Moving is a headache no matter what time of the year you do it. However, when you're moving in the spring, the unpredictable weather and surge in movers can create other challenges.
To make sure you have a seamless move, we've put together seven essential tips for moving in the spring.
Spring is one of the busiest times of the year in the real estate market. If you're moving in the spring, it's best to plan ahead as much as possible and book any movers or moving equipment well in advance. This will also help you save on moving costs, as well.
Gather all the information for your utility companies – heat, electrical, water, internet, cable and phone – and make calls as soon as you can to set up transferring your utilities or closing any accounts.
Because spring is busier for moving, the earlier you can do this, the less time you'll have to spend on hold when you give the companies a call. Being proactive about these matters will save you time and stress.
Spring weather is notoriously unpredictable. One day it can be sunny, and the next, it's pouring rain or even snowing! Weather forecasts are only reliable a few days in advance, so you really can't plan ahead for which days will be nice.
Have a backup plan ready in case weather impacts your move:
Traffic in the spring can be particularly chaotic. If you're driving a moving truck and are not overly comfortable with large vehicles, plan out your moving time to avoid seasonal traffic. Spring break might seem like a great time to move, but there will be a lot more people on the road traveling.
This will take some undue stress off of navigating busy streets in a truck or cargo van.
The spring season is packed full of pollen. While all the blooming plants are beautiful, the pollen that's seemingly everywhere can get tracked in your house, or collect on your furniture and boxes.
Make sure you seal your boxes before bringing them out of our apartment, cover your furniture, and remove your shoes before unloading your belongings in your new space to avoiding spreading pollen all over your apartment.
When winter comes to a close, spring cleaning comes to a head. Instead of waiting until you're in your new apartment to spring clean, take the time to clean and purge any unwanted items ahead of time. You'll have less stuff to pack and won't bring any junk into your new apartment.
When it comes to spring cleaning, it's best to pick one space at a time to tackle rather than doing everything in one day. This will help avoid cleaning fatigue and make the process more enjoyable and less overwhelming.
When you're moving, it seems like you forget about necessary things like eating and taking a drink of water because you're so focused and determined to get everything done. As the weather heats up, it's important to make sure you take breaks to take a sip of water and remain hydrated so you can power through your move.
To keep your energy levels up, grab a quick sandwich or snack bar. Fueling yourself properly is key while moving!
Moving is never easy and it can be very stressful. But, if you follow these seven tips for moving in the spring, your moving process will go much more smoothly.