Many families move in the summer, when weather is cooperative, and people have more time off to organize, plan, and pack. Regardless of the month you move, the process can be overwhelming.
Here are some tips from Glendale Communities for those of you planning a move for the summer months.
The key to a stress-free move is to be prepared. You don’t want to be rushing to put stuff in boxes the day before the move arrives. The earlier you can start packing up, the better off you are. As you empty out your current space, go through your belongings and get rid of anything you haven’t used in the last year. Paring down your belongings to just the essentials will not only make packing easier, it’ll make unpacking a breeze.
Pack by Room and Label
You don’t want to arrive to your new place to find out that you can’t find the coffee mugs and they’re not in the box marked “kitchen.” Pack with unpacking in mind, so make sure that you put things where they belong in your new place.
Use clear bins to pack items that you may need when you arrive, but don’t plan on unpacking right away. This can include things like paperwork, your new lease, and any other important items. If the bin is clear, you’ll be able to find what you need quickly without having to unpack every single box.
Moving in the summer is bound to be a hot task: make sure you and your helpers stay hydrated and provide refreshments regularly. It can be easy to get caught up in the stress of the day, but if you forget to drink water and eat lunch, you run the risk of heat exhaustion.
Beat the Heat
Anything that’s heat sensitive, like candles, electronics, and even aerosol canes, should be packed with you to travel in the air-conditioned car. Remember that the back of a moving van can get a little hot, especially in the summer.
Planning a move for this summer? With over 4,000 apartments and townhouses, Glendale Communities offers an ever-growing variety of living styles to choose from including duplexes, apartment complexes, senior living, and luxury apartments and townhouses.