done either yourself or ask the landlord to have it done a week before you arrive. This is important to get rid of pesky insects and rodents, and a week’s gap helps get rid of the toxic fumes that could be harmful to one’s health.

  • Fresh Paint – All rental houses should be painted before being rented out to tenant. If it your own house, get it painted before moving in. Newly painted rooms make a room appear lively and fresh. Fresh paint can help prevent moulds and fungus from growing on the walls. Get the painting done before moving in as it is easier and faster when the house is empty. Plus, the smell of paint will subside by the time you move in.

  • Check Fittings & Fixtures – It can be annoying when you move in and there is a plumbing issue, or certain light switches are not working. Here are some of the things to look around the house and have it repaired or set-up before moving in to the house –

    o Check the light switches, lights, fuses and wires. Have them replaced before it leads to power cut and short circuits.
    o Have the geyser and/or air conditioner (AC) installed You would not like to suffer in the intolerable heat if you are relocating during the Indian summer season, nor would you like to bathe with ice-cold water during winters. Therefore, have these items installed before you start living in the new house.
    o Buying mineral water daily for the first few days can set up back by a significant amount. Therefore, get a water purifier installed to ensure you have clean and pure water to drink.

UrbanClap can assist you with the services required before moving into a new house as well. You can browse through the website for more information.

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