Tips for packing and moving in a hurry

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Tips for packing and moving in a hurry


Moving is a process that is time, money and energy-consuming. And in a perfect world, you would probably need approximately one or two months to prepare for your relocation. You will need to find a moving agency, pack everything, find a new home, say goodbyes and complete many other moving-related chores. However, not all of us live in that perfect world. Occasionally, some unexpected things may happen and force us to move in a hurry. This is life. However, a last-minute move does not have to be so scary and stressful. Luckily, we are here to help! So, if interested, keep on reading to find out some useful tips for packing and moving in a hurry.


Hire a Removal Agency

If you have to pack and move in a hurry, the best solution would probably be to hire a moving agency as their team will handle your moving tasks in no time. They will come with all the necessary packing supplies as well as a moving truck. Also, they will sort out, pack, and load the truck. You will not have to spend days doing all of this by yourself.

Moreover, movers are trained and experienced people who know exactly how to quickly prepare you and your household in no time. And, while they are doing that, you can focus on more important things like preparing all the paperwork and looking for your new home. So, what are you waiting for? Ask your friends for some recommendations or go online and look for some quality house removal companies.


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Luckily, we live in the age of technology where you can go online and find both an affordable and reliable moving agency in no time.


Invest in Good Quality Packing Materials


Packing materials are, without question, not something where you should try to cut corners on. Especially if you are packing and moving in a hurry. Just think about it. If you try to use some second-hand boxes and other dollar-store packing materials, you will risk the safety of your belongings. Many things might get damaged, broken or lost if not packed properly. And, that is certainly not something you would want when trying to organize a last-minute move. So, if you do not want to spend days on re-packing everything, invest in good quality moving boxes and supplies. On your shopping list, you should put:


  • Boxes of various sizes (large, medium and small)
  • Tape and scissors
  • Packing paper
  • Plastic wrap
  • Zip bags



Declutter and Downsize


Many people think that this step is redundant and beside the point. But, you will be surprised this step can actually save you a lot of effort. Just think about it, the more items you plan on relocating, the more time and energy you will spend on packing and the overall preparing for the removal. And what is more, we all know that movers charge by the amount and weight of your stuff, so, by bringing every little knick-knack you own, you might risk breaking the bank too!

So, do yourself a favor and declutter your home completely. Do not get oversentimental, instead, be ruthless! Pack only what is necessary, expensive and irreplaceable. And, for everything else, you have three options - sell, donate, and throw away. However, if you are not sure about some of your items, and do not have the time to think about what to do with them, ask your movers to take them to some of their storage facilities.



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By decluttering your home before moving, you will be able to pack and move in a hurry, as well as have a fresh start in your new home.


Create a Moving Essentials Bag


This step is necessary during any kind of move. But, it is especially important during packing and moving in a hurry when things tend to get chaotic and messy. So, before you do anything else, get a smaller bag and put inside all the important items that you cannot afford to lose. For example, what you should put inside are medications, important documents, phones, tablets, laptops chargers, and day-to-day toiletries. Also if you plan on packing for three or four days, you should prepare a survival kit for your house moving day. This means, that you should set aside some of the items you will need during those last days of packing. So, besides the previously mentioned things, set aside some cooking essentials, bedding, pillows and similar.



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Having a moving essentials bag can be a lifesaver during those last-minute moves.


Get Help


If, by any chance, you are forced to relocate in just a couple of days, and you can not find any movers to hire, you must get help elsewhere. Moving by yourself, and in just a couple of days is not an option. You must do everything in your power to find somebody to help you out move quickly. So, call everybody you know - friends, family, colleagues, neighbors. The more the merrier. You can split the tasks amongst each other. For example, one person can go shopping for packing materials, the other can start decluttering, the third one can assemble moving essentials bag, and so on.

Moreover, you will also need help with all the heavy lifting and loading and unloading the truck. Do not do this by yourself, you might hurt yourself or damage some items while packing and moving in a hurry. Get help! Also while your friends are helping you pack you can deal with other very important things, like finding a new home, dealing with all the paperwork and transferring utilities.