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?
Prep, Prep, Prep
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: organization is the number one thing you can do to make your move easier. This is absolutely the case when it comes to local moves, not just those haul everything across the country moves. Whether you have weeks to move your things from home A to home B, or just a weekend, ensuring you’re packed and ready to haul your goods before that weekend will make everything go more smoothly.
If you know you’ll only have a day or two to get everything out of your old place and into the new, one of the biggest helpful steps you can undertake is to rent a storage unit. This way, you can move out everything you don’t use daily, and do so a few trips at a time. If you know you’re going to need a quick turnaround to actually be out of your old home, stash as many things as possible in the storage unit before your official move-out weekend. This way, you have plenty of time to get your old place clean and ready to hand off to the next owner or renter and will incur fewer security deposit fees or inspection issues.
Unless you’re Captain America, you probably can’t move your couches, bed, or dresser on your own. The faster you have to move, the more help you’ll need to get everything loaded into a moving truck and hauled to the new place. If you need moving help and don’t have friends available to bribe with pizza and beer, get yourself moved quickly with help from Primetime Movers in Memphis. We offer a variety of moving services, including moving furniture and packing boxes, so we can customize our local movers services based on your needs.
Whether you need help with hauling your couches or you want help packing your entire house, Primetime Movers can help. Call today to schedule help from your local movers!