Supercharge Your Move:
5 Secrets to Planning a Move in 1 Week

How to Plan a Move in One Week

  1. Need to Move ASAP?
  2. Research Your Options
  3. Get Sorted Before Packing
  4. Keep Records & Things to Remember When Moving
  5. Get Ready to Move

1. Need to Move ASAP?

When you are planning a move under normal circumstances, you are put under an immense amount of stress. The process of moving is mentally and physically exhausting. When you are placed under a time restriction, moving becomes infinitely more difficult. Moving Authority has comprised a list of tips that can help alleviate stress when the time comes for you to plan a move with very little time. There will be a lot to do if you only have a week to get things done, but it is completely doable, so long as you stick to a tight schedule.

2. Research Your Options

If you are moving in such a little amount of time, then hopefully you have found somewhere to move. If you haven’t, then you need to sit down as soon as possible and get online to look up new cities or even states, depending on the type of move you want to make. The internet has made it easier than ever to look at new homes online and plan out how your current furniture will work in the new space. If you cannot see the new home in person before you have to move, at least you have a somewhat of an idea of what to expect.

3. Get Sorted Before Packing

Don’t even get moving materials until you get rid of things that you don’t need anymore. If you have a large item of furniture that won’t be sensible to put in your new place, get rid of it. You would be surprised at how many charitable organizations are looking for furniture. Or, you can sell it online. Do you have clothes that don’t fit anymore? You can donate those as well. Basically, you want to get rid of everything that will not be completely necessary in order for you to live happily in your new place.  You will find that living a less cluttered lifestyle will make you much happier and more comfortable in your new place. Not to mention, getting rid of things you don’t need will also lower your moving costs.

4. Keep Records & Things to Remember When Moving

Make an inventory of everything you are planning to move. Also be sure to include where everything is going, either in your new home or to another location, such as a donation center. Make sure you purchase moving insurance if you need to cover costly items, such as electronics, jewelry, and other items with a high monetary value.

Make sure to collect the necessary paperwork from your children’s school, or have their information transferred to the new school. Medical records will also need to be sent to new care providers. You should also request referrals to new professionals as well. This will be very helpful if you see any specialists.

Be sure to stop by your safety deposit box and arrange for your accounts to be transferred to a new bank. Make absolutely sure that you notify the post office of your change of address so you can receive mail at your new location. Also, be sure to update your address with other companies that use your address, such as online shipping services. Also, notify banks and utility companies of your new address.

5. Get Ready to Move

Get moving supplies as soon as possible. You will need boxes, moving tape, and protective supplies. You should also get a bold-tip permanent marker to mark up the boxes. Get bubble wrap and packing paper for fragile items.

Before you move, make sure to use all of your perishable items so there is not a lot that can go bad during the move.

Begin to pack up things that you do not use daily, such as outdoor items and smaller appliances. Keep utensils and more commonly used items out for the move day, but remember to have a box ready for them. Get as much packing done as possible in the days right before the move. Pack a suitcase or box with items that you will need right after the move, such as phone chargers and medications.

Label all of your boxes with the contents as well as what is inside. Essential items that you will need right after the move should be labeled as such.

Most likely, you will be able to get everything done in the short amount of time you have. However, it will be nearly impossible unless you have a professional mover to help you along the way so check out some free online quotes while you're checking out new locations. Check out Moving Authority’s comprehensive list of top-rated movers to find your next relocation expert.

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