Most people who plan to relocate take time in advance to sort everything out, because moving is a complex process with many details like decluttering, packing, and logistics. However, if your move has to be done on short notice, we want to assure you that you are not the only one who did not start planning and preparing earlier.
HOW TO DEAL WITH THE LAST-MINUTE MOVE
Most people who plan to relocate take time in advance to sort everything out, because moving is a complex process with many details like decluttering, packing, and logistics. However, if your move has to be done on short notice, we want to assure you that you are not the only one who did not start planning and preparing earlier. A lot of people need to move last minute due to work or family circumstances and it is completely understandable because nowadays the pace of life has become much faster.
Moving in a hurry is not an ideal way to complete a relocation, but there are ways to make sure that you are ready to go on a smooth and stress-free moving day. Call the Movers has compiled a list to help you move quickly and in an organized manner when an unexpected move pops up.
SCHEDULE A MOVING SERVICE
As soon as you decide on a moving date, make sure to call a trustworthy local or long-distance moving company and schedule moving services. Since your time is limited, professionals will help you handle everything correctly and without a hassle.
Professional movers know how to properly prepare and take care of your moving boxes for long transportation. Also, hire professional packers in order to save up time because rushing when packing could increase the risk of damage to your most valuable items.
The best time to book your move depends on the season and varies from 1 to 2 months in advance, but if your move is coming soon, looking for professional help should be your priority task. Try to get at least two or three quotes from moving companies and then make a decision depending on availability and the mover’s reputation.
If you are moving on a tight budget, you can ask friends to help you pack and move. At least two more people will speed up the process a lot.
MAKE AN ULTIMATE TO-DO CHECKLIST
The best way to avoid stress and confusion during the last-minute move is to follow a TO-DO list. The list should be in as much detail as possible. You should think about three TO-DO segments in your checklist: planning a move, the day of moving, and after the move. Also, try to divide complex tasks like packing into smaller pieces, room by room, electronics, furniture, essential box and etc.
Your TO-DO list should also include other important information, like things that need to be moved, ordering supplies, transferring utilities (electricity, gas, waste removal …), or unpacking. Using this checklist will help to manage your time and will keep you productive.
GET PACKING SUPPLIES ALL AT ONCE
If you are not hiring professional movers for your last-minute relocation, you need to get the packing supplies. Buying them could be very time-consuming because you need to foresee the amount of packing paper, moving boxes, bubble wrap, permanent markers, and moving blankets you need to buy. In this case, we recommend contacting Call the Movers for initial packing consultation or using our packing material delivery service to save up time. Furthermore, our moving company will offer you to hire only your desired number of packing professionals instead of an entire moving crew to guide and assist you to safely pack and prepare your belongings for your upcoming move.
CREATE A BOX FOR THE FIRST NIGHT
After spending all day moving your belongings into your new place, you will not wish to look through all the boxes to find that one toothbrush you need before going to bed. In this case, we recommend preparing a box of items that you will need for at least the first night, so you can get comfortable and unpack other boxes later. Make sure to include some toiletries, pajamas, chargers, a change of clothes, and anything else that you would need that first night or two. More about the essentials box and how to pack it read here.
DO THE FINAL CHECK
Check everything at least 2-3 days before the day of your move. This will let you resolve any problems immediately before your moving day. Count all your boxes, check your rooms, arrangements, timing, and have a look at your to-do checklist if you have missed out on anything.
A last-minute move can be quite stressful but do not waste any of your valuable time thinking and stressing about how you are going to do all the move-related tasks. Instead, keep a clear mind in every step of your last-minute move. Think about the final goal and focus on your new beautiful house.
Call the Movers has a wealth of experience in all aspects of moving from beginning to end. We’re here to consider all the small details of your move and to support you. Contact us today for more information or to get a quote for our services.