Last-minute moving checklist

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Nobody likes to race against time, especially when it comes to something as important as moving a house. Not having enough time and wondering whether you can manage everything puts people in a very stressful situation. Alas, at times, this is unavoidable. For instance, you landed a job that requires immediate relocation or your lease is up and you are unable to renew it. Whatever the reason, you need to act quickly and keep a cool head. Having a reliable moving company like Strong-Ass Movers by your side would put your mind at ease. Furthermore, this article is here to help you as well. We have come up with a last-minute moving checklist for you to follow. So, let’s dive right in as time is of the essence.

The first step on our last-minute moving checklist

Firstly, our advice would be to enlist the help of professional movers. When racing against time, it is incredibly hard to manage everything by yourself. Moreover, getting a helping hand from experienced professionals is always welcome. A thing to keep in mind, though, is the fact that good moving companies have schedules booked weeks in advance, sometimes months even. So, get online and start researching local movers Milwaukee as soon as possible. The chances are at least someone will have a free slot for you in their busy schedule. Just make certain that the company of your choice is a respected and reliable one.

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The first thing you want to check off your last-minute moving checklist is booking a moving company

Budget

Considering everything is on short notice and your main goal is to get moving as quickly as possible, you might want to raise your budget a bit. When there is plenty of time, you can choose the more affordable options as you can research everything thoroughly. Because it is last-minute, be prepared to pay a slightly higher price for moving services. Secondly, when time is not the problem, you can handle some of the tasks on your own. Since the case is the opposite, you might want to book packing services as well. This will save you hours of precious time and you will avoid shopping for moving supplies and figuring out how to pack everything properly.

Don’t hesitate to ask for help

When trying to save time, all the help you can get is invaluable. That is why you should ask your family members or friends for help. For example, somebody can look after your kid or your pet while you are finalizing arrangements with one of the moving companies Milwaukee has to offer. Another way they can help is doing the packing with you. Depending on how many people you manage to get to help you, you will cut the packing time by at least two. When everything is done, you can throw a little thank you party at your new place.

Packing – the next steps on the last-minute moving checklist

If you decide to handle the packing yourself, there are several things you can do to approach it in a time-saving manner.

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Ask for a helping hand

Obtaining moving supplies

When going out to buy moving supplies, a good idea is to assess your home and think in advance about what you will need. You don’t want to make more trips to the supply store than necessary, especially if it’s far away from your home. Instead, make a list of how much of everything you anticipate you will need. Your list should contain cardboard boxes, bubble wrap for fragile items, packing paper, and duct tape. In case you don’t have a permanent marker at home, add it to your supplies shopping list. Lastly, visit a store that is equipped with all the supplies you need, you also don’t want to waste time by buying different moving supplies in different stores.

Declutter your home while packing

You might not be able to do a thorough decluttering job, but surely you have items that you just know you will never use again. If they are completely useless, just throw them out. This way, you will lower the cost of your move and make space for potential new furniture. However, if you feel somebody else could use them, simply drop them off at a local Goodwill. You hardly have time to organize a garage sale. On the other hand, if you think you would be able to sell off some of the more valuable things, you can always rent temporary storage. Your items will be kept safe until the moving process has passed. Then, you would be able to dedicate your time to get the most money out of selling you antique items.

Packing tips and tricks to save time

Leaving things inside cupboards and wardrobes is a viable option to save up some time. However, it is incredibly important to seal them properly so as not to have any spillage during the move. This way, you won’t have to pack all of the contents individually. Another great hack is to use garbage bags for clothes. You can simply toss them inside while they are still on hangers and not worry about folding them. That part will come after the move is complete.

Add labeling to your last-minute moving checklist

This step won’t take up too much of your time, but it will still be incredibly useful. Use the afore-mentioned marker to label your moving boxes with numbers. When you arrive at your new home, you will be able to easily check that all your things have arrived safely and there’s nothing to worry about.

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Labeling is useful and doesn’t take up too much time

The last step on our last-minute moving checklist

Now, that you are all packed and waiting for the movers to come and fetch your things, there is only one thing left to do on the last-minute moving checklist. Since this was so short notice, surely you didn’t have time to inform people that you are moving. Take your contact list and start informing folks of the big life change! 

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