How to pack your apartment overnight and move quickly?


When relocating, usually people take time and spend weeks organizing every single step. However, there are times when we don’t have the luxury to plan every detail of it. Whether it is because of a sudden job offer, or a family emergency, you need to move to another state on short notice. Driving to your new home or taking a plane is the easiest step. But the most important and difficult one is what to do with all your belongings? It is quite impossible to pack your apartment overnight and move right away. You simply have a lot of things and it will take days to go over every single one of them and decide what to bring with you. Luckily, NYC Mini Storage is here for you, to help you out in need, and take care of all your belongings. Take a look at this article and learn how to move your entire home in just one night.

Pack an essentials bag first

You are standing in your apartment and wondering how to pack everything and move it to your new home. Your relocation is going to be messy and chaotic, and the first thing you need to do is pack an essentials bag. This bag will include items that you will need for your first day or week in your new home. Make sure not to overload it and only carry things that you will surely use. Such as:

  • toiletries,
  • change of clothes,
  • important documents (financial documents, bank cards, apartment lease, etc),
  • electronics and chargers,
  • sheets and blankets.

As for the rest of the items, you may want to hire one of the storage companies that pick up your belongings and keep them safe until you settle down. An essentials bag will prevent you from getting lost among dozens of boxes, and as soon as you arrive home you can take a good sleep.

An essentials bag filles with clothes and electronics
If you need to pack your apartment overnight, focus on preparing your essentials bag first.

Skip decluttering

The ideal relocation would mean going through all of your belongings and sorting them before packing. However, when it comes to a rush move, you don’t have time for detailed organization. You need to focus on getting everything you have in moving boxes or bags. So instead of sorting all of your winter and summer clothes, favorite books, just toss them in a box and label them by the name of the room. If you already don’t have your new apartment ready, or you will be in a hotel until you settle down, don’t panic. We recommend you to rent a unit in a storage Bronx NY has, and leave them all your belongings temporarily. This way you will not worry about getting to move and unpack every single item. You can visit your storage as often as you want, and slowly organize it before going to your new house.

Gather packing supplies

Without packing supplies you would not be able to move all your belongings in a storage unit you have rented. Save yourself time and gather all your boxes, bubble wrap, scissors, labels, and bags in one place. Put them in the center of the room and start packing things inside. If you don’t have any of the mentioned, buy cardboard boxes in different sizes. We know that money is important, especially if you haven’t planned on moving at this very moment. Don’t worry about it. When renting a storage unit for your belongings, you will have a self storage first month free until you settle down and figure out your next step. Every cent is important, and this way you will have a safe place for your items at least for a while. Proceed with packing and focus on finishing things as fast as you can.

Pack your apartment overnight and store your belongings in a storage unit
To avoid chaos and mess at home, rent a storage unit and store all your belongings until you settle down.

Take care of your vehicle

Leaving your home overnight can be difficult if you have a car parking in front of your apartment. Packing clothes, books and sheets is easy, but what about a car or a bicycle. You would have to call your friends or family member to come over and help you take care of them. Instead of overwhelming your loved ones and asking them to drive your car or motorcycle away, rent a vehicle storage unit. Our team is specialized in handling all types of storage, including storage unit for vehicles. Safety and security is something you strive for when having to pack your apartment overnight, so take a deep breath. Your belongings will be monitored with 24-hours security under surveillance cameras and alarm systems. All you have to do is take your essentials bag and start your new adventure.

Always ask for help

Depending on the size of your apartment and how much time do you have, you will definitely need some help. Make sure to call your friends and family and ask them to provide as much as they can at the moment. Every single person and packed box counts. Moreover, do not try to overwhelm yourself and try to transport everything in your car. There are plenty of storage options you may opt for temporarily or long term. Make a few phone calls and store all your belongings in a safe place until you decide what to do next. Help is always needed and appreciated especially when in hurry.

A man with suitcases
Don’t hesitate to ask for help especially when moving in a hurry.

Stay focused all the time

Eliminate any distractions when about to pack your apartment overnight and move quickly. Keeping your focus on packing and storing your belongings is essential. Eliminate all distractions such as television, phones, having people over, and don’t stop until you finish a part of it. You need to pack faster and efficiently in order to finish on time. Moving in a hurry is definitely not easy and that is why we hope you will ask for the help you deserve. Take care of your personal items and leave the rest to professionals who will keep them safe until you have things in control again.


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