Your Summer Move: 7 Tips to Make it a Breeze
Summer is by and large the most popular season for moving. It’s not hard to see why; school is out so people with kids won’t have to change schools in the middle of an academic year. Plus, it makes more sense to move in a relatively temperate weather, rather than in winter with icy roads.
Let’s take a look at seven ways how you can make moving in the summer a simple and hassle-free affair.
1. Reach Out to a Moving Company Well in Advance
As with every important task, planning in advance simplifies your move. If you’re planning to move this summer, the best time to reach out to a moving company was a few weeks ago. The second best time, is now. You want to reserve your spot with a good moving company like NouvelleView as soon as you can.
It doesn’t matter if you don’t have a precise moving date, as of yet. Since many people choose to move in the summer, it’s best to earmark the ideal moving company sooner rather than later. You don’t want to rush the decision to choose a mover.
2. Enlist the Kids, or a Babysitter
While your moving company will take care of everything related to your move, it is a transition punctuated with a lot of decisions. Important ones too. Not every possession in your current home will make it to your new place. You may even have to rethink your furnishing and décor.
You need to make the process easy for your kids as well. If they’re old enough to help out, encourage them to do so. If they’re too young for that, have someone care for them, especially during the really busy days approaching your move date. This way you can have more peace of mind to finalize the process and the moving company can do its job safely.
3. Capitalize on the Yard Sale Weather
Yards sales are brilliant opportunities for getting rid of stuff that doesn’t make the cut so to speak in your new home. Good news is we’re pros in conducting all kinds of sales. We can help you with the planning, staging and pricing of your estate sale. This way you’re not only getting rid of your old stuff, you’re getting a good price for it too. We even help strategically target a buying community, ensuring a financially successful sale.
4. Have Refreshments Ready for Everyone
Moving is hard work, and even more so in the heat. Keep yourself hydrated throughout the moving process. You may be making some back-and-forth trips and moving your body frequently. It’s best to stock cooled drinks and some snacks at both houses.
5. Double Check the Utilities in Your New Home
You don’t want to arrive at your new home only to find out there’s a problem with your bedroom’s air conditioning. Check every room and area of your new place thoroughly for optimal utilities functionality.
A faulty appliance in your new home can be a fly in your ointment. If there are any previous owners of the place, you can confirm such details with them. For instance, if you want them to keep the utilities on when they move out, you should communicate it to them.
6. Protect Heat-sensitive Items
You need to think about which items can be transported in the back of a moving truck and which ones need to make the trip in an air-conditioned car. All heat sensitive items from wax candles to electronics need to be clearly boxed, labeled and transported appropriately. Of course, if you’ve hired the pros like us, this will be taken care of.
7. Make a Moving Day Kit
Your daily essentials packed neatly in a bag is a very smart idea for moving day. You may need to take a relaxing shower in your new home before all your stuff has been unpacked. That is not the time to be digging into a pile of boxes for your towel. Your moving day kit just needs to include things like toiletries, a towel and a change of clothes.
Moving can be a little stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. With the right advice and the right help, you can make it through a hassle-free move this summer. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. A big part of it is of course, choosing the right moving company.