26Sep 2013
How to Move on Short Notice
How to Move on Short Notice
Sometimes, the meticulous planning and months of waiting - which are usually the hallmarks of a property move – are thrown to the wayside. Sometimes, the weeks with which you have to plan a move are just entirely void. Sometimes, the right property comes along at the right time, with little to no warning. In these instances, when your dream home has become available at short notice, removals can be a tough proposition and can be a very testing time. Following these hints will help you get over the worst of it and help you to into the new property just as you imagined. So you have just discovered that you will be moving and that you will be moving soon. The first thing, the very first thing, which needs to be done to organise, organise, organise. A huge effort now to make a comprehensive plan will make every other aspect of this move much, much easier. Construct and stick to a moving list. This will be your removal bible, a gospel according to your dream home and the document which allows you to keep on top of everything in what will no doubt be a heavy time. Do not limit yourself to just a list, keep detailed notes of everything. Who, where, when, why. Doing this will allow you to maintain a clear view of what has been completed and what is left to complete. Taking a slightly longer time on the list will mean that you can spend less time stressing over details later in the day. Though there are cheaper options available, hiring a removals company will lend an amount of qualified expertise to your move. A professional removals firm will take over a large portion of the responsibility and the effort and allow you to focus on minor details. At short notice, it may be slightly more expensive to hire a specialist company, but the extra cost will allow you to save a huge amount of time, which at this point, could be far more valuable to you. Consult with a variety of firms and double check their availability. You may not succeed with the first call, or the one after, as firms can be booked far in advance. Persevere and you will be able to share the burden with a professional removals firm. When packing away and choosing what moves and what does not, now is an excellent opportunity to be utterly ruthless. Everything you chose to take with you will cost both time and effort. Unless the item is vital, useful, sentimental or valuable, consider whether it is something you truly need to take with you. If you decide against taking a particular item, you can either bin it or take it to a charity shop. It may be too late in the day to consider selling any items, as the time and effort of putting them up for sale, and then packaging or delivering said items may distract you from any essential tasks. Packaging all of your possessions can take a lot of time and a lot of space. Consider moving into as friend’s house or a motel briefly while you completely decamp your home. Living in and around the house during the move can mean that you could find people getting in your way and hindering your efforts. This could be especially true for children, so consider now to be a good time for a trip to grandma’s house. Finally, stock up on coffee. You are about to embark on a hectic journey, so fill up with coffee and caffeine and get ready to move into your new home.
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