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3 Tips for Managing an Unexpected Last-Minute Move

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Recent statistics show that 89,000 Canadians have moved away from Ontario. They relocated to all corners of the country.

It seems like a part of life. Whether for a job, education, a better cost of living, or various other reasons, Canadians and their families must move. What may be the most stressful event is a last-minute move.

There is much to do when moving from a residence to a new place. Lack of time can add a tremendous amount of stress. However, staying organized and prepared is the key to surviving a last-minute move.

Keep reading for the best moving advice, especially when time is of the essence.

1. Have a Moving Checklist

When you're in a time crunch, it may not seem like a good use of time to stop and create a moving checklist. However, it would help if you had more than you realize to complete a last-minute move successfully. That's because you're eliminating guesswork.

Creating a list of actions will allow you to focus and save energy on what is most important. Each day, you only need to take about two minutes to consult the list and place check marks next to actions you completed, like vetting moving companies.

2. Hire a Professional Mover

It can be impossible to avoid last-minute moves. Especially when you are limited on time, it pays to get help.

Fast turnarounds are stressful when you go alone; a last-minute move-out cleaning is physically taxing. Hiring a professional mover saves time, and you don't have to do it all yourself.

When you choose Appleby to help you move, that's one thing you can check off your moving list. Our moving trucks will be there when you need them, and we provide full-service moving from packing and unpacking.

3. Setup Utilities Ahead of Time

Whether you're moving long-distance or relocating an hour away, you have a lot of ground to cover. It can be easy to forget about setting up utilities for your new home in the middle of your moving process.

Still, when you get to your new home, you want water, electricity, Internet access, etc. Otherwise, settling into a place without utilities could be one more headache.

After jumping a major hurdle like tackling a last-minute move, you want to enjoy your first day in your new home. Setting up your utilities will give you peace of mind and one step closer to finalizing the moving process.

Professional Movers for Last-Minute Moves

Let Appleby be your partner and take the stress out of planning a last-minute move. We provide complete moving services. From packing to unpacking, Appleby will handle the entire moving process.

This will free up time and resources to focus on the big picture. Family-owned and operated since 1983, we have helped customers like you. We have a history of excellence in customer satisfaction.

Contact Appleby Moving & Storage today to discuss making your last-minute move a breeze in Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton and surrounding areas.


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