Summer and moving home often go hand in hand, with over 29% of all moves occurring in the summer months, between June, July and August according to Compare My Move. The figures are understandable, the days are longer, the weather is pleasant (well sometimes!) and the children are on holiday from school.
However, summer poses its own challenges for moving house, the increased heat and the demand for removal companies all add to what is already a very stressful exercise. So, to help make your summer move go as seamlessly as possible, the team at Bell & Sons offer up their top tips to help make moving house in the summer a little more bearable.
Start early in the morning:
We’re not saying that you have to wake up at the crack of dawn, but the earlier you start moving in the day, the better. You’ll have extra time to deal with all of those things that inevitably crop up on the day and with any luck, be unloading the van before the sun has the chance to bring the full force of its rays to bare. Both your family and the removals team will thank you for this!
Make sure everyone is hydrated:
Even before midday the sun can put out a serious amount of heat and lugging heavy boxes around in heavy overalls is definitely a sure-fire way to dehydrate quickly. Making sure you have plenty of bottled water within easy reach is a good idea.
Keep a day bag with a change of clothes toiletries and sleepwear:
Much like you would flying, keep a smallish day bag with you with a change of clothes and toiletries. All your clothes will have been packed and you’re definitely going to want to change out of the clothes you’ve been shifting things around in all day, as more than likely they’ll be pretty grubby, sweaty or both! Rummaging around in your suitcase for clean clothes at the end of what will probably be a long day, is not what you want to be doing.
Keep snacks in easy reach:
You’re probably not going to get the time to sit down for a proper meal, so making sure you have enough healthy snacks within easy reach for when you need to replenish your energy levels is a must. Try and avoid high sugar items as you don’t want the dreaded sugar slump midway through the unpacking.
Why not help reduce the stress of moving this summer by hiring a professional removals team to help you pack up your home as well as provide the transport? Contact Bell & Sons today to have a friendly informal chat and see what we can offer you.