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Last Minute Movers Offer Organizing Tips to Keep You on Track

Posted on May 31, 2016

Hiring last minute movers is a great way to reduce stress when you trying to move on a tight timeline.

Hiring last minute movers is a great way to reduce stress when you trying to move on a tight timeline.

On average, it takes at least six to eight weeks to properly coordinate a move. What happens if you’ve only got two weeks (or less) to pull it off? Last minute movers have helped countless homeowners in this predicament, so they know it can be done.

It takes a concerted effort and quick, careful planning to successfully move at the last minute. It’s not easy, but as long as you stay on task and use your time wisely, you’ll make it happen. To help you stay organized, our Kamloops movers are here to help you break down the process.


Initiate Planning

If you’re moving at the last minute, you’re probably already feeling the time crunch. You might be tempted to just put your head down and begin packing. But before you do, Kamloops moving companies always recommend developing a game plan first. This will help:

  • Reduce frustration
  • Avoid unnecessary or repetitive work
  • Save money on moving quotes (more on this later)
  • Make your move more manageable


Make a Checklist

Once you fully understand what needs to be done, make a checklist detailing each task. You can further streamline the process by:

  • Listing items in order of priority
  • Delegating tasks
  • Assigning deadlines

Obviously, you’ll have to have some flexibility in your timeline, as certain tasks might take longer or shorter to complete. By monitoring the process on a daily basis, you’ll be able to make adjustments as needed.


Sort Your Belongings

As you can see, you still haven’t packed a box yet. That’s because you don’t want to waste time packing items you don’t want to bring with you. Instead, it’s worthwhile to go room by room and separate any belongings you no longer want or need. These can be:

  • Thrown out
  • Given away
  • Sold (you might not have time for this)
  • Placed in storage

By purging your household before you pack, you can expect cheaper moving quotes and you’ll reduce packing time.



OK, now you can begin packing. The question is: do you realistically have time to do it yourself or do you want to speed up the process by hiring last minute movers? With their skill-set and experience, most Kamloops moving companies can pack up your home in about half the time it would take you.

If you are going to do it yourself, get your friends and family to help out. As the saying goes: ‘Many hands make light work.’ Having appropriate packing supplies will also help: 

  • Sturdy cardboard boxes
  • Packing tape
  • Markers for labeling boxes
  • Specialty cartons


To help you stay organized on your actual moving day, check out our post: Kelowna Mover Advice: 6 Things to Keep Handy on Moving Day.


Has an unforeseen situation resulted in you having to move house at the last minute? If so, call the last minute movers at Bekins Moving & Storage. Our team of professional movers has the skill, manpower and experience to move you on schedule.