Moving to a house versus moving to an apartment

Moving to a house versus moving to an apartmentWhile you are relocating from one place to another, you have to shift your whole living space to a new space, an unfamiliar and completely new place. If you are moving form an apartment in to a new house then it is an upgrade, your situation has improved and you are now moving to a more advantageous position, whereas if you are moving from a house to an apartment the situation can be lot more different. In this post I am going to talk about the difference between moving to a house Vs moving to an apartment. Continue reading

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Top 10 Favourite Relocation Movie Tales of All Times

Tired of all the packing and taping and arranging stuff? Take a breather here.We all(okay most of us…) are movie buffs. While we may not realize it, there have been quite a few movies about ‘moving’ in Hollywood.Throughout the years, movies have highlighted the pratfalls and promise of moves – whether across town or across country. No one has been spared of the movie-bug.They make us chuckle sometimes sob, and say, “Hey I remember when that happened to me.” Throw a few of these classic all time favorite movies on and enjoy. .

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Check out this list and see how many you remember

Karate Kid

Who doesn’t love this movie? This 1984 classic movie follows Ralph Macchio aka Daniel Larussoa as the teen who moves to California from New Jersey for his senior years. He gets back his self confidence after befriending Pat Morita as Mr. Miyagi who coaches him the secret of life and ancient art of Karate.His life turns a new leaf when he meets his newfound love interest, his mentor, Mr. Miyagi, and an eventual karate championship where he kicks the crap out of the town bully.Plus of course, he learned the unforgettable crane kick seeing his mentor.Daniel LaRusso’s travel shows the ceaseless prospects of relocation.

Money Pit:

One of the funniest movies on moving and relocation.Tom Hanks and Shelley long are amusing portraying a couple buying a home. Their search ends with what at first glance seems like an amazing deal- a mansion at a record low price. Once the two move into the home they find that it is literally a money pit that will take a ton of money to repair. One remodeling project turns into another as the house seems to fight against them the whole way. If you have ever bought a fixer-upper, this movie is for you. It shows the ups and downs that relocation can bring into a marriage – money, emotions, and stress. Perhaps no film better exemplifies the stresses of moving to a new home.


If you think your moving plans are all over the place then my friend you are sure to find some closure with this movie after you see what the main character goes through. Meet Arlo Pear (Richard Pryor) an engineer from New Jersey who is fired from his job..(yeah sad..!)But then comes the fun part when he lands a job in Idaho. When Arlo tries to move his family to Boise, Idaho he employs the less-than-desirable services of the Hummingbird Moving Company and turns out that the movers he hires are ex-convicts and the person he has drive his car across the country has multiple personalities. And if that isn’t bad enough, their new house is not what they expected. When things couldn’t get any worse,hang on, they do! Arlo loses his new job and the movers never showed up.
He hires unreliable and untrustworthy movers, loses his new job, and everything continues to go downhill.These guys should have compared with Movers & Packers & hired the best of the lot.

Toy Story

Well we’re a bit partial to any film that culminates with a heroic landing into a moving box but Toy Story truly is an incredible film that highlights how difficult a move can be on a family. There’s laughter, tears, and an unforgettable chase scene involving a moving truck, as friends struggle valiantly to reunite.

Funny Farm:

No list concerning movies about moving would be complete without this 1984 film starring Chevy Chase. The comedian plays a sports journalist quits his job, moves to the country, and tries to write a book. Its hilariousness from thereafter when Chase’s character has interactions with the locals and the wildlife around his new home. If you really need a laugh after your move, this film will have you in splits.

Beverly Hillbillies:

Remember this classic television program (and movie remake later on) about a poor mountain family whose patriarch struck oil while hunting? His bullet strikes the ground and wham! crude oil rushes to the surface, instantly turning Jed Clampett into a millionaire. He and his interesting family move to Beverly Hills, creating hullabaloo for everyone that meets them. In 1993 a remake of this classic came to theaters starring the late Jim Varney as Jed. Undoubtedly our favorite moving family:the lovable Clampetts. Jed Clampett scores brownie points for one of the most innovative packing jobs you’ll ever see.

