At some point, many of us will likely experience a life event that requires us to swiftly uproot and move elsewhere. Whether it’s a new job, a family member that requires extra care, or anything in between, the matter is often out of our hands. What we can control, however, is how we make the moving process as smooth and stress-free as possible. The team at UNITS© Moving & Portable Storage has seen more than a few customers navigate this situation – as such, we have some tips that can help make a fast relocation much easier.

When in doubt, downsize.

As you pack, you will be almost guaranteed to discover belongings and appliances that no longer serve you. Set aside space or even a portable storage container to contain items that you can sell, donate, or throw away so that you can make your move as efficient as possible. This gives you less things you will have to actually unpack and find spaces for in your new home. As you come across items that you want to keep but that you might not immediately need, pack them first. Since you’re in a hurry, it won’t be a big deal if these remain packed and in boxes for a while after you move.

Keep essential items easily accessible.

What will you need the first few nights (or, let’s be honest, weeks) after you move to your new residence? Make sure that items like clothes, medicine, toiletries, and bedding are at the front of your portable storage container and clearly labeled. On that note, while you might not have time to properly label all your boxes, it can be handy to pack items that belong in the same room together – for instance, in a box labeled “kitchen.”

Keep your packing supplies handy.

Since you’re in a hurry, you’ll need to take every opportunity to pack. As you’re cooking dinner, pack any appliances or non-essential cookware in cardboard boxes. Cancel your cable and internet as you organize your donate/sell/trash items. Renting your portable storage container ASAP allows you to use as much of your spare time as possible to pack and get ready for your impromptu move.

Last but not least, be sure to contact UNITS© Moving & Portable Storage for all your swift relocation needs! Our portable storage containers keep your belongings safe and secure, giving you peace of mind during what can otherwise be a stressful time. If you’d like to book a container for your next move, call (855) 981-8648 or contact us online today!

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