Thursday, August 3, 2023

Moving In the Summertime

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Summer can be the ideal season to move. Warmer weather, extended daylight hours, and school holiday periods all help alleviate some of the hassle associated with relocation; yet to ensure its success takes careful planning, organization and attention to detail - which we will cover here in detail to make your transition as hassle free as possible!

Plan Ahead

A successful move requires careful and detailed preparation. Begin by compiling an in-depth moving checklist encompassing hiring movers, notifying utilities, forwarding mail, packing up boxes and sorting mail before initiating this process at least two months in advance so as to give yourself ample time for each task efficiently.

Declutter and Organize

Moving is an opportunity to organize your belongings and reduce clutter. Before packing up each room, go through and categorize every item into categories of keep, donate, sell or discard - this will not only decrease the size and cost of moving but save both time and money by cutting down on what needs to be moved but will also smoother out your move experience! Remember the less stuff there is for you to transport the quicker your move will go by!

Hire Reliable Movers

Before engaging professional movers, conduct extensive research on available companies to make the decision easier. Request quotes from several movers, like SMARTBOX Solutions, Inc., read customer reviews and verify licensing and insurance. Book early as much of summer can become very busy for these services!

Assemble Packing Supplies

Secure supplies like sturdy boxes of various sizes, packing tape, bubble wrap and markers in preparation of packing non-essential items as early as possible - label each box clearly so unpacking will go quickly!

Consider Weather Conditions

Summer weather can be unpredictable, making planning for different scenarios essential. In case of high temperatures, ensure perishable items, fragile electronics and electronics remain protected by packing them separately or transporting them with an air-conditioned vehicle. Don't forget cold beverages and snacks are handy to provide necessary hydration during this process!

Notify Utilities Providers of Address Changes

When moving homes, notify utility providers at least two weeks in advance in order to facilitate an easier transition. Make arrangements to disconnect services at your existing residence before connecting new utilities at your new one; additionally update all relevant entities (post office, financial institutions, subscription services and friends/family) of your updated address information.

Pack an Essentials Box

Assemble an essentials box or bag containing items you will need on moving day and in your new home for the first few days following arrival - toiletries, clothes for changing into, important documents, chargers and snacks could all come in handy while your belongings are unpacked from storage units. Keeping these essentials easily available will allow for smooth transition.

Establish Help

Moving can be stressful, so don't hesitate to seek extra help during the packing and moving process from friends, family or neighbors who might be willing to lend a helping hand during packing and unloading - the additional assistance can speed things along as well as ease your workload!

Final Thoughts

A smooth summer move requires careful preparation, organization and attention to detail. By following the tips outlined herein you'll be well prepared for a smooth relocation experience - remembering to plan early, declutter your space, hire reliable movers with experience packing supplies as necessary, consider weather conditions when choosing moving companies or utilities/address changes as required and pack an essentials box along with seeking help when needed - with these strategies in place, your transition should go off without a hitch and feel relaxed on moving day itself! Have fun and happy moving!


Jordan Thomas


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