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How to Quickly Plan a Last Minute Household Move

Sometimes, there are reasons as to why you must move from your home in a short time without a lot of planning. While the move could be beneficial for your family, last-minute packing can sometimes be a challenge. Fortunately, there are a few tips that you can follow to ensure that everything is out of your home, loaded onto a truck, and taken to your new location.

1. Focus

When you only have a short time to make sure everything in your home is packed and ready to take to a new house, it can make every little item seem much more important. As you walk from room to room, you need to pay attention to the things that you know you will need and those that can be replaced in the future if you have to leave them behind. One way that you can focus on what you pack is to complete one room at a time, labeling the boxes that you pack and emptying closets, drawers, and cabinets until the room is finished before moving on to another area.

2. Get Help

If needed, hire a moving company or rent a moving truck so that you have as much assistance as possible. A mover in St Louis can come to your home with the supplies needed to help you pack, which is beneficial if you haven’t had time to get boxes and tape. Renting a moving truck is an option to consider if you are packing a smaller house or if you have the manpower to assist in getting everything into boxes and loaded on the truck. There’s also nothing wrong with asking a few friends and family members to help with your move.

3. Bag of Basics

If you must stay in a hotel until your new home is ready or if you aren’t sure where you’re going to move to and still have to be out of your home, forcing you to stay in a hotel or with someone else, then pack a bag of essentials. If possible, pack a bag for each person in the home with toiletries, clothes, and a few comfort items, especially if you have young children who might be confused about what’s going on with leaving home. Some of the items that you need to have in your bags include medications, important documents, diapers, formula, and chargers.

4. Get It All Packed

Even though you might want to organize your belongings in boxes so that they are easy to find when you get to your new home, this likely won’t happen when you’re packing in only a short amount of time. Instead of making sure each box has items that are in the same category, you need to simply get items in a box so that they won’t break. Towels, blankets, and clothes can be wrapped around breakable items so that you can get multiple types of belongings in one box. Only set up boxes when you’re ready to fill them. If you have multiple boxes up at once, then you’ll want to organize your belongings, which is something you won’t have time to do when you’re packing.

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