How to Pack for a Move in 3 Days

People typically have plenty of time to plan and pack for their move. Unfortunately, life doesn’t always go as planned. Whether you just found out that you’re moving, or you accidentally left everything to the last minute, you now need to pack for a full move in three days or less.

In a time-crunch like this, you might find yourself panicking about not having enough time to pack, but don’t worry! Stress-free moving is still possible even when you’re in a rush. With enough planning and dedication, you’ll be all packed up in no time. Let’s discuss the best methods for last-minute packing!


Prioritize Preparation and Organization

Preparation is the first step in packing up your home. First, you’ll want to make a checklist of everything you need to get done. This list will help you keep track of your priorities as you move through the packing process.

Once that checklist is done, you can start sorting and purging your possessions. Make three separate lists:

  1. Keep
  2. Donate
  3. Trash.

Purging is important for making the process easier–the less stuff you have, the quicker you’ll be able to pack (and unpack). Don’t forget to keep organized, too! Label each box as you pack, so you know exactly what goes where. These labels don’t have to be complicated–all you need is some tape and a marker!

Looking for more packing tips? Take a look at our ultimate packing guide!


Have a Strategy

Haphazardly packing up your possessions will only make things more complicated, both during and after the packing process. As such, we recommend having a strategy for packing up your home. Here are some of our favourite strategies for easy packing:

  • Start packing room-by-room. It’s much easier to keep track of where things are going if you go by each room. We also recommend starting in the least-used rooms of your home and making your way up from there.
  • Ask for help. Packing up a home is no easy feat, especially when you have a shorter time to pack. Recruit family members or friends to help pack. They can greatly lessen the weight on your shoulders.
  • Hire a moving company to pack for you. If packing is too big of a job for you to take on, moving services are here to help! Eager Beaver’s packing services will make your packing experience a breeze.


Have Your Packing Materials Ready

Be sure to have all your materials ready before you start the packing process! There’s nothing more frustrating than starting to pack up a room, only to realize you’re missing some key moving supplies. Having everything prepared beforehand can heavily reduce the time it takes you to pack up!

Need somewhere to purchase supplies? Eager Beaver has all the moving supplies you could ever need, including boxes, packing paper, packing tape, and more.


Utilize Moving Storage Options

If your possession dates don’t line up, you may find yourself needing somewhere to keep your possessions until you can move into your new home. If this is the case, it’s a good idea to utilize moving storage services. This will ensure that your goods are protected while you’re in between homes.

Eager Beaver offers portable storage options as well as indoor heated storage to keep your belongings safe and secure.


Edmonton Moving Companies

No matter what kind of move you’re doing, Eager Beaver is your most reliable Edmonton moving company. From the office to residential and local moving to long-distance moves, we’re happy to help make your move stress-free. Contact our professional movers to learn more, or get a free moving estimate today!