If you thought a regular move could get stressful, then try getting everything done in just a few days. As crazy as it may sound people are put in last minute move situations all the time. You’ll be tempted to just start throwing things in any container you can find, but resist that urge! Even though you only have a few days – or just a single day – putting together a plan of action first will help you get things done quickly and keep your sanity intact.

Take a few deep breaths. Ok, now let’s knock out your last minute move.

Last Minute Moving Checklist

When you have to make a move fast it’s more important than ever to keep organized and have a plan for how you’re going to tackle everything. Luckily, our Moving Company in Toronto has experience moving within extremely tight deadlines and we’ve put together a list of to-dos for quick moves. We call these our Last Minute Move Sanity Savers.

LMM Sanity Saver #1 – Enlist the Help of Movers

Getting help from a professional moving company is a surefire way to get everything packed and loaded up as quickly as possible. Start calling Toronto Movers as soon as you as know when you need to be at your new place. It may cost a little more than it normally would and you may have limited options, especially in the summer high season, but having the help of experienced movers is worth it.

LMM Sanity Saver #2 – Call on Family and Friends

Now is the time to cash in on all those return favors. If you’re moving within the same city and don’t have a truck finding a friend or family member who can loan you one should be your first order of business.

LMM Sanity Saver #3 – Divide and Conquer

Once you’ve got helpers squared away divide up the work. You’ll need help packing, loading, running errands and cleaning.  Who does what will depend on how much they want to help and when they can lend a hand.

LMM Sanity Saver #4 – Purge Now While You’re in the Clutter Cutting Mindset

Having to make quick decisions is perfect for purging. You’ll be more likely to cut the clutter when you don’t have time to think about it.

LMM Sanity Saver #5 – Create a List of Items as You Pack

As you’re hurrying to get packed this may seem like it will just slow you down. The truth is during last minute moves the chances of misplacing or losing things is higher. Taking a few minutes to make note of what all is going in each labeled box will make unpacking a world easier and also help you recall what’s already been packed away.

LMM Sanity Saver #6 – Don’t Forget to Give Your Old Place a Good Cleaning

You may not have time to do a deep clean, but you’ll at least need to spruce up the place, especially if you want to get a deposit back. Clean off countertops, sweep and vacuum the floors and don’t leave any of your clutter behind.