Denver Moving Companies Explain the Pitfalls of Short-Notice Moves and How to Make the Best of Them

July 3, 2019

In most cases, you know in advance when you need to move to a new home or city. But sometimes, the move happens unexpectedly. For example, if you’re one of the 11 percent of workers who have to move for a new job, you may only have a few weeks’ notice. That makes the move even more stressful, even if you’re planning to work with an experienced Colorado moving team. So, what can you expect from a short-term move? Here are a few of the most common challenges and how you can overcome them.

Finding Movers

It’s always easier to find a moving team when you have months of notice. But when you’re moving in a few weeks, finding a team to help with the relocation is especially hard. Movers get booked up quickly and many companies may not have the availability to help you. The best thing you can do is contact a company as soon as you find out you need to move. The sooner you start your search, the more likely you are to find someone who can help.

You’ll Have a Lot to Pack

Though you have the same amount of stuff to pack up that you would during a move with lots of notice, packing quickly makes everything harder. This makes it easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed during the process. The best thing you can do is approach the process room by room. Schedule it out and pack each room completely before moving to the next. This makes the process more approachable and keeps you from feeling as overwhelmed by your belongings. Keep in mind that it’s best to declutter and get rid of items you no longer want before you move. Host a garage sale, donate usable items to charity, or take loads to the dump. This will result in fewer things to pack and unpack once you get to your new home.

Costs May Be Higher

Moving in a short period of time may end up being more expensive than moving with tons of advanced notice. You’re less able to hunt for deals on packing materials and may have to pay higher prices for transportation just to get you to your new home. Expect costs to be higher before you even start planning your move. This will help you avoid sticker shock and makes the entire process more palatable. You can always look for coupon codes online or speak with your movers about your budget when securing their services. Most companies understand and will be able to help you find a solution that better aligns with your budget.

The best way to handle any short-notice move is to work with an experienced moving team to make sure your stuff gets where it needs to go when you need it. Don’t hesitate to contact us today for a free no-obligation estimate. We know that moves can sneak up on you and we’ll do what we can to make sure your move is as stress-free as possible.

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