In an ideal world, you would be ready to move before the big day rolled around and the entire process would be seamless and free from any stress. While that is ideal, it is never the way that it actually happens. In fact, you will probably find yourself struggling to pack up your things and before you know it, the move day is here, and you have nothing done. Below, we will provide you with some tips on how you can move quickly.
Get the Basics Down
When it comes to a quick move, you have no time to waste. This means you need to get down to the basics and not worry about the extras until the time comes. You need to focus on hiring a moving company or, at minimum, renting a moving truck so that you can use it.
Try not to become too stressed during this time as this will only slow you down. Make a list of what you need to get done NOW to make the move happen and then start crossing the items off your list as you accomplish them.
Get Rid of the Excess
You likely do not need everything that is in your home. Yes, you may want it and yes, you may have trouble getting rid of things, but it is unlikely that you NEED it all. Since you do need to move quickly and time is of the essence, it is important that you toss out any and all items that you do not want, need, or will not use in the near future. Hanging on to too many old items will only mean that you have to pack more than is necessary, which can cause additional stress.
If you are having a hard time parting with an item, it is recommended that you get a storage unit so that you can safely store the items and then revisit them later on. Also, if you find yourself struggling to throw something away, try donating it – this may help as you will know it is going to a good home and to someone who needs it.
Pack Your Items
Now is not the time to be picky and you will need to pack, pack, pack. Once you have gotten rid of the excess, simply turn to the packing supplies and get moving. Since you will not have a lot of time to pack, you do not necessarily need to sort the boxes by the type of items they contain or the contents within. You can always sort these items at your new place.
Reach Out for Help
Moving quickly is something that even experienced professionals struggle to do because it can be stressful and cause a lot of disorganization. However, if you are in a position where you do need to move quickly, do not be afraid to reach out and ask for help. You can ask your friends and family first and if you do not have any luck, you can then reach out to a moving company who can provide the services you need.