You can often hear about preparing for the moving. But, what about when you do not have enough time and you need to move on a short notice? What to do in that case? Do not worry, we have some tips if you want to move out of state on a short notice or locally. We know how stressful and hard moving can be, that is why the good organization is very helpful. No matter if you are moving on a short notice or you have a plenty of time for planning and preparation.
How to make your move on a short notice successful and easy?
Last minute moving tips are crucial at this point. It is very helpful to do a research, it is not a waste of time. Maybe, some people think that they should start working, packing, sorting immediately, but without an organization, it is very difficult. Be prepared, because your life will be changed very soon. Moving is one of the most exciting life events, do it right and successful.
Check all documents
This is the first thing you will do when you find out about your moving. That is how you will have more time to get some document if you need. If you check documents in the last moment, you will not have time to get it done. So, open your file box (if you do not have it, make it) and check everything twice. Passports, insurance policy, medical records, visa, the prescription for medication if you have a therapy, birth certificate, diplomas, CV, etc. You should pack all documents in one place that is safe.
Sort and organize belongings
When you are moving house on short notice, the organization is everything. In every sense of the word. Go through every room and start with sorting and decluttering. Get rid of the items you do need or use anymore. This is the perfect moment to purge your belongings and to decide what is important to you. Also, fewer items you have to move means cheaper transportation and moving.
Make three categories:
- Sell/donate – Because you do not have too much time for a moving yard (garage) sale, you should donate things you do not need anymore, but they are in good condition. Of course, if you have buyers, sell it and earn money.
- Keep – When you move on a short notice, you should keep a few things, but of course you will keep the most important items. Deciding will not be easy, especially with things that have emotional value. It is something you cannot bypass.
- Toss – Broken, old, damaged items you should throw away because you do not have time to repair them.
Find help for packing
Ask your friends and family members for help. You can pack together the boxes you have. They can help you with deciding what to keep or toss. Also, if you have young kids or a baby, ask your friend to help you out with babysitting while you are packing. If your friends do not have experience in packing or they do not have time, you can always hire professional help for packing. However, you do not need to do everything alone and without help.
Organize your time
A time is one of the most important things when someone is moving on a short notice. Not just for packing, also for finding an apartment on a short notice is very difficult. So, organize your time and make a plan immediately. Maybe you are thinking that it is a waste of time, but trust us, it is worth it. Do not panic when you realize you do not have enough time. You have a time, the key is just to organize it and to stick to the plan. Make a list for each day. And when you are finished with that job, cross it.
Last minute moving company
Maybe you are thinking that when you move on a short notice you cant hire a moving company. Yes, you can. There so many last minute deals that you can find. And also, it will be cheaper too. But, pay attention and find a reliable moving company you can trust. Better safe than sorry. A moving company can help you with packing and transportation. Also, if you did not find an apartment yet, you can use a storage service for your items and furniture. They can be very helpful, especially if you are in hurry.
We highly recommend you to make reservations, especially if you are moving during the summer. Everyone is busy in the summer months. But, also moving on a winter can be chaotic. Contact your mover, hotel, rent a car company, air company, etc. Otherwise, it may be a disaster, unfortunately. You will be much calmer if you have everything booked. It is the bigger problem if you are moving with a family and kids, because you can easily find one ticket, for example. But, for three, four, or more persons it is more difficult. Being prepared for a move does not hurt.
When you move on a short notice it does not have to be that hard and stressful. With those few simple tips we have shown to you, it will be a piece of cake. Avoid stressful situations, because it can hurt your organization and most importantly, your health. We hope that we helped you to handle your move, so good luck with moving.