In the blink of an eye, moving can become a much larger project than you’d originally planned. The tiniest details, if not planned or organized properly, can turn into major problems—which can snowball into major chaos on the day of the move. 

While any moving project is best when planned far in advance, sometimes last-minute moving is a necessity. Knowing how to adapt to a rushed move, however possible, can significantly ease the process for you while reducing the possibility of a stressful, chaotic experience. 

If you’re planning a last-minute move, your best option is to contact a professional moving company. Professional movers can step in and help you organize your move before moving day arrives, with customized services designed to quickly and expertly sort out your situation and streamline your process. In this article, our expert movers at First Class Moving and Storage will reveal some of our best tips for executing the perfect last-minute moving experience.

Figure Out How You Are Going to Move 

The first thing you need to decide on for your last-minute move is how you are going to get it done. Hiring a moving company is a great way to take charge of your move and to ensure that it’s completed in a timely manner.Professional movers will swoop in and take over your project, coordinating each task on a tight timeline as needed. If you require full-service packing options, they’ll pack up your home swiftly and without delay, and can even unpack for you as well. Professional movers also offer many other important services, such as clean-up, custom crating, and vehicle shipping—and will generally ease the process for you in every way possible, even at the last minute.

Downsize Your Belongings

In order to make the move happen faster, you can start to downsize. Sell, donate, or throw away whatever you no longer need. By doing this, you will have less to pack, move, and unpack throughout the relocation. This is also a great way to make sure you are not cluttering your new home with unnecessary items.

Pack A 1st Night Bag

A common mistake made by many people when moving is not packing a first night bag. A first night bag can be large or small and will contain all of the necessities you need to continue your day-to-day routines without digging through multiple boxes to find them. This can include toiletries, medicines, and other commonly used items.

Pack In A Hurry

When you can’t take time packing, packing fast can actually be a more productive way to get things moving. By packing quickly, you will be less likely to waste time looking at old items and more likely to be productive. This does come with a caveat, however—if you are packing fast, make sure you’re also packing properly. Use good, sturdy, quality boxes that won’t collapse, rip, or tear easily on moving day. Bad quality packing supplies will cause problems on moving day—which can in turn cause major delays and added expenses.

Consider Getting Help

If you find yourself overwhelmed and need to get your move done quickly, consider asking family and friends to help you move the rest of your belongings. Most will be delighted to help out, and will likely be happy with pizza, drinks, and good company to compensate for their time and effort. 

Quality Moving Services In Tampa Florida 

First Class Moving and Storage are one of the top leading moving companies in Florida. We are proud to offer high-quality moving and storage services for all kinds of moves—from local and long-distance, to complex, last-minute projects and simple, local relocations. 

For more information about our top-rated Miami/Sunrise and Tampa moving company, give us a call to speak with a representative about your options. Or, if you’d like to get started now with a free, in-home moving quote and consultation with one of our trusted Florida movers, fill out our online form.