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Advice for Moving on Short Notice: Temporary Storage Containers and Moving Supplies

Posted on: December 6, 2019 | by: Hall Lane Movers December 6, 2019

From temporary storage containers to quick supplies, here are some ways you can prepare for an emergency move without losing your mind

Unfortunately, at some point in your life, you may have to move on very short notice. Planned moves are bad enough and a short-term emergency move can multiply the stress tenfold. Not all is lost though. There are some solutions to a short-notice move, including things like temporary storage containers and downsizing. Hall Lane Moving & Storage is here to offer some advice on how to plan for an emergency move.

Temporary Storage

If you’re moving on short notice, you may have to take whatever bid on a new place you can find, even if it’s not large enough to hold all of your stuff. Temporary storage containers are a great way to keep your belongings safe while you figure things out going forward. Most temporary storage containers have 24/7 security and climate control so you can be sure your things will be safe and secure.

Quick and Free Supplies

If you need moving supplies fast, there are some places you can get things for free. Grocery stores, book stores, and liquor stores are 3 great places to get free heavy-duty boxes that are perfect for moving. There are also freecycle groups all over the country that let people exchange moving supplies for free. If your workplace has a shipping and loading dock, then you can most likely get free or nearly-free packing supplies like tape, peanuts, and box dividers.


The fewer things you have to move, the less time and less expensive the overall move will be. Thanks to the internet, there are tons of places you can sell old things like Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist. If you want, you can also set up an old-fashioned yard sale to make some extra dough. If you play your cards right, you can actually make some money during your move.

Don’t Panic

Above all, don’t panic. Moving short notice is stressful but it can be done. You may have to make some sacrifices, but it is ultimately doable. Just keep a level head and plan diligently.

If you are looking for moving services or temporary storage containers, give Hall Lane Moving and Storage a call at 631-734-0212. We have been faithfully serving the local area for over 40 years and are one of the top moving services in the New York area.