How To Move House When You’re Busy With Work

How To Move House When You’re Busy With Work

Deadlines at work are stressful at the best of times, but when you add moving house to the mix, it all gets ten times worse. The problem is that although you might take a few days off work in order to actually move – maybe the day before the move to get the final things done, the day itself, and the day after to start organizing yourself in your new home – you’ll still have work to do when you get back. So just how can you move house when you’re busy with work? 

There are some good solutions for you that make the entire process – on both sides of the coin – much easier. Read on to find out what they are.

Get Help

One of the best things you can do if you need to move house but you have a job to do as well is to get as much help as you can – in as many different ways as you can. Let’s start by reducing your to-do list at work; is there anything you can delegate? Anything you can outsource? If you work for an employer, can you let them know that you’re moving and ask for some leeway with deadlines and projects? Moving house isn’t something that happens very often, so a little understanding can go a long way. 

You can also get help with moving. You might employ professional packing services, for example, especially as packing is something that can take up a lot of time, no matter how early you start. You can also rope in family and friends to help you, and make sure you have a good realtor on hand to deal with the legal hurdles that sometimes need to be overcome at the last minute. 

Create A Timeline

As soon as you know you’re moving and you have a date (or even a rough date), you can make a timeline to help you get organized and ensure you don’t miss out on anything. When you do that, you’ll know that everything can be fitted into however long you might have before the move (and you’ll know when you’ll sensibly be able to get back to work and start on new tasks as well). 

When you have a timeline that you can stick to, you’ll feel much more confident about what you’re doing and you’ll be less stressed because you’ll know exactly what you’re meant to be doing and when. Even if you don’t have deadlines, make some for yourself and add them to the timeline – in that way, you’ll always be working towards something and nothing will be left until the last minute, which is a sure way to get stressed. 

Make A Floorplan

Something there’s nothing else for it but to make your move as fast and efficient as possible because you can’t move your work deadlines, and there’s no one else who can take on the work on your behalf (that’s often the case if you work for yourself, for example). 

In that case, make a floorplan of your new home as accurately as possible. When you do that, you’ll know where things are going to go before moving day, meaning you can instruct the movers or your friends and family exactly where everything needs to go and not have to move things around later on. Not only does that mean you’ll speed up the process, but it also helps focus you on getting your new home just right, which is very important.

Josie Smith
Josie Smith
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