Tips For A Stress-Free Summer Move
Posted on August 09, 2022
Remember to take breaks from moving and hydrate yourself constantly.
Moving can cause a lot of stress in the family and take a lot out of you no matter what time of year it is. If your move is happening in the summer, there's the added heat factor, kids on summer vacation, and it's also the busiest time of year to move, making hiring professional house movers the smart way to go.
Busy, Busy, Busy
With kids out of school and requiring constant entertaining, moving isn't on most people's summer to-do list. The summer months aren't just busy for families, it's also the busiest for moving companies; therefore, if you are hiring packers and movers with a moving truck, make sure you book them well in advance.
Take Your Time
Plan ahead and take your time, especially in the heat. Packing and loading boxes out of the house can be strenuous anytime, but adding the soaring temperatures makes it harder on your body. Give yourself lots of time to pack. As part of your moving plan, add in when you will start packing and what you can put away ahead of time. If you don't have the extra storage space to accommodate a bunch of boxes, consider container storage which is portable and can be brought to your property.
In the heat of summer, no matter what you are doing, stay hydrated. It's easy to forget to take a break once in a while, but it is crucial to your health. Moving Tip: keep bottles of water in your fridge as the last item to leave or a cooler of them with ice nearby. Don't forget to share with the movers!
It Doesn't Matter When You Move
Whether you are moving in the summer or the winter, there are things you always need to take care of, such as setting up the utilities at the new place ahead of time. The last thing you want in the summer is to show up to your new home and have the air conditioning not working. If you have small children and/or pets, have a plan for them during the move. Finally, reach out to a moving company such as Bekins Movers to get a moving quote; you'll see very quickly that it's worth every penny
Bekins Moving and Storage is based in the Okanagan Valley and can accommodate local moves, provincial moves, long-distance moves (across Canada), and international moves. They have become the experts in everything related to moving and storage. Contact the team today to book your move.