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Moving At The Last Minute? 4 Practical Tips For Success

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Do you have to move houses at the last minute? Whether your home suddenly sold, your landlord is being foreclosed on, or you got a great job in a new city, a last-minute move calls for decisive action and quick thinking. Here are a few tips to make it work no matter how last minute it is.  

1. Make a Checklist

As soon as you find out you're moving in a hurry, take some time to start a checklist of to-do items. This list should be relatively detailed so you have smaller and more manageable goals. 

For example, break down a complex task, like packing up your home office. Instead, include lesser steps like returning rented equipment, sealing up old documents, creating a box to carry with you during the move, and shredding unused paperwork. 

2. Hire Moving Pros

No matter what your budget is, try to hire as much professional help as you can afford. Most moving companies offer a range of services in addition to the loading, driving, and unloading of your belongings. They may offer packing, disassembly/reassembly, cleaning, or even moving concierge services. Take advantage of everything you can to lighten your load. 

3. Remove Checklist Items

Don't be afraid to remove tasks from your checklist. Depending on how crunched for time you are—or become, as the move looms closer—you may need to forgo some of the traditional moving steps. For instance, sorting and purging your belongings is a good way to make the job of packing faster and easier. But if you start to run short on time, skipping the purging step is okay too. 

4. Don't Get Sidetracked

Packing up your home is a big job for most, and there are plenty of ways to take your eye off the ball. What might these look like? Perhaps you're tempted to get lost in sorting items or you think you should be more organized in how to pack boxes. Maybe you want to try trendy techniques for maximizing space in boxes. Or you get sentimental when you find your kids' old school projects. 

Whatever the reasons for distraction, remind yourself not to fall into it. Last-minute packing is more quick-and-dirty than leisurely packing is. And all that sentimental stuff will still be there when you arrive at your new home. Stay on target now. 

Where to Start

Because you're getting a late start on finding professional movers, this is one of the best places to start. A reputable and reliable moving company will help you stay on track to get your move finished on time no matter what else is going on. Call today to learn more. 

Contact a local moving company, such as Main Street Movers, to learn more.