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Tips for Moving Quickly During an Emergency

A smooth, successful domestic relocation requires several weeks of careful planning and preparation. It entails creating a schedule of things you have to do within a specified number of days to ensure you pack everything you need to bring with you.

This timetable should also cover the other important things you have to do related to relocating, such as sorting your belongings to know which ones to bring, sell, give away, donate, and throw, and informing all the people who need to know about your upcoming move.

However, there will be instances when you won’t have several weeks to plan a relocation. You may be asked to fill up a suddenly vacated post or be with your family in another state or city because of an emergency.

In such situations, you will be lucky if you get at least a month to prepare for your move.

Experiencing a Hassle-Free Emergency Move

Regardless of how many weeks you are given to prepare for a relocation, you can make your urgent move a little less stressful, and a lot more organised, with these tips:

1. Create a moving timetable.

Even if you only have a short time to prepare for a relocation, you won’t go wrong with making a moving schedule first.

Use a notebook to write down all the things you have to do before you move. You can also print out a moving timetable, which you can get online.

Be as detailed as possible and make sure you set a specific number of hours or days and deadlines for each task. Make sure it covers everything you need to do, including purging your belongings, hiring your mover, settling your utility bills, and packing each room.

Doing so ensures you minimise the number of things you have to do at the last minute, which will surely add to your stress and possibly delay your shifting plan.

2. Purge your belongings.

Going through all your belongings and carefully choosing the items you want to bring can help you save plenty of time when you pack.

Start by putting as many of your belongings as you can in piles that you plan to sell, give to relatives and friends, donate, or simply throw away. If you haven’t used an item for at least six months, chances are, you won’t need it in the future, so it would be best to leave it.

When you set aside only the things you really need and want to bring for your move, you will cut the time and work you have to put into packing. You will also save money on the packing materials you’ll need.

3. Stick to your packing schedule.

Packing requires the most time and work throughout the entire moving process. If you don’t want to be overwhelmed by this part, ensure you create a detailed packing schedule and stick to it.

To stay organised, pack by room. This means packing your living room for a day or two, then the bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, and other areas on the following days.

If you have more important things to do on a particular day, try to pack two or three boxes per room so that your work won’t pile up and you will have fewer things to work on the next day.

Also, since you are moving on short notice, don’t forget to ask your family and friends to help you pack. Doing so will help you reduce the work that needs to be done and the pre-moving stress at the same time.

Another option is to hire reputable packers and movers in Mumbai to handle the entire packing process. With professional packing unpacking services, you can free yourself of this responsibility and go about other tasks that require your personal touch.

4. Ask others for help.

Aside from getting your family, friends, and colleagues to help you with packing, you can ask for their assistance with other tasks as well.

If you have children or pets, ask a family member, friend, or neighbour to look after them while you pack fragile items or when you need to run important errands.

You can reward everyone who helps you by giving them the first pick of the items you are leaving behind. These can include dinnerware and kitchenware, clothes, appliances, and your other belongings that are still in excellent condition.

Also, don’t forget to invite them if you are hosting a farewell party so that you can thank them and have great memories of them since you may not see them for a while.

Hire your mover as soon as possible.

Finally, make sure you find and hire reliable relocation service providers as soon as you know that you are moving.

Spend a few hours getting as many details as you can about the relocation companies you can hire. Find out what their services, rates, and covered areas are. If you need help with packing, make sure your shortlisted providers offer this.

Read reviews about the moving company you want to hire and speak with a representative to ensure you can trust them and that you will get your money’s worth.

Once you have done your homework and are satisfied with a particular relocation company, book them immediately since there is a chance they may not be available on your chosen moving day, particularly if it is during peak season.

Moving on short notice can be daunting and challenging, but not impossible. Follow these tips and you will surely experience a stress-free and successful domestic move.

Get in touch with us today if you need assistance with a domestic or international move.

Essential Relocation Hacks for a Hassle-Free Move
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Essential Relocation Hacks for a Hassle-Free Move

A relocation process is always a taxing one, even if you are a person who has done so several times in the past or if it’s a first time move for you. Tips always come handy before a move.

That’s why Writer Relocations, one of the biggest overseas removal companies, in the world, has listed out a few essential hacks to ensure that your relocation process is hassle-free and easy for those of you planning a move.

