Need to get out of your place fast? Whatever the circumstances (breaking up with your significant other, realizing your lease ends tomorrow, accepting a job that next Monday), on a scale of 1-10, your stress levels are at about an 11 right now.
So, what now? While there is nothing that can make this frantic time completely painless, being smart and utilizing your resources can make your sudden move a lot less stressful.
Step 1: Get Rid of Your Stuff
The less stuff you need to move, the easier this process will be. A general rule of thumb is if you haven’t used it in a year, you don’t need it. Some ways of getting rid of stuff fast include:
Craigslist Free Board: If you have some items of value that you don’t want to trash, post a message describing the contents you want to give away and your location. You will almost certainly get some takers.
Goodwill: This store is a great unwanted item dumping ground because there is a location in nearly every city. Even better, you can get a tax write-off.
Facebook (or other social media): Posting a dramatic status of this variety can work quite well for getting rid of your stuff.
OMG I am getting kicked out of my apt in 1 hour. PLZ come over and take stuff because I’m about to be homeless! I hate my life. Want to die 🙁
Well, maybe not quite that dramatic, but you get the idea.
Pick-Up Companies: If none of those options work, you can always call a service like 1-800-GOT-JUNK? to pick up your extra unwanted items. We like 1-800-GOT-JUNK? because they not only do same-day pickups, they try to recycle and donate as many items as they can.
Step 2: Recruit Friends to Help You Pack
Now that you’ve lured your friends over to your place with the promise of free stuff, make them pack! You always end up having more stuff in your home than you think you do, so get those bodies in there and working.
Also, a good way to ensure you have enough boxes for everything is to run by your local U-Haul store. The great thing about U-Haul is that their stores will give you a guaranteed refund on any extra boxes you don’t use.
Step 3: Call a Dallas Same Day Mover
Efficiency is of the essence here. Opting to hire professional movers will ensure your home is moved in the fastest time possible. When looking at Dallas same day movers, be sure that they have a lot of experience in doing these types of moves.
We recommend hiring a full-service mover, simply because there is so much to be done. If you decide to just rent your own truck, you might run into unexpected problems. For example, what if the table you thought you could carry is too heavy?
A common mistake that DIY movers run into is thinking they can shove all of their belongings in a pickup truck when a truck really isn’t big enough. Do you really want to be making multiple trips with a pickup truck when time is already so limited?
Need to hire Dallas same day movers?
Let Garrett’s Moving & Storage come to the rescue with our same-day and next-day moving services. Garrett’s will take the stress out of your move and handle you entire moving experience, from packing to loading to overnight storage. We do both local moves and long-distance moves both to and from Dallas, originating or ending anywhere in the United States.