Moving Fast? How to Move on Short Notice

Ideally, you would have months to prepare and plan for a move. This allows you to make sure that every detail is covered. But, not everyone has months to arrange for a household move. Sometimes you have to move on short notice. 

If you find yourself in such a situation — where you need to move quickly, read on. Here are some helpful tips to ensure you – and all of your stuff – get where you need to go.

Tips for Moving on Short Notice

1. Take a moment to process your emotions.

If you feel frustrated that you have to move on short notice, understand that it’s perfectly normal. And if you are upset because you waited too long to start planning your move, that’s ok, also. You aren’t the first person to do that, either.

You are allowed to feel whatever you are feeling. Take some deep breaths, then move on with the next steps.

2. Make a plan.

Devote your energy to strategize a moving plan constructively. Since you are short on time, a plan and a checklist are critical.

Assess what you need to accomplish, divide it into tasks, and create a timeline. Make sure you check items off as you complete them.

3. Contact a moving company.

Professional movers can be a great asset when you need to move on short notice. They can complete the job much faster and more efficiently than you can. Professional movers can handle a lot of work for you, including packing, hauling all of your belongings from one location to another – whether you are moving across town or the country, storing your belongings and unpacking for you in your new home.

4. Get your supplies ready.

Depending on how you’re handling your move — with or without pro movers — you might need to stock up on moving supplies. Gather plenty of tape, moving boxes, labels, packing paper, and bubble wrap. If you are completing this as a DIY move, you will also need dollies, hand carts, moving blankets, and a moving truck. 

5. Line up some help.

If you have friends or family around, now is the time to call on them for some help. Moving takes time and effort. It takes a lot of time if you are on your own. If you have two or three people helping you, it takes much less.

6. Don’t worry too much about organizing.

Typically, moving tips include organization tips – but you may not have time for that. If your time is tight, you might need to throw everything into boxes and get going. You can certainly try to organize as you go along. It all depends on just how much time you have and how easy organizing is for you. But remember, you must get moved within the time you have available.

7. Label all of your boxes.

Though you are in a rush, remember to label each box. Include the location it should go to in the new home and an outline of the contents. Make sure to label at least two sides of the box. 

8. Stay focused.

Commit to being focused on your move. Otherwise, you’ll get overwhelmed. Maintain your timeline and checklist. When challenges pop up, refocus, and remind yourself about your future adventure. 

Your effort will be worth it.

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Making the New House Home: Tips for Settling into a New Place Quicker

Census data tells us that the average person will transition to a new home about 11 times in their lifetime. While moving from one place to the next is common, the emotional attachment we have to our homes can make every change a bit tough. It’s entirely possible to feel a little homesick for your old place after your move. Once you have all your belongings in your new home, it can still feel a bit like you’re living in someone else’s house for a few weeks, if not longer.

Feeling at home where you live gives us a sense of comfort, so you’ll no doubt want to move through the period where you feel out of place as quickly as possible. 

Here are some tips to help your new house feel like home quicker.

1. Unpack your personal mementos first.

Personal items help to make you feel at home. Unique things like a collection of family photos or a special set of china or knick-knacks given to you by loved ones, or a particular painting you’ve had for years should be opened and put away first. Surround yourself with your precious mementos first. Surround yourself with your personal belongings because they have such a great sentimental value and help make your new home more comfortable.

2. Make your new place smell like home.

Our sense of smell is very stimulating and therapeutic. Unpacking can be a daunting task. Help yourself relax and relieve stress by:

  •  Lighting your favorite candle
  • Spraying your new home with your favorite room spray while you are unpacking
  • Baking a batch of your favorite cookies
  • Playing some of your favorite music and sing along!
  • Buying a bouquet of your favorite sweet-smelling flowers and put them in every room 

3. Give your windows a familiar makeover.

Windows are a focal point in most rooms, especially in an unfamiliar dwelling. Make sure your windows have a familiar appearance if you want to feel at home quicker. Try recreating a particular window dressing with your favorite curtain panels, valances, or sheers.

4. Get some greenery to add warmth.

Fresh plants can perk up a new home and make you feel better. Perhaps you weren’t able to bring your plants along from your previous home. It’s time to replenish your plants and fill your new home with greenery. 

Not only do plants freshen up a room and add some style and a sense of home, but they also help purify the air. Potted plants or fresh cut flowers brighten everything from the dining table to the kitchen and bathroom counters.

5. Keep a routine as much as possible.

Keeping a routine amid a move can sound impossible, but you can usually complete certain aspects of your routine despite all the commotion. For example, if you typically get up at a particular time, have a cup of coffee, and take a shower, force yourself through these common objectives daily. 

Unpack your coffee maker, your alarm clock, and shower necessities to make it possible. The more you work those small familiarities into your schedule in a new house, the more your surroundings can feel like a familiar place.

Professional Movers Help Make the Transition into Your New Home Fast and Easy

Professional movers don’t just move furniture—they move people and are family-focused. Pro movers enjoy meeting new people and interacting with them. Often they can be compared with designers because they have so much experience being in homes. They can walk into a room and know instantly where each piece of furniture should be placed. Feel welcomed to ask them if you are unsure. You will be pleasantly surprised by the suggestions they will offer.

If you want to make the transition as fast and easy as possible, be sure to hire our professionally trained and experienced Mayflower movers and packers. Visit our website Call and speak with one of our move coordinators to learn about the move process and all the options we offer to customers to help make your move go smoothly and schedule an appointment for a no-cost estimate.