Against The Clock: How To Move House On A TIme Limit


No matter what, moving house can be a pretty stressful experience. Okay, that might be an understatement. After all, there's a pretty good reason that moving house is up there with having a baby or starting a new job as one of the most stressful things that you'll ever actually do. However, sometimes life decides to throw an extra curveball at you altogether. If you thought moving house was stressful already, just try doing it when you suddenly find yourself racing against the clock! There are a bunch of different reasons that you might end up having to move house very quickly. Perhaps your landlord has unexpectedly told you to leave, or maybe you've simply found the perfect new house and needed to get the process moving ASAP, whatever the reason is, you're undoubtedly going to end up with a whole new set of challenges that you have to face. With that in mind, here are just a few ways that you can deal with moving house when you're on a strict time limit.

Hire a moving company

It might be a little surprising to learn, but it's actually the packing up of your belongings that can be the most stressful and time-consuming part of moving house. A lot of this comes down to the fact that it can be really tricky to know where to start, what to pack, what you'll need, and what you can afford to forget about for a while. Not only that but the act of trying to get everything packed up, especially if there are only a couple of your doing it or if you're doing it by yourself, can take up a heck of a lot of time. Fortunately, movers are there to help make the entire process far smoother and quicker. They know how things should be packed up and they often have the means to move everything in a single trip, rather than you having to fill your car up over and over.

Get organized

If you're working against the clock, then it's important that you're as organized as possible. The moment you know what your time frame for moving is, you should start thinking about what needs doing. By making a clear plan, you're able to prioritize the things that need doing and figure out how long each job is going to take. It might be tempting just to wing it but if you do that you're inevitably going to end up wasting time wondering what to do next.

Get some help

Do you have any favors that you've been waiting to call in? Now's the perfect time! Call your friends and family and offer to pay them in pizza and beer as long as they give you a hand packing your life up into boxes. Trying to handle the whole thing by yourself can be a seriously intimidating experience but, as the old saying goes, many hands make light work. You'll likely be amazed at just how quickly and easily you can get everything done with a little help from friends and family.