Most people take a few weeks to move. After all – you have to plan the trip, hire the movers, pack everything up, and then clean. But when you’re moving in a hurry, time is one luxury you don’t have. Is it possible to move in a week–or even in a few days? Even more importantly, is it possible to do without losing your mind? Thankfully, the answer to both those questions is yes. Here’s everything you need to do to move in a hurry without going crazy. PACKING TIPS FOR MOVING IN A HURRY 1. Take a Deep Breath The last thing you need to do right now is get overwhelmed and run around in a frenzy. Take a deep breath and tell yourself that you will get everything done. All you need is a plan. To make sure you’re tackling every item on your list, sit down and write out your to-dos. 2. Hire Professionals If you’re planning to use movers, the first thing you want to do is call the company to see if they have availability for your moving day. However, it is essential to know that some cut-rate movers will outsource moves to inferior crews if their teams are booked. Here at Gallo, we never use second-rate crews or outsource jobs. If you work with a team like Gallo, which offers a consultative approach, you can schedule an in-home inspection, so you know exactly how moving day will go. A good mover will be able to tell you how to pack tricky items, what to pack yourself ahead of time, and what the crew will take care of the day of your appointment. If you really want to save time, there’s no better way than using the Gallo app for smartphones. You can get an estimate simply by downloading the app and uploading pictures of your home. You’ll get the estimate and can book directly through the app. Easy! 3. Gather Your Supplies If you are moving in a hurry, you don’t have time to keep running to the store to grab tape, boxes, and bubble wrap. Make sure to figure out exactly how much packing supplies you need to start packing, so you only have to make one trip. Some things you might want to grab are: Boxes Packing tape Packing paper Furniture pads/moving blankets (if you’re not hiring movers) Bubblewrap Permanent markers Mattress bags It’s better to slightly overestimate rather than underestimate, so always buy a little more than you think you’ll need. Don’t have time to run out to the store? We deliver! 4. Call in the Support When you’re down to the wire, it’s all hands on deck. If you can, find some friends or family members to help you in packing especially in last minute move. Don’t worry if no one’s available on such short notice–your Gallo crew can help you pack up everything if you need. 5. Streamline The less stuff you have to pack, the less time it will take. Moving can be an excellent opportunity to get rid of clutter or donate old clothes you don’t wear. While you’re packing everything up (read packing tips here), make three piles: keep, donate, and toss. Once you’re done, make one big trip to Goodwill and the dump to drop everything off. You save time packing and get to do a good deed. 6. Pack By Room Ideally, moving means taking the time to organize everything you own into neatly labeled boxes. But when you only have three days or less in moving, you need to pack your house quickly. You might have to adjust your expectations a bit because of time constraint. Even though you may not be able to have the perfectly organized boxes of your dreams, it will help if you keep everything from each room together. Keep the kitchen stuff all in the same boxes, pack all of your bedroom belongings in their own set of boxes, and so on don’t forget to take photos of items in each box as it will help you in unpacking. Label the boxes clearly, and you’ll at least know where to start looking for something once you begin to unpack. 7. Dot Your I’s and Cross Your T’s If you’re feeling stressed out about moving in a hurry, it can be easy to let things slip through the cracks. But it’s important to remember to do the little things, like: Change your address with the post office Shut off your gas and electricity Transfer your cable and internet The easiest way to do this is to use the Updater App. All you have to do is put in your move info and it helps you figure out what you still need to do so nothing gets forgotten. It can even connect you to different service providers, saving you time and money. Need a Moving Company You Can Rely On? If you need to move in a hurry, the last thing you need to do is worry about your movers not showing up or doing an inferior job. Instead, go with Gallo. Our crews are the best in the business (and you don’t have to take it from us), and you can trust us for even last minute move. Having a mover you can trust will make all the difference. Give us a call today to set up a free move evaluation.