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The Last-Minute Move-Perfection or Chaos

For most of us, arranging a move, across town or across the nation usually takes a few months of planning and execution. Most successful moving projects are organized, deliberate, and completed with the least amount of stress possible. We start by deciding on what stays and what goes, followed by searching out the right mover based on a number of factors. Deciding on who gets the job, after that extensive search, and an examination of their customer service reviews, we then hire a moving company with experience and hopefully choose the right one. Planning, packing, and making all the right decisions about notifications and processes, now we are ready for the next step, the move.

But what if you only have a few days to decide on the really important factors? Maybe there is a sickness in the family, a change of job or change of where that job is located, a promotion, or something else entirely. These could all be important factors in deciding on getting a move organized and initiated in just a few days.

At Tru-Pak Moving Systems, your Hometown Hendersonville Mover, we have a lot of experience dealing with families who have to make hard choices about moving their families and have to make them quickly. The first thing you will want to do is take a deep breath and then follow our list of tasks that need to be accomplished so that your move will go off without a hitch.

Here are a few helpful tips that will assist you, in the event, you have to plan a last-minute move.


If you are moving into or out of Hendersonville NC, then the very first thing you will want to do is hire the right moving company. You may have to make numerous phone calls, as many movers are booked a number of weeks in advance. It may even be a little difficult to find a mover that is available on such short notice based on your timeframes. This may also be one of those times when you need the assistance of a professional mover who has scalable packing and unpacking services. That will allow moving through the process much quicker and will save you significant time to focus on other tasks prior to your move date. Tru-Pak Moving will be glad to assist you if you are looking for a moving company in Hendersonville NC and need immediate assistance. Give us a call at 800-659-1233.


If you are handling all of the packing yourself, you will want to gather all the necessary supplies you will need. Try and make limited trips to the store so you can spend your time packing, rather than running out to get more of what you didn’t get. These supplies include the right size cardboard boxes, lots of newspapers, plenty of packing tape, and of course bubble wrap for those precious items that need to be protected. You probably don’t want to pack and move any unwanted items so will need to make hard decisions quickly. Maybe friends or relatives can help in the keep, give away and discard process.


Trying to make a move on an aggressive timeframe is nearly impossible by yourself. Ask your family and friends for help as soon as you know you have to make a move. Try and organize all of your helpful friends by assigning everyone a task or maybe even a room to handle. Make sure you have all of the necessary supplies they need to pack quickly without having to constantly get directions from you. The greatest thank you for your helpers might be in catered food, beer, or wine, but not too much as that will impede progress. You can even give some of your items away to them for all of their help and hard work.


If you are having to tackle this move completely on your own, it will seem extremely overwhelming.  However, it can be accomplished with discipline and focus. Your strategy should be to tackle each room, one at a time starting with the less used items. Like all of us you probably will jump around, however, this will slow you down. To stay motivated and complete each task separately, you will need to stay focused. This is done by completing one room entirely and then moving on to the next room.


That dreaded moving day is finally here, and guess what, you made it. While the movers are packing the truck, spend your time wisely cleaning and doing those last-minute walkthroughs to make sure nothing was missed. Moving at the last minute can be very stressful, but it is not impossible to complete. Utilize all of your resources, try and get organized, always ask for help, and most importantly, try and stay calm, cool and collected.


At Tru-Pak Moving, we have been serving the residents of Hendersonville and all of North Carolina since 1960. We specialize in residential, commercial, business, and office moving for local and long distances, and of course, emergency moving situations. If you have an unscheduled or emergency move that needs to be accomplished, call the professionals at Tru-Pak Moving. We are movers here to help you. Contact us today for a free moving estimate and to further discuss your upcoming move. 1-800-659-1233

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