The simple truth is that no matter how hard you try (or how good you are at it) you cannot predict, at least not with absolute certainty, what is going to happen in the future. One of the most taunting scenarios that might happen to an average person is to have to move from one home to another in a quick fashion in the case of an emergency. Short-notice removals pose quite a few challenges and have the potential to turn into a literal nightmare if handled poorly. Fortunately, even if you find yourself in such an unpleasant situation, there are steps you can take in order to relieve the pressure and make the transition smoother.
Make a plan quickly
Since time is of the essence in your case, the best thing to do is decide what you have to do in the few days leading to your removal and how much time you are going to have in order to achieve the results that you are after. Your moving checklist depends on the individual specs of your project but should include things such as:
- Hiring a moving company
- End of tenancy cleaning
- Finding a new place to live if you have not yet
The sooner you get down to work, the less likely you are to fail in your endeavour. So roll up your sleeves and get on with it.
Get rid of unnecessary items
It is worth it to spend half a day going through the stuff you have accumulated over the years and get rid of most of it. Chances are that there are many clothes, pieces of furniture, books and other objects that you no longer need or use – so it makes no sense to pack and drive them to your new address. You can do a lot of things with even unnecessary items – donate them, make a gift to someone you know will use them, sell them online, etc.
Make packing arrangements
The safety of your goods is determined by the way they are packed for moving. Ask the man and van firm you have liked for the job about their licensed packing and storage in London. Paying someone to handle this daunting task will save you time and headaches, which is particularly important when we are talking about short notice removals.
Ask friends and family for help
There is no shame in requesting assistance from those who are closest to you. They are more than likely to lend you a helping hand in your time of need, and you can pay off by throwing a housewarming party for them once you have settled down at the new place.
Take a day off work
Since you are pressed for time, sacrificing one or two of your vacation days at work might be the sensible thing to do. Thus you will be able to focus solely on the task at hand. Your boss will certainly understand, even if you put the request in the last moment.