How to handle a short-notice move from Miami to Boston
Moving organization - January 8, 2023
You are moving from Miami to Boston! That is great! But, before you buy that one-way ticket to Boston and before you organize that goodbye party, remember that moving is a lot easier said than done. You will have to find a new home, sell the current one, find a moving company, pack and relocate everything you own, prepare for a culture shock, etc. However, since you are here, reading this article, you have another worry on your mind – you have to handle a short-notice move from Miami to Boston, and you don’t know how right?
A short-notice move is just a regular move – the only difference is that you’ll have to do all the moving-related things quickly and hope for the best. Yes, this can be a complex and stressful thing to do. But, don’t worry, we got you! Keep reading for some tips and tricks for organizing a short-notice move.
Organize Your Budget
First things first – you need to organize your budget! So, leave packing, saying goodbye to friends, and learning about the Boston lifestyle for later. You can’t do any of that until you find out how much money you have to organize this move from Miami to Boston! Knowing your budget means knowing whether you can hire professional movers or not, whether you can buy new packing materials or acquire used ones, whether you will be moving into your new home in Boston or in some Boston hotel, etc.
Thus, organize your finances. Check your savings, check your bank account, check whether you can get a loan, etc. Do as much as you can to find out how much money you have to spend on this relocation. Then, once you find everything out, plan your move accordingly.
Find Professional Movers
If you have enough money in your budget, go ahead and hire professional movers. If you work with professionals, you will be able to handle this short-notice move like a pro. Professional movers are trained and experienced workers who will come equipped with their own moving materials in their own moving truck, who will prepare and pack all your belongings, who will relocate everything safely, etc. Moreover, these are the pros who will ensure that all the moving-related things are done in just a day (or two days if you have a big household). With them, you will not have to worry about time and energy, nor about your and your items’ safety – they will do everything and you’ll not have to lift a finger.
Declutter as Much as You Can
You may think that decluttering before moving is a waste of time. But, you are wrong. When you declutter your belongings before moving, you make sure that you relocate only the things you absolutely need. And, you make sure that your new home is not cluttered with unnecessary stuff. Thus, before those movers arrive, declutter as much as possible. What you can do is separate all of your things into the following piles:
- Keep pile
- Donate pile
- Sell pile
- Throw away pile
Once you separate the things into these piles, start taking them to where they belong. The things from the ‘keep pile’ should go straight to your moving boxes. And, of course, straight to your new Boston home, or if you don’t have a home yet, then in one of Boston’s storages that you rented for the time being. Move the things you plan on donating. Place them in boxes and take them to your local charity or give them to friends or family members who might need them. You can also sell some of your items online or at a yard sale and earn some extra cash. But, keep in mind that that will take more time. Finally, if you have some items that are just useless, get rid of them – recycle or throw them away.
Call Friends to Help You Out
If you can’t afford to hire movers. Or, if just can’t find movers at the last minute, you have to find some helping hands. the more hand on deck, the better. So, call everybody you know. Call your neighbors, your colleagues, your family members, and of course, all of your close (and not-so-close) friends. All of these people can help you organize that short-notice move from Miami to Boston. For instance, while you are taking care of your paperwork, one of your friends can go an buy you packing materials, the second one can start packing, the third one can start loading the moving truck, etc.
Moreover, even if you have a small household, that is, even if you don’t have a lot of stuff to relocate to Boston, don’t try to do everything on your own. First, you will not have the time to do everything on your own. Secondly, you will not have the energy. And, thirdly, you will not be able to heavy-lift all those pieces of furniture all by yourself. Carrying bulky pieces of furniture and heavy boxes requires at least two people!
Another thing you need to know about the upcoming short-notice move from Miami to Boston is that you will most likely lose your mind. Everything around will be happening so fast, you will know where your head is, and, at a certain point in time, you will start crying. That is all normal. Have those feelings. Let it all out. But, don’t let them overpower you. So, take a deep breath and understand that everything will be finished soon and once it does, you will start your new life in Boston. You need to stay sane to make this move come true. Thus, instead of crying, whenever you feel down, do something that will cheer you up. For instance, read a Boston City Guide.
As you have seen, there are a lot of things you will have to do (and go through) once you start preparing for your short-notice move from Miami to Boston. We mentioned just a couple of them, but, you already know that there are a lot more. So, roll up those sleeves and start packing asap! The sooner you start, the better.