I Sold My House and Need to Move Out In A Week

I Sold My House and Need to Move Out In A Week

I sold my house and need to move out in a week happens more often than you might think. This happens to people we sell homes for when we receive a cash offer with a 10-day close of escrow. Many times sellers will say no as they believe it is impossible to move out in a week.

The question is can two people empty out a house, clean it, hand over the keys and exit in fewer than 7 days? Most people feel moving in a month’s time is difficult. What’s interesting is that my friends recently moved out: lock, stock and barrel in a week. They planned out what they were going to keep, what they were going to sell, and what they would donate.

They made a list of items to sell and priced each piece, and Facebook Marketplace was a good place to start posting pictures and prices.

Hit Parade List

1. Shred all old financial documents.

2. Donate the miscellaneous.

3. Pack the personal items and mementos.

4. Schedule the movers to load a cargo container for shipping.

5. Rent a dumpster.

6. Clean as you go. Let the fun begin!

The trucks then began arriving almost hourly to purchase the furniture for sale. The super shoppers were happy to come out and buy, even during COVID-19. As the furniture stores are not open, second-hand shopping is as busy as ever. Tip: Open a Venmo account so buyers can pay before they arrive. It is free.

Everything was finished in fewer than seven days — what a great example of how a move can happen when you put your mind to it. Of course, it takes the willpower to part with things. Keeping only the things that are important to you is the first step. By the way, it would be an excellent way to live every day if we could part with more things and decide not to keep every little thing that we think might be important to have.

Often, homeowners have so many personal belongings that their garage is full with no room for a car. Some homes have a bedroom in the house so full of boxes that it can no longer function as a bedroom; it becomes a storage room. We have sold hoarders’ houses that took months to clean-out. No matter how big or small the move, all moves should start with a plan.

Do you need to move but do not know where or how to start? It is not far fetched to say: I sold my house and need to move out in a week. Weintraub and Wallace Realtors, with RE/MAX Gold, can help you plan out how to empty your home. We have vendors for every task. If you want to sell your home and need support, guidance, and expert advice, call us. We can be reached at 916-233-6759.

— JaCi Wallace

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