Moving is hard enough, let alone trying to move on short notice during the holidays. Whether it’s a change in circumstances, shifts in a personal relationship, or simply being too busy, you may find yourself in this situation. The good news is that you can overcome the common challenges of holiday moving, including finding last-minute moving help.
If you’re relocating to or in a place that experiences cold and snowy winters, this can be a challenge, albeit a solvable one. Along with wearing lots of layers that you can remove (moving is a sweaty business!), be sure that your driveway is clear of snow and ice. Yet don’t worry about the rest; the right movers can handle any weather.
Tip: Keep your driveway shoveled prior to moving, and lay down salt or another de-icing product the night before to give it lots of time to thaw.
Supplies like boxes and packing tape are a must for every move, but with so many businesses on different hours during the holidays, these can be hard to find. If you know someone who has moved recently, they may have boxes to lend. Your local grocery store is also likely to be open and have a supply of boxes.
Tip: Plastic storage bins also make great moving boxes, so don’t forget to check for these before you go elsewhere for boxes.
Time to Pack
Time is a precious commodity, especially during a last-minute or emergency move. It’s a good idea to start packing as soon as you know that a move is imminent.
Another way to handle last-minute packing is to donate those items you no longer want or use. Charities are always busy helping those less fortunate during the holidays, so you can know that your items will end up where they’re most needed.
Tip: Check moving company websites to see if they also offer packing services.
How (and Where) to Find Last-Minute Moving Help
When you have to be out of a place ASAP during the holidays, hiring a moving company can be the best gift you ever give yourself. Professional movers know how to prepare items for moving, and they will load and unload the moving truck efficiently.
When you hire same-day moving services, you don’t have to worry about navigating traffic and weather or lifting large items, leaving you with lots of time and energy to enjoy your holidays.
Tip: When researching movers, we highly recommend checking to ensure they:
- Provide last-minute moving services
- Are licensed, insured, and bonded
- Have the training and experience for packing and moving
- Offer transparent, competitive pricing
- Are friendly professionals with a customer focus
- Are local to the area to avoid delays
Your Last-Minute Moving Experts
Moving last-minute during the holidays can be a stressful, emotional experience, but with Samba Moving, it doesn’t have to be. Our professional and competitively priced last-minute moving, packing, and storage services give you peace of mind. Because we’re local, we can move you fast.