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5 Tips for Last Minute Moving

So, how are you going to deal with the moving process when you have only one month to schedule everything or even less? Is moving on short notice even possible? Yes, it is! The first thing you need to do is to avoid panicking. Keep your calm and think things through. Make a list with things to do before you move and stick to it. Also, the following five tips will certainly be of help. Check them out:

1. Hire professional movers

Moving on your own is not a good idea even when you have months to prepare the moving process, let alone when you have less than one month to pack everything and be ready to change your address. That’s why we recommend to always hire professional movers and, when we say professional, we mean reputable relocation companies that have all their licenses and insurances in order. This is not the time to settle for the cheapest option or hire movers you know nothing about. You might, however, encounter a problem when trying to hire professional movers on such short notice. You might not find any of them available. That’s because most people book their movers early, at least six months ahead of moving day. Do your research, read reviews and always ask your movers to come at your home for an in-person estimate. This is the safest way to go, especially since you won’t have time to hire other movers in case you change your mind!

2. Get help

Whether we’re talking about asking your family members and friends to come and help you with the packing process or you’re hiring professional packers, it’s always indicated to have some help when you have to pack. Start packing as soon as possible! You should pack first the things in the rooms you don’t use daily, such as your basement, attic, and garage, and then move to the other rooms. Pack the clothes you’re not using anymore, such as winter clothes when it’s summer and the other way around, as well as photo frames, books, and knick-knacks that you’re not planning to use real soon. Find a room where you can place all your boxes before the movers come to load them into their trucks. Label all your boxes and leave a box out for essential things you’re going to use right up until the moving day.

3. Sell, donate, throw away!

This is the perfect moment to go through your stuff and select what you don’t need or use anymore. This will speed up the packing process, reduce the number of boxes you’re carrying with you and help you pay less for the moving service. Don’t take with you anything that you’re not planning to use anymore, it will just take up space into your new place. Plan a garage sell, donate or simply throw away anything that it’s not useful anymore. This is available for both clothes and furniture.

4. Notify everyone

Whether we’re talking about your landlord or the utility companies, you need to make sure you notify them of your change of address. The landlord needs to know first that you’re planning to move, so you need to make sure that this is a priority on your list. Otherwise, you might be forced to pay penalties. Afterward, you should send letters or emails to all your utility companies, such as electricity, cable, internet, gas etc. to let them know that you won’t be living at that address anymore. This is also a good time to find new utility companies that can provide the services you need at your new place, especially if you’re moving out of state. Don’t forget to also notify the postal office and business partners.

5. Hire professional cleaners

We’re pretty sure that, if you’re preparing for a last minute move, you won’t have time to clean either your old home or new place. The best thing to do to make sure you will be leaving behind a clean house, as well as moving into a clean new home, is to hire professional cleaners. This will save you time and energy, and it will be one less reason to worry about. Also, if you’re moving from a rental home, a clean space will give you access to cash in your security deposit box.


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Juniper Blythe

Juniper Blythe

Juniper Blythe is a writer passionate about words and practical ideas. She loves to write helpful guides that will actually make a difference in the lives of her readers.

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