No matter how many times you may have taken part in organizing a move, it is always a really complex task to pull off without any problem at all. There is simply so much that you need to do, that it can easily feel overwhelming. For instance, choosing the perfect moving date is already a large task on its own. Then there is all that about having to plan and execute the packing schedule. You also have to find the perfect moving company, which is a super important element of any move. To be fair, the actual complexity of most of the tasks does also depends on the size of the home and some other parameters, such as the time of the year during which you will be going through with the move. It is also important to emphasize that moving during summertime is different compared to moving during the winter.
Since summer is in full swing, we have decided to make this handy guide on how to go about moving during this part of the year. So, without further ado, let us begin!
Figure out the moving date as soon as you possibly can!
Figuring out a moving date is definitely the number one priority when you start planning a move. It may be even more important during the summer due to the hectic schedules of movers. For them, this time of year gets really crazy, so this point is really important. Now, you probably do not have to know the exact day right away. You will need to consider several factors depending on your particular case. The schedule of the potential moving company during the summer is likely quite booked.
Then, if you are switching jobs, you may have to juggle the old job with the new one. Of course, your personal schedule may have further key elements. Finally, you will also have to consider the schedules of everybody else who is moving with you. That is why you need to start working on this as quickly as possible. Narrowing down the window to a week or two, at the most, is usually enough for the next step, which is contacting the movers.
You need to hire a moving company
In case you are having doubts about this, fear not, you are not alone. Many people out there underestimate the importance and actual utility of moving companies. Sure, it is possible to do a smaller, local move. But that is going to require a lot of effort and a bit of luck to pull off without any complications. If the move is over a longer distance, or it is a larger-scale move, or if it is a commercial move that requires a lot of patience and skill, then you are going to have a lot of trouble doing this on your own. Movers are people who are there for just one, simple reason – To help you relocate all of your belongings to your new home safely and effectively.
Let them do the hard work, and you can focus on more important things that require your immediate, personal attention. Also, the added benefit, or perhaps the greatest benefit, of hiring movers is that they take this huge part of the move of your back. You won’t have to deal with the part of the move that takes a lot of time, and that is even harder when moving during summertime. Considering all of this, we have hopefully made it clear why hiring a moving company is easily one of the most important steps towards making moving to a new home an unquestionable success.
When moving during summertime, you need to book the movers as soon as possible
With that out of the way, you do have to find your reliable moving company as soon as possible. The problem with moving during the summer is that that is the peak season for movers. This is when they have the most work to do. Just think of how many students leave their school-year homes. And there are many seasonal workers out there too, plus all the other people who simply prefer to move during the summer. Movers can often be booked months in advance, so that is why you need to figure that moving date as soon as possible. As we have said in the first section, narrow it down to a few weeks. Then, once you contact the movers, you can start figuring out the actual moving date. Just be ready to compromise and have a couple of preferred dates ready.
Create an essentials kit because summer moves can be really challenging and exhausting
What is an essentials kit? This is a list of all the items you will need. So, things such as medicines, electronic devices such as a phone and laptop and their chargers. Then you need to include an extra set of clothes, or more than one. These things depend on how long will it take until you have access to all of your belongings. If you are moving over a larger distance it may take a day or two to get ahold of them.
This moment can be even further away if you have a large household, as it can take longer to unpack. You also need to make sure that you have enough food and water to last you through the whole process of moving during summertime. You must take this part particularly seriously, along with having the potentially necessary medicine. A great way to go about this is to create a separate essentials kit for every member of your home. That way, everyone is ready for the move in the best way possible.