Moving can be stressful. Unfortunately, that stress may only increase if you find yourself having to move at the last minute. If you are in this situation, here are some of the best tips for surviving a last-minute move.
Make a List of What Needs to Be Done
There is a lot to do when you are moving. You need to pack up your belongings, turn off your utilities at one location and start them at another, enroll your children in their new school and leave a forwarding address with the post office. When you are moving at the last minute, it can be easy for you to get so caught up in the chaotic nature of a last-minute move that you forget to complete some of these tasks. As soon as you find out you are moving, sit down and make a list of what needs to be done and check the list off as you go.
Take the Time to Declutter
If you need to move quickly, you may think that you do not have the time to declutter. However, taking the time to discard items that you do not need or use can help you with your move. The items you get rid of minimize the amount of time you have to spend packing and unpacking. If you discard a large number of items, your moving expenses may also be lower, as you need fewer boxes and a smaller moving truck.
Utilize Time-Saving Packing Supplies
When you have time to prepare for your move, you may be able to remove all of your clothes from hangers and fold them up or bubble wrap each plate individually. But when you are moving in a hurry, you likely don't have time for all of this. Instead, look for time-saving packing supplies, such as wardrobe boxes that allow you to keep your clothes on the hangers or dish boxes that have padded slots for all of your plates.
Enlist the Help of Family and Friends
The last tip for surviving a last-minute move is to enlist the help of family and friends. Not everyone likes to ask for help or taking people up on their offers to help. But if you need to move quickly, the more hands that can help, the better. Don't be shy about asking for or accepting help from those who love you.
Hiring the right moving company can help to alleviate a lot of the stress you are feeling as you prepare to move. Right Choice Movers, serving those in the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Twin Cities Metro Area, can assist you with home, apartment, condo, commercial, business, office and industrial moving. We also offer packing services and climate controlled and secure storage facilities. Visit our website to learn more about our company and how we can assist you with your upcoming move.