Moving house in the summer holidays
Moving house is inherently stressful, and almost always comes with an unexpected hiccup or road-bump in the move. Lots of unexpected or unplanned things can happen to complicate the move, especially during the summer holidays. Moving during the summer holidays can add to the complications of moving by throwing up extra causes for concern.
For many homeowners, the summer holiday may be the only time they have enough spare time to actually move house, so if you need to move during this time, here’s some tips to help it go smoothly and stress free.
Weekdays of the summer holidays are much quieter than the weekends. Most people, especially those who are choosing a staycation, opt to travel on the weekends rather than midweek. As a result, traffic is much higher and congested because of the holiday makers driving to their weekend away. As many people are making their getaway, try to avoid driving, especially long distances, or routes that will take more than one trip, on weekends.
Give the kids extra support
Moving house during the summer holidays will probably mean your children aren’t at school. This will mean, especially depending on their age, that they are either going to need supervised or preoccupied during the move. You should aim to try and do something to take their attention away from the move so they don’t get anxious or grumpy or do anything to make you take time out of your already busy day. Either preoccupy them with games or toys or ask a friend or family member to watch them for the day.
Prepare before moving day
Preparation is key for success for most things in life, and it is definitely true with moving homes. If you can prepare and organise efficiently this will undoubtedly and massively help when it comes to the move. Pack all your belongings into designated and labelled boxes, and be tough on yourself when your deciding what stuff to keep and what you can throw away.
Hire reliable movers and book early
Hiring a professional removal company has much more benefits including, overall cheaper costs, insured possessions against damages, help with packing and unpacking, and all in all higher quality service.
If you’d like to enquire about a summer time move or need more information about AR Removals, or for a free no obligation quotation, call us on 01924 371164.