It doesn’t seem like it, but so often, moving locally can be more complicated than moving long distance. The problem isn’t so much in the distance, or lack thereof, but in the mindset most people have when planning and preparing for a local move. When you’re just moving across town, it can be simple to fall into the mindset that you have plenty of time because you’re not going that far. Just grab a couple of friends to help move the furniture, and you have all weekend, so it’s no big deal, right?
Even worse is how that mindset tends to promote procrastination. If you’re only moving across town, you don’t need to make sure everything is packed beforehand because you can just shove it in your car. In the end, you may end up with several broken items, late nights, and general moving disarray. If you only gave yourself that one weekend to move, completely sure it would be enough time, what do you do when Sunday night hits and you’re still only half-moved?