Last minute moves happen for a variety of reasons but they almost always cause stress. If you’re currently in this situation there’s no need to worry because we’re sharing packing and moving tips that allow you to get out of your house in 48 hours with zero stress!
Call movers as soon as you find out you’re moving
If you need to move out of your home quickly you’re going to need help. Don’t be pressured to go with the first moving company you find. Take the effort to ensure that your belongings are going to be safe in the long run, check out our tips on finding reliable movers.
Toss as much as you can
Decluttering is going to be your saving grace, you’ll have less to pack beforehand and less to unpack after you arrive at your new location. If you haven’t used it in the last six months throw it away or put it into a pile to donate!
Gather the necessary supplies
You’re going to need boxes, packing tape, and markers to label your boxes. Don’t be conservative when purchasing moving supplies. If you end up over purchasing on boxes and tape you can always take them back but if you under buy you’ll end up running back and forth to the store. Insider tip: if you splurge and buy wardrobe boxes you’ll save major time when it comes to packing your closet.
Take a day off of work to pack if you can
In order to limit your stress and to get as much done as you can, take the day off of work if you have the ability to. If you can’t take a day off of work to pack you should consider asking family to help or hiring professional packers.
Start packing room by room
Once you’ve got your packing supplies all that’s left to do is get to work. Make a list of everything that you need to accomplish and start tackling it little by little. Just focus on getting through the room that you’re packing to avoid getting overwhelmed.
Don’t skimp on labeling your boxes in your hurry to move out of your old place. It’s a small step that makes a huge difference in the process. If you label your boxes your movers can take them right to the room that they belong to saving you time and hassle in the long run.
Moving out of your home in a hurry doesn’t have to be stressful. As long as you prepare for the process, reach out for help, and keep calm you’ll be fine!