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Moving on short notice - CA edition

Author: Betty White
by Betty White
Posted: Dec 17, 2019
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Moving is stressful enough. You have to find a new home, sell the current one, hire a moving agency, deal with all the moving-related tasks and say goodbye to all your friends and family. And, when you add moving on short notice to the list, things get a lot more complicated and stressful. It seems as though it is going to be impossible to finish everything and relocate on time. But, fear not. Everything is possible with a proper organization. Luckily, we are here to help you out and create a moving plan. With this moving plan, you will be able to relocate quickly and in a stress-free manner. Thus, if interested in how to make moving on short notice possible, keep on reading.

Set a Date and a Budget

First things first, you must set a date. With a date in mind, you will be able to make a plan and a timetable. That will help you organize and not lose your mind. Setting a budget is also of key importance. When it comes to moving on short notice, going over the budget is done easily, and before you know it, you spent a fortune. So, do everything in your power to gather the whole family and plan your relocation. Sit down and talk about all the things that need to be done. Discuss the date and the budget, and then, plan your move accordingly. Think about whether you will hire help, like a moving agency or do everything by yourself. Yes, the first one is more expensive, but the latter is more time and energy-consuming. But, be sure that when it comes to last-minute relocations, time is money and a good moving company can really make a difference!

Hire a Moving Agency

As previously mentioned, moving by yourself is time and energy-consuming. And that is something you will most certainly lack when it comes to moving on short notice. So, do yourself a favor and hire a professional moving agency. You will receive experienced and top-notch movers who will prepare and pack everything safely and relocate it to your new address in no time. They will also bring their own quality boxes and other packing materials necessary for fastpacking as well as come with their own moving truck. Your only job will be to decide what items will you bring with and what must be left behind. Thus, do not think much and look for some great local moving agencies. Ask your friends and family members for some recommendations or look for companies online.

Clean and Declutter

You might think that when moving in a hurry, there is no time for cleaning and decluttering. But, you should never skip this step! When you are trying to pack up everything and organize everybody, there will be a mess and clutter everywhere. And mess can lead to a lot of chaos. You will soon see that that chaos is slowing you down. And, even worse, if there is a lot of stuff scattered everywhere, you will not be able to organize yourself, or even worse, you might injure yourself. So, be sure to clean and declutter your items while you are packing. Put the items you are taking with you to one side. This can also be a form of a pre-pack too. And, put the items you will not relocate to other sides and either donate, sell or throw them away.

Pack Room by Room

If you do not want movers' help, or simply cannot afford a moving company for your moving process, fear not, you can still make it. But, you must pack quickly. That means packing room by room. If possible, let every household member pack his or her own room. Or call your friends to help you out. If each of you focuses on one room, you will be done packing in no time. Also, make sure you have plenty of packing materials by your side, or else you will be running back and forth to buy them and lose your valuable time. Moreover, do not forget to label each box. It is necessary for you to know where every item is. However, you should not hurry with packing fragile items! Take your time and pack them properly if you want them to arrive in one piece at your new destination.

Prepare an Essentials Bag

You should prepare an essentials bag first. Do this before you start decluttering or packing. In this essentials bag, you should put all the things that must not be lost and that you will need on your moving day. Firstly, put all the important paperwork. Of course, first, place it in hard files and then inside your bag to ensure it does not get damaged. Then, put your devices - mobile phones, tablets, laptops, chargers, headphones, etc. Pack clothes you will need for that moving day too. If you are traveling with your kids, prepare put some of their favorite toys or books inside this bag too. And, of course, be sure that you have all the food and drinks inside too. Just like with everything else, this essentials bag requires an organization as well. So, really think through what you will need when the moving day comes and pack accordingly.

About the Author

My name is Betty and I have been writing expert articles in relation to the moving industry for the last couple of years. Besides this specific area, I am also experienced in other spheres pertaining to the concept of relocation.

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