With big life events, like moving, people generally want to prepare as much as possible. Unfortunately, life doesn’t always go as planned. So if you find yourself in a situation where you need to move in a short amount of time, it’s important to know how to gather your belongings and move fast. Let’s take a look at a few tips to help you pack and move as quickly as possible.
Throw stuff out: First things first, packing stuff you don’t really need to keep or plan to get rid of is simply a waste of time. And seeing as how the average U.S. household has 300,000 things in it, it’s important to not waste time packing things you don’t need to. So before you start packing, make sure you go through your belongings first — and do this quickly. Get rid of any clothes you no longer wear, any broken or old items, and make sure to go through that one closet or drawer where all of your miscellaneous belongings end up. Going through your stuff and throwing things out may seem like it takes more time upfront, but it will help you save time in the long run.
Get the right supplies: If you’re trying to find boxes around your house and using miscellaneous items as packing supplies, you’re going to have a tough time properly packing your belongings. So prior to packing, make sure you have the right supplies. Having easy-to-use boxes, tape, and packing peanuts can make a huge difference. You won’t have to hunt down usable boxes, shove belongings in suitcases and bags, and drive yourself insane. With the right packing supplies, you’ll be able to pack up your belongings in an efficient and time-saving manner.
Hire experienced movers: When people move, they often think they can enlist the help of a few friends and get the job done. But when you’re trying to move quickly, you’re going to want some professional help. Local moving companies have the resources and experience needed to get your belongings packed, loaded, and moved as quickly as possible. While you may think you and your friends can handle the job, you may find yourself spending more time sitting around and chatting than actually moving. But experienced movers will get the job done right.
Moving with months to plan and pack can be overwhelming, let alone only having a short amount of time to move. So pack efficiently, use the right supplies, and hire experienced movers to make your short moving time a little bit less stressful.