How to Prepare for a Sudden Move to Southlake

Whether due to job relocation, divorce, financial loss or gain, or other pressing issue, perhaps you are faced with a sudden and unexpected move to Southlake TX. In this case, you’re probably panicking right about now. But don’t fret. With a solid plan, some quick preparations and dependable movers by your side, you can handle it all. Because a surprise move is usually due to a work relocation, financial burden or divorce situation, you’re likely already stressed out about the circumstances surrounding the move itself.

Don’t add to that stress by worrying about the logistics. That’s where Olde World Movers comes in to save the day. Heed these tips for a smooth, seamless move to Southlake, home to 32,000 people, located 45 minutes from Dallas and a half hour from Ft. Worth. It’s a beautiful suburb in which to live, work, and attend school, with a low unemployment rate, median income of $170,000 and median home price of $671,000, according to Best Places.


Because time is not on your side, you can’t afford to get sentimental and emotional. Clear your head so you can objectively dispose of things that have been weighing you down. If you fail to take this first step, you’re just going to pay more to basically move junk. Purge as much stuff as you can. Go through each room and separate items into these three piles:

  • Keep
  • Toss
  • Donate

Be honest with yourself. If you haven’t used it or worn it for a year, it’s gotta go. Get the whole family involved and have them sort their own rooms following this method.

Ask for Help

No one likes to ask for help. But if ever there was a time to reach out, now is it. Ask friends, family and neighbors to pitch in and help when it’s time to pack, load and transport. Be clear about their duties ahead of time, which will allow you to delegate tasks in an efficient manner.

For instance, helpers can get rid of the boxes of items you plan on donating, arranging pickups or drop offs, or taking trips to the dump to purge your hazardous materials or bulk items.

Buy Packing Supplies

When you move on a short timeline, there’s no time to collect free boxes from grocery stores or friends. Purchase them online or at a packing supplies store. Your moving company will probably also sell them to you for a fee.

Start Packing

Jump right into the task of packing once you have the necessary supplies on hand. Pack as quickly yet as carefully as you can, being mindful of packing delicate, large items such as TVs or major appliances. Use labels, markers and sticky notes to show your helpers and movers where each box should go.

Get Help From Experts

Service professionals are here to help when you find yourself under pressure.

  • Movers: Instead of attempting to cram everything you own into your car and a U-Haul, and bribing your friends with pizza and beer to help you, your best bet is to hire professional movers who are trained to take care of all the loading, heavy lifting and transportation.
  • Professional packers: Many movers, like us, also provide a range of helpful packing services designed to save you time and headache when you need to preserve your sanity the most.
  • Junk removal companies: These professional can show up at your home at the designated time, pick up your excess junk, throw it in their trucks, and dispose of it properly for you so you don’t have to lift a finger. All you have to do is tell them what you want gone and they will do it – fast. Now, you don’t have to move stuff you don’t need, which saves you money and hassle.
  • Charities: Many charities will visit your home to pick up donations at a specified time in your neighborhood. You can donate anything from clothing, lamps and furniture to old toys, electronics and appliances — provided they are in fair or good condition.

As you can see, it’s completely possible to tackle a sudden and quick move to Southlake TX!

Contact Olde World Movers

If you find yourself having to move to Southlake in a hurry, contact us in Euless or Frisco as soon as possible to book your moving day. We can rally and get the job done! That’s because we have extensive experience with local moves in and around Southlake, bringing all the necessary equipment to get you moved out and in fast.