Let’s be honest, moving to a new house always has some level attached to it as there is just so much to remember, and so much to do, but when you’re moving at the height of Summer, and the weather is better suited to sunbathing than to lifting and carrying, then there are even more ways to lose your cool. Fortunately, there are things you can do to make your move go smoothly, and therefore avoid your temperatures rising along with those outside.
Tip 1 – Use a removals service
One of the main things that can cause stress is having to move all your furniture, particularly the larger pieces. This can include lots of heavy lifting and carrying, and many people often try to get their families involved in the move, meaning you are trying to get everything into a whole fleet of unsuitable modes of transport. This can all be avoided by using Local Movers a local removal service which takes away all the stress and pressure from you. A removal service can take all your belongings in one go, leaving you able to go ahead and plan where all your furniture will fit into your new home. In London a highly recommended service is The man van which can address all your moving needs, big and small.
Tip 2 – Get Up Early
In Summer, the days get progressively warmer, with only ‘Mad Dogs and Englishmen’ going out in the midday sun, so try to time your move for early morning, get up early, and avoid the hottest part of the day, especially if you have young children who will become irritable very quickly. If you can get a grandparent to look after the kids whilst you tackle the move, even better.
Tip 3 – Have a comfort box
A comfort box is essential at any time of year if you’re moving house, but the contents may be different if you are moving house in Summer. Lots of bottled water is absolutely essential – and to keep it cool maybe exchanging your comfort box for an actual cooler box is a good idea. Wet wipes, tea making essentials and a kettle are also a great idea, as is some fruit to keep up your strength. If you have children with you as you move, a favourite toy is also a good idea.
Tip 4 – Open Some Windows
Once you reach your new home, think about getting the place ventilated and allowing some fresh air in. This is particularly important if the house had previously been empty, and so may have a musty smell and feel to it. Once those windows are open and some air is allowed in, the house will really begin to feel like a home!