Have to Move Fast? Tips to Help You Out

If you have found yourself needing to move in a hurry, you might feel flustered, rushed, and unsure of what you can or should do about the situation. While it is understandable to feel overwhelmed about having to make a major move in a short period of time, you likely do not have time to be overwhelmed and hesitate. Instead, jump right in and get started right away with these tips for a quick move. 

Use Any Boxes and Storage Containers You Have

You most likely do not have time to go around to stores looking for free boxes for your move, at least not more than once. As such, you need to work with what you have. If you have shoeboxes, boxes from online purchases, old appliance boxes, or even storage ottomans or empty storage tubs and bins, then use them all first. Fill up storage ottomans with sheets and blankets. Fill shoeboxes with knickknacks or small items like shot glasses (all wrapped in newspaper or bubble wrap, of course). 

If you have large appliance boxes, you can used them for items that are not very heavy like throw pillows and additional soft items, or even clothing. That way, the boxes will not be too heavy to carry. 

Use Your Suitcases

In addition to using all of the boxes and storage containers that you have, you should also put all of your suitcases to use. Fill them with books (since books can be very heavy in boxes) or clothes and/or hangers. If you have children with a lot of stuffed animals, you can also put those in extra suitcases. 

Skip the Sorting

When you are in a rush to move, you do not have the time to do the usual process of sorting items into categories or even into piles of items to keep or get rid of in most cases. So, just go ahead and skip the sorting and just get straight to the packing. 

Try to keep items from each room separate when packing, but if you have to combine things because you are in a hurry to fill up your boxes, just be sure you thoroughly label those boxes. Sorting can be done once you are settled in your new home and have the time to breathe and think through your decisions for what to keep and what not to keep. 

In addition to these tips, you can learn more by reaching out to the professionals at a moving company near you.

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Moving As A Single Parent: Tips For Getting Things Done

As a single mom of two young kids, moving is an adventure. I faced my last inter-state move on my own with my children and learned a lot of tips that made the whole process easier. With packing shortcuts, getting the kids involved, and simplifying my process, I was able to get the entire move done with minimal stress. Now that we're settled into the new house, I've decided to create this site to help teach others how I did it. I know that there are many single parents out there trying to make things work, and I hope that this information helps.




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