Get ready for a last-minute move, a young woman packs a moving box.

How to Get Ready for a Last-Minute Move

In a perfect world, you’d have weeks or months to plan a move. You’d print out a handy moving checklist and calmly proceed through the list with very little stress.

Real life is usually a little more hectic than that sunny scenario. Some moves are last minute. If you have little time to get organized, you may feel overwhelmed by all the chores and details that you need to see to.

If you’re facing a last-minute move, let us help. We can pack your entire household and move everything, or we can help out only where you need it. Give us a call at 503-762-1288 to get an estimate and book your moving date.

How to Get Ready for a Last-Minute Move

If you’re handling the move yourself, here’s what you need to know about last minute moves.

Disassemble Furniture Ahead of Time

Start by disassembling furniture to have large items ready to move. The bed, tables, bookshelves and other furniture are the biggest things most people own. The chore of packing them should be tackled first. Don’t forget to wrap and protect your furniture in bubble wrap or blankets. Bag and label small pieces such as screws and bolts. Keep the fasteners with the main pieces.

Label Boxes

Last minute packing is hurried by definition. You might feel a bit frenzied, but be sure to label boxes clearly, even in the midst of a quick move. Unlabeled boxes are one of the most frustrating moving mistakes. When you get into your new home, you’ll be faced with a room of boxes. You’ll have no choice but to open each box to see what’s inside. Labeling the boxes is an extra step, but you’ll save yourself time later down the road.

Ask for Help

No one should need to move completely by themselves. Professional movers will make your move much easier. They’ll take much less time than you would to pack boxes and load the van. If you aren’t hiring movers, try to enlist the help of family or friends.

Clean and Do a Final Walk Through

Once all your belongings are in the van, the only thing left to do is clean and do a final walk through. If you’ve been renting, cleaning and removing garbage will help you get your deposit back. If you’re short on time and energy, hire a professional to clean.

Before you leave and lock up, make sure you grab any keys you’ve hidden, check closets and cupboards and check that everything is turned off.

Need help to move in a hurry? Contact our team. We’ll make sure your move is as stress-free as possible.