Hopefully, you don't need to use this guide very often, but if you do have to move in a week or less, then this is the information you need to keep your move organized and to ensure it's as stress-free as possible. Find out what to do from your first day of planning through to moving day itself. Everything you need to do to pack and move in a week is all right here.
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Even though it's not common to have to move within seen day, it seems that most moving guides are focused on people who have time to move rather than those of us who have a week or less to clear out. Moving in a short time requires some ingenuity, a lot of energy, and help in getting organized.
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After you've spent day one organizing, making lists, and preparing for packing, use day two to start packing. This is a big job, so drink your coffee and stay hydrated. Ask a friend or two to come by and spend an hour or so helping you pack—after all, it takes a village.
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Take a Breather on Day 3
By day three, you’re probably feeling tired, a little overwhelmed and somewhat unsure if you really can get everything packed and moved by week’s end. You can, just take a breath, make sure you’re getting enough sleep and staying healthy, pour another cup of coffee and let’s get started.
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Keep Sorting and Packing Your Stuff on Day 4
If you're starting to get tired and frustrated and wish that the moving boxes would just go away, you must remember that you're halfway there. You've made it through the hardest part, and now you just need to do a few last tasks that will ensure you move on time.
On the fourth day of your move, you can expect to do more packing, a little sorting and a few follow up phone calls. So let's start with the toughest part: packing.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
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Day five means that you only have a few days left before moving day and while you're probably feeling tired, wishing your move was over, if you look back over the last four days you'll see that you've completed most of the large tasks — packing the majority of your household space. So for today, concentrate on all things to do with storage — areas, that is — extra closets, garages, basements and everything in between
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By day six, you might be exhausted, stressed, and a little panicked. While you only have one full day left to pack all the last-minute stuff, by now you're almost ready to go. Today is the day to concentrate on all the last minute things, like cleaning out the fridge, getting your essential box together (if needed), and taking apart all furniture.
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After a very hectic six days, you've finally made it to moving day. Congratulations! But while you might feel a sense of relief, you haven't quite crossed the finish line yet. Today you'll be busy from the moment you wake up to the minute you turn off the lights in your new home. To help you get through the day, here's what you can expect, including stuff you'll need to do to ensure a smooth moving day.