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Last Minute Movers Suggest 5 Hacks for Packing in a Rush

Posted on June 19, 2018

Move your closet in one fell swoop by keeping your clothes on their hangers for your last minute movers.

Move your closet in one fell swoop by keeping your clothes on their hangers for your last minute movers.

Has the lease suddenly been revoked on your office space? Has your landlord decided to sell the home you have been renting?

If you find yourself in the sticky situation of having to make a last-minute move, the best piece of advice we can give is to not stress.

Instead, contact your best option for last minute movers and follow these packing hacks that won’t box you in, but will have you packing boxes like a pro.


1. Go Straight From the Hanger

Forget folding and packing all the clothes from your closet into boxes or suitcases for your household movers. Instead, leave your clothes on their hangers.

An easy trick is to separate your pants from shirts; dresses from skirts, etc. and place each item on a hanger and then group them. Place a garbage bag with a built-in tie over the grouped items and tie the top of the bag around the hangers.

Not only will packing be made that much easier, unpacking will be a snap. Just place your hangers in your new closet, remove the bags, and presto, you’re done.


2. Use This All-in-one Packing Method

Instead of investing in bubble wrap or packing paper to wrap your breakables such as dishes, try wrapping them in your dishtowels, bath towels or even T-shirts.  This will not only save you money but will help you move a few things all in the same box.


3. Get Wired for Your Commercial Movers

Packing electronic equipment for your office movers can be tricky when it comes to keeping wires, cables and cords coordinated. 

Follow these tips to avoid a jumble: 

  • ID all your wires and plugs with colour coordinated labels or masking tape
  • Coil your USP wires, power cords, earbuds etc. by placing them in an empty Scotch tape container, coin wrapper or toilet roll (with the ends closed off with masking tape).
  • Use an empty paper towel tube to store extension cords
  • Use plastic cable ties to securely coil longer cables or cords


4. Colour Code Your Boxes

Once you have everything packed into your boxes, don’t just label them with the contents, but use markers or sticky notes to colour code them. This way you will be able to help your house movers and you discern which room each box should go to.


5. Hire Professional Movers and Packers

If time is of the essence, why not see if your last minute movers offer content packing services. Professional packers and movers in Kelowna can arrive at your door the day before your move and have all your items wrapped and packed away in the proper boxes in about half the time that it would normally take. 


Use these video game hacks by reading 5 Moving Tips on How to Pack your Belongings like a Tetris Pro.


Bekins Kelowna is your best choice when making a last minute household or commercial move. Our professional Kelowna movers take the utmost care with your items and are equipped to move specialty pieces such as hot tubs, pianos, and even pool tables. We also offer packing services such as content packing and unpacking, along with wood crating services, fragile/breakable packing services, and overseas packing.