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How to Properly Execute A Last-Minute Move

Most of us who have gone through moving a home to another locale have usually had the opportunity to make plans a few months in advance. This is reasonably enough time to make sure the move is both successful and as stress-free as possible. Hiring a mover in Boone NC in advance, lets you de-clutter your home, organize your packing, and try and avoid any last-minute issues that may pop-up. However, what if you have to make a decision and hire a mover on a few days’ notice? What is the first thing you might do, besides taking a deep breath, to find the right mover? At Tru-Pak Moving Systems, North Carolina’s largest and most successful mover, we help movers siphon through all of the clutter with award-winning services and easy to handle processes developed over 60 years of service. Last-minute moves, no problem. Here is our list of things you will need to accomplish to remain stress-free and avoid the inevitability of something going wrong.

Tru-Pak’s helpful tips that will assist you in the event you have to plan a last-minute move.


The very first thing you will want to do is hire a licensed, bonded, and insured professional moving company in Boone NC. You may have to call around, as some movers are booked weeks in advance. It may be somewhat difficult to find the right mover available, based on your limited schedule. This may also be the time where your mover assists you with the packing, either partial or complete depending on your circumstances. Anything to save you time and money and accomplish the task at hand. This could save you a significant amount of time to focus on all the other tasks you will need to fulfill prior to your moving date.


If you decide to handle all of the packings yourself, you will want to gather all of the supplies you will need to complete the project. Try and make a limited number of trips so you can spend your time packing rather than running around getting supplies you have forgotten to get. The supplies most important must include cardboard boxes of different sizes, newspaper for stuffing, plenty of tape, and don’t forget the bubble wrap to protect your valuables.

If you have a lot of items you are not taking on the move, try and put together a yard sale with the assistance of friends and family where possible. It might be worth renting a dumpster so you can easily and efficiently toss out your unwanted items. By doing this, it may cost you more money in the short term but, it will save you a significant amount of time and energy. Remember, there are certain items you may not just throw in your garbage like paint cans, certain types of batteries, tires, and some household chemicals.


If you are trying to move on an aggressive timetable, that might be nearly impossible to accomplish by yourself. Asking your family and friends for help is sometimes necessary, so try and organize yourself and others by assigning everyone a specific task or a room to tackle. Make sure you have all the necessary supplies you can provide them with so they can help you pack quickly and easily. Your thanks can be in the form of articles you can part with or by buying them dinner or wine for the help they provide. Anyway, their help might make the difference between accomplishing what you need to, or not in the timeframes you have.  


If you have to make this move on your own it might be extremely overwhelming. It can be done with a little discipline and focused energy. Your strategy will be to tackle each room, one at a time. Like many of us, you may not stay focused and jump around, from a different project to a different project. This will eventually slow you down. Try and stay focused, motivated, and complete each task at hand as you will need to have a sense of accomplishment if you are going to get the job done. Complete one room at a time and try and stage each room when finished, numbering and labeling boxes before moving on to the next room. This type of organization will help you in the long run. Tru-Pak Moving Systems has numerous processes that will help you through the move including a “Moving Coordinator”, one point of contact individual responsible for your entire move from start to finish.  


Moving day is finally here. You made it, unbelievable! You already know the time your Tru-Pak Moving Team will arrive and the names of the personnel including the lead moving tech who will oversee the packing, loading, and delivery of your valuables, across the state, or across the nation. While the moving team loads the moving van, spend some time cleaning and doing a last-minute walkthrough to make sure nothing was left unaccomplished or missed. At Tru-Pak Moving, we understand last-minute moving can be very stressful and that is why we assist you with all the things you will need to accomplish. Remember, nothing is impossible. Utilize our resources, let us help you get organized, ask for help when you need it, and most importantly, trust that Tru-Pak Moving will deliver your valuables, damage-free, intact, on time, and on budget.


Many reasons but mainly because we are North Carolina’s most successful and affordable moving and storage company. We have been in business for over 60 years, serving Boone and the surrounding communities. We specialize in residential, commercial, governmental, corporate relocation, and military moves for local, long-distance and international destinations. We go the extra mile to make emergency moving situations as stress-free and easy as possible. If you have an emergency move and need a professional mover, we are here to help you. Contact Tru-Pak Moving Systems today at (800)-659-1233 ext.210. Tru-Pak Moving Systems is an independent agent for United Van Lines.   

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