Moving house can be chaotic, but when you are moving last minute, that level of chaos can increase quite dramatically. We know how stressful it can be, and that’s why we are sharing our top tips for a last-minute move with you to make the process a little easier. Check them out below…
Make a Plan
First things first, you need to make a plan, and you need to make a to-do list. Being organised can make the process a lot less stressful. Plan out what needs to be moved first, and what can be moved together and try to minimise the number of trips needed to move all of your belongings.
Declutter What You Can
We are not suggesting that you go and have a massive spring clear out, that’s probably the last thing you want to do when you are trying to move everything last minute. Instead, throw things away as you go along. When you are organising everything and packing things into boxes if you come across something that you don’t want to take with you, throw it away. Create a designated area for everything that you are not taking with you and toss things into the pile as you go along. If you have an extra pair of hands, have a designated person to dispose of things you are throwing away, if not come back for it later.
Put the Essentials to One Side
Although we advise organising everything into its own category, having to look in several different boxes to find your toothbrush and clothes can be a pain. Put a few outfits aside, your everyday items (i.e., toothbrush etc), and anything else you think you might use during the moving process in their own box, so you have easy access to them.
Choose the Right Packing Materials
The last thing you want is to finish packing a box of stuff and tape it shut only to lift it and everything falls out of the bottom. Disaster, right? Different items are going to need different types of materials. For example, bubble wrapping your fragile items and valuables, or using vacuum-sealed bags for your clothes.
Move Furniture Last
You might want to get your furniture out of the way to give yourself more room to pack. Although it might be a pain to have a sofa or a bed in the way when you are packing, it is still probably best to move the big things last. Trying to disassemble a bed or a shelving unit surrounded by boxes is a recipe for disaster, instead pack everything else up and you will have a clear space to move your big furniture.
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