METCALF MOVING BLOG

March 7, 2024

Moving In a Hurry? 6 Tips to Get Through It

If there’s one thing that’s true about moving, it takes a lot of time. When you don’t have much time to spare, it’s vital to approach moving with a different strategy. Acting quickly can help you leave your house as soon as possible. You’ll need a plan and people to help when making a quick household move.

1. Have a Plan

Start by making a plan for your upcoming relocation. Make a checklist of everything you need to do. Establish deadlines, then sort your checklist by what you must do first, second, etc. Sort your list by who must accomplish each task if you’re moving with a group.

Once you have a plan, you can move forward quickly, but you should conduct this part of your process thoughtfully and deliberately to know the scope of work you need to accomplish.

2. Secure a Junk Removal Company

If you have time to sort through your items thoughtfully, you could sell some items at a garage sale, give away some items to local charities, and recycle or dispose of everything else. Given your short timeline, you might not have the time. Consider hiring a waste removal company to remove things you don’t need to take with you. Find one that works to donate usable items to local charities, non-profits, and community centers. 

Declutter your home looking for items you no longer need or want, whether old furniture, toys your children don’t play with, broken appliances or other items. Once you’ve gathered everything, have a removal company take them.

3. Gather All Your Packing Supplies

Gather all the essential packing supplies you’ll need for your upcoming relocation. Having all the packing supplies in one place will allow you to keep packing longer. Buy more boxes and packing tape than you think you’ll need. You’ll likely need it, and with those supplies on hand, you’ll be able to get through the packing process more efficiently.

4. Plan a Packing Party

Gather friends and members of your household to have a packing party. Having help while packing helps keep the process moving. One person can assemble new boxes, label packed boxes, and tape them up. Another person can be responsible for packing the boxes, and then someone else can move them out of the way when ready.

5. Hire Full-Service Movers

Full-service movers do things like pack for you, making moving even easier and faster. No matter how fast you are at packing, full-service movers will always have the tools and experience to make packing as efficient as possible. Hiring full-service movers can make moving a breeze, so get started today.

6. Remember Logistics

While packing, remember logistics like canceling your utility company, finding a new utility company, finding the kids’ new schools, arranging a new doctor’s office, and so on. Managing these details will help you settle into your new home.

Full-Service Movers Can Help With a Fast Move

Relocating in a hurry doesn’t have to feel overwhelming. Hire a reputable full-service moving company. Contact us today about your upcoming relocation.

 

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