Moving home in a hurry

With moving home taking time and energy, the last thing you need is to be under a time constraint. In a perfect world, you would have all the time you need to organise and facilitate your move, down to the last box. Sadly because of various circumstances, sometimes you don’t have a choice and have to move house in a hurry.

We know that this can occasionally be self-inflicted with procrastination taking over, or it may be that you are in a chain that has been on hold but now is all go. Either way, it can add stress to your already stressful move. If you are trying to sort out a quick move, then we have some tips to help:

● Make a plan
It can be massively overwhelming to consider the amount that needs to get done in such a short period of time. This is where you need to knuckle down and write everything down on paper. Make a list of everything that needs to be done, from the small to the large, and then prioritise. Take each task and reorganise them into which is the most important and then assign different tasks to each of the days that you have left. Make sure that you get your removals company booked as early as possible so you have the peace of mind that you will have the help you need.

● Get rid of things you don’t need
The less you have, the less you have to pack. So, if you have been putting off a big old clear out, then maybe it’s the first thing to have on your list. Try to be strict with yourself and only keep what you really use or need. If you need some tips on how to declutter this Good Housekeeping Guide is very helpful.

● Think ahead
It can be very easy to just think about the immediate concern of getting your belongings into boxes and then transporting them from one area to another, but make sure you also think ahead to what you will need in your new accommodation.

Do you have children? Have you looked at schools? Have you taken a photo of your utilities and changed them to your new address? Have you found a new doctors or vets? Have you told the royal mail to redirect your mail? Check out our guide on who to inform that you are moving to make sure that you don’t forget anyone important.

● Pack, pack, pack
It is one of the easiest things to do to spend more time trying to get all of your packing just right than actually packing itself. With tight time constraints don’t worry too much about packing “correctly”. Take the time to make sure that any delicate items are protected, you can use bedding, towels and clothes to pack round boxes

● Call in the cavalry
Now is the time to call in all those old favours you are owed by friends and family. This is especially useful if you have children to look after, as having willing babysitters can lift the weight of a stressful move. Getting friends to help with the packing, bringing round some sandwiches or hot food or helping with packing supplies all helps when you are feeling the pressure.

If you are facing a quick move in Oxford or Oxfordshire area and would like a removals company to help you, then get in touch with us today. We offer a tailored, personal service specific to your requirements, and are perfectly equipped to handle any size of move, and value of belongings. Our experienced and expert staff have the resources to make sure that you have a smooth and efficient moving experience.