- On January 24, 2021
In Dhaka city, numerous families and bachelors shift their home every month. In the case of family home shifting, every family member has the opportunity to share the responsibilities together. But a bachelor has to take care of everything on his or her own when it comes to shifting. So even if the goods are less in quantity, shifting isn’t easy for a bachelor.
A bachelor has to face many problems while moving house suddenly. Among such problems, not getting pickup on time and not being able to find labor are noteworthy. So if the preparation of the shifting is done by planning in advance, it is possible to reduce such problems.
(We’ve already discussed here how to reduce the hassle of shifting a family home.)
Let’s take a look at some of the things that bachelors can consider to easily shift home in Dhaka City:
1. Inform the person in charge of your current flat at least 2 months ahead of your departure
2. Talk to your current landlord about the procedure of adjusting the money you paid earlier as an advance booking fee. In this case, you can do either of the followings:
Firstly, you can opt for not paying the rent of the last month or two (depends on how much you paid in advance) to adjust the booking fee. Or, you can take the amount in full just before leaving your current room.
3. Start looking for a room within the first 1-5 days of the month in the area where you want to shift. In most areas of Dhaka City, TO-LET announcements are given within 1-5 days of the month if there are any vacancies. Hence, try to find a room within the first 5 days of the month. Otherwise, it will become difficult to get a decent room.
4. If you are able to find a room according to your preference, talk to the landlord about rent and pay the booking fee in advance to confirm your room.
The next thing to do is to move goods to the new place while shifting and avail labor support to load and unload your goods. Let’s take a look at 6 things that bachelors should know before shifting at Dhaka City-
1. What would be the size of the Truck that you would be needing to carry your furniture?
The furniture in a bachelor’s room usually consists of a bed, a table and a wardrobe. To carry such furniture, a small pickup (1 Ton 7 feet) is good enough. Many times 2-3 people from the same flat shift to a new place together. In that case, 1 medium size open pickup (2 ton 12 feet) should suffice.
2. What would be the cost of hiring a pickup?
The cost of hiring pickup depends on where the shifting is taking place and how long it takes to shift. Depending on the distance, the fare for 1 ton 7 feet pickup in Dhaka City is between 700 to 1500 Taka and the rate for 2 ton 12 feet pickup is usually 2000-3000 Taka.
In this case, you can hire a pickup at home using the “Truck Lagbe” app. The Pickup fare in Dhaka city is fixed in the app. You can book a pickup in just 1 minute if you post a trip request in the app 1-2 days ahead of shifting. However, it can take up to 30 minutes to rent a 12-foot truck.
Note: You can also avail the special shifting service package along with skilled labor. Truck Lagbe offers special home shifting services across the country for families and bachelors.
3. How many laborers will be needed for shifting?
Bachelors usually have 2-3 heavy luggage and everything else includes books and sacks of clothes, which do not require as much laborers as a family home. In many cases, those who want to reduce the cost a little, can hire 1 laborer and assist him/herself.
However, according to the home shifting expert of Truck Lagbe, it is always safe to hire two people, which increases the cost a bit, but actually reduces the chances of damage to the goods.
If 2 ton 12 feet pickup is required for transporting your goods, 4 laborers will be required according to the quantity of goods.
4. How to avail labor service and what will be the cost?
If you just want to shift by hiring a truck from the app, you can tell the truck owner after booking the pickup that you also need labor support. In this case, you have to talk to the pickup owner separately about the laborer charge.
Labor charges for bachelor room shifting depend on what time of the month you are shifting. These charges range from a minimum of 700 Taka to a maximum of 1,000 Taka. The cost depends on the quantity of goods and how long it takes to shift. The cost is also dependent on the timing of shifting, as the demand for shifting is higher at the end of the month.
Note: The aforementioned cost is applicable for shifting from 4th floor to 4th floor. In case of shifting on a higher floor, the charge may be higher as per the demand of the labor.
5. How much would be the total cost of shifting?
For a bachelor, depending on the distance and the amount of goods to be shifted, the total cost of shifting can range from a minimum of 1,500 Taka to a maximum of 3,000 Taka, including labor charges.
If you need a 2 ton 12 feet pickup for shifting inside Dhaka City, the cost of shifting with labor is between 5,000-6,000 Taka. The cost of shifting outside Dhaka City will increase depending on the distance.
6. How to avail shifting services?
If you need only a pickup to shift your home, you can directly download “Truck Lagbe” app from Google Play store and hire a pickup according to your preference.
And if you require special shifting service, you can make your shifting experience even easier by communicating directly with Truck Lagbe Home Shifting team at this number: 09638000245
For bachelors, Truck Lagbe offers customizable shifting packages which are relatively inexpensive and are expedited by professional laborers.