Most people give themselves a lot of time to prepare for a move. 8 weeks is usually good amount of time to get everything in order and to schedule Fort Lauderdale movers. But last minute moves are also common as there are plenty of people who only have 4 weeks or less to take care of their move. If you are one of those people who are rushing to move, here is a brief guide on what you need to do.
4. Organize your things
The first thing you have to do is get rid of all your junk. The hidden advantage in last minute moves is that you are less forgiving with what you keep and more aggressive with sorting and packing. This is a big advantage as you are likely to end up with much less to pack which requires less time and energy to pack. A few people think that to save time, you simply pack everything and sort it out later, this is horrible advice. Get rid of as many things as you can. That makes everything easier and cheaper too.
To make things easier for yourself, try this out. Start out with each room and put everything in three piles. Pile number 1 is for things to keep, pile number 2 is for things to donate, and pile number 3 is for things to throw away.
3. Ask for help
You’re pressed for time, get more hands to help you out. Ask your friends, your family, or straight up hire professional Fort Lauderdale movers. Before having people come over though, make sure you know exactly what you want them to do and that they know it too. Have some people pack everything in your keep pile and the rest to toss everything in the throw away pile.
If you happen to have an exceptionally large donate pile, some charities and non-profit organizations are willing to come over and pick it up, so long as its still in good condition, saving you a lot of time and effort. Make sure you thorough when it comes to your sorting, once you call up some people to take it away, changing your mind makes things awkward.
2. Pack efficiently
Buy packing supplies. Since you are pressed for time, head straight over to moving store or office supply shop and buy all your supplies directly. Or you could go green and get reusable plastic boxes. These are easy to stack and you can feel a little better about yourself as well as save yourself hassle of getting rid of them later on. If you don’t feel like keeping a bunch of plastic boxes then you can rent them out. There are Fort Lauderdale moving companies that rent out plastic boxes and and deliver them to you when you need them and pick them up when you’re finished. Quick and efficient.
1. Pack away
Now that you’ve downsized significantly and got everything ready, it’s time to start packing away until you’re done. Make sure to call the Fort Lauderdale movers you secured to ensure that the moving date you agreed on is set so that you avoid any delays.