Moving during summer: what to expect?
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Ah, summer, such a beautiful time of the year. Well, not when you’re moving during summer. Things can get sweaty and sticky, and simply go wrong. Nevertheless, we are going to give you some tips, tricks, and advice on how to make your summer move endurable.
Moving during summer, really, what to expect?
Well, first of all, a lot of sweat but that is completely normal and you already expect that. Besides everything else you would regularly expect while moving, there are certain factors you should be prepared for. Every season has ups and downs. Moving during summer is great because you can take vacation days and the kids are out of school. The weather is warm and there is a very slight chance of rain or any other inconvenience regarding the weather. Nevertheless, summer can give you a tough time too, you have just not thought about it yet.
Timing and preparation before the move
Just like summer is convenient for you, it is also convenient for who knows how many people. This means that you are going to have to book an Ottawa moving company on time. Your job is to call them and tell them what you need them for. Do not expect a moving company to be free the same day you call them, that is simply not the way this is done, ever. Everyone knows that a move requires organization and on time so do not think that you can organize everything today and have it done by tomorrow.
Hygiene in the summer
Another important factor is hygiene. Remember that it is very hot outside and practically impossible not to sweat. You can carry big and heavy furniture and sweat even more or you can call furniture movers Ottawa and keep the sweating to a minimum. It is up to you and whether you want to make the move easier on yourself or not. We recommend short and not too cold showers in the evening so you can go to bed clean and using wet wipes if you are doing too much work just so you can freshen up a little bit. Wet wipes will soothe you and give you the feeling of cleaner skin.
Watch your health when moving during summer
As we have previously mentioned, summers are mostly very hot and that can make the risk of bad health higher. People often forget to hydrate as much as they should. Hot weather can cause dizziness and you can even faint. Since you probably will be participating in the moving process, even if you do not have to, you can just call the best company and relax, you will need a lot of water, some extra vitamins and do not forget to rest every few hours. Besides this, you must not skip any meals. Eating properly is more than important so you can have the strength and endure the moving process.
The practical side of moving during summer
There are a few things that make moving during summer a good choice. Maybe only a few but they help make the process much easier.
- You can use your vacation days if you cannot take any days off of work.
- Traffic will probably be reduced since people will be on vacation and this makes moving during summer faster.
- Probably no rain and other inconveniences that slow down the move.
- You can wear fewer clothes and be more functional by doing so.
- You can even get a tan!
- The kids, if you have any, can be outside and play while the adults handle the boring stuff.
The impractical side of it
We have mostly already mentioned the worst parts but there are some more. Everything has two sides. By being too hot you can also feel like you do not have the energy for anything. Everyone is probably having fun and you are in the middle of a moving process. Maybe your kids are restless and the is no school or people who can take care of them so you have to do that by yourself too. And as we have mentioned, if you cannot take some days off, you will probably have to use your vacation days. This is all a bummer, but we have already listed all the good sides of moving during summer and all the ways you can solve the problems that might appear.
Summing everything up
To summarize everything would be best. There is no science behind all of this, just common knowledge and simple logic. This is all just to remind you so you do not forget something important whilst in the middle of a chaotic organization and move. So, let us make a list as a reminder for everything you must keep in mind and do, here you go:
- Have a few days that are reserved only for the move.
- Call the moving company on time and organize everything on time.
- Drink enough water and do not skip any meals during the day, you should even add a few. Also, keep a protein or energy bar in your pocket.
- Keep your children and pets outside or with someone so they can play and not be in the middle of the process.
- Wear something practical.
You know what to expect when moving during summer
We wrote it all down, and then we repeated it just in case. There really is not anything else to worry about. Just watch your health, organize everything on time, and be fast and efficient so that this can all be over much sooner than you thought it would. We hope that this was a helpful reminder of what to expect when moving during summer and that you will have no problems whatsoever. This being said, we can only wish you good luck!