Having an international move in a big city like Bangkok
When you go to a house in town it is not always easy to transport all your belongings. We must therefore have a minimum of organization so that everything takes place for the better.
Make the trip in advance
When you ask a mover to make your move you will have to rent a truck, it is strongly recommended having the route in mind to avoid any unpleasant surprises. Plan possible traffic conditions that could disrupt transportation. With these precautions, you will have an idea of the transport time and this will reduce your stress.
Narrow and dangerous roads or streets are also to be avoided. Essential advice for the day of your move is to provide parking near your home. The space must be large enough to clear the truck’s belongings. Beware some places must be reserved in the town hall before.
Reserve the elevators
When you move into a building you have to make contact with the caretaker of it, indeed certain rules are to be respected during a move. Sometimes a courier is even needed to prove that you are moving well that day.
The easiest way to move into a building is when it has 2 elevators. This will allow you to block for your personal use. Do not hesitate to notify by leaving a message in their mailbox.
Measure the dimensions of your furniture.
Sometimes you do not consider the size of your furniture and when you put them in the elevator you realize that it does not pass. If the problem happens to you, you should dismantle everything to get them up the stairs. We advise you to do the disassembling when you are at home before the move rather than speed once down your new apartment. The possibility of using freight elevators is also possible.
On the stairs, be careful not to damage the walls and your furniture. Put some bubble wrap as a precaution in the corners of the furniture.
Sell your car
If you are not using your car to go to work, you probably only take it out once every week or two at most. Transit, for all its faults, is simply too convenient.
Finding out about administrative procedures
When you move to a metropolis, the administrative part comes first. Indeed, you have to make several requests in order to be attached to it. The officials will give you access to all the necessary authorizations to move.
To avoid any surprises, it is advisable to determine in advance the actions to be taken. You should not hesitate to seek advice from consultants. In reality, the administrative steps concerning large cities and territories are quite complex. They range from stabilizing the duration of your rental to where you will park your car. If you have an internet subscription, remember to check the coverage in the new city for the transfer. If not, you will have to cancel this subscription with your internet provider.
Find a job quickly
If you're already assured of a job in your destination city, you have one less concern. On the other hand, if your main reason for moving to a big city is to find a good or better job, it's time to start thinking about dipping your toes into the vast, mysterious and often unpredictable job market.
Organizing the move
Once you have all your documents in hand, it's time to get busy with the move itself. First, you need to take care of your belongings. To simplify the task, hire a professional mover and cleaning company to hold your deposit check. They will assist you in moving your belongings to your new home.
Hiring a cleaning company will be of great help to you. Indeed, their agents will relieve you of the tasks of tidying. So, from your side, you just need to pass on the necessary orders to them. Preferably, they should invest the new and the old house. On both sides, everything will be put in order very quickly. This will allow you to focus on more important tasks.
Plotting a route
As its name suggests, the big city is vast. The streets are numerous. To make the most of your time, it is necessary to plan each route in advance. For example, you should plan the route from your new home to your children's school.
To make it easier for your family and friends to discover your new home, provide location maps. Make sure you are as precise as possible. It is easy to get lost in a city. This is especially important when you are moving in for the first time.
Making travel arrangements
It is essential to obtain a pass for public transportation services. When you are not driving, public transportation is the most convenient. Research the types and offers available to you. Define in advance all the trips you will take during the month. The more you know in advance, the less you will spend. One-way tickets cost more.
The cost of living
Moving to a big city without any budget can be very difficult. You will quickly discover (at your expense) that living in a big city is more expensive than living in a small town, housing, food, transportation, utilities, services and even taxes will usually be much more expensive than you are used to paying.
So, because of the high cost of living in a big city, you'll need to keep a tighter rein on your finances, after all, you want your money to last as long as possible. The good news, however, is that a big city will allow you to become a more savvy shopper and a savvy consumer of goods : stay on the lookout for gifts, sales, promos and coupons. Many big-city museums have admission-free days, while free concerts can be enjoyed in public parks.
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FAQ | Moving to a big city
How do I find a new home?
Determine where you will live based on your budget, your habits and the reputation of the area. Also, don't forget to estimate your commute to work and school and check the accessibility of transportation.
How to make friends in a new city?
Everyone has their own life and it is up to you to be warm and open. Try to show your sense of hospitality. Don't hesitate to be chatty with your neighbors, colleagues, shopkeepers.... Join a sports or charity association to meet new people. Try to join local parties in your area.
When is the best time to move?
The best time to move is usually in the summer. However, summer is the busiest season for movers. Most people choose to move in the summer because of the favorable weather conditions. So imagine that moving companies like DocShipper are extremely busy and if you don't plan your move in advance, you might end up moving alone. Therefore, you may want to consider doing it in the off-season. Low season is usually winter and late fall.
How long does it take to move a home?
The best answer to this question is it depends. There are many factors that influence how long your move will last. The weather, the distance, the size of your relocation etc.
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