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4 Tips for Last-Minute Movers

Aug 17 2015

Last-minute moves can be a nightmare. Take it from me, I know from experience.

Last winter, faced with the possibility of enduring another brutal New York City cold snap while living in our tiny Lower East Side rental apartment that barely had any heat, my girlfriend and I found another apartment that had central heating and could be had for a very favorable rent.

There was a catch: We had to move within 48 hours upon signing the lease to our new apartment and strike a deal with our landlord to get out of the lease for the old apartment, which is what ended up happening.

Operating with little time and with little sleep, we bought all the packing materials we could find, successfully found movers to help us at the 11th hour, packed up our apartment in speedy fashion, and relocated everything to our new apartment in one piece.

Would I advise that you follow my lead and move at the last possible moment? Of course not. A successful move takes careful planning and a well-thought-out plan of attack. That means knowing which days to move, when to book your movers, and how much you can set aside to spend for your move.

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