3 Critical Tips For Moving On Short Notice

Do you need to pack up and move to a new place on short notice? Are you worried about how you're going to be able to get everything done in such a short time? Moving is always stressful but it can be especially stressful if you have little warning that it's going to happen. While you might not be able to have a completely stress-free move under these circumstances, there are definitely things you can do to make the whole process easier on yourself and your family. A few of the most important things to start doing now include:

1. Hire professionals: Although it can cost more than moving everything yourself, paying a full-service moving company to handle the entire move is going to be money well-spent. On your moving day, several movers will come over, pack everything into boxes, load it into their truck, and then drive it to your new place and unpack everything without you having to lift a finger. If you have something fragile or important that you're worried about, you can always pack that ahead of time and keep it with you. Otherwise, you won't have to do anything to get your belongings into your new place.

2. Start a list: The less time you have before your moving date, the easier it can be to forget everything that needs to be done. If you've ever gone to the grocery store for one thing and come back with several items but not most of what was on your list, you can easily see how this could happen. For redundancy, it's a good idea to make a list in a small pocket-sized notebook and then periodically take pictures of that list with your phone so that you have a backup. You should also note things like what time the full-service moving company will be arriving, how much the various utility deposits are, and so forth.

3. Have snacks: In the days leading up to the move, it can become harder and harder to make it to the grocery store, and even getting fast food may be extra time that you don't have. Even though you'll have a full-service moving company taking care of the move itself, there can still be plenty of things that you must do. Right now, go to the store and stock up on shelf-stable but easily portable foodstuffs, such as crackers, salami, and so forth. These may not be the healthiest choices, but it's going to be much healthier than not eating at all. A lack of food can also make people cranky, tired, and make things seem more stressful than they actually are. All this means that it's extra important to be able to eat even a little something immediately before, during, and following your move.