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Fastest Way to Pack a Home for a Last Minute Move


Packing is everybody’s least favorite part of relocation. It usually takes the longest time and it’s not interesting at all. Luckily, there are ways to avoid packing during your relocation as you can hire our Brooklyn movers to do it for you. Now, most people would say that moving can’t be done in one day or even a week. The biggest reason is mostly packing. However, sometimes things don’t go according to plans and you must prepare a last-minute move. Preparing for a move in a short time is much more stressful than preparing it for a month or two. You will have to pack your home in record time. There are ways to finish packing in a short time and all of them include help. Of course, the best help would be from professional movers. Therefore, the fastest way to pack a home is with expert assistance.

What is the fastest way to pack a home?

Rarely anyone likes to pack. Even when you need to pack for vacation, packing is usually done a night before travel. Unfortunately, you can’t leave packing your home at night before your moving date. Packing time will depend on many factors such as the size of your home, help, your free time, etc. For this reason, it’s hard to estimate how much time you will need to pack your home. Additionally, when you know that you must do something in a short time, everything seems ten times harder and more complicated. Mistakes are more common and you can easily injure yourself or damage your items. For this reason, it’s important to hire residential movers Brooklyn trusts to help you with your relocation. Also, you can pack your items fast by doing the following:

  • Declutter
  • Hire a moving company
  • Make a plan
  • Get help

Why is better to hire a moving company?

If you need to pack your household items fast, you can’t do it alone. You will need a half of day to just pack your wardrobe. Therefore, you need someone who knows how to pack efficiently and fast. So, your only solution is to hire a moving company. Now, if you just find out that you must move in a few days, finding a moving company can be challenging. Most of the good moving companies are fully booked in advance.

woman labeling a moving box
Organized packing can be done in a short time

Additionally, it is especially challenging to find a free moving company during peak season. For this reason, you should contact a least three or more moving companies and ask for moving quotes in Brooklyn. A moving company can tell you how much time they will need to pack your items based on the home inspection. Also, you will find out the price of the relocation and if it fits your budget.

Why should you make a plan?

Making a moving plan is probably the last thing on your mind right now. However, it will be much easier to do things if you have a plan. Also, you don’t need much time to make a plan. A solid moving plan can be made in less than 30 min. Therefore, start your plan about who your help is going to be. If you want to hire a moving company, start with an online search.

If you want your friends to help you, start making calls right away. The next step is to make a plan for packing supplies. You need to decide if you are going to use what you have in your home or get quality moving boxes Brooklyn recommends. Moving companies have a service where professional movers bring packing supplies with them, so you don’t have to worry about where to find them.

A woman writes a plan as the fastest way to pack a home
Make a solid moving plan

Why is decluttering important?

Decluttering is one of the most important steps in moving preparation. Additionally, if you need to pack fast, you will have to declutter your items. It’s simple math if the size of your items is smaller, you will need less time to pack. However, if you are tight with time, you don’t really have the luxury to waste a day or more to declutter your items.

Therefore, you can either declutter while packing or declutter your items a day before professional movers arrive. Another option is to not move all your items right now. You can keep some of your items in a storage Brooklyn residents rely on until you get time to move them. Either way, you won’t be able to move your items at once, especially if you have a large home. So, you need to pick between decluttering and storage, or both options.

You will need help

Packing usually is not a one-person job. You will just be stressed and you won’t be able to finish packing in time. Additionally, you can seriously injure yourself or damage your items. So, you have two options. You can either hire professional movers or ask your friends for help. However, you need to keep in mind that your friends are not professional movers and they can also damage your items or themself.

a couple is packing
The fastest way to pack a home is with the help of others

Also, it’s a huge favor to ask, especially if your friends have full-time jobs. Therefore, you will have to return a favor in some way. You can take them out for dinner and drinks or buy them gifts. But that is a worry for another time. Now, you need to focus on finding who will help you with packing.

Can you actually pack in a few days?

As you notice, the fastest way to pack a home is with professional movers. They can pack a large amount in a day and that is exactly what you need. For this reason, you shouldn’t waste time on other things and instead, hire a good moving company. Additionally, many moving companies have storage services that you can use for the items that you won’t move right away. If you are really short on time, you should pack first an essential box for your relocation and leave the rest of your items in a storage unit. The final decision will be yours to make.

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Allison "Elnoods" N.

From Brooklyn, NY

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Frequently Asked Questions

At U.Santini Moving & Storage Brooklyn, we've earned our reputation through honesty and transparency. We're here to address all your questions and provide peace of mind as you choose our moving services in Brooklyn.

What are your working hours?

We are open from Monday to Friday, 7:30 AM–5 PM, but feel free to contact us through our contact form anytime. We'll get back to you ASAP.

Does U.Santini Moving & Storage offer insurance?

Absolutely! We offer various types of insurance to protect your belongings, including a full replacement option. The cost depends on how much your things are worth and the deductible you choose.

How soon should I schedule my move?

It's a good idea to book your moving company at least 8 weeks before your move. If you're moving during the holidays or in the summer, it's best to schedule it 12 weeks ahead. But if your move is between September and May, you can often book movers with just 2 weeks' notice. The key is to secure your moving crew as soon as you have all the details about your move.

Do you provide packing supplies?

Yes, we do. Along with the necessary boxes and packing materials for your move, we offer various 'Saver' packages tailored to the size of your home. If you don't use all the boxes you purchased, you can return them to our team after the move, and we'll refund the unused portion.

What type of storage do you offer?

At U. Santini Moving & Storage Brooklyn, we offer complete storage solutions in climate-controlled units. Our units are monitored 24/7 to keep your belongings safe, whether you need short-term or long-term storage. We even provide storage options for very short durations, including as little as 24 hours.

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We bring our professionalism and expertise to every corner of New York City. If you are looking for a tailored moving experience, our responsive team of Brooklyn movers and packers is waiting for your call. Get your quote today!