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Tips For Preparing To Move With Very Short Notice

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While it's ideal to plan a move with plenty of time to come up with a game plan, that may not be an option for you. For example, you may have accepted a job in a new city, bought a home, or being evicted from your current apartment. No matter what the situation is, you'll need to pack up your belongings with very little notice. These tips can help you get through it.

Immediately Start Packing

The most time-consuming part of moving will be the packing. With very little time until your moving day, you'll need to get started with packing as soon as possible. Don't make the mistake of putting it off until the very end, because you could quite easily become overwhelmed with everything that needs to be done and run out of time.

You can cut down on your packing by deciding what you want to purge. It does not matter if you sell, donate, or throw away since fewer belongings mean fewer things that need to be put onto a moving truck in the end. It will just make the move easier by not having to pack and move something that you know you don't need.

Create A Checklist

You'll be very busy trying to get everything in order before you move, which is why it helps to create a checklist and delegate tasks. For example, you'll need to schedule utilities to be shut off, fill out a change of address forms, and potentially find a realtor to sell your current place. By writing everything down, it will help ensure that you do not miss anything in the craziness leading up to your moving day.

Hire Movers 

Sometimes the only way to get the job done is to hire professional movers to do it all for you. The best thing about using movers is that they provide a complete service if necessary. If you need help packing, know that they can provide packing materials and actually do the packing for you. When it comes time for your moving day, a small crew will get the trucked packed in a fraction of the time that it would take you to do it on your own.

Also, using professional movers will ensure that everything is done correctly and makes it to your new place in one piece. You can even buy insurance that helps ensure that anything damaged in transit is replaced.