Moving is an important event in anyone’s life and it consumes a lot of time, effort and energy. There are many important factors to consider when planning a move, to ensure things go smoothly and efficiently. Some people, will have the luxury of time on their hands to tread slowly and carefully, others won’t be as fortunate. It is a well-known fact to many who have relocated homes or offices in the past, that planning a move requires strategy and a well thought out blueprint.
But what if you are unexpectedly moving in a hurry, which seems to be the more likely case nowadays, as we are always on the move. Not having the luxury of a month or a week to plan your move, are you doomed for a stressful and agonizing process? The answer to this question will vary depending on your course of action and with these helpful tips you will undoubtedly have the same odds of a smooth relocation as the person with plenty of time on their hands.
When moving in a hurry, the first cardinal rule to consider is the exact time you have, whether a day or two. Map out your precious time carefully with everything that needs to be done within this time frame. You may allocate each date on a calendar or a notebook page for each day you have until moving day and things to be done. Now that you have a physical map of time to execute your move, you must focus on getting it all done efficiently in a timely manner.
- Enlisting the help of professional movers is essential in any relocation process, especially the ones on a limited time frame. They can do professionally a lot of work that most people are not accustomed to perform. Professional movers are vastly trained in properly disassembling, packing and loading your items to be safely transported. Upon request, movers come with their own packing and moving supplies, saving you additional headache of having to acquire them on your own, if you even have the luxury of time to do so.
Noting that you don’t have a lot of time on your hands, choosing the right mover is still an essential factor, as choosing the wrong movers can make an already tense situation into a nightmare. We live in a time where information is available to us at a single click of a mouse button. Utilize this source and research a few local moving companies, this won’t take up too much of your time but will further ensure a stress-free relocation process. Most reputable moving companies are equipped to accommodating last minute moves. Make arrangements with the company of your choice to lock in the date and time of your move.
- Now that you hired professional movers and eliminated half of your to do list, focus on the aspects you personally have to take care of. Make sure to be the one to pack and transport all of your valuables, such as jewelry and heirlooms, do not leave this task for the movers. When performing any move taking extra precautions are essential. Valuables tend to get misplaced or in worst cases, lost. You do not want the 100-year-old vase that your Aunt gave you on your wedding day to go missing.
- Be sure to also pack a survival kit of essentials you will need for the first night at your new home. Going through all the boxes and finding what you need is time consuming, and after a long move day you may want to relax rather than go looking for bed sheets to sleep on or utensils to eat with.
- This way you will recharge and start fresh the next day, because unpacking is a lengthy process and just as stressful experience as moving itself. Last but not least, transfer all of your mail to your new address and make sure to cancel all of your utilities, to avoid being charged for them once you have moved out. Happy moving in a hurry!