Are you preparing for a last-minute move? Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the details that come with it?
There are a few things to make this entire process more manageable. Focusing on organizing and discarding unwanted items will help make any move better.
Keep reading for more advice on how to move quickly.
1. Secure Your Moving Help
Determine if you will be able to complete this move alone or if you need to call in some help. Depending on how short notice your move is, you may have difficulty getting help lined up.
Whether you will be hiring a moving company or relying on friends and family, it is key to get that help scheduled right away.
2. Do a Quick De-Clutter
An essential part of any move is getting rid of the extra stuff you don’t need.
Go from room to room and set up a few boxes. Label each with “keep,” “donate,” and “trash.” This allows you to review each space and make sure you’re only keeping the things that truly matter to your life.
Relocating quickly means you don’t have a lot of time to be sentimental or nostalgic. Once your piles are labeled and organized, take the trash out immediately. Drop donations off at appropriate organizations, or if you have a larger load to donate, like furniture, the charity organizations might send a truck to pick up your donation.
3. Gather Your Packing Supplies
Purchase an ample supply of packing materials. Make sure you have:
- Boxes (small, medium, and large sizes)
- Specialty Boxes
- Packing Paper
- Bubble Wrap
- Box Tape Dispenser
- Box Tape Refills
Don’t skimp on packing materials. Before purchasing the supplies, check with the seller to see if you can return any unused supplies, then buy more than enough ahead of time so that you don’t have to make extra trips.
4. Set Aside Your Essentials
Before starting the primary packing process set aside the items you will need before moving day, on the moving day itself, as well as during the first few days in your new home. Include things like a change of clothes, medications, toiletries, electronics chargers, snacks, paper plates, and paper towels.
Pack these items separately, label the essentials box accordingly, then set it aside in an area to make sure that it will travel with you in your car to your new home.
Also, make sure you pull out your valuable items, including jewelry, birth certificates, and social security cards, so that they are not packed away with your other belongings. Those should stay with you throughout the move.
5. Label Everything as You Pack
It’s always a good idea to know just what’s in the boxes you’re packing.
Labeling your boxes will save you headaches after your move. Have an organized label system. Label each side of every box.
Consistency will always save you trouble in the end.
6. Consider Storage
If you are unable to take it all with you now, consider renting a storage unit to keep some of your belongings safe until you’re ready for them. Storage solutions come in a variety of options. This is particularly useful if you don’t have a permanent home secured just yet.
Need More Tips on How to Move Quickly?
Last minute moves can be overwhelming. But there are ways to make this chaotic time easier. With some careful organization and de-cluttering, you can get your home ready for a quick move.
Are you looking for more advice on how to move quickly? Contact us today, and we’ll get you set up!