How to Move Quickly!


July 13th, 2021

How to Move Out Quickly!

Planning a move and having months to pack is already a huge task in itself. If you have found yourself looking to move in less than a week, well, that is a bigger obstacle. You may think it is impossible to pack and move all of your belongings in your home within a few days, but with Coon Rapids Storage’s help and a strong mindset, you can move out of your home quickly and easily!

Step 1) Begin packing immediately Start by packing the most challenging room in your house, which is most likely your kitchen or basement. These rooms tend to have a lot of separate household items that require more time to pack than other rooms. Do not procrastinate on packing, as it often takes longer than you anticipated! Do not forget to pick up your moving supplies from Coon Rapids Storage in advance!

Get the proper packing supplies Click here for a list of supplies Coon Rapids Storage offers. We have all the necessities needed to pack your items safely and conveniently.

Create a keep, throw away, and donate pile for each room The less stuff you have, the less time your move will take. Do not be afraid to get rid of items that are no longer needed. If you have not used the item in over a year, you can probably live without it! If you know where you are moving to next, think about how much space your new home will have. Make sure to downsize accordingly so you are not stuck moving with objects you don't have space for!

Pack one room at a time When you are in a time crunch, it is easier to organize and pack all of your items in one room at a time. This way, your moving boxes will be full and organized according to each room and will make unpacking a smoother process. Pick up some room label tape and some room label stickers, spend less time writing on your boxes and more time packing!

Step 2) Consider renting a storage unit If you are moving quickly and don't have enough time to arrange for a new apartment or house, rent a storage unit at Coon Rapids Storage to temporarily place your belongings in. Coon Rapids Storage offers month-to-month contracts so you can buy yourself more time on making big decisions on what you will do after packing.

Step 3) Pack your essentials into a suitcase Gather a week or so worth of outfits, necessary toiletry items, a pair of shoes, and any other items you use daily. This way, you will not accidentally store away items you use every day. It can be difficult and time-consuming to have to open storage boxes that have been taped shut, so leave out the essentials!

Step 4) Hire a moving company If you can afford to do so, hiring a moving company will save you time when it comes to moving heavy objects. Moving furniture, appliances, and other large items can be especially challenging if you live alone and cannot find any help. Reach out to Coon Rapids Storage for some moving help recommendations. or

Rent a moving truck Renting a moving truck will be cheaper than hiring a moving company. Coon Rapids Storage does offer moving truck and trailer rentals! If you are packing your items into a storage unit, make sure to ask Coon Rapids Storage if they have moving trucks available! If Coon Rapids Storage does not have anything onsite for your rental, NO WORRIES! They can find one conveniently located nearby. No need to call around, Coon Rapids Storage will take handle this for you. This will save you a lot of money and time, especially if you can get your friends and family to help move your belongings out of your home and into a unit.

Step 5) Last but not least, try to remain calm! Even though this is a stressful time in your life, do not be afraid to ask for help. Moving quickly is very possible and we hope you were able to apply some of these useful tips for your new transition. Contact us now!

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