Spring and summer are often the most popular times of year to move house in. Removals can run a lot more smoothly without the added stress of slippery conditions and busy roads, making summer the ideal time to move into your new home.
It is also particularly beneficial for parents to move house during the summer holidays so there is less disruption to their child’s school life.
However, there are several complications of moving house in the summer, so we have compiled some top tips to help your summer move-in as breezy as possible.
Avoid Moving on Weekends
During weekends in the summer, roads are barricaded by cars of families desperate to enjoy some quality time at the beach on their days off. Due to this surplus of cars on the road, it is wise to avoid moving in on the weekends.
If you can, try and schedule your move at the beginning or middle of the week – especially if you’re on a tight budget, as there’s more margin for negotiation with a removal company over a mid-week move.
Pack an Essentials Box
Moving house can be physically demanding and tiring even in the height of winter, so it is useful to pack an essentials box containing water and cold drinks to aid you in the challenge of moving house in the heat.
Consider packing a change of clothes, a towel and a wash bag in your essentials box so that you can enjoy an ice cold shower as soon as your removal team leaves.
Take Special Care of Your Pets
While moving house can be a particularly stressful experience for pets, it can become an even more uncomfortable experience for them during the summer.
Animals can’t deal with heat as well as humans can, so it is important to take special care of them during the stress and heat of moving house.
Boxes are often left scattered in new houses for a long amount of time, leaving few shady spaces for animals to stay out of the heat. Doors are also often left opened for ease of moving furniture in and out of rooms, which makes air-conditioning inefficient.
Consider putting your pets in pet day care during hot moving days.
Hire a Reputable Removal Company
While moving house in the summer can be stressful, you may be tempted to make a hasty decision on which removal company to use.
However, it is important to conduct thorough research prior to your move to ensure that you have chosen a reputable removal company with a qualified, experienced team.
At Essex Removals, we provide a comprehensive range of removal services to companies and private residents in Essex, London and across the South East, at very competitive rates.
Established in 1987, we have an experienced team who are equipped to deal with all of your removal needs, no matter the weather.
Offering a range of services from overseas european removals to specialist mover services, we are your number one choice for a removals company in Essex.