Moving can be a hassle at the best of times, and it becomes even more of an issue when it has to happen at the last minute. You don’t get the extra time that you usually would to prepare, pack and organise your belongings, which can cause chaos. Things can be forgotten or not packed properly, leaving them susceptible to damage.
However, there are things you can do to make a last-minute house removal go as smoothly as possible. Here are our top five tips for moving homes on short notice.
Lists are key for properly preparing for a move – even one at the last minute. Start by making a list of what you’re going to take with you, as well as what jobs need to be done between now and the move. List important actions such as gathering packing supplies, taking items that you don’t want to pack to be donated or thrown away, and organising for the power to be connected at your new home.
Without a list, you could easily miss vital steps of the moving process, costing yourself time and money.
As soon as you know you have to organise a move, don’t put it off or sleep in. You need to get started as soon as possible so that you leave yourself plenty of time for handling anything unexpected that might happen, and so that you can get everything finished before the move.
It also gives you time to check over things more than once, ensuring that you don’t miss anything important.
This is a simple step but is one that surprisingly gets looked over quite often. Having everything on hand before you start makes the moving process run more efficiently, which is exactly what you when it has to happen last minute.
You’ll need things like boxes, markers, tape, scissors, Stanley knives, garbage bags, packing paper, etc.
No matter how you slice it, packing up your belongings is a big job. If you do only one item from this list, make sure it’s this one! Methodically packing one room at a time makes your move more organised, which makes it much easier too. A structured approach is best for efficiently moving home.
Save plenty of time by leaving your clothes on their coat hangers, tying the tops of them together and wrapping them in a garbage bag, or one of the special boxes available from movers like us. These boxes are like make-shift wardrobes, and you save yourself time not having to hang and unhang your clothes.
If you need to move house last-minute and you don’t have the time (or just don’t want to), then you can call on the expert team here at Removalists on the Run. We handle all kinds of moves with ease and do our best to fit in with your schedule. Don’t panic if you need to move on short notice, just call Removalists on the Run. Get in touch now for your free quote.