Go digital

Digitally register all the details that you need to do before a move rather than making notes on a piece of paper or a notebook. Papers can be misplaced and carrying them might add on to your headache. So, register every crucial information on your phone, tab, or laptop, so that it’s always safe and secure with you.

Plan ahead

Understand the place, the city or country where you will be travelling much before you move to a new country and zero down on the location that you feel will be close to the place of your work and convenient for you in all respects and then decide on the location of your residence.

Pets abroad

If you have any pets or are planning to get one before a move, research and find out the regulations of bringing in pets into the new country where you are planning to go and live. There is no fixed rule pertaining to the entry of pets from foreign lands in the different countries of the world. So, investigate and seek advice from experts when it comes to the legalities involved in taking your pets with you. After all, your pet is an integral part of your family.

Journey essentials

When you are travelling, you need to consider what you’re going to carry with you, during the course of your journey. Pack your essentials much in advance – medicines, essential documents, chargers and spare clothes. This can become a handy back-up in case you need to have an unplanned hotel stop somewhere along the way.

Dealing with kids

Make your children a part of the relocation plan and encourage them to look for the local activities and food joints of their choice in the new city, you will be moving to. Use this research when it comes to planning your family weekend when you arrive in the new place. This will cheer up the mood of your children and give you all something to look forward to.

Also, before the move, spend time explaining the world map to help them so that they can understand and get interested in the journey ahead.

Prepare lists for everything to make your life easy

After a move, there would be many things you will have to focus on. You will be clueless about many things and it would mean you need to be extra cautious and ensure there are no slips. So, jot down everything that needs to be done beforehand, with the time frames for each. This will make your life much simpler and make you considerably systematic.

So, get settled in the new country after a move and to ensure your move is unscathed, partner with Writer Relocations, one of the most trustworthy names when it comes to global mobility.

And if you need to know and understand about the country you are moving to, read our Destination Guides to get a firmer foothold in the new country.

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FREE Move Planner For Your Moving

Are you planning to move to a new city? Or shifting home to another country?

Whether you are moving long distance or across the town, executing the move successfully requires thorough planning and preparation.

To help you plan your move perfectly, we’ve made a move planner that’ll help you organize your move efficiently.

How is this move planner useful?

This guide helps you do the following…

1. Make a list

Make a to-do list so you do not miss out on anything.

2. Get an estimate

Make an appointment with packers and movers to request a quote for your move.

3. Inform family and friends about the move

Let your family and friends know that you’re moving. Share your new number and address with them so they can stay in touch.

4. Decide what you want to take with you to the new place

Make a list of all the things you want to take with you. Let your relocation agency know about it.

5. Give away all the unwanted stuff

What about the things you don’t want to take with you? It’s best to donate them to someone who might need it.

6. Check travel plans

If you are moving to a new city or country, book your tickets in advance. If you’re moving locally, keep your car ready and in good condition.

7. Finalize you move plan

Double-check everything before the moving day so there aren’t any problems on the final day.

8. Run a final check before leaving the house

Make sure you aren’t leaving anything behind. Also, use this time to say your final goodbye.

Writer Relocations has been helping people move stress-free and damage-free since 63 years. We specialize in local home shiftinginternational removalscommercial moves and office relocations.

When you move with Writer Relocations, you are assured of a fuss-free experience. To plan your move, call us on our toll-free number 1800-123-0077 or get in touch with our Pre-move Orientation Services expert.

Relocating to a new place soon? Or know someone who is?

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Have you ever shifted home? Are you planning a move soon? What has your experience been like? Do share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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The Ultimate Printable Moving Kit: FREE Download

Are you shifting home and moving to a new country? Or moving locally?

Simplify your move and make the whole experience fun for everyone involved.

Become super organized with this FREE Printable Moving Kit by Writer Relocations.

This Moving Kit has 8 Useful Printables to Help You for Your Home Moving

1. To Do Lists

2. Utilities and Services Record Lists

3. Important Contacts List

4. Box Inventory

5. Budget and Expenses Management List

6. Move-in Necessities

7. Packing Labels

8. Move Announcements

The details of each printable are given below.

To Do Lists

There are zillion things you need to get done before moving. Jot it all down on this to-do list so you won’t miss out on anything.

Utilities and Services Record Lists

There are services you need to discontinue at your current place. And a few you need connections for at your new house.

