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5 last minute moving tips
March 15, 2019

5 Last Minute Moving Tips

Moving can be a big job, so naturally most movers want to make sure that they have ample time to prepare. Unfortunately, sometimes life comes at you fast and you end up having to move at the last minute. Whatever the reasons are, our moving experts here at Elite Self Storage have the tips you need to make the best of this stressful situation and ensure that nothing important slips through the cracks. If you have to move at the last minute, take heed of these five tips.

Make a List

A move can be chaotic. That goes double for a move at the last minute. Fight back against some of the chaos by making a list of what you need, what needs to be done, and when it has to be done by. Check off items on the list and ensure that you’re doing everything that you need to in order for this move to go smoothly. This can help prevent rushing at the end of a move and a list will help you make sure that you don’t miss anything.

Get Your Supplies

If you’re moving you need supplies. You don’t want to run around and waste time, so just visit Elite Self Storage. We have the packing supplies that you need to make your move a smooth one, no matter how last minute it is. We have boxes of all sizes, including specialized ones for your clothes. We have bubble wrap, foam peanuts, and other products that can protect your stuff in transit. We also have furniture and mattress covers. You’ll even find packing tape and box cutters at our facility. Elite Self Storage has everything you need for your move.

Have an Essentials Bag

Even with a list and the moving supplies that you need, a move can get a bit disorganized. This is especially true if you’re moving at the last minute. So set aside a bag that you can fill with essentials. Any paperwork you need, medication, and other important items that you don’t want to misplace can all go in here. Taking the time to do this can make your move and the aftermath much less stressful.

Go Room by Room

Now go room by room and make sure that everything gets packed up. It could be tempting to go by categories, like clothes or electronics or toys, but going room by room can reduce how much you need to run around and reduce the chances of you missing anything. Plus, an empty room is an obvious sign of progress and could help keep you going as the move gets stressful.

Consider a Storage Unit

Getting a storage unit could also help reduce the stress of a last minute move. Put anything you don’t need right away into storage. Determine what can be thrown out, donated, or brought back into your home later once the stress of the last minute move has subsided.

Your Sioux City, IA Moving and Storage Experts

Whether you’re in need of moving supplies or a storage solution, we’re ready to assist you. Visit Elite Self Storage today and we’ll answer any questions that you have.