Summer is fast approaching, with just over a month to go it’s an ideal time to consider if moving during summer is right for you. Summer provides more consistent weather, slower business period and the kids are out of school. Though there are some great benefits to moving during summer there are some drawbacks to be aware of. Here are 5 tips to help you with your summer move.
Ensure you leave plenty of time to research removalists, declutter the house and begin to pack. Moving day can come around quickly and if you’re not organised it can lead to a very stressful move. Additionally, as summer is such an appealing time to move removalists fill up quickly so ensure you are looking at booking removalists in advance. It’s also a good idea to ensure you don’t move on or near any holidays and provide yourself with enough time to have the house organised for those big events.
Consider heat sensitive items
When packing consider items, which can become damaged with hot temperatures. CDs, electronics, food and candles for example are best to be moved quickly and in suitable carriers. Ensure that once these items have been delivered that they are placed in a cool location until they can be sorted and not left out in the heat for extended periods of time.
Consider sun protection, clothing and hydration
Moving in summer means better weather but also extreme heat and sun. Ensure you have light, breathable and loose-fitting clothing on as it will allow faster evaporation and keep you drier during the move. Sunscreen and plenty of water is a must to avoid overheating and burning. Take regular breaks in a cool place and reapply sunscreen throughout the day. Cold hand towels can be an amazing way to cool off, simply fill a cooler with ice and place several damp washcloths inside.
Ensure your utilities are turned on before moving
If you’re moving during the hot summer months, having air conditioning or fans operating before you move will allow the new house to cool down resulting in removalists and yourself being much more comfortable while moving. This can keep you focused on what needs to be done, protect your removalists from overheating and ensure those heat sensitive items can be cooled down ASAP.
Get started early
Try to avoid moving during the afternoon when the heat peaks and the sun is at it’s strongest. Between the hours of 11am to 3pm the sun’s UV is at it’s strongest so if you can avoid these hours or at least have the majority of your move completed. Ideally aim for an early morning move which will result in a much cooler, calmer and more comfortable day.
Quick and Easy are here to ensure your moving day is stress-free. Call us at 1300 883 117 today to book your summer move before spaces fill up!