How To Prepare For An Unexpected Move
In a perfect world, you would have plenty of time to prepare for a relocation. In some cases, this is not always possible, especially for a job transfer where they need you in the new location quicker than expected. Here are some tips to help:
- Contact a realtor in both locations, to list your home and to find a new home. If you are renting, give notice to your landlord/property management company.
- Contact the best, professional movers in your area for an in-home quote, even though you may not have moving dates yet. They can do the in-home survey and provide you with a quote for your budget.
- Look for a home in the new location. If renting, contact rental companies and realtors in the area for possible places. Most importantly, do not panic. Make sure it is the right place for you and your family.
- View the homes online, ask your realtor to take pictures or videos if you want a closer look at something.
If you do not find anything suitable, consider going into temporary accommodations until you can find the perfect home. These are short-term rentals, perfect for people who need to relocate quickly. The moving company can store your possession in their heated and secure warehouse until you are ready for delivery.
Professional movers offer complete packing services. Ask them to quote on packing or consider having them pack all the breakables and pack the non-breakable items yourself.
If you are doing your own packing, ask your mover for a supply of gently used cartons which are available at a reduced price. Grocery stores are another option to get boxes, just make sure they are strong enough for moving. We recommend that you purchase packing paper from your mover or a big box store as it is made specifically for this purpose and it is 100% recyclable.
Invest in plastic storage bins. They come in handy for packing non-breakables and can be re-used after the move for storing items in the basement, garage, or shed.
Professional movers can usually accommodate a short notice move as they have the equipment and resources available. Realtors are also used to dealing with short notice moves and will do everything possible to help you sell your home quickly and find a new one at your new location.
For more information and to arrange a free, no-obligation moving quote contact Premiere Van Lines toll-free at 1-877-671-6683.