The process of relocating can be quite exhausting and stressful. However, there are certain things you can do to make the transition easier for you and your family. Aside from seeking help from friends and relatives, choosing the right time to move has a huge impact on how smooth the process will be. Below are compelling reasons why summertime is the perfect time to relocate.
1. It’s Selling Season
When moving to a new neighborhood/apartment, it’s possible that you might not need certain items you had previously. The lovely summer weather provides you with an opportunity to have a yard sale and find a new home for these items whilst making cash. Furthermore, since more people are in the market looking to buy a home during summer, you can easily find a buyer for your current house. And since your flowers are in bloom during the summer, your property’s curb appeal is better.
2. Help Is Available
When relocating, you need all the help you can get. And summertime is the time of the year when most of your friends and relatives are less busy. Additionally, since more college kids/ teenagers are out of school and looking to make some cash, you have access to cheap labor. Although hiring a moving company is crucial, you can never go wrong with an extra set of hands to help you package and move around furniture.
3. Kids Are Out of School
Moving can be really stressful for kids. Aside from moving to a new neighborhood, they are joining a new school and leaving their friends behind. Since schools are closed during summer, they’ll have a better chance of making new friends in your neighborhood before joining the new school. Moreover, you won’t have to worry about school attendance at the heart of relocation. Instead of disrupting their school attendance, they can start fresh in a new school, and you’ll have enough time to research the schools in the neighborhood.
4. Better Weather
Snowy and rainy weather makes long-distance moving more dangerous. Besides, people appear more active in warm weather than when it’s too cold/rainy. Some items such as furniture and electronics could be damaged if rained on, making summertime safer. Since UV exposure is stronger between 12 and 2 pm in summer, it’s recommended that you move early in the morning when it’s cooler and wear the appropriate clothing. To avoid keeping the movers waiting in 90-degree weather, refrain from packing on a moving day. Instead, start packaging days before, and label your boxes to make work easier for them.
5. Meet the Neighbors
Your kids are not the only ones looking to make new friends. When you move during summer, you too have enough time to interact with your neighbors and find someone willing to help you learn about your surroundings.
Aside from the reasons mentioned above, you’ll have plenty of time to ensure that your home systems are set up, and any repairs are done before kids can get back to school and or you can get back to work.