Write all that down on this list and stick it on your refrigerator or by the phone. This way, you won’t forget a thing and have it all sorted well in advance before the move.

Important Contacts List

Your relocation agency who you might need to call a few times for asking about something or the other. Your friends whose help you might need for looking after the kids or running errands for you once in a while. Family, friends, and colleagues who you might want to inform about the move. Any repair services you might need last minute.

Note down all their numbers here.

Box Inventory

Use this list to avoid confusion while unloading and unpacking at your destination. Mark each box and write down what each one contains and where it goes.

Budget and Expenses Management List

We know how important this is. You don’t want to overspend on your move. Neither would you want to lose track of how much you’ve spent. Be extra careful with this. Set a budget and stick to it. And make a note of all your expenses here.

Move-in Necessities

This is the most important thing. But with all the chaos, it is also the most easily forgotten thing.

Make a list of all the things that go into your personal box. Stick this list on your refrigerator so you don’t forget to pack any of these things.

 

Packing Labels

Once all the boxes have been packed, they’d all look the same. How do you know what contains what? Your packers and movers will take care of all the important things. But you’d need to take care of your personal items.

Print enough of these stickers and slap it onto your bags to avoid confusion.

Move Announcements

You’d obviously want to tell your friends and family that you’re moving. Get a little creative by using these cute move announcements. If you’re having a moving-away party, you could hand these to your guest. Or use these as postcards and send it to your friends from your new address.

Download this printable moving kit to simplify your move.

If you’re moving with kids, you could get them involved by asking them to fill out some of these. This way, relocating to a new place could turn into a fun and enjoyable experience that the whole family remembers.

Writer Relocations has been helping people move stress-free and damage-free since 63 years. We specialize in local home shifting, international removals, commercial moves and office relocations.

When you move with Writer Relocations, you are assured of a fuss-free experience. To plan your move, call us on our toll-free number 1800-123-0077 or get in touch with our Pre-move Orientation Services expert.

Relocating to a new place soon? Or know someone who is?

Share this super-useful and FREE Moving Kit with them on Social Media.

Also, do share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

Have you ever shifted home? Are you planning a move soon? What has your experience been like? We’d love to hear all about it.

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A Guide for Expats in India

Are you an expat moving to India? Whether you’ve been to India before or you’re moving to India for the first time, you are bound to experience a culture shock.

The best way to deal with this is to learn more about the country before you move.

Download this FREE Guide for Expats In India to find out everything important you need to know.

What you get in this FREE Guide

  • Life of Expats in India
  • Types of Visa
  • Climate in India
  • Languages Spoken
  • Cost of Living
  • Dealing with Taxation
  • Job Opportunities
  • Healthcare Facilities
  • Travelling and Transportation

Writer Relocations has been helping people move stress-free and damage-free since 63 years. We specialize in local home shiftinginternational removalscommercial moves and office relocations. When you move with Writer Relocations, you are assured of a fuss-free experience. To plan your move, call us on our toll-free number 1800-123-0077 or get in touch with our Pre-move Orientation Services expert.

Relocating to a new place soon? Or know someone who is?

Share this FREE Move Planner with them on Social Media.

Are you planning a move to a city in India? Any questions you have about life of expats in India which isn’t answered in this guide? Do let us know in the comments below and we’ll be happy to help you.

The Ultimate Checklist for Moving Abroad
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The Ultimate Checklist for Moving Abroad | Writer Relocation

Overseas international relocation can be a time of incredible excitement and opportunity. But it can also be stressful when you consider just how much you need to organise.

Take the headache out of moving abroad by using this handy to-do list provided by a relocation company in Dubai. With this, you can be sure you won’t forget a thing.

Things to get started on right away

1. Book an international mover

There are two vital reasons to get your international relocation service booked right away:

  • Availability: You want to make sure your first choice company can help you.
  • Assistance: A good international moving company can assist you with almost everything else on this list, including accommodation and school search service, paperwork, packing unpacking services and destination orientation. You can save yourself a lot of time and effort by booking the right people straight away.

2. Documentation

Paperwork can take a while so start getting organised now. What you need will depend on where you are going and where you are coming from. Both your employer and your moving company can help identify what you’ll need. Here’s a list of what you may need to organise and take with you:

  • Visas or work permits
  • Valid passports
  • Birth & marriage certificates
  • Financial records
  • Medical records and proof of health checks
  • Insurance documents
  • Evidence of qualifications
  • School records for children
  • Driving licences

3. Home and school research

Where you live and where your children go to school will be crucial to the success of your move and your family’s happiness. It will pay to take your time and fully consider all your options.

