The ideal amount of time you should set aside for packing to prepare to move is eight weeks. However, there are times when you’ve got to move as soon as possible. Think four weeks or less.
The reality is sometimes you don’t get to plan your move. They come as a surprise and are oh so sudden that you’re forced to act immediately.
Here’s an easy guide that contains 4 great tips to ensure a quick, last-minute move.
Get up early and start packing
A quick move means gone is the luxury to sleep in. Once the sun rises, so should you. The earlier you start, the more you accomplish in a day.
Start early organizing and packing your belongings and then disposing of those you no longer need.
With an early start, last-minute changes will not cause you a great amount of stress. You are also allowing yourself ample time to account for things you might have overlooked initially.
This method lets you stop and catch your breath.
Pack now, sort later
For a super last-minute move, you need to sacrifice time to organize. The goal is to get everything in a box, seal, and set it aside. Once you get to your new place, you can begin sorting.
Don’t worry about keeping certain items together in a box or having a “kitchen” or “living room” theme.
Just pack things as you encounter them and make sure to label the box appropriately if there are fragile items inside.
Or be ruthless
Either pack now and sort later when you arrive at your new home or be a brutal disposer.
With a last-minute move, you have the opportunity to be ruthless with the stuff you have been meaning to get rid of but never got around to. The same goes for stuff you haven’t used in years!
Have a box for items to dispose of or to donate. What this comes down to is less energy and time used in packing.
Have the whole family involved in packing for how would you know which ones to toss when it comes to your children’s stuff?
Move from room to room
The thought of packing all your belongings can be overwhelming. What really helps is to break the task down into tiny pieces.
You can do this by moving from room to room to streamline the packing process.
Instead of going from room to room just to pick and pack electronics, you can assign one box to one room. This way you can focus on one room at a time.
One trick is to start with the big rooms such as the living room, dining room, then you can move on to the small rooms such as the bedrooms and bathrooms.
Get Help From A Professional Residential Moving Company
With a last-move move, you cannot pull your friends and families from what they are doing. Luckily, there are people who have made it a business to help people with last-minute moves.
A moving company can help cut down the stress and headache that comes with a last-minute move. You are dealing with professionals here who can look at the situation objectively and act in the best and most efficient way.
San Francisco Moving Company Cummings Moving Co. offers a wide range of services to accommodate a variety of moving needs such as:
- Full-Service Pack and Move / Whole-house packing
- You Pack It – We Move It
- Specialty Crating
- White Glove Service / Furniture wrapping
- Executive relocation service
Our professional packers help with packing your entire household for a last minute move.
We also supply quality moving supplies such as moving boxes and packing materials so you can save time spent shopping around or looking for boxes and packing materials.
Need help with a last-minute move? Call us at 415-387-4000 or 650-692-3000. Email Us via our Contact Page. Either way, we are happy to give you a Free Moving Quote, including your supplies!