Summer has always been a very popular season to move to a new house in. The weather is great, meaning you do not have to brace the cold and snow. This makes it easier for you both and the removal company, as transportation is not disrupted. It is also a favoured time of year to sell your home, after spring, as everything looks that little bit nicer. Read on to find out our top tips for moving in the summer!
- Plan Ahead
When looking to move in the summer you should start the preparations as soon as possible. Planning ahead will ensure that the stress of the move is reduced to an absolute minimum, giving you plenty of time to continue your life as normal during the move. The best way to ensure a successful move is to organise it thoroughly, whilst giving yourself a lot of spare time in case something goes wrong or you need to change the dates. It is also highly recommended to look into removal companies a couple of months before your planned move date to ensure that their schedule lines up with yours and that they have the availability.
- Consider Your Moving Date
There are certain days that will be busier than others, such as weekends and Fridays. You should check with your removal company and see where they are busiest, in order for you to make a decision on the moving date. Of course, you should choose the easiest date for you and your family, but considering the removal company’s schedule too will give you the chance to consider your options. You may also be limited if you are too strict on your dates as the removal company will need to have those dates free too, so try and be as flexible as possible.
- Ensure Your Removal Company Is Reliable
The worst thing that can happen on your moving day is being let down by the removal company you hired. It is very unlikely that this would happen but you should take all precautions to ensure that you choose a removal company that will get the job done in a timely manner. It is recommended that you look at a range of different removal companies in order to choose the right one for you. Some companies may also offer specialist packing services and other extras, so be sure to look out for any of those.
- Spend Time Packing
It is recommended that you create a checklist before you start packing up your personal belongings. This will ensure that you have not missed anything and it will also give you a list to go by when checking over the house before you leave. It will also be much easier to pack if you have the right materials, so ensure you purchase plenty of boxes, tape and other resources that will keep your belongings secured and safe.
- Keep Your Belongings Safe
With any move, it is highly important that you keep your personal belongings safe. Especially in the summer, it can be a lot hotter and therefore your items may be exposed to the heat. For example, electronics, DVDs, food and plants are just a few examples of items that may become damaged or die if they are not taken care of properly during the move.
If you are looking to move in the summer then perhaps consider Hilderbrands Removals & Storage, based in Kent. Established in 1948, we have many years of experience in the removal industry. We aim to provide each and every customer with a high-quality service, so why not choose Hilderbrands? Get in today for more information on our removal and storage services!
Natalie is the content writer at Hilderbrands. She enjoys giving people tips and other types of advice when it comes to moving home.