If you’re buying a home for sale in Knoxville and you’re moving quickly, organization is the key. Here’s how to organize a last-minute move so everything goes smoothly.
How to Organize a Last-Minute Move: 5 Essential Tips
Moving on short notice is tough, but you can do it by using these five essential tips to organize everything:
- Focus on logistics first
- Purge things you don’t need to take with you
- Pack your “essentials” bag
- Don’t spend a lot of time sorting
- See what you can get others to help you with
Here’s a closer look at each tip so you can streamline your move.
Last-Minute Moving Tip #1: Focus on logistics first
Don’t let your upcoming move overwhelm you – start planning the logistics as soon as you know you’re going to move. First things first: Hire a moving company or rent a truck. Get quotes from at least three companies and make a decision quickly. While you’re on hold waiting for a quote, you can go online and start the process of switching your utilities to the new home.
Last-Minute Moving Tip #2: Purge things you don’t need to take with you
Place a box in every room of your home. Go through each space and determine what you don’t need – and then put it in the box. Doing this will make packing and moving easier, and it’ll free up space you can use for other things in your new home.
Even better, you can donate the items you come up with to a local shelter or organization that helps people.
Last-Minute Moving Tip #3: Pack your “essentials” bag
Before you pack anything else, put together an “essentials” bag. Include:
- Toiletries, including towels and a shower curtain if your next home needs one
- Important documents
- Chargers for your electronics
- A few changes of clothes
- Cleaning supplies (like bleach wipes and a roll of paper towel)
- Paper plates and cups, as well as plastic silverware for your first night in the new home
Last-Minute Moving Tip #4: Don’t spend a lot of time sorting
Pack now and worry about sorting later. Although you’d be more organized if you had more time, when you’re in a rush, you don’t have to worry about keeping every item alike right now. Use your towels and bedding to pack fragile items, and put items wherever they safely fit so you can get things done quickly.
Pro Tip: Don’t unpack your dresser drawers. You can either move them in the dresser (after you secure them shut, of course) or you can take them out, wrap them in plastic, and move them individually. Don’t take your clothes off the hangers, either – that’s a time-waster!
Last-Minute Moving Tip #5: See what you can get others to help you with
Whether you hire moving professionals or your enlist help from your family and friends, now is the time to reach out for help. If you can delegate something – anything! – you’ll be lightening your own load and making your last-minute move much easier.
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