Moving during the summer
Summer is the busiest time of the year in the moving industry. With kids out of school, and warm weather, local moving in Winnipeg is enticing. It’s easier to get the contents of your garage, shed and other outdoor items ready to move. You don’t have to fight the cold to disassemble things. Along with that, it’s easier to prepare for your local move in Winnipeg when there’s still light outside. While it’s still a lot of work to be ready, a local move in Winnipeg during the summer is the preferred time of the year to move.
Due to the fact that local moving in Winnipeg during the summer brings its own set of challenges, here are some things to remember as you prepare for your move.
Book a mover in advance
If your plan is to hire a mover for your local moving in Winnipeg during the summer, make sure to do so in advance. Summer is what’s known as “peak season” because everyone wants to move during the summer. The best way to combat that is to book your mover as much in advance as you can to ensure you get the dates you want. The closer to move day you book, the less likely you will be able to the mover you want, and the dates you want.
Consider your dates
As you prepare for local moving in Winnipeg during the summer, you may want to consider your moving availability. Another way to ensure you get the dates that you want, is to plan your move during the middle of the week, or during the middle of the month. While leases tend to expire at the end of the month, that’s when most people move. In order to ensure you get your desired dates, plan to move during the middle of the month. Not only do you increase your chances of getting your dates, but you will also have a chance to thoroughly clean your residence. Along with that, another great way to ensure dates is to move during the middle of the week. Most people try to move at the beginning or the end of the week. Moving mid week is another great day to increase your chances on getting your desired dates. For more tips on how to be ready for your upcoming move, check out our blog on how to be prepared for your move.
Wear the right clothes
It goes without saying, that your local moving in Winnipeg during the summer can be a hot affair. As has been the case the last couple of years, the weather can be extremely hot and muggy. In order to stay cool, make sure to wear the right clothing. Loose fitting, comfortable clothes are ideal during your move. Plan your outfit in advance, so that you leave it out as you pack. The last thing you want to do is finish packing everything up only to realize you packed your perfect moving outfit. Plan your outfit in advance to ensure you’re ready to go come moving day.
Have water on hand
This is important throughout any local moving in Winnipeg during the summer. Staying hydrated is important, as heat can cause not only heat stroke, but also exhaustion. Make sure that you’re prepared on move day. Whether that mean you pickup some water bottles, or have cups accessible for water, make sure you have water not only for yourself, but also your moving crew.
Keep your plants in mind
Depending on whether you’re moving locally or long distance, make sure that you prepare your plants. If you’re considering local moving in Winnipeg during the summer, make sure to think about your plants. While some moves can be done in a day, large moves are best to take place over a two day span (one to load, one to unload). While movers can certainly take plants, they travel at owner’s risk. If your move is taking place over two days, make sure to give your plants sufficient water, so that they will be well fed overnight.
Have sunscreen ready
As your local moving in Winnipeg during the summer is underway, you will be out giving your movers directions where things go, and that may mean lots of time outside in the sun. While you may not think about it at the time, you certainly will after your move if you get sun-burnt. Make sure to plan ahead and have sunscreen accessible during move day to make sure that you’re ready.
Make arrangements for kids and pets
One of the reasons that local moving in Winnipeg during the summer is preferable is because kids are out of school. You don’t need to worry about picking them up, or hampering their ability to finish up the school year. While they are out of school, try and make arrangements to have them stay with a family member, family friend or grand parent for the day. The last thing your moving crew wants is to have injuries as a result of trying to avoid a kid, or injuring a child trying to put something down. The same goes for pets. If you can make arrangements to have your pet stay with a friend or family member for the day, then any injuries or issues are more likely to be avoided.
While local moving in Winnipeg during the summer is often a great option, make sure that you’re ready. Don’t leave your move until the last moment, as this could result in not being able to get your required dates, or not being ready on moving day. This could result in extra costs for having your movers wait until you’re ready. Make sure you prepare for any move this summer in advance, and think ahead to what you’ll need on moving day. Preparation is key to a smooth move.
If you’re looking for help on your upcoming local move, make sure that you get in touch with Quick Transfer. Whether you need help with part of the move (just moving the furniture), the whole move, or even help packing, we would love to help. As one of Manitoba’s most trusted movers, with over 50 years of experience, no matter how big or small, we would love to assist you on your move. Make sure to give us a call today for your upcoming move to see how we can make your move stress free!