Did you get a call about a sudden out-of-state job opportunity? Have you decided to move out of that apartment you share with the bad roommate? Did a cash offer come in on the house? No matter why you are doing it, moving in a hurry is a hectic experience. It frazzles the nerves and can cause you to lose valuable items in the shuffle.
Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to minimize the stress and ensure your belongings make it through the local or long-distance moving process intact. Try out a few of these last-minute moving tips:
Call a Professional Mover
You may want to start by calling around to professional movers in the area about overseeing your last-minute move. Having a few extra hands to help with packing and loading items means you can complete a move in about a day or less. Unfortunately, many companies book out weeks in advance. That doesn’t mean you won’t get lucky and find someone with a little time in their schedule, especially in the fall or winter.
Get Short-Term Storage Services
If you are moving on a very tight schedule, such as days, consider putting most of your belongings in local storage. You can find a moving company that also offers temporary, short-, or long-term storage services. This makes things much easier as you can simply throw everything into boxes and take it to the storage facility to sort through and move to a new home later on. Many moving companies will also provide packing and pick-up/delivery of your belongings too.
Make Generous Use of Charity Pick-Ups/Drop-Offs
Those who are transitioning to a smaller home or just don’t have the energy to move all of their belongings can consider donating items. Check with local thrift shops and charity organizations to see what they can take. Some organizations, such as the Kidney Foundation, will even offer pick-up of your furniture.
Invest in Proper Supplies
You don’t want to run out to the store at the last minute in search of boxes, tape, and other moving supplies. Make sure to get these moving supplies right away, so you can start packing:
- Large and Small Moving Boxes
- Newsprint Paper
- Bubble Wrap
- Box Tape
- Garbage Bags
- Box Cutters
Get Started with a Free Moving Quote from 495 Movers
If you are interested in getting help with that last-minute move in Virginia, Maryland, or Washington, DC, reach out to 495 Movers Inc. Our moving company can get you started with a free quote for basic transport or full-service move assistance. Just give us a call or fill out our online form to speak with a moving specialist now.
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