The summer months are a popular time for individuals and families looking to move to a new home, and for good reason. Children are out of school, there’s no risk of poor road conditions due to winter weather, the days are longer, and it’s much more pleasant to be outside. However, there are some unique considerations that come with moving at this time of year, and making a few preparations ahead of time can help make the moving process smoother down the road.
Because summer is such a convenient time to move to a new home, moving companies’ schedules can fill up quickly. If you can, try to schedule service with your movers for packing and/or transport as early as possible, especially if you’re looking to reserve a weekend slot. If you wait too long to book, you may find that the best companies and services are no longer available.
Early booking also allows you to choose from a wider range of options, ensuring that you get the best possible service and a smooth moving experience. It also helps you to avoid the stress and frustration of having to scramble for last-minute solutions.
The summer months can be extremely hot, especially in the Southwest, and it’s important to make a plan for staying cool to ensure that everyone, including children and pets, stays comfortable. Be sure to keep enough water on hand for everyone present and hydrate often. Simple things like wearing light and breathable clothing, taking breaks in the shade, and using fans can also have a big impact on managing the heat.
You may also want to consider planning the move for the cooler parts of the day, such as early morning or late evening. If you have pets, you should keep them in a cool and shady place (ideally indoors), provide them with plenty of water, and ensure that they are never left alone in a vehicle.
Packing up your home and moving to a new location takes a lot of work, but unfortunately, necessary tasks are often left to the last minute. You can save yourself a lot of stress and hassle by beginning your preparations for the move well in advance. Preparing ahead of time is crucial to having a smooth and worry-free move to a new home.
You can begin getting ready for your move months in advance by thoroughly cleaning and decluttering your home to get rid of items that you no longer need or want, which will make packing easier and reduce the overall volume of items that you have to move. You can also purchase any required boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap, and other moving supplies ahead of time.
If you have children, sign them up for their new school, and make arrangements for their school records to be transferred. If you’re not receiving packing services from your moving company, you’ll want to start packing items, labeling boxes, and creating a moving inventory at least one week before you move, but as early as you choose.
No matter what season you’re planning to move in, Slater Transfer & Storage can make the experience as easy and stress-free as possible. We specialize in providing professional packing and transport services in New Mexico and Nevada and have maintained an excellent reputation since our founding in 1994. Contact us today to learn more or request a free quote.