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Moving in a Hurry? Here Are Some Tips and Tricks for Your Last Minute Move

Whether you move often or you are packing up all of your belongings for the first time in a long time, it can be an extremely stressful process that can challenge even the best organizers. If you have ever had to move, you will most likely know why people would avoid moving in a tight timeframe. But, life can throw us some curveballs, leaving you scrambling with the challenges of packing everything up and transporting it to your new space in a short amount of time. Regardless if you are moving across the city or to a new province, don’t be surprised if you feel overwhelmed with your last-minute move. To help you ease your stress while staying organized, follow these tips and tricks to ensure your move goes smoothly. 

Make A Packing Checklist

Taking the time to create a detailed packing checklist is the first thing you should do before your last-minute move or any move in general. This magical list will ensure you stay on track with your move and save you time figuring out what goes where. Your moving checklist is a prioritized list of everything you need to get done with deadlines so you can stay organized. Consider making a packing list for non-essential items and one for higher prioritized items that need to be packed up delicately or before anything else. 

Purge Items You No Longer Need

To free up space and reduce packing time, go through your belongings as you pack and throw away the items you no longer need or use.  You may be surprised with all of the things you accumulate over time that often become forgotten. As you are packing, designate an area to place items you will not be bringing with you. The fewer items you keep, the fewer you have to pack and move. You can sell, donate, recycle, or trash anything you are not keeping. 

Packing Doesn’t Have To Be Pretty

During a last-minute move, you will not have time to painstakingly organize your packaging. Now is not the time to go into detailed box labeling, sort everything, or correctly fold your clothes before placing them in a box. While you do not want to just blindly throw items into bins and boxes, try to fight the urge to get nitpicky with the process and instead focus on packing smart, not pretty. 

Separate Your Essential Items

There is nothing worse than realizing you have packed up an item you need and cannot access it because it is buried in a box, or you have no idea where it is. This tip ties into the first one as you can avoid this situation by creating an essential packing list. You can also pack up a suitcase with some clothes, toiletry items, medication, and other items you may need while you move. This way you will not have to worry about endlessly tearing through boxes and undoing all of your previous hard work to find a spoon, phone charger, your favorite shirt, or anything else you may need.

Hire A Moving Company

From pre-planning and packing to transporting and unpacking, a professional moving company can make all the difference in your move experience. Moving services already have a strategy in place to mitigate the chaos of your last-minute move. A residential moving company comes prepared with special equipment and packing strategies to avoid breaking or losing items throughout the move. Professional movers also understand that moving can be an emotional and extremely overwhelming ordeal. They will be there to answer any questions you may have and will navigate your move with smooth sailing. 

Calgary’s Most Trusted Residential Moving Company

Professional movers understand the best ways to navigate through your stressful last-minute move and know how to keep your belongings safe and protected. Knowing your belongings are in safe hands and are organized will help ease your mind on the big moving day. Let the movers do the heavy lifting so they can provide a safe, fast, and efficient moving experience for you. 

Precision Movers provides free, no-obligation quotes for your next move in Calgary and the surrounding area. We can help alleviate your stress when it comes to moving with our highly-trusted professional moving team. Contact us by calling 403-540-4393 or by filling out our online contact form.


Q: How long does the moving process normally take?
A: The time it takes to move will depend on your moving circumstances. If you are in a rush, you can move in a matter of a few days to a few weeks. However, it normally takes 6-8 weeks to go through belongings, pack, and transport to your new location. 

Q: Do professional moving services disassemble and reassemble furniture?
A: At Precision Mover, we are able to assemble and disassemble all of your furniture upon request. 

Q: Can professional movers transport a heavy safe or piano? Or will I have to sell these items before my move?
A: At Precision Movers, we can handle all sizes of pianos and heavy safes. There is no need to sell these items or try to move them yourself, risking injury. Hire a moving company instead so they can safely move these large items without causing damage to them or your home. 


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