Footloose (1984)–

Feeling a bit of a culture shock after moving to your new home? This fun dance movie will uplift your spirits (Alert :This Classic tale of teenage rebellion and repression features a delightful combination of dance choreography and realistic and touching performances,brace yourself before putting the Play Button!) A city boy moves to a small town where rock music and dancing is forbidden, tries hard to fit in but the streetwise Ren can’t quite believe he’s living in a place where rock music and dancing are illegal (like Really.?). However, there is one small pleasure: Ariel Moore, a troubled but lovely blonde with a jealous boyfriend. Ren and his classmates want to do away with this ordinance, especially since the senior prom is around the corner, but only Ren has the courage to initiate a battle to abolish the outmoded ban and revitalize the spirit of the repressed townspeople. Fast-paced drama is filled with such now-famous hit songs as the title track and “Let’s Hear It for the Boy”.

Raising Arizona –

Hi and Ed’s misbegotten move to the desert leads to some of the most irreverent and unpredictable behavior in cinema. Nevertheless we can’t help but love these two misfits as they do everything they can to get their own little slice of happiness. Still, we advise spending a lot more time thinking through your move.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation –

One of only two Christmas-themed movies released in 1989. Remember physicist Leonard Hofstadter of BBT? Yea..the same cute guy whose gf is Penny! A fairly perfect blend… of cartoon violence and mayhem and the pleasant lightness of a Christmas movie. The storage issues faced by Clark Griswald as he fights to give his family an unforgettable Christmas – wrestling with tangled lights, hiding presents, and this incredible moment that infused all of us with a fear of the attic stairs – garner NLCV a spot on our list.

The Brave Little Toaster

A group of dated appliances :a toaster, a blanket, a lamp, a radio, and a vacuum cleaner journey to the city to find their young 8 year old “master” after being abandoned in their cabin in the woods. A classic, debatably one of the best animated kids movies. It delivers on every level, one of the best Disney movies in a long time. But its gloomy for them when they arrive in the big city they discover they may no longer be useful because of new, modern appliances. Here is the link to the video.
A frivolous fantasy on the surface, but with a dark subtext of abandonment, obsolescence, and loneliness.

While you never want your move to be as dramatic as a movie, it is certainly fun to watch,So there you have it: ten films that depict the unforgettable experience of moving. We’re sure you’ll have some of your own selections so make sure to comment, and as always, make sure to compare Packers & Movers when planning your next move!

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What to Look for When Hiring Packers and Movers in India

Packing and moving of all of your household goods is nothing less than a stressful task given the complexities involved in shifting a house. Right from planning to finding best and most reliable moving service provider, it’s not going to be an easy ride.  Finding rightly placed packers and movers in India is not an easy task. Packers and movers industry is still operated by non tech-savvy service providers. But you know what, if you want to relocate your household materials safely then there is no alternate option other than engaging with a professionally managed relocation service provider who can get it right.

Even if it’s not all that hard to make a quick search on Google and come up with a long list of packers and movers in India, but finding one who you can rely up on is not going to be all that easy. You may argue that you can quickly build a list of some of the best packers movers companies in India and then choose one from the list after looking at their rates. But it doesn’t work that way. Rate is just one of the criteria, there are many more parameters and filters that you should consider and apply before taking a decision about hiring a mover. Continue reading


Decoding Rates of Movers and Packers in India

So you have decided to hire movers and packers and even asked for a few quotations. Great…! But a word of advice: there might be some hidden charges in the quotation your relocation service company may not divulge at first.

Curious? Spare 5minutes and give this a read.

Movers and packers companies in India offer end-to-end home shifting and relocation services. Obviously there is a cost associated with the shifting that movers and packers companies will charge from you. But did you know that a domestic shifting basically is a combined process of multiple small tasks and there are different cost heads under which a mover and packer service provider is going to charge you? Some times it becomes really hard for you to understand why a mover has charged certain fees and you could have avoided paying such fees.

This post is going to give you a good idea of how to avoid paying more when hiring movers and packers in India for household  shifting services.

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Furniture Moving: Here’s how to move furniture effortlessly

When someone says that packing and shifting of household goods is a complicated task to do it yourself, I am sure he was stuck with moving his/her furniture after delivery in his house. Unpacking and re-arranging of household goods and furniture is not less complicated in any ways. When you shift your house with the help of movers and packers companies, they can help you in re-arranging your furniture. But if you decided to not avail their unpacking and re-arranging services and rather save some money out of it then you are certainly up for a big challenge.

