Moving is not something people do out of the blue. People follow a plan or an organized process in the step-by-step move with packing. There are many things to consider, take care of, and settle with moving, which makes it stressful. That is the ultimate reason why people would not opt for last-minute moving.
But there are instances that last-minute moving cannot be avoided, such as personal setbacks, relocating for a new job, and many others. These instances cannot be foreseen, which is why when these kinds of happenings happen, it more or less makes people jump on a very disorganized manner of packing for the reason of getting everything ready at short notice.
No matter how far or near one is moving to, or whether one has help from hired movers or is moving alone, there is still that overwhelming feeling that would sometimes consume one, making one panic and would likely make one lose focus on the packing and moving.
But here are a few tips to help one walk through the last-minute packing:
1. Packing and moving list
No matter what the plans of moving are, may it be sudden or not, it is still important to secure packing and moving list to guide every step of the moving process.
It is a given already that time is not the friend here, and no matter how much preparation, it would still give the amount of pressure enough to stall one’s process and keep one distracted and disorganized. And this is where packing and moving lists would come in handy.
With a list on hand, the higher the chance of smooth and organized moving, and a lesser chance of leaving important things behind.
2. Set up a new place
Before being thorough with the packing, one must see that the new place one is transferring is settled and ready. One must look through the necessities fit to one’s lifestyle, like electricity, water, internet, and many more. Anything that one needs and would opt to be at arm’s length at the new place should be set up and ready.
Also, while at it, one can also work on discontinuing the current essential services at the old place.
3. Pack it all up
Since one lacks the time to ‘properly’ sort and pack things, one must skip to the part wherein careful sorting of things and labeling are made.
As one pack, one must bear in mind the limited time one has to have everything settled. With that thought in mind, make sure to multi-task: pack while sorting. As one rummages through things, one can see what things are still useful and are not useful. And after that, one can roll everything in a box.
4. Clean old place
Just because one moves into another place does not mean that it is okay to leave the old place full of dust and dirt. One must make sure that the old place should still look clean and presentable as soon as everything is settled, before moving out.
Due to the limited time, one can hire a maid service to help and assist one in making the old place still pleasant and welcoming. Having a house cleaning help can save the extra time from cleaning and making sure the old place is spic and span by the time one moves out.
Yes, last-minute moving can be stressful, but these tips can make it bearable and a tad less exhausting. And imagine how accomplished one would feel when one overcomes the last-minute moving, right? That sure is a great deal.