As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, thinking about how you’re going to organize a move in the summer months can be the last thing you want to think about when there are barbeques and concerts you could be attending. You may be inclined to leave things until the last minute so you can enjoy the sun, but a summer move can be the perfect event to get you and your family working together for a common goal.
Here are some summer moving tips to help your transition go as smoothly as possible:
- Look into reputable movers, like us! Don’t settle for companies with bad reputations. No matter which company you choose to go with, make sure you do your research and check their reviews. You should always feel comfortable with who you’re choosing to care for your valuables during a move.
- Plan out your move well in advance of your moving date. Moving requires a lot of planning. Summertime is one of the busiest moving seasons, so it’s important to plan the details of your moving day as soon as possible.
- In hot weather, it’s important to take frequent breaks. Set a break schedule for yourself and/or your family. For example, you can give yourself a room-by-room break. Once all items in one room have been packed up, take a rest, have some water, and give yourself time to recuperate before moving onto the next room.
- Preparing for move-in day: You may not know what state your new home will be in when you arrive, so you may want to set aside some time to do a deep clean before settling in. Set up a fan in the rooms you’re working in (or an air conditioning system if you’re lucky enough!), this will help keep you cool during your clean. Once moving trucks start arriving, you may want to turn off fans and conditioners so your electric bill isn’t blowing out the open door!
- If you have pets or small children, you will want to make sure that they have proper caretakers while you are busy unpacking your items into your new home. This allows them to stay out of the hustle and bustle of a new and disorganized home while relieving you of potentially stressing about their safety and wellbeing.
- Let the whole family help! If your house is holding more than yourself, enlist everyone’s help, especially if you have older kids. You can make a game of it and give them more ownership of where their items are going, allowing them to get creative with decorating. This can definitely be a bonding exercise for the whole family!
- Ultimately, the most important aspect of moving in the summer heat is to stay hydrated and cool. Prepare for overheating by having bags of ice on hand and a cooler full of healthy refreshments (if your fridge is not hooked up yet). Avoid too much pop in the heat as it can make you ultimately more tired in the long run and doesn’t quench thirst as well as good old H2O.
We hope these helpful tips aid in your summer transition!