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Making that summer move easy

Let’s face it, moving can be stressful any time of year.  There is a lot of planning and preparation work before the move even gets going.  Winter is not a particularly popular time for moving due to the unpredictable weather, holiday schedule, and a stronger nesting instinct to stay put and hunker down. And don’t forget, the kids are still in school.  Better off waiting.


The popularity of summertime moves

On the opposite end of the spectrum, there is summer and summer, coincidentally, is the most popular time to move.  There is no need to worry about the kids and school, the weather outlook is usually a good one and home purchase and sales are often on the rise. But even though summer looks like it will be the easiest time to relocate, there are still a number of things to do and prepare.


Summer move “do’s”

Here are some tips that can make your summertime move a bit easier on the family:

  • Start packing early. The earlier the start you get the less you’ll need to worry about rushing around on moving day. (Of course, this applies to a move any time of year)
  • Try to move earlier in the day. It will be cooler in the morning than the afternoon.
  • Have the air conditioner or fans going in the new house. Anything to help keep the place more comfortable while there are a lot of moving people about.
  • Have cool drinks packed and readily accessible; you’ll want to know where these are!
  • Pack smaller sensitive items, like electronics, in your own vehicle where you can control the temperature and not have to worry about loads moving around. The back of a moving truck will get hot!
  • Dress appropriately. You’re going to be moving around a lot on moving day and unless you’re dressed weather-appropriate, you’re bound to be uncomfortable.


Summer move “don’ts”

Here are a few things that you should try to avoid:

  • Avoid moving around weekends – especially holiday weekends. You’ll be dealing with a lot more folks out on the road, including other movers.  Especially try to avoid end-of-summer because there are a lot of students relocating.
  • Don’t try to move your house pets during the peak of the move. If possible, leave them with a friend where they can avoid both the heat and the turmoil.  Pick them up later when things ae more settled.
  • Don’t forget coolers. If you’re not making a long-distance move, you probably have perishables in your refrigerator that you can take along.  Just make sure to pack them properly so they don’t spoil.
  • Don’t forget to take breaks. It will be tempting to try to arrange and unpack as soon as possible, but a move is a big job, so take your time.   Let the movers finish their work and then you can start setting up your new home gradually.
  • Don’t forget about the kids. They will be much more agreeable if you give them small jobs to do and make them feel like they are a part of the process of settling into their new home.


Trust your movers

Call us today at 781-775-9943 or fill out our online contact form here to get your free quote and book your move with us. We have you covered! You hired professionals for a reason.  Trust them to get the job done right and don’t be afraid to ask any questions!  Flannery’s Handymen are all ready to assist you with your move in and around Peabody, Swampscott, Lynn, and surrounding North Shore Massachusetts locations.