Moving is more popular in the summer than any season. The end to the school year, warm weather, and sunshine make it the most convenient time for people across the country to pack up their belongings and transport their lives to a new place.
Summer Moving Tips from Hall-Lane Professionals
While moving is an exciting time, it can also become stressful without proper planning and execution. The team at Hall Lane Moving & Storage compiled this handy list of 5 tips for preparing a move this summer to ensure your summer move runs as smoothly as possible:
- Ask for Help in Advance
Since summer is the prime time to move, moving companies quickly become busy in the months of June, July, August, and September. Therefore, you must contact them far in advance to secure the very best price and the most convenient date.
- Check Utilities in Your New Home
It can be a real pain to arrive at your new home and find out that the utilities are not functioning correctly. You should make it a priority to coordinate with the previous owners of your new home to check that the water, air conditioning, and other utilities are working well.
- Create a Moving Day Kit
There are several daily essentials such as a fresh change of clothes, a clean towel, and toiletries that you will want to easily access after a long, exhausting day of moving. By creating a kit, you won’t have to dig through all of your belongings to find what you’re looking for in order to shower and relax the day of the move.
- Organize a Yard Sale
Prior to the big move, it’s a great idea to host a yard sale in order to get rid of any items you no longer need. A yard sale will reduce clutter in your new home while giving you the opportunity to earn some cash. Keep in mind that yard sales typically perform the best in the early morning hours of a Saturday.
- Stay Safe in the Heat
Summer can be dangerous due to the extensive heat. On the day of your move, be sure to dress in lightweight cotton clothing and apply plenty of sunscreen. You should also keep a water bottle on hand at all times so you can stay hydrated while carrying boxes and engaging in rigorous physical labor.