All of us have to move to a new location at some point in our life. It could be a new home or moving away to college. Either way, moving out of your current residency is a time consuming and stressful task. It takes a lot of planning, packing, and worrying about making a swift relocation. But sometimes, pre-planning may not be possible. You may not have the time to plan every detail, and we understand how stressful that can be. You may have procrastinated all the tiresome work till the end of the date. Or you may have gotten to know that you have to shift in a short time. Either way, we are here to discuss some tips, by following which you can achieve a convenient and swift move out.
1. SETTLE YOUR LOGISTICS
A last-minute move can get quite overwhelming. Every task seems essential but challenging to achieve. But don’t let that panic get to your head. The best way to start your quick-moving out process is by sitting down with a clear head and making a list. List down all the items that should be packed first and the professionals to be contacted. Once you have a plan, you will know what, how, and when everything needs to be done. After preparing the list, you can start from the top and cross out points as you progress.
Start by figuring out the transportation needs. Decide the date you want to move out on, time, route, and destination. When the day and timing is final, you need to decide if you will hire a truck to move out your stuff or residential movers. Hiring a truck is costly, but residential movers are experts at packing all the heavy items and professionally moving out stuff. They provide insurance and damage control if your belongings break when they pack them or during the move. Research the best movers in your area and get a quote from a couple of companies. Decide the most convenient service in terms of time, insurance, cost, and services. Once you decide on your logistics, you can quickly move on to other things.
2. SAY GOODBYE TO UNNECESSARY THINGS
When you have to move out quickly, it leaves you little time to store everything. It means you will have to get rid of unnecessary stuff piling into lower drawers and hidden corners in your home. Make sure you only keep the essentials. You can throw out unnecessary stuff and give out useful things in the donation. This way, you will help the community while lessening your burden. Your move will be easier if you have to pack less. So keep practicality in your mind and sort through your belongings which you want to keep, donate, throw away, or recycle.
3. PACK A MOVING DAY BOX
You don’t want to keep your immediate usage things with all your other belongings. There will be boxes you can slowly unpack in your time and sort through when you settle down. Avoid keeping your everyday essentials in those boxes, and prepare your ‘open first’ boxes beforehand. Keep your bedding necessities, towels, toiletries, utensils, etc., in those boxes. Also, keep some cleaning material and necessary tools in these boxes, too, as they come in handy. As a result, you won’t have to ruffle through every box.
4. PACK FIRST, SORT LATER
Quick packing leaves little room for you to sort in detail. There will be less organization and management, as the main objective is to pack everything and move. So pack first and sort later. It is alright if you don’t have a set label or theme for every box. Just pack everything together correctly. Skip labeling and sorting, and you will save a lot of time.
To keep your fragile belongings such as cutlery, paintings, frames, and vases, support them with soft items. Use towels, blankets, clothes, and socks as beddings for these things. It protects them from breaking.
5. BE PREPARED TO BUY NEW THINGS
You have to keep in mind that you can’t move everything to your new home. You will have to leave some things behind. So it is advisable to save a little money beforehand and prepare yourself to purchase these things when you shift. Don’t put yourself under any stress of removing and stashing small things like toilet paper holder or towel hangers.
6. ASK FOR HELP
Moving is a tiring and stressful task that takes up a lot of effort and labor. And when you have to do it quickly, it can add to your stress and anxiety. In such times, it is okay if you turn to your friends and family to help you through the move.
Moving out is undoubtedly a stressful activity. But the stress can tenfold if you have to move in a hurry. In such situations, you must focus on the bigger picture and safely get your belongings from one place to the other.