4. Language learning and cultural research

Thorough research and preparation will help you and your family settle quickly and prevent culture shock. Consider tapping into expat knowledge by joining expat forums and social media groups. If you don’t have time for language lessons, consider learning some basic phrases through one of the popular apps.

5. Book travel

Get your travel plans organised for you, your family and your pets so you have all the dates clear.

With 2-3 months to go

1. Finalise living and school arrangements

Organise accommodation (including temporary or hotel accommodation, if necessary) and schools in advance.

2. Organise your finances

Notify your bank and discuss with them how you will manage your assets while overseas. Don’t forget to research your tax obligations, too.

3. Begin sorting your belongings

All your belongings should be sorted into three categories: pack, store or purge. Starting early gives you plenty of time to organise the right amount of storage as well as opportunities to sell or donate what you don’t need. Your international moving company can do your packing and unpacking.

With 1 month to go

1. Check you have the right paperwork in place

Avoid last-minute panics by chasing any outstanding documents now.

2. Organise mail forwarding and cancel subscriptions

The post office can help with this. You may also need or want to cancel subscriptions for household expenses like internet or streaming services.

3. Arrange insurance

Make sure you have all your obligations covered. You will need to consider home, travel, medical, life and pet insurance. Make sure anything you are leaving behind, like property, vehicles and belongings in storage, are also insured.

Right before you leave

1. Say your goodbyes

Make sure you allow time to see everyone you would like to say goodbye to.

2. Pack for travel

Your moving company will be taking care of most of your belongings. However, you’ll still need to pack hand luggage for travel and enough in a suitcase to see you through until you are reunited with all your belongings. Here are some useful things to include:

  • Important documentation
  • Toiletries
  • Clothing and footwear
  • Books, e-readers and tablets, plus a few toys for your children
  • Chargers for your devices
  • Basic household items and utensils if appropriate for your temporary living arrangements
  • Medications

3. Get some local currency

It will be useful to have some local currency in your pocket for when you arrive and until your banking is fully organised.

Once you arrive

1. Orientation

Acquaint yourself with your new local area as soon as possible. Find your new workplace and schools to work out your commute. Check out your local facilities like shops and medical facilities to feel ready for your new adventure.

2. Open a bank account

Expat life is usually easier when you have a local bank account so open one as soon as possible.

3. Get set up with utilities

Make sure life runs smoothly from the get-go by arranging all your household utilities, including internet provision and mobile phones.

4. Find some friendly faces

Make the effort to get out and meet some new neighbours, colleagues, school families or others that might be able to offer some friendly advice and companionship. This will help you all feel more at home.

5. Relax!

Take time out to do plenty of what you enjoy, explore new places or just do nothing! Moving overseas is a tiring time so make sure you don’t burn yourself out.

A final tip

There are a lot of items to cover on this list. However, international movers in India really can take much of the burden off your shoulders, freeing you to enjoy the excitement of your move. Get in touch today and find out how Writer Relocations can help you with your big move.

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5 essential summer house shifting tips

Moving your house? Unless you are a minimalist, it is known to be one of the most stressful tasks.

Summer is one of the most popular seasons to move your house as it has many advantages. People prefer moving in summer because kids have holidays, the weather is nice and the home buying season is at its peak.

However, moving during the peak season is no easy task.

To help you, we’ve made a list of

5 tips for planning a home move in summer

1. Plan as early as possible

By planning in advance, you can ensure that you don’t waste any time scrambling around at the last minute in search of something. Create a to-do list and stick to it. This way, you’ll be able to complete yourhome shiftingon time and avoid unnecessary stress.

2. Don’t wait too long to hire packers and movers

As most people move between May and September, the best moving companies will be in great demand. The high demand for movers means that if you fail to book a top-rated moving company in advance, you may have to settle for a less reputable one. They may not necessarily be bad movers but a mediocre international moving company will hardly be able offer good quality services. You can reduce your stress by booking a trustworthy mover in advance as soon as your move is confirmed. Advance booking may also help you get a discount in the price.

