Moving is always stressful, with many details needing to be considered. Seasons can affect moves as well, and their impact on the move is worth consideration, especially if you will be moving into a city. While moving can always be strenuous, different seasons can come with distinct problems. Here are four details to remember.
You should always start preparing for a move early, but early preparation is especially important for a move to the city in the summer. Families like to move in the summer to avoid moving during the school year and looking for a new place is easier in warm weather. Because of this, moving companies and equipment get booked quickly for the summer months.
Avoid Holidays and Rush Hour
If your move is time sensitive, you will want to avoid times when traffic will be worse than usual. Movers will either not be working or be especially busy on the major summer holidays (Fourth of July, Memorial Day and Labor Day) and traffic will be especially bad in a large city. You should also try and avoid traveling between destinations at either morning or evening rush hour on weekdays, as in a city that will slow you down considerably.
Ensure Proper Air Conditioning
When looking at any place, you should make sure the air conditioners are working properly. This will be critically important in the summer, as loss of air conditioning can be a serious health risk depending on how hot the local climate gets. If you are buying a home, be sure to have the air conditioning unit professionally inspected. If air conditioning units are not working or have other problems, ensure the landlord fixes it or that you get it repaired or replaced by a professional HVAC technician.
Do the Move Early Or Late in the Day
Moving is physically exhausting. Unless you have hired professional movers to physically move everything for you, you, your family and your friends will be doing most or all of it yourselves. Time the actual move to take place either early or late in the day to take advantage of the coolest temperatures possible