If you’re like many people, moving during the cold winter months is something you’d probably like to avoid. Planning a move is essential to make moving day run as smoothly as possible. Follow these simple steps to ensure your summer move is a simple and successful process.
4 Ways To Prepare For a Summer Move
Book Movers in Advance
Summer is the best time to move which means the moving companies in your area will be very busy. Don’t wait until the last second to book your moving crew, instead, give them a call as soon as you know your moving date. Be sure to include a few details about the size and distance of your move so they’re able to schedule accordingly.
Have a Yard Sale
Two to three weeks before your moving date is the prime time to declutter unwanted belongings. Have a yard sale on a warm and sunny weekend with an “all things must go” sales approach. Whatever doesn’t sell can be donated or given to friends and family. This will make for fewer items to be moved into your new home and fewer boxes to unpack!
Packing should be done before moving day arrives. Double check all of your drawers, closets, and hidden basement corners before the movers arrive. Be sure to pack boxes to the point of being full, but not too heavy to carry. Pack similar items together and label the boxes so you know what room they belong to in the new house. To reduce the risk of inefficient packing, begin the packing process a couple of weeks before the moving day.
Stay Cool and Hydrated
It’s no secret that summer is hot but moving makes it even hotter. Try to find a space that can be kept cool and shaded for yourself and the movers to take a break in. Drinking plenty of water or an electrolyte-filled sports drink will help to replenish the fluids you lose as you sweat too. If you think you’re becoming overheated or dehydrated, don’t be afraid to take a break!
The final thing to remember when you plan your summer move is not to stress too much. The moving process can quickly become overwhelming but being stressed won’t help things get done any quicker! Now that you know how to prepare for your summer move, it’s time to get started! If you have any questions about how to pack or get ready for moving day, give our team of experienced movers a call today.