3. Take control of your packing

Packing for the move is one of the most important tasks. While your movers will take care of all the major things, you still need to pack your personal belongings. Make sure you don’t leave it for the last moment.

4. Pack heat sensitive items carefully

When packing your belongings, be aware that not everything can stay safe in a hot moving truck for hours. Some of the things can get damaged in the heat. Make sure to pack these things separately. Make sure that the moving company is extra careful when packing electronic items, DVD’s, CD’s, candles, food and plants.

5. Stay safe in the summer heat

The last things you’d want on the moving day would be you or a family member falling sick. We know moving can be overwhelming. But don’t let it get to you. Here’s what you can do to beat the heat on the moving day

  • Stay hydrated. Keep drinking enough water to beat the heat and reduce stress levels.
  • Wear light cotton clothes and apply enough sunscreen
  • Have cold towels on hand. Remember that there won’t be any air conditioners or fans in the house. Wet towels will be a great relief when you’re tired and sweaty.
  • You need to take care of heat-related illnesses like headaches, nausea, dizziness, weakness, fainting, muscle cramps, seizures. Anyone exhibiting these symptoms should take a break for some time, lie down drink plenty of fluids and recover.

Have you shifted homes before during summers? Or is this your first time? Considering the above factors, I am sure, it is going to be a herculean task to move during summer. But it can made easier, if we plan things, well in advance and move with a company accredited with the best, globally.

Writer Relocations has been helping people just like you move home without stress or tension for over 63 years now. We’ve moved 500,000 satisfied customers to 190 nations. Writer relocations is, India’s premier moving company handling all relocations – local relocations, international removals, office shifting and commercial relocation services. You can request a FREE moving quote from Writer Relocations by filling these details out or by calling us @ 022-334-91787.

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5 ways get ready for office relocation

Imagine: All the employees working in a shiny new office and thriving in a perfectly organised workspace.

Sure, it starts out exciting, but moving your business operations to somewhere new requires a lot of work – probably even more than a house move. As the panic begins to set in, try to focus on what you need to do to prepare for the big day.

With the help of professional movers and the following five tips, your commercial office relocation can be smoother than you can ever imagine.

1. Purge and declutter.

Like home shifting, an office move requires making decisions, and one of the smartest choices you can ever make is to reduce the number of items that need to be transported. The fewer things for movers to haul, the easier the move becomes.

Clear out all the papers and other items that need to be discarded. Put anything you don’t plan on bringing in one area, properly labelled and communicated to the movers as a “not for hauling” pile.

If you want a fresher start upon your arrival in the new office, you can even have a garage sale for your desks, office chairs and other old but still useful items that will be replaced as you set up your new office. You can also post the items online and have buyers pick them up before your big move.

As a bonus, the sale proceeds can be your supplemental fund for the new office move.

2. Organise key documents.

Depending on your business type, you’re bound to have more than a few bundles of documents that need to be organised. Although full-service movers and packers in Dubai do help with the packing, you’ll still want to be the one to sort out those documents before the move.

To do this, you need to:

  • Centralise information.

Develop a recording system for your notes, to-do lists, documents and other relocation-critical items. By figuring out the easiest way to centralise information, you can easily access all the data you need on demand.

Although some would still prefer to have a printout of this information, you can also store them digitally, like in Google Drive or any other cloud-based storage system. This way, you can still access them using any device (no more pulling your hair out due to misplaced notebooks).

  • Organise important documents.

Using the method you chose to organise your move, arrange all pertinent documents, like contracts, insurance records and agreements in one place. Create folders according to the type of file you’re keeping and label them accordingly.

Even if you’re not the kind of business that handles these papers, you can still do this. You’ll eventually need them at some point, so try to carve out space for them for later.

3. Inform all employees of the plan.

Information dissemination for an office move should be complete, concise, and done at just the right time. Don’t wait until the last minute to let employees know about the plan, as they also need time to prepare for it.

Ideally, you should make the announcement a few weeks before the big day. Here is the crucial information you need to include:

  • The new office name and address.
  • Some relevant features of the new space.
  • The moving dates.
  • A justification for the relocation (e.g., a statement from the key decision-maker in the company).
  • A summary of things that employees need to do for the relocation, if any.
  • Other future relocation information they should expect to receive (e.g., office assignments).

4. Establish a timeline for the move.

Create a timeline for the move to help everyone – the movers, your office staff and everyone else involved – remain on the same page.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when creating an office relocation timeline:

  • Consider your current office lease.

