How to Make Your Summer Move Go SmoothlyJune 12th, 2020
Moving in the summer is a common thing to do. With the nice weather and no chance of snow getting in the way of getting from point A to point B, this is the prime moving season. If this is your first summer move, here are some tips to make it go a bit easier for you:
Have Your Movers Booked in Advance
The best moving companies in your area are likley to be booked early due to this being one of the peak moving seasons.. Decide which moving company will fulfill your needs and contact them to get on their schedule well in advance.
Plan a Yard Sale
Plan for a nice weekend to get rid of all of your extra belongings in a yard sale. Try to have the yard sale a good amount of before you have to pack up the moving truck since you might end up with some things that you might not want. If you still have items you want to get rid of, consider donating them.
Efficiently Pack Your Belongings
Make sure that all of your belongings are ready to be moved on the actual set moving day. Be sure that furniture is emptied out and packed up except your essentials so the movers can do their job without having to wait while you rush around. Spreading out your packing over a week or more will help you avoid rushing the night before.
Double Check Before You Pack Up the Moving Truck
Since it’s the summer, you may be packing up some belongings that could be damaged in the heat. If you have any items like these, save them until the end to place in the moving truck, or even opt to keep them in your car. Label these items so there isn’t any confusion while bringing boxes out to the moving vehicles..
Stay Hydrated During The Move
Staying hydrated while moving is important. It’s a busy day, so it’s easy to forget to relax for a second an drink some water. Be sure to offer your movers some water, too. If you have air conditioning, try to leave it on while people are still in the house. Don’t let the heat ruin your day!
Plan Around Traffic
The winter calls for weather delays, and in the summer, people are traveling around for weekend getaways. If you want to make your life easier, try to bypass any popular vacation weeks. The end of August is a big vacation time and you want to avoid getting stuck in vacation traffic. If you have to move during a weekend and live in a busy tourist/vacation area, plan to avoid peak traffic times.
Packing Clothes For a MoveJune 11th, 2020
One of the biggest pains during the moving process is figuring out how to move all of the clothes in your closets and drawers from one place to another. This might be a big enough hassle for some people to drive them to consider having movers do it for them!
Choose What Clothes to Take With You
If you want to know how to keep your clothes organized when moving, sort your clothes correctly before moving day. This can save you time, money, and stop you from pulling out your hair when it comes to unpacking and realizing you don’t know where a particular item of clothing is.
Don’t Pack Clothes You Won’t Wear
First, get rid of the following clothing items:
- Clothes you won’t need if you’re moving somewhere with a different climate
- Clothes that are out of style
- Clothes that you or your kids have grown out of
- Clothes that are worn out ripped
- Clothes that you never wear anymore
Donate it to charity or a secondhand store if it still looks nice and isn’t junk. If you don’t donate, throw it out, especially if the clothes are damaged. You might want to keep some clothing items for now if you need to use them to wrap other items during the move.
Group Your Clothes for the Move
Grouping clothes will help your packing process go smoothly, and you’ll be able to get to specific clothes you may need after reaching your destination. If this is too much work for you, you can skip all this and pack the way you would if you’re in a rush.
Cotton and natural fabrics can crease, and you may need to iron them after the move. If you don’t want them to get extremely creased, put them on hangers, and put a clothing bag over the top. Synthetic and polyester clothes can be stuffed into boxes without issue because they don’t crease easily. Fold them as you would with any other clothes and pile them one on top of the other.
This will help you find and unpack the clothes you’ll need right away, and help you ignore unpacking summer clothes when it’s winter and snowing outside.
If you want to be able to find comfortable clothes right away, pack them aside from more formal clothing you won’t need right away will help you quickly find them. You can start doing this well before your move to save time and hassle.
RARE Moving & Storage is here to help with your packing and moving process all around the Boston area. Contact us to learn more about our services. Give us a call at (617) 825-7273 or fill out our contact form.
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