Moving all of your worldly belongings to a new location can be stressful, especially if you only have a short time in which to do it. However, as the old saying goes, every cloud has a silver lining and having to accomplish such a task can have some major advantages to it. Here are some benefits as well as some challenges that can come from a move when you have little time to spare.
Moving Priorities Become Very Clear
As the hours continue to tick away before moving day arrives, many people find it much easier to organize their game plans and set priorities in order to accomplish their goal of a successful move. Having a lot of extra time to complete a project tends to encourage procrastination and a much more casual approach to the process. Facing an impending deadline tends to have a way of sharpening one’s skills and keeping them in “game day” mode much more consistently. People who have a hard goal to meet tend to be much more productive than those with plenty of time on their hands.
Decluttering Is Less Painful
Experts say that moving gives people a wonderful opportunity to part with things that they do not need anymore. The industry term for this is decluttering. While this practice make sense, it can cause a certain degree of emotional upheaval, as we humans sometimes have a hard time letting go of certain possessions. Having an abundance of time to make decisions about decluttering can cause indecision and second guessing, which can discourage the taking of needed action. Sometimes being forced to make quick decisions about such matters is beneficial.
Packing Up Properly – Haste Makes Waste
One of the potential hazards of moving in a short period of time is not packing your belongings properly and running the risk of damage occurring during the journey to the new location. Many household items like dishes, cups, picture frames and other fragile items can be broken in transit if they are not adequately protected. Even though you are racing against the clock, take the time to buy the packing supplies you will need to carefully wrap up any delicate items.
Utilities, Mail and Cable
One of the most important aspects of the moving process is making all needed arrangements with the post office and utilities. Call the electric, gas and cable companies as soon as possible to let them know when you need service discontinued at the old address and the date it should be established at the new location.
Utilities often need a certain amount of time to process these requests, so give them as much notice as possible. Placing a forward of address order at the post office will help avoid any interruptions in your daily mail service. Be sure to also notify all other companies from whom you receive mail about your new address. Taking care of all of these tasks in a short period of time can be a challenge, but it can be accomplished rather easily.
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