How to organize a last minute short distance move

By July 1, 2021How to

Preparing for relocation takes time. But, what to do if you don’t have time? Is it possible to organize a last minute short distance move successfully? Since you don’t have enough time to prepare, don’t waste it. Start to organize relocation as soon as possible.

Moving in a hurry? Organize a last minute short distance move with ease

If moving on short notice, creating a checklist will help you a lot. Maybe it sounds like a waste of time, but actually, it will save your time – and sanity too. To save time, you can download a moving checklist online. Also, there are plenty of moving apps you can use to help you with moving preparation. This way, you won’t forget to pack something, or you won’t forget something to do – before or after moving too.

A watch for a last minute short distance move.
When time is not by your side, there are some tricks to try and save time as much as you can

What is also important – calm down. Panic will just slow you down. Take a deep breath. Here are some tips you can try when moving on short notice, locally. Most people underestimate short-distance relocations, but they are complicated and stressful as well.

Declutter before packing

No matter if you are preparing for a long-distance move or a short-distance moving, decluttering is always a good idea. This way, you won’t lose time by packing things you don’t need. Separate fast, what you want to pack and what you want to toss. You won’t have time to organize a garage sale, but you can donate items, or just throw them away.

Hire professional short distance movers

You are moving short-distance, but having a professional moving company by your side can be very useful. Research last-minute offers. A good thing is that you will probably move at low costs because last-minute deals are more affordable. Do the research and hire a reliable, reputable, and experienced company and pack and move quickly.

Loading items into a moving van.
Ask for help when moving on short notice and finish moving faster

Pack essential moving box

An essential moving box is a box that you will open first after moving. Leave packing this box for the end. It should contain all the most important items you will need. Scissors, water, clothing, toiletries, cleaning supplies, snacks, chargers, etc.

Pack fast

Don’t think, just pack. First, collect packing supplies such as boxes, air bubble foil, moving blankets, etc. Always have the right supplies and your items will be safe during transportation. Put clothing in the box together with hangers, don’t waste time by making categories. You will separate it after moving to a new home. Also, you can use soft material for wrapping if you don’t have proper packing material.

Ask friend for help

Last minute short distance move will be easier if you have help. Besides hiring a moving company, ask a friend or family to help you out with packing and unpacking. This way, you will be finished faster, and also, have fun while packing.

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