Nowadays, with the busy way of living, it’s not rare that our destiny takes us on an unpredicted path. Sometimes that can be a good thing, such as an extraordinary career opportunity, but every now and then it’s something bad, like a break-up. Either way, you may find you need to gather your stuff and move.
We all know that moving is hard and stressful enough even when you’re not pressured by time. But when you have to do it fast, it becomes an even more horrific experience. Learn how to make it less of a hassle with our tips for last-minute house removals.
If you need to move in the next couple of days or hours, the first thing you have to do is to find a moving company that can fit you in their schedule. Believe us when we say you won’t have the time, nor the energy to relocate on your own. It’s normal for the schedules of moving teams to be full for the next couple of days. However, it’s relatively easy to find time slots that can fit a small or medium-sized move, all you need to do is ask. Keep in mind that Fridays and Saturdays are the busiest days for removals companies. Therefore, you will have much better luck if you choose to move between Monday and Thursday.
Planning, packing, unpacking – there are many tasks you have to do and not a lot of time. That’s when you can turn to your friends and relatives – “A friend in need is a friend indeed.” Make sure to explain to them why you require their assistance ASAP. And don’t forget to organise a pizza party after the move to properly thank everyone who helped.
In some cases, you might need to vacate your current property without renting a new one. If that happens, you can store your belongings and stay with a friend or family member for a few days before you find your new home.
If you have a couple of days until your relocation and your fridge is brimming with food, a great idea is to invite your friends to dinner. The combo is a killer one – you can both enjoy the food and company! And you won’t be throwing away any amazing food.
You can also tell your friends to bring food containers so that you can send them out with the leftovers. It’ll be a waste if you make all those delicious meals and don’t manage to eat everything.
Our London professional house movers praise the said box in all of our articles. The truth is, no matter if you are in a hurry or not, you should always have a box of essentials with you. Fill it with food, water, a toothbrush, toilet paper, some essential pieces of clothing, a torch, and a small cutting knife. Personalise it with a couple of other things that you will need during the house removals or in the first few hours after. The fact that you’re in a hurry doesn’t mean you should be unprepared for what’s coming.
If you only have a few hours to move, you need to prioritise. It’s easier to get rid of things you won’t need than pack and unpack them afterwards. We recommend de-cluttering using the 4-box method because it’s one of the most effective and fast ways. However, if you don’t have the time to do so, simply get rid of all the things you are dead sure you won’t need. Once you are done with your house moving to London, you’ll have all the time in the world to properly sort out your belongings.
Often when people are in a hurry to relocate, they tend to easily sacrifice possessions. Don’t do that. Moving a couple of additional things will only take you a few more minutes but discarding them and buying new ones might cost you hundreds of pounds.
If you need to relocate in the next couple of hours, the last thing you want to do is overthink the situation. Instead, you should roll up your sleeves and start packing. Use whatever you can spare to bundle up your belongings – standard bin bags are good enough for a lot of stuff. Don’t bother taking off your clothes from the hangers, just pack them as they are. And if you don’t have bubble wrap at your disposal, use towels, clothes, and other textiles to wrap breakables.
With the help of our tips and a pinch of positive attitude, you’ll be out of your old apartment and ready to take on the things that life has prepared for you.
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