When you move your home, it is best done when you have plenty of time to prepare. Such preparations include getting a moving truck, organizing your boxes, and disposing of items you don't want to bring with you. Unfortunately, you may not always have enough time. You might have a last-minute relocation that prevents you from planning months in advance. Here are some tips to follow when you are stuck with a last-minute move.

Use a Storage Unit For Unessential Items

You might find that with a last-minute relocation, you don't have the time you need to really organize your belongings and sort what you don't think you need. It can help to rent a storage unit and start storing anything you intend to give away, sell or recycle. It also helps you store things that aren't necessary for the move, but that you want to decide later if you want or not. For example, if your new home only has a family room, but you are moving from a larger home with a family room and living room, you probably have some extra furniture. Store that furniture in the storage unit for a while until you decide what to do with it.

Immediately Start Looking For Movers

While removalist companies often fill up their schedules fast, that doesn't mean you won't find one that is available. One of the first things you should do when you find out about the last-minute move is to call local companies and see if any of them are available. If there is a moving company that not only can help with the move, but the packing and disassembling as well, by all means hire them. This can help a lot as you have someone helping you to get your house all packed up and ready to go, which you might not have the time or energy to do on your own.

Make a List of Tasks Before the Move

It can also help to have a list of things you absolutely need to get done, and in what order to do them. Aside from the storage unit and calling movers, you might also need to schedule utilizes in your old home to be shut off and connect utilities in the new home. Make a note to call friends and family members who need to know about the move, arrange for cleaners to come clean the home after you move out if you are a renter, and to have your children's school records sent to a new school if you are moving out of district. These types of things are what many people forget to do when they are in a hurry.