Moving and Shifting of household furniture requires lots of physical efforts and strength and it’s not going to be easy unless you hire a mover who has expertise in furniture shifting. Moving furniture from one side of your room to another is not always a cake walk. It demands some real physical effort from you. Just imagine how are you going to lift that king size deewan (bed) with a box for storage of goods from your living area to the bed room. There may be many such furniture items especially that old furniture that was left for you by your grandparents. It’s not going to be easy unless you know the tricks of the trade, right? Continue reading

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How to Do Office Shifting Without Losing Productivity

Office shifting is different than a typical home shifting because when you are doing a home shifting you can manage to take leave for a couple of days. But when you think of shifting an office, you can’t even imagine taking a leave. Why? I heard you asking. Because, there are products to be shipped and services to be delivered to your customers. They are. You can’t afford to lose the production or at least you have to ensure that the work is least affected.

Depending on the size of your office and strength of the team, office shifting may sound like a big headache. But trust me, if you have a plan in place and delegate some of the responsibility on your team members then things will be much easier to manage. It’s always a good idea to involve your team members and let them pack their own cabins and label them properly so that they can locate their own goods after delivery. Involving team will also help you ensure that only necessary office goods are being packed. What else can be done to shift an office without affecting the work and losing the productivity? There are so many things that you should look at but here are the 10 most important tips for you to get started  with corporate and office shifting. Continue reading


Anwesha’s Candid Confession & Learnings on Shifting

I am sure you are still unsure about what to expect from this post which has been shared by Anwesha Chatterjee. We all know that home shifting is a complicated process which requires good planning and a mechanism to constantly track every aspects of the shifting. Anwesha has recently moved from Siliguri to Kolkata and here’s what she has learned and observed. During her move, she faced several issues and learned lots of lessons. Here’s the post she has shared with us. Continue reading

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10 Things to Remember when Packing Kitchen Items

Packing kitchen items for moving it without involving a packers and movers service provider is not going to be easy. Most of the kitchen appliances are fragile in nature and it must be packed very carefully before you move it. I am sure you are literally scared to pack these kitchen items because you want to ensure that it can be moved without any damage. Kitchen utensils are usually of different shapes and types like glass, china, fiber etc. Some of them are there lying needlessly on the shelf, possibly you have forgotten about them and these items may require proper cleaning before you pack them. Continue reading

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A to Z of Shifting a House in India: Home Shifting Tips

Shifting a house in India from one locality to another is a hard task. Home shifting is actually a time consuming task that you would not like to do especially when you can hire a professionally trained house shifting service providers who can do it for you for a fee. It takes lots of effort in shifting a house in India, safely and cost effectively. But no matter how irritating and exhausting it could become, if you have a plan and you are determined to do it yourself then I am with you.  I am going to share some useful home shifting tips with you and I hope by the time you finish reading this post, you will be ready to take this challenge and move your goods safely.

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Ultimate Guide For Home Shifting in India

Home shifting is one of the most essential services which is offered by movers and packers companies in India. When you get transferred to a different city, obviously you have to get all your essential household goods like TV, fridge, washing machines, kitchen utensils and other appliances packed and transported to that new city, its called domestic shifting in India. But when you just change your house while staying in same city, that’s called as local home shifting. Naturally home shifting (either local or domestic) is a complicated process that requires lots of efforts and expertise. Household goods have to be packed very carefully and then loaded on to a truck for safer transportation and relocation. Obviously it’s not going to be an easy ride for you unless you engage a professional service provider who can get it right.

Packing of household goods and appliances is just one part and then comes loading it in to a truck and getting it transported. Obviously depending on your needs and value of goods, you ought to buy insurance for your own safety. Further once your goods reach its destination, it has to be unloaded, unpacked and re-arranged in your new home after a successful home shifting.

Sounds like too much of work? It is. But fortunately there are packers and movers companies who offer affordable home shifting services in India. They take care of all of these activities which involves in shifting of a home along with all of your household goods and appliances. Continue reading