You’ll want to avoid overlapping rent payments, so try to move at a date that gives you just enough time to haul everything from your former commercial space. You’ll need to account for deep cleaning for both the old and new offices as well.

  • Inform your landlord.

Not all leases are the same. To avoid any misunderstandings with your landlord, check your lease for the terms on non-renewal before you set a relocation date.

There should be a part in the lease agreement indicating when the landlord should be informed that you will no longer be renewing the lease.

5. Develop an inventory checklist.

Even with help from professional commercial packers and movers, you’ll still want to maintain a working knowledge of all the items that need to be moved from your former office to the new one. This is where an inventory checklist becomes handy.

An inventory checklist helps keep your move organised and ensures that everything you intend to bring arrives safely at your new office.

Like document organisation, we recommend creating both a digital list and a hard copy of your inventory. This way, you’ll be able to check whether all your office supplies and equipment arrived complete and safe in your new business establishment.

You can choose to take a complete inventory of everything, down to the pads, markers, and other small office supplies. However, it would be more efficient to keep your list focused on the things that cannot be easily replaced, like:

  • Filing cabinets
  • Copy machines
  • Whiteboards and chalkboards
  • Kitchen appliances (e.g., microwaves, refrigerators and coffee makers)
  • Mirrors, artwork, and other decorative items
  • Office furniture (e.g., couches, tables, desks, desk chairs, etc.)
  • Office electronics (e.g., TVs and monitors, computers and laptops, printers, etc.)

Move Towards Success

Moving offices is a significant step that could potentially bring success to your company. Do it right with the tips we listed here and get reliable relocation assistance with Writer Relocations. Send us a message for a quote.

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Best Packers and movers for Perfect Move-In Party Planning

Congratulations on finishing your relocation! It takes plenty of effort to move houses, so you deserve a pat on the back for taking on and completing the process.

Creating positive experiences in the new place you now call home allows you to feel a connection with it. It can also help you feel more settled, even if there are still a few boxes and luggage that need to be unpacked.

One way you can achieve all that is by hosting a move-in party. Aside from celebrating a job well done on your part, it is also the perfect opportunity to get acquainted with your new neighbours.

Not sure how to organise one? We’ve compiled four tips to help you plan the perfect move-in party for both international and domestic moving:

1. Date – Choose a Friday or Weekend

When choosing a date for your move-in party, keep in mind that the people you’re going to invite have their own lifestyles and schedules that may not allow them to attend. Plus, some of them will most likely be strangers, which means you won’t have a clue when they’re free.

That said, your options for the best possible date for your party are Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays. If you choose a Friday, time it during the afternoon or later hours of the day. These days are ideal since most people would be home from work during these days.

Remember to select a date that is neither too advanced nor too close to the date you moved in. This will give people enough time to include your party in their schedules.

As a bonus, it will also give you more time to settle in, make the place look guest-worthy, and unpack your things without feeling pressured.

Of course, this would become easier if you hire a moving company that packs and unpacks as well.

2. Invitations – Know What to Include in the Invites

Whether you’re giving out cookies or muffins with the invites or just a piece of paper, make sure that you put a bit of effort into inviting your new neighbours. Make it short and sweet, and write the necessary details your guests would need, like:

  • your name;
  • home address;
  • time and date of the event; and
  • a brief explanation of what you’re celebrating.

This should be enough to help people get a good grasp of what to expect from the party.

Of course, don’t forget to invite any friends or relatives that live in the area.

Who knows? They might volunteer to assist you with the preparations and clean-up, especially if you live independently.

Take note: If your guest list is a mixed company, make sure that you specify “no gifts” in your invitation. This way, no one would feel uncomfortable showing up empty-handed only to find other people bearing gifts once they arrive at the gathering. This is also the reason why you should avoid using the term “housewarming” as it implies gifts should be brought.

3. Foods and Drinks – Keep it Simple

It’s not a good idea to start a move-in party with alcohol, even if it’s just a few beers. If people begin drinking too soon, your party will probably turn into a chore rather than an actual celebration.

Instead, bring out energy-boosting snacks and coffee to get even your movers and unpackers pumped up and ready for work to make sure that your new home is ready for the actual party.

Take note you don’t have to overthink what foods and drinks to serve your move-in party guests. Since you’ll be inviting some people that you barely know, it would be best to keep it simple.

Wine and cheese are great options that most people enjoy. And don’t forget the staples:

  • Chips
  • Vegetables
  • Dip

Time your party around the hours when most people would have already eaten dinner. This way, you’ll be less likely to feed an army of hungry neighbours. Still, it would be best to overstock on food, just in case.

4. Notification – Let the Community Know

Informing your neighbourhood about your moving-in party also serves as a goodwill notification that some lively activities will be happening at your place. It doesn’t matter if you’re inviting everyone or not; it is only polite to inform them that a party will happen.

Doing so will help you make a good first impression on those you haven’t met and maintain good relations with everyone after the party is over.

If you’re moving somewhere managed by a landlord, be sure to talk about the idea of having a party with them first. You can also put up a flyer about the party on a bulletin board in your apartment complex if you have one.

Don’t forget that while you can ask for their understanding and apologise in advance, it would still be better to tone things down. Prevent the party from getting overly noisy. This will also reduce the chances that law enforcement will pay you a visit during the gathering.

Speaking of law enforcers, remember to inform the local police station near your home if you’re planning a bigger event. Be polite and ask for permission.

Celebrate Your Move

Move-in parties are great for celebrating the successful relocation and getting to know you’re your neighbourhood. Use the tips we presented here and ask for help when necessary.

Writer Relocations is all about helping you adjust to your new home.

Contact us if you need help with unpacking and getting settled.

Experts Guide For Pet Relocation
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Experts Guide For Pet Relocation

Moving home internationally is a huge step. If you have a pet, it is obvious that you will take your pet along.

Did you know, when moving to a new country, you pet is likely to face culture shock too?

Just like humans, animals also take some time getting used to the new place. It is especially difficult if you are moving to a country in a different time zone.

How can you make sure your pet doesn’t get restless and settles in easily?

Related Blog: 10 important tips for moving abroad with pets.

Here are 3 things ever pet owner who has recently moved to a new country must know

1. Your pet experiences jet lag too

Just like humans, pets take a while adjusting to the new time zone, too. For the first few weeks, be prepared for unusual bathroom schedules. Your pets body clock might still be in sync with the time zone you’ve moved from.

They might also get hungry and sleep at odd hours. This usually lasts for a week and isn’t anything to worry about.

2. They miss the food and water from back home

When packing, don’t forget to keep some extra packets of your pet’s favorite food. Just like humans, pets also have favorite foods. You’d obviously know what your pet’s favorite food is.

If your pet isn’t feeling too good at the new home, you can feed them with food they love.

3. Your pet is just as homesick as you are

Pets take time adjusting to new surroundings. They miss the smell of home. This is especially true for cats.

Dogs take some time familiarizing themselves with the neighborhood. So many unfamiliar sounds, objects and smells in the surroundings make them anxious and restless. It is because of this change in their surroundings that they get tired and exhausted very soon.

Moving home changes your life and routine in many ways. This is especially true if you are moving to a new country.

Your pet might be anxious, annoyed or looked too upset. It’s important to not leave them alone or be too hard on them at this time. Just like humans, the new surrounding is overwhelming for them, too.

Since dogs are majorly dependent on their owners, you’ll see that the sooner you get comfortable in your new home, the easier it will be for them.

Moving to India with your pets? Unsure about how your pet will adjust to life in a foreign country?

India is a pet-friendly country with most housing societies and many hotels being open to having pets over.

To make the choice simpler for you, we’ve put together an Infographic about the 10 most pet-friendly cities in India.

If you’re moving to India with your cat, here are some tips for moving cats overseas to make sure you and your cat have a stress-free move.

Writer Relocations is one of India’s oldest and most trusted moving company. We specialize in international moves, local relocations, pet relocations, office shifting, commercial moves and fine art relocations.

Whether you’re moving abroad for work, or returning back to your home-town, taking your pet along isn’t a problem. For 63 years, Writer Relocations has been helping people move safely and without stress.That simply means that with our move planning, specialty moving services, and packing acumen, you are assured fuss-free moves.

You and your pet deserves the experience and expertise of professional International Movers. Why settle for less? Speak to an International moving expert from Writer Relocations or call us @ 022-334-91787.

Do you have any doubts regarding pet relocations? Have you ever moved overseas with your pet? Do share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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