Home & Real Estate

How to Prepare for a Move on a Time Crunch

Are you ready to pack up and move to a brand-new home? Or at least one brand-new neighborhood. It’s an exciting time.

While moving gives you the opportunity to try new things, explore unfamiliar areas, and forge a new path in life, it can also be stressful and exhausting. Planning a move on a time crunch doesn’t leave much room for error.

Not quite sure how to make the process easier? No worries! We’ve got all the info you need.

Taking it a step further, here are some tips to prepare for a move. Read on to learn more.


Make a List of the Tasks

Making a list of tasks to prepare for a move on a time crunch may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Start by creating a timeline for the move, taking into account any due dates for notices, deposits, and leases, as well as the required time for packing.

Then begin by making a moving checklist with any tasks associated with the move. This can include purging and packing items, reserving a moving truck and arranging movers, arranging travel or locating a pet sitter/kennel, as well as canceling utility services.

Be sure to allow adequate time for each task and check off each item on the list as it is completed. If time is tight, enlist the help of friends, neighbors, and family to help lighten the load. This will prove invaluable and ensure a successful move.

Use Labeled or Clear Plastic Storage Containers

Start by sorting through items and deciding what to move and what you can sell, donate, or discard. Place items that will be needed in appropriately labeled storage containers. Make an inventory list labeling the boxes with room and content descriptions.

Assign various people responsibilities to keep the preparation process moving. Wrap and pack items that will move before the moving truck arrives, being sure to cover items with a protective covering or plastic to help prevent damage. Using labeled or clear plastic storage containers keeps items secure, organized, and secure during the move.

Call for Help Early

When preparing to move on a time crunch, one of the things you should do right away is to call the local residential dumpster rental service. It is beneficial to arrange the delivery and pick-up dates with the rental company ahead of time so that the dumpster is provided on the appropriate day.

There is a range of materials associated with moving that can end up cluttering your space, from cardboard boxes to furniture disposal. You don’t need to worry about waste disposal logistics, as the dumpster rental company covers the collection costs. They can dispose of the waste in landfills or donation centers, vastly reducing the environmental impact of any move. 

Be Organized to Prepare for a Move

To prepare for a move, organizing can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! By taking care of small details, like scheduling movers, packing supplies, and donating items, you can set yourself up for a smooth and seamless move.

Start preparing now, and don’t miss out on the chance to make your move as stress-free as possible. Good luck!

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