Have you decided to take up a last-minute job in another part of the city? Is your dream apartment unexpectedly on the market? Usually, you can plan moving houses months or even years in advance. But sometimes, you may have to move in a matter of weeks or months. 

We’re sharing a useful guide for a stress-free move on short notice. Take a look. 

  1. Start Now
  2. If you are moving in less than a month, then there is no time to waste. Don’t make the mistake of procrastinating now and panicking later. You should start making plans and getting prepared immediately. If possible, consider taking a few days off from work to get everything done quickly.

  3. Prepare To-Do Lists & Define Timeline
  4. Throwing everything in boxes and hoping for the best is not a good strategy. You may be tempted to start packing, but it’s important to make a plan before doing anything. 
    Just packing is not the only thing you have to take care of. You have to terminate your lease, set up utilities, change addresses, and so much more. That’s why we recommend preparing a to-do list and coming up with a timeline so you don’t miss any important tasks.

  5. Try To Stay Calm
  6. It’s no secret that moving is stressful, even if you have plenty of time on your hands. So understandably, moving on short notice can be anxiety-inducing. But try your best to stay calm. Otherwise, you’ll make everything harder than it needs to be. If you are feeling overwhelmed, talk to a friend and clear your head.

  7. Don’t Downsize
  8. Decluttering and sorting your belongings before moving is a good practice. However, it’s not feasible when you’re short on time. You would be better off packing everything and sorting it out later.

  9. Label Everything
  10. Even though you are not sorting or decluttering, we still encourage you to label all the boxes. Using a marker, write down the room and the contents. This simple system will make unpacking a breeze. 

  11. Stock Up on Packing Supplies
  12. When you are trying to get everything in boxes, the last thing you want is running out of tape or misplacing scissors. We suggest stocking up on packing supplies before you start packing. Doing this will save you a few trips to the store.

  13. Ask Friends & Family for Help
  14. Packing up a house can take several days. And it can be even more difficult when you are juggling work commitments and kids. So don’t hesitate to ask your friends and family to help you out. They can assist you with packing or babysitting your kids. 

    On the other hand, if you don’t have any family around, make things easier for yourself with home packing services

  15. Hire Professional Movers
  16. At times, DIY moves are manageable, but this is not one of those times. Hiring a residential moving company is the fastest and easiest way to keep up with a short-notice move. You can take care of other tasks while the professionals handle the move.

Moving on short notice can be one of the most stressful experiences in life. In addition to planning and packing as soon as possible, don’t hesitate to ask for help from your family or professional movers.

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