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Last-Minute Moves

Making last-minute moves is a logistical headache, and movers on short notice can be difficult to find. Fortunately, Movers, Not Shakers! is an expert in last-minute moving and can help ease the stress of your move. There are several things to consider during a last-minute move and how moving companies such as MNS can help.

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Booking Movers On Short Notice

Moving can be stressful, and booking movers may be a game-time decision. Whether you’re simply booking last minute or your previous mover canceled on you, MNS is there. With flexible hours and fair pricing, we can find a manageable solution.

The key thing to consider is flexibility. With a bit of flexibility on pricing and timing, we can always find a suitable solution. What’s most important is that we work with you to figure out a true solution. We’ll make sure to ask you everything we need to know beforehand so we can give you an accurate quote. And unlike companies that may cancel at the last minute, we’ll never let you down.

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Before you call us, assemble as much information about your move as you can. The more information we have about your situation and what you need moved, the more accurate a quote we can give. However, we understand that you may not have an inventory list or are unsure what exactly is needed. Perhaps it’s unclear whether you need 20 moving boxes or 40 moving boxes. We’ll tell you in advance what charges or cost savings you’ll receive if the services you require are different from what you estimated.

The main issue you could run into with a last-minute move is that moving companies might no longer have availability. Things get busy at the end of months, and our busiest period covers the summer months. January through March is the slowest period for moving, and this period is also the cheapest. Make sure to keep busy periods in mind, as the time of year might mean you’ll need to be extra flexible in hiring movers on short notice

Last-Minute Moving Services

Last-minute moves are often stressful. We understand your situation and are there to work together with you. We provide all our services—moving, packing and unpacking, and storage—no matter when you booked your move. We can also move you essentially any time and day of the year.

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Cost Of Booking Last Minute

Last-minute booking does not mean our services increase in price. We’re fair and flexible. The cost of booking last minute is likely the same as booking any other move. Sometimes the circumstance is stressful or out of your control; if we can, we might even give you a break!

However, the price may depend on your flexibility and our availability. If we’re at capacity, you might need to pay more. This is because we may need to rent an additional truck or incur other one-off costs with a last-minute move. If the move is during the night, this will also cost more due to overtime pay. Price also depends on how much you own. In any case, whether you plan your move months in advance or last minute, this will not determine the cost of your move.

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Tips For Moving On Short Notice

Apart from scheduling loading and unloading times with a moving company, there are steps to packing and moving quickly. Some tips can help you ease the process of a last-minute move.

Packing Last Minute

Sometimes a last-minute move doesn’t mean you’re doing last-minute packing. Sometimes you’ve packed everything up but decided you needed a moving company to relocate it all. Sometimes your moving help or a previous moving company has canceled on you. However, the packing is commonly as last minute as the move! We offer packing services to be of help. We put all your belongings in our reusable bins for transport, and will remove everything after the move is over.

If you do the packing yourself, be aware that donating at the last minute can be tricky. Some places may not be taking donations, some can’t take things on short notice, and the donation may take longer if you’re seeking a tax deduction. Once you set up a donation, we can drop your things off at whatever location you’ve chosen.

Having an inventory list will be useful for organizing your move and ensuring you have everything. We suggest breaking the inventory down room by room to save time. Some other things you can do to pack fast include leaving clothes on hangers and not overprotecting items that likely don’t need extra protection.

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Gathering Moving Supplies Last Minute

Don’t get too worried about having to collect moving supplies last minute: MNS has all the tools and packing supplies that any move would need, whether we do the packing or you do. If you’re doing your own packing, make sure you have markers, bubble pack, tape, and boxes of various sizes to help you pack fast. You can also get creative with what you use to pack. For instance, you can use trash cans and bags to move things and wrap fragile items in towels and clothes instead of bubble wrap.

Communicate Moving Details

When you move, don’t forget that you’ll have to set everything up at the new building. You’ll have to call the electric and insurance companies and arrange for your mail to arrive at your new address. You’ll also have to arrange the move-in itself.

We will likely already have worked with the building you’re moving to. We also have a database of building requirements, so we can help you figure out who needs to be called and who you need to communicate your moving details to. Even if we don’t know the building, our familiarity with NYC means we’ll have a good idea of what you should do before moving in.

Last-minute moves can be stressful, but as long as you’re flexible, we can make you feel almost as if you had everything planned months in advance.

Need help moving? We provide local moving, long-distance moving, packing and unpacking, and storage in every borough of New York—the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. You can get a quote or contact us on our website, or you can call us at 718-243-0221 or 800-718-0081.

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