D-day is around the corner. You will move in one week. Be it that you are a master procrastinator like myself, or a sudden move came up, the fact remains the same. You have to move home in 7 days. A dreadful task if I ever knew one. There are so many things to consider and zero things you are allowed to forget. It is about this time that people who are late with the process start panicking. And for a good reason.
Quite frankly there is no need to panic. There are steps you can take to make it less awful. Throughout this article, we will talk about how you can actually successfully move home in 7 days. It is far from impossible. It is, however, extremely difficult. The biggest difficulty lies in the fact that you don’t have time for a do-over, and you can’t afford to forget about one of the steps. It needs to be done in a perfect order or you are bound to face some stress. I mean, we are not going to lie. Stress is something that awaits you throughout this 7-day journey. But the feeling you will have once you are done will be ever so rewarding. So, buckle up and get ready for a mean ride!
First things first, when you want to move home in 7 days, you need to not panic. Sit down, breathe and evaluate. Evaluate how many things you have to move, and how far you have to move them. Is your family involved? Any pets? Take into account any and all that could potentially become a liability in the process. Why? Because when there is so little time – there is no room for surprises. You have to take into account everything that could further slow down an otherwise fast-paced process. Once you are able to analyze your current situation, with all the variables that can factor it, begin planning. Even if you dedicate one day, out of 7, for the planning process – it is worth it. A solid plan can get you to finish everything in 3 days, and even get some time off. So, without further ado…
The very first step you have to take. This is maybe not the step you want, but definitely the step you need. Sit down, grab a piece of paper, and start sketching your move. Open up the planning process by asking yourself a bunch of questions. Do you want to move alone, or do you wish to hire professional assistance? Whatever you decide to choose, elaborate on yourself. Why this, and why not that. By asking yourself these questions, you will give answers that will either make sense and stick or not. That way you will know you are making the right decision.
We usually strongly advise on hiring some last minute movers for your very short notice move. It’s just that… Don’t try to make the situation worse by going out on a limb thinking you can move home in 7 days, alone or with a few friends. More often than not does this end in disastrous ways. You think you can do it yourself? Swell. But if you are going to DIY it, be more than certain that you know what you are doing.
Plan your packing, plan where you are going to place your family and pets. Also, try to figure exactly how much stuff you will be moving, their size and fragility. This will also help you decide whether you wish to do it all on your own, or you need some professional help. Also, plan your packing. Are you going to pack on your own like a pro, or are you going to hire professional help? All these need careful planning. So make it your number one step.
There is not much time to think. You have to move home in 7 days, and you can’t take ages to decide. Whatever it is that you decide to do, start doing it. Because if you fail to start acting instantly, you are not going to make it in time, regardless of what you decide. If you decide to move on your own you immediately have to start looking for trucks or vans you can rent, as well as sorting out your belongings before the great pack. Also, start calling your friends and see who is available to help you on that day, because if you physically plan to do everything on your own – you are in for a treat. This, of course, goes for people who actually have furniture and stuff.
On the other hand, if you decide to hire professional help – you need to start looking for them immediately. Moving companies tend to be booked months at a time, so there is a strong possibility that you find no available moving company in the proximity. On the off chance that you have the luck of finding an available one, you need to parlay with them. Have them evaluate the number of stuff you have, so that they can see which trucks, and how many, to bring. Also, if you are hiring someone to do the packing, you better already be calling around. Also, make sure you know just how much it will cost by looking at Toronto moving quotes.
You’re almost at the finish line. All you need to do now is be consistent with the decision you’ve made. There is no thinking about whether it was the right choice or not after the choice was made. You have very little time, so every moment could be wasted. Start packing and taking stuff out if alone, or make sure to coordinate your movers if you hired them. Don’t waste any time, follow the steps and you will finish everything in 5 days!
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