Whether you’re moving down the street or moving across the country, having to move in a hurry can add some extra complications to your upcoming moving experience. No matter if you’re at fault for your circumstances or if it’s a new job out issue at your current place that is forcing you to move quickly, we are here to help you make your move a success! Take a look at our top 5 tips to help you execute your move quickly and successfully.
1.- Truck Size Counts
When you have to move in a hurry, there are so many things to think about that it will be overwhelming. Make sure you start with things that require a time slot or reservations such as the following:
- Truck rentals
- Hiring moving and packing services
- If you’re moving into a building, signing up for a time to move in
- Set up of utilities
Once you have the items on your moving checklist that require specific times planned, then you can move on to the other components of your move knowing that any snags you hit will be in your control.
2.- Hire Help
Another thing to think about if you are trying to navigate your normal life obligations while moving in a hurry is paying for some extra help. Although, this can be pricey and isn’t a solution available to all, if you can swing it, moving and packing services will relieve some of the pressure that your current time crunch has presented. Also, if you hire professional packing services, you will see benefits in how quickly you are able to get your rooms unpacked and back to being functional so you can get started in your new home sooner!
3.- Buy Supplies
Once you have your movers and/or truck reservation made, a great service to take advantage of is packing supplies bundles. Since you have less time to execute your move, a great option on the margins is to use the moving experts for your packing supply needs. Many companies have supply bundles that you can order so that all your bases are covered. Having the right stuff will also serve to keep your belongings safe. Even though having to move in a rush may result in having to cut a couple corners, having the right tools for the job is essential to success no matter the time crunch!
4.- Avoid Packing Perfectly
If you are having to pack yourself and find yourself in a moving pinch, don’t stress yourself out by trying to pack the same way if you had months of time to prepare. Although, you still want to put some planning into your move and keep rooms together where you can, make sure to make things easier on yourself where you can. A great way to do that is in your packing of clothes. Use garbage bags to take your hung clothes in their hangers rather than folding them and putting them in boxes. Also, rather than emptying drawers, take the entire drawer out and wrap it to save yourself time.
5.- Downsize and Donate
As with any move, it’s a great opportunity to think about what you have and what you don’t need to take with you to your next stop. Especially if you are forced to move in a hurry, getting rid of things you no longer need will help you save precious time and money. One of the best strategies in downsizing is to bring in the help of a close friend or family member. If you have trouble letting go of possessions, having an extra vote can help you only take the things you’ll actually need and use to your next home.