Sometimes, moving in a hurry is inevitable. Maybe a new job in a different city needs you quicker than expected, or for other important reasons too. On the other hand, you may have decided to watch Netflix instead of preparing your move and now you’ve left everything until the last minute. Either way, we’re not here to judge. We’re here to help you out. If you’re moving in a hurry, here are six tips for a last-minute move.
1) Hire professionals
Yep, it may seem like the obvious thing to do, but you’d be surprised how many people put off hiring professional movers until the last minute. Then, they wonder why none of them are available. Booking in with a team of professional movers is the first thing to do if you’re moving in a hurry. Otherwise, every second will affect your chances of moving on your preferred day.
2) Pack your essentials separately
You don’t have much time to think about where you’re packing your stuff, but you should be sure to pack your essential items separately. Medication, technology, purses… all of the things you can’t go a day without.
3) Get rid of stuff you don’t need
Get rid of all that stuff that’s only going to weigh you down. Chances are you haven’t used that Soda Stream since forever, so just chuck it on Marketplace for cheap and get yourself a little extra cash.
4) Be efficient when packing
If you don’t have time to go out and grab a heap of cardboard boxes, then you’ve got to be efficient with your packing. Use pots and pans, wardrobe drawers and suitcases to pack other small items.
5) Ask your friends
A little help from your friends is invaluable when moving in a hurry. More hands make light work, as the old saying goes. Maybe you can’t offer them a monetary reward, but you sure as heck can repay them in pizza and beer – the universal currency.
6) Ask your movers what they can do for you
A top-quality moving service should be able to go above and beyond for you. Whether this means packing your stuff with bubble wrap and doing the unpacking too, your moving team could be absolute lifesavers when it comes to a last-minute move. Sure, it may cost a little extra, but it’s probably significantly less than the cost of moving late.
Moving in a hurry is often out of our control. Sure, it can seem like a headache at first, but it’s important to keep your cool and simply get on with the show. The Moving Company are one of New Zealand’s best moving teams. It doesn’t matter where you’re moving to; they can get you across the street or across the world. For a quick and stress-free move, contact The Moving Company today and get a quote.