Pune – the city of dreamers and ambitious young people ready to leave their mark on the world. The Oxford of the East. And your new home. That’s right, you’re going to be a part of the migrant multitude heading to Pune in a few weeks. It’s your first time moving and you’re filled with a heady mix of excitement and fear. You’ve found a 1BHK flat on rent in Pune and you’re about to start packing. But wait! What if you’re not ready? What if you get something wrong? And what exactly should you know before you uproot your entire life and head to a new city? If those are some of the worries on your mind right now, take a deep breath and let us support you. Because we’ve got you covered with this list of commonly made moving mistakes that you should avoid when moving to Pune. So, keep reading, and get ready to handle your move like a pro!
Don’t pack everything
Yeah, we know this sounds counterintuitive, but we’re quite serious. When it comes to moving to a new place, you might think you want it to be a complete replica of your existing home. But that’s not the best idea. Unless you’re Marie Kondo, there’s bound to be some amount of old, outdated or unused clutter that you’re hoarding. So, use this as a chance to get rid of some of it. Instead of packing up your home as is, take time to go through different elements, sort through your belongings and take only what you really need. For the remainder, you could organise a garage sale or resell them online for some quick cash, or even donate them to a reputable charity. It’ll feel great to start your life in Pune clutter free.
Don’t forget about your first night
Moving day is going to be really busy. You’re going to spend a lot of time travelling to Pune, organising your stuff, meeting your new landlord, checking out your new home and then moving your things in. If you have the energy, you’ll probably start unpacking some of your belongings, but it’s highly likely that you’ll be too tired to get it all done in one day. The last thing you’ll want at that point is to have to sift through seven different boxes and a suitcase to find your toothbrush. So make sure that you plan for your first night (or first few nights, if you’re sure that unpacking will take a while) when you’re packing for your move. Have a separate overnight bag ready with your toiletries, a change of clothes as well as any valuables that you want to keep on your person during the move. This way, even if you take a while to unpack or if the rest of your belongings get delayed, you’ll have everything that you need with you.
You don’t need to DIY it
These days, DIY-ing everything is very popular. But there’s a difference between searching for a 1BHK in Pune for rent by yourself and actually moving there. Sure, thanks to the wonders of the internet you were able to DIY your house hunt and skip hiring a broker, but when it comes to the logistics and heavy lifting that moving actually requires, it might be good to leave the job to the pros. Professional movers will know exactly how to pack your stuff so that nothing gets damaged and will have the correct equipment to move it quickly and safely to your new city. Plus, it’ll be a lot more hassle-free to get them to do the work. So, do yourself a favour and focus on other aspects of the move.
These tips should help calm your nerves and get you better prepared for moving day. By avoiding these mistakes, you’ll have a smooth start to your time in Pune and be able to settle down a lot quicker!