Statistically, the average person will move 11.4 times in their lifetime. That’s a lot of moving, which you would think that would translate into a more relaxed and faster experience every time. There may be a time when you find yourself in a situation where you need to move out quickly.
Moving can make one feel helpless and overwhelmed. However, moving under the added stress of an accelerated timeline might just be too much for some. We have some tips to help when moving needs to be done quickly.
1. Lock-In Moving Help Immediately
Decide if you will be able to handle the move alone or if you need to arrange for help. Depending on how short notice your move is, it may be tricky lining up the appropriate assistance.
Whether you will be relying on a moving company or arranging friends and family, it is essential to get that help locked-in right away.
2. Make a Checklist
Preparing a quick checklist of things you need to get done can help your moving process run smoothly, especially when you have a shortened schedule. You will need to adjust your list depending on how much time you have to work with.
A personalized checklist will help you track your priority packing goals and when tasks need to be accomplished. It’s also a great reminder tool in case you forget something.
You can choose how detailed you want your checklist to be. It can prove to be a key motivator, especially in a move with a short timetable.
3. Complete a Fast Downsizing
Paring down and getting rid of the unnecessary stuff is an essential part of any move.
Waste no time. Set up boxes labeled “donate” and “trash” in each room.
A move, on short notice, doesn’t allow time for being sentimental or nostalgic about your belongings when decluttering your home.
Once you have gone through the items in a room, remove the “trash” box immediately. Then drop off the contents of the “donations” box at appropriate organizations like Goodwill or the Salvation Army.
4. Stock Up on Supplies
Compile plenty of packing materials including a good supply of boxes Before purchasing your supplies, confirm with the seller that you can return any unused supplies, then purchase more than enough ahead of time to save yourself time making extra trips to and from the store.
Make sure you have the following on hand:
- Boxes (small, medium, large, and specialty)
- Bubble Wrap
- Packing Paper
- Box Tape Dispenser
- Extra Tape
5. Organize and Label as You Pack
It’s essential to know what’s in the boxes you have packed.
Labeling your boxes will prevent headaches during and after your move. Create an organized labeling system. Make sure your label includes the contents of the box as well as the destination room of each box.
Label each side of every box.
Other Tips for Moving Out
This is just a basic list of tips for moving out. We have plenty more on our blog if you’re curious. Remember, if the job feels too big for just one or two people, chances are it is. Forcing things to work usually results in mistakes or jobs that take much longer than anticipated.
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