6 Ways to Make Your Relocation Easier When Moving on Short Notice

Moving on short notice can be challenging, especially if you own many things you need to pack. Fortunately, there are ways to make relocating easier for yourself and other household members. You can move quickly by maintaining a sense of calm, having a plan, and staying focused on your mission. Below, we’ve outlined six steps to making your last-minute household relocation a success.

1. Have a Plan

It’s easy to panic when you’ve got a last-minute relocation approaching. Making a quick plan can help squash feelings of panic and can also help you stay on task. Your moving plan should include details such as:

  • What you need to do before your relocation
  • Who is responsible for completing each task
  • What is your budget for each task
  • What materials you’ll need to get the work done

2. Stay Calm

It doesn’t help to lay awake at night feeling anxiety over your upcoming relocation. Take steps to promote feelings of calm. You might try meditating, napping, and taking time to engage in occasional recreational activities. The calmer you feel about your upcoming relocation, the easier it will be to get your work done.

3. Focus Less on Staying Organized – Focus More On Speed

When you’re moving on short notice, you need to find ways to streamline your work. Labeling boxes is essential but consider not listing every item in detail on each box. You also probably don’t have the time to do a thorough sort before placing your belongings into boxes. Instead, focus on packing as quickly as possible to get it done. Plan to sort out items when unpacking after you complete your relocation.

4. Spend Less Time Decluttering

Decluttering is a good activity — when you have lots of time. Downsizing before a standard relocation can help control costs by reducing the volume of stuff moving from your old home to your new home.

But decluttering and downsizing take time: lots and lots of time. You probably won’t have that time for this relocation. So, assume you’ll be moving things you don’t need. Then, you can declutter and downsize when you arrive.

5. Get Help From Friends

Now more than ever, you need help from your friends. Work together with friends to pack boxes, dismantle furniture, acquire supplies and keep the process moving. Don’t try to do this on your own!

To make this experience more fun for your friends and reward them for their help, buy pizzas to keep them fed and happy. Have packing “parties” with music or movies playing in the background.

6. Work With Professional Movers

Last-minute relocations are complex, but you can make them more manageable when you get help from professional movers. In addition, you’ll have less to worry about when you work with the pros.

Professional movers who provide full-service relocations can help you pack your belongings. They can also take some pressure off by handling logistics involving truck reservations and transporting your goods from one home to the other.

Working with the pros just makes the entire relocation go faster. So to get started with your last-minute relocation, contact us today.

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