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How To Pack Up Your Apartment in a Hurry

Aug 5

Although it's not ideal to move last minute, knowing how to pack your apartment quickly is something anyone can do. You can make a week or even a day of packing seem like a month with the right people and a plan. The techniques work the same way as any other move, but you have to be more efficient. This is your guide to moving quickly.

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Register for Help

You should hire movers and rent a truck right away, regardless of how short your move is. Local moving companies are often booked quickly. If you need to move quickly, you might also need movers and a truck. You can ask your friends on social media for help in moving boxes and packing them to your new home.

Make a checklist

Although you may not have the time or patience to create a complete list of everything you need, it is important to keep track of what you must do once you move. You can make a list of the most important things you need to do and keep track of them, such as:

  • Forwarding your mail
  • You can switch your utilities
  • Update your address with your bank, credit cards, etc.
  • Subscribe to the latest version
  • Contact your insurance company

Find Your Nearest Donation Center

Decide what you can give as you pack. You can donate items that you haven’t touched in over a year. Donate if the item is in good enough condition that you can use it or give it away.


Get rid of things you don't need

Don't be afraid to dispose of items that are no longer needed. It's best to throw it out if it's damaged, worn, obsolete, or no longer works. You may be able to recycle certain items such as electronics.

Buy More Boxes than You Think You Will Need

It's better to have more boxes than you actually need. You don't have to pack in a rush. This will leave you with little time to go to the store to get more supplies. Stock up on boxes to ensure that you're prepared.



Get Extra Packing Supplies

To properly pack your items, you'll need more than just boxes. Bubble wrap, markers, and tape are all options. Make sure you have enough tape to tape up your boxes like a package. You won't want boxes to fall apart so your movers won’t be able to move them. Moving companies may tape your boxes and charge you for supplies.


Make Use of Your Suitcases & Bags

Don't limit yourself to your boxes when packing. Start with any bags you already have, such as backpacks, duffel bags, or backpacks. You should fill every empty space with items that are durable and won't easily break.

Take One Room at a time

No matter how much you have to pack, it's easier to take care of one room at a time. This will allow you to stay organized and make it easy to get the job done quickly. You will most likely want the same things in the same rooms when you move to your new home.

Protect your items

Bubble wrap, newspapers, towels, or other padding can be used to protect fragile items like glass and ceramic. You'll need to be extra careful when packing your kitchen.

Hang your clothes on hangers

Moving clothes quickly is easiest if you keep your hangers as they are. You can move them from one place to another and then put them in your closet. To prevent items from falling off of their hangers, use a trash bag.

Label your boxes

You won't be able to know where everything goes, regardless of whether you hire movers or just you and your friends to move boxes into your new home. It's easy to write the name of each room where the boxes should be placed.

A separate backpack is recommended

You may not be able to settle in immediately so you will need a backpack. While you pack the rest of your stuff, think about what you will need. Keep these important points in mind:

  • Laptop
  • Chargers
  • Clothing
  • Food
  • Toiletries
  • Medicine

Don't forget cleaning supplies

People make the most common mistake when moving: they forget to pack their cleaning supplies. It is a good idea to leave some behind in order to clean the apartment and give them back to your landlord. Make a list of what you need to clean and make sure you have the right tools for the job.


Tampa Guy's Moving company

(813) 798 6540

Tampa, FL