We all know that moving house can be a stressful and uncertain time. Even more so when you have to move suddenly or unexpectedly. If you find yourself having to move out of the blue for whatever reason, then these steps should help to guide you through the process.
The very first thing you should do is take a moment to evaluate your situation. What exactly do you need to do, and how quickly do you need to do it?
Make a list of the things you absolutely have to get done. This will help to center you and keep you from getting distracted by other, less important jobs. This list should include some consideration of the points made below.
Where Are You Going?
Above all else, you need to secure a place to stay. Nothing else will matter if you don’t have a roof over your head. You need to decide whether you want to find a new place right away or if it would be better for you to crash at a friend or family member’s house for a few weeks as you search for new accommodation.
Either way, this will give you a definitive starting point and help to shape the rest of what you need to do.
What Are You Taking?
Once you know where you’re going, you will need to seriously evaluate what you can realistically take with you. If you are, for example, moving in with a family member for a few days, you aren’t going to need to take your bed with you, and there will likely be no space for it anyway. So, once you’ve spent some time deciding what you need to bring with you, you have to decide on how you want to move your things and what you are going to do with the rest of your possessions.
Moving services are likely going to be your first port of call for having your belongings taken to your new residence, especially since you are likely going to move large furniture. If you are on a very tight time limit, you might need to look into services that offer same day movers.
On top of moving services, you should be considering self-storage services that are available to you. These are likely going to be your best option for what to do with the belongings that you can’t immediately take with you. Once you’ve rented a suitable storage facility, you can have a moving service bring your belongings to their temporary new home.
How Are You Getting There?
Finally, you should spare some time to consider how best to travel to your new residence. If you’re planning on driving, is there going to be space for your car? Or will you need to research parking structures nearby?
Now that you know what you need to do, you need to get right down to it. You don’t have any time to waste, so spend it wisely.