Sometimes, your life changes so abruptly that you barely have time to prepare. Whether you have been promoted and need to move to a new city or a sick parent forces you to go back to your childhood home, you need to leave your current house as soon as possible.
The entire process of packing up and selling your house is long and tiring. However, what if you need to do it fast? Is it possible to move within only a few weeks or so? Yes, it is, by following these tips:
Look at Your Options
Normally, when you want to sell a house, you find a real estate agent to help you find a buyer. It takes at least a few months before you can actually close a sale.
If you are in a hurry, you might find luck partnering with a company that will directly pay for your property with cash. There are so-called “we buy houses for cash” in Arizona and across the United States. Once you contact them, you can arrange a meeting. An inspector will come to your house for an assessment. Later on, you will receive an offer. This is ideal for those who urgently need money. Although you may not get the highest possible offer for your house, with the right direct buyer, you at least will get a payment that is fair so you can move forward with your life.
Be a Minimalist
Until you have settled into your new home, live a minimalist’s life. That means you have to get rid of the stuff that you do not need and only keep those that are essential to your everyday function.
Go from room to room and bring out all your belongings. Divide everything into three categories: keep, donate, toss. Be ruthless; anything that you have not used in the past year should either be donated or tossed. Although it surely will be difficult to let go of your possessions, you will do yourself a favor by reducing the items you will have to pack when you leave then unpack when you arrive at the new place.
Book Movers ASAP
As soon as you have decided to move, one of the first things that you need to do is to contact packers and movers. Waiting to book these services might leave you with no options.
Even if you are not scheduled to leave for a few weeks, it will be better to start packing early. Buy your packing supplies like boxes (that are suitable for your belongings), packing tape, marker, bubble wrap, and old newspapers. Identify which remaining items in your home are not necessary for every day. Your books, for example, can be packed early on or your off-season wardrobe can go to the box. Remember to label each box so that, in case you need an item that you already packed, you do not need to rummage through everything to find it.
Packing is going to be tough. You will have to carry a lot of heavy items that you decided to bring with you to your new place. Recruit family and friends to help you out.
Moving can be stressful, but doing it in such a short amount of time can be even more tiring. Remember to relax and breathe once in a while.