Moving can be the best time to move. The majority of people put up the houses for sale during the summer. The children are off from school and there are plenty of holidays to take advantage off to coordinate your move. But with the blazing summer sun, it might also be a daunting task as well. If you are moving by yourself this summer, follow these moving tips to help you get through your summer move.
Summer is the season for yard sales. Before your move set up a yard sale (or garage sale if you do not have a yard) and get rid of everything you do not use. The more items you get rid of the less stuff you have to move. Whatever you do not sell at your garage sale, donate to charity or give away to friends or family.
Have a Big BBQ. Not just because of the weather but to get rid of all the food in your freezer, refrigerator, and pantry. Food has an unfortunate habit of spilling on whatever else is in the box. So use it all up, the less you have to move the better. Plus it will be a great way to say goodbye to your neighbors.
The most important thing is to stay hydrated. If you are lugging boxes in and out of your house, you are going to sweat like crazy. Drink plenty of water to avoid overheating. If you have your pool up and running, it could be fun to take a dip every once in a while during the move as well. As long as you dry off before continuing your move.
Do you move in several parts. You do not have to move everything you own at the same day. Schedule one day for moving boxes and another day to moving heavy furniture. By splitting up the work you avoid over exhausting yourself. We recommend moving items that aren’t used very often or aren’t very vital first (For example: extra bedding, artwork, superfluous cooking equipment.).
Carry furniture together No matter how strong you are you can’t carry all the furniture yourself. Especially up and down the stairs. Carry large pieces of furniture with another person to avoid injury. Moving items with a partner makes it easier to balance big pieces of furniture.
Set up cooling stations in advance. Before your move, install the air conditioning rooms in certain rooms (ones with doors, so you can close the door and let the room really cold.). Set up a cooler with drinks covered in ice, some food(so you can refuel), and chairs so people can sit down and cool off.
Do you painting beforehand. Take advantage of the heat. Do you painting during a sunny day so the paint dries faster. However we do not recommend moving while painting is being done. The smell of paint can make people feel light headed and that doesn’t mix well when moving furniture.