5 Tips for Moving House in Summer
Summer is usually a great time for you to move. The kids are home (which makes the move easier and you have more hands to help with packing) and the weather is great. In fact, statistics show that up to 11% of home moves occur in the summer compared to a meagre 8% in the winter. But, even with all the benefits that moving house in the summer has to offer, there is a fair amount of challenges that you’re going to find and most of these are as a result of the heat that comes with summer.
With these tips, you should be able to make the move during summer relatively easy and more comfortable for you and your family.
- Have the utilities turned on before the move
There is nothing that is more frustrating than moving into a house that has not lighting or water. Before the move, make sure that the utilities have been paid and are turned on. In case you get there late, you will have enough resources to let you settle in comfortably as you organise your new home. Also, this will save you the last minute rush and wastage of precious minutes that could be used to set up the new home.
- Avoid Fridays and weekends
Considering that there are going to be a lot of moving during the summer, you can expect that movers will be booked to the brim. It is even more likely that you will not find a good mover on Fridays or over the weekend because that is when most people like to move. If possible, you should try to schedule your move within the week. Your movers will be more flexible and you might even get fairer prices.
- Pack a lot of bottled water
The heat might end up being excruciating. You need to take care of yourself, your kids and the movers. You will need the extra muscle and the last thing you want is somebody going down with a heat stroke. Pack lots of bottled water and let everyone know that there is water. If you keep them hydrated, they will be able to stick to the timelines and work faster. If you’re moving house with kids, you might want to carry other comfort-enhancing gadgets like portable fans to make the move more comfortable for them.
- Remember, not all items are good with heat
You will need to take extra caution with items that might not take the excess heat too well. This especially goes for things like foodstuffs, some electronics and even live pets. When packing, you need have this consideration in mind to make sure that you the move is as smooth as possible.
- Acquaint yourself with symptoms of overheating
It is common knowledge that high temperatures can be disastrous but, this can be avoided if you can be able to spot the symptoms from a distance. You will have quite a number of people under your care including the movers. If you can spot heat-related illnesses well before they get out of hand, you can potentially save a life. Don’t forget to protect yourself with a pair of sunglasses for your eyes and good quality sunscreen.
The logistics for moving house during summer might be more favourable. However, there are challenges that come with this as well. With this tips, you will be in a better position to prepare better and more thoroughly for such challenges.