How To Execute A Short-Notice Move
Moving is not easy; people have lost or damaged their belongings or even sustained serious injuries when moving. The risks are particularly high if you are planning to execute a move in a hurry. The following tips should help you plan and execute your emergency relocation efficiently and safely.
Know Exactly How Much Time You Have
You know you need to move soon, but how soon is it? The answer to this question is important because there is a great difference between executing a three-day move and a two-week move. Therefore, you need to analyze your circumstances and find out exactly how long you have to get out of the house. For example, if you have just found out that you can't renew your lease, you need to know the exact deadline the current lease expires and you have to get out of the house. That way you won't be shocked to learn that your time is up while you have been thinking you have a few more days still.
Don't Waste Any More Time
Once you know how much time you have, don't waste any more of it. Moving is complicated and time-consuming at the best of times; it will be even more complicated if you are doing it under pressure. Therefore, start your preparations the minute you know you have to move. Start looking for packing supplies, moving boxes, and moving quotes. Reserve the elevator and get parking permission (for the moving truck), if necessary.
Get Reliable Help
As explained above, moving is not easy even if you have all the time in the world to plan for it, so it makes sense that an emergency move will even be harder to execute. For this reason, you need the help of a reliable, skilled, and professional person or (better still) people to help you with the move. You don't want to rely on someone who can fail to show up on moving day. This means your best course of action is to enlist the help of a professional moving company.
Find Someone to Deal with the Pets and Kids
Lastly, it would be a good idea to get someone to take care of the pets and kids, if you have any, when you need to park. You can't have kids needing your help and pets getting in the way if you have to park your entire house within a specific deadline. Or you can just let the movers take care of everything and take care of your kids yourself.