Summertime Moving Tips

Did you know that the summer is the busiest time of year for moving to a new home? Moving can be a huge headache, so it helps to have a game plan before you get started.

1. Consider whether you want help with your move. Whether you hire a moving company depends on your budget and where you’re moving to, while you may have a number of friends or family members that can also help you move. If you do choose to go with a moving company, obtain at least three quotes in writing from different companies and never agree to anything without a written contract.

2. Strategic planning when packing can make things go a lot faster. Instead of plopping a boxes in the middle of the living room in your new home and putting them away all over the house, use photos of your new home’s rooms to determine what goes in each box, labelling that box for that room. This way, you’ll have a better idea of where everything needs to go.

3. Start packing early. You will likely have years of “stuff” to go through, and it’s better to do things a bit at a time starting with the items you don’t need. You can begin with winter items like holiday decorations and winter clothing that you won’t need for a while. You also may want to consider holding a garage sale or donating any unwanted items to charity.

4. Secure your pets and your children. Moving is difficult enough without worrying about your children or pets. If possible, arrange for daycare for children or pets so they can enter the new house for the first time under much more calm and relaxed circumstances.

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