Moving is popularly done in the summer. Summer is a season of moving because daylight hours are longer, most children are out of school for the summer break, and other favorable circumstances. Surviving the heat is the biggest issue. We at Good Time Moving & Storage would like to offer basic tips on moving in summer to help your summer move be a lot more comfortable.
Plan Before Moving
Generally, you want several weeks to plan before you move. Avoid procrastinating and the more prep you do the smoother the move will be. To make sure you have the time booked, contact reputable company to hire your moving services in advance. The stuff you simply do not need, such as holiday decorations, out of season clothing and other nonessentials should be packed and labeled weeks before the move. Going through the stuff will also help you thin out the stuff you are moving to trashing or donating. Also, make a checklist of chores that need to be done such as packing, making arrangements for the new place to have utilities turned on, cancelling current utilities, collecting medical records, school documents, and other such things if you are moving out of state.
Budget for Move
Services are often pricier since moving in the summer is the height of moving season. Maintain your budget is ideal and you can do it better with a game plan. The rates are usually higher too with the demand being high for professional services. You want to find affordable, quality moving service that is affordable. Take the time to have a yard sale to downsize the possessions and cut costs and expenses where you can. You need to cancel memberships and be choosy on the professional services you hire.
Moving to Another State
When moving on a weekday, moving a long distance has advantages. It will be hard to schedule as well as more expensive on holidays, such as the 4th of July or Memorial Day. To move with less expense, consider avoiding moving on the holidays and weekends.
Packing to Move in Summer
It is recommended and encouraged to start packing sooner than later since packing often takes far more time than people think. Have good quality moving supplies such as markers, boxes, bubble wrap, and boxes. The room they belong in and the contents should be labeled. To avoid boxes from being too heavy to move or causing the bottom to fall through, heavy items should be packed in smaller boxes. Properly wrap fragile items. Toothbrush, important documents and a few changes of clothes as well as pack a first to open box when you get into the new place should be placed in a bag where your essentials are placed.
How to Protect Heat Sensitive Things when Moving
Be careful when moving items that are heat sensitive. You will be combating the rise in temperatures and humidity in additional to battling the market and demand for the moving industry. To ensure the heat sensitive items are protected, be certain to take extra steps. You need to protect yourself from the heat too. Make certain to dress safely and appropriately for the hot days, drink plenty of water, and wear your sunscreen, most importantly.