Major life changes can happen at the drop of a hat and you need to be able to work with these changes effectively. If you recently received a new job offer, or you’re jumping on a new relocation opportunity, the right time to start planning and packing was yesterday. Tacoma’s own PNW Moving & Delivery is helping anyone moving locally or long-distance on short notice in just a few important steps.

Determine What Your Moving Situation Is


You’re moving in just a few weeks — that much is clear. But where exactly are you moving to? Is it within the Tacoma area? Is it one state over? Determining if you qualify as a local or long-distance move allows you to plan better and to give a moving company like PNW Moving & Delivery more accurate information. It’s all about making the process as easy and painless as possible. This is also the ideal time for taking a precursory look at what you own and determining what you want to keep, and what you want to give away.

Hire Full Packing & Unpacking Services


Once you know the general area or zip code you’ll be moving to, now is when you would usually start packing. But your time is valuable, even more so when you have to be moved out in a shorter amount of time. Instead of wasting time packing everything yourself, hire a full service packing and unpacking company like PNW Moving & Delivery. Expert movers will take care of the hardest and largest part of moving with very minimal prep work on your part. Simply make an inventory list of everything you own, submit it in a quote request, and schedule the time for your moving help to arrive. Or, if you’re not sure exactly what you’ll need, take advantage of in-home consultations to help you better prepare. PNW Moving & Delivery handles both local and long-distance moves with affordable rates and free online quotes in 24 hours or less. You can sit back and relax knowing once you reserve your packing and unpacking service, you can focus on the nitty-gritty.

Take Care Of Bookkeeping & Cleaning


So by now you’ve scheduled the time for your movers to take all your furniture and appliances to your new location (or store it for you for free). That’s one major hurdle taken care of. Now you can focus solely on bookkeeping and managing all sorts of personal information changes. Depending on your situation, this can include:

  • Updating various online accounts and government agencies with your new address
  • Cancelling your current utility company accounts (electric, internet, water, gas, etc.)
  • Setting up new utility accounts
  • Researching a new place to live

Now is also the perfect time to get rid of the items you don’t want any more or just don’t want to move with you. If you make any new additions, however, make sure you update PNW Moving & Delivery with your new inventory list. This is also the perfect time to do any necessary cleaning required in your lease.

Have A Smooth Moving Day


When the morning of your move arrives, you can trust your movers to be there at or around the time you scheduled. Everything will be packed right there for you, and all you need to have is an overnight bag and the essentials stored away in your car (e.g., a phone charger, a set of clothes or two, a toothbrush, etc.). If you’re moving locally, and have already found a place to live, then PNW’s staff will happily unpack all your boxes at your new location. If you’re moving long-distance, and have not found a place to live yet, they will store your belongings for up to a month completely free of charge and help you unpack later on.

Do Less Work Yourself — Book PNW Moving and Delivery


You have so little time when moving on short notice, and it should be spent making sure you can start off at your new place on the right foot. Get a free online quote from PNW Moving and Delivery and browse all our packing, unpacking and moving services!