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Moving your house? Unless you are a minimalist, it is known to be one of the most stressful tasks.

Summer is one of the most popular seasons to move your house as it has many advantages. People prefer moving in summer because kids have holidays, the weather is nice and the home buying season is at its peak.

However, moving during the peak season is no easy task.

To help you, we’ve made a list of

5 tips for planning a home move in summer

1. Plan as early as possible

By planning in advance, you can make sure you do not waste any time running around, looking for something at the last moment. Make a to-do list and stick to it. This way, everything gets done on time. This will also make sure you do not stress over unnecessary things.

2. Don’t wait too long to hire packers and movers

As most people move between May and September, the best moving companies will be in great demand. The high demand for movers means that if you fail to book a top-rated moving company in advance, you may have to settle for a less reputable one. They may not necessarily be bad movers but a mediocre moving company will hardly be able offer good quality services. You can reduce your stress by booking a trustworthy mover in advance as soon as your move is confirmed. Advance booking may also help you get a discount in the price.

3. Take control of your packing

Packing for the move is one of the most important tasks. While your movers will take care of all the major things, you still need to pack your personal belongings. Make sure you don’t leave it for the last moment.

4. Pack heat sensitive items carefully

When packing your belongings, be aware that not everything can stay safe in a hot moving truck for hours. Some of the things can get damaged in the heat. Make sure to pack these things separately. Make sure that the moving company is extra careful when packing electronic items, DVD’s, CD’s, candles, food and plants.

5. Stay safe in the summer heat

The last things you’d want on the moving day would be you or a family member falling sick. We know moving can be overwhelming. But don’t let it get to you. Here’s what you can do to beat the heat on the moving day

  • Stay hydrated. Keep drinking enough water to beat the heat and reduce stress levels.
  • Wear light cotton clothes and apply enough sunscreen
  • Have cold towels on hand. Remember that there won’t be any air conditioners or fans in the house. Wet towels will be a great relief when you’re tired and sweaty.
  • You need to take care of heat-related illnesses like headaches, nausea, dizziness, weakness, fainting, muscle cramps, seizures. Anyone exhibiting these symptoms should take a break for some time, lie down drink plenty of fluids and recover.

Have you shifted homes before during summers? Or is this your first time? Considering the above factors, I am sure, it is going to be a herculean task to move during summer. But it can made easier, if we plan things, well in advance and move with a company accredited with the best, globally.

Writer Relocations has been helping people just like you move home without stress or tension for over 63 years now. We’ve moved 500,000 satisfied customers to 190 nations. Writer relocations is, India’s premier moving company handling all relocations – local relocations, international removals, office relocations and commercial moves. You can request a FREE moving quote from Writer Relocations by filling these details out or by calling us @ 022-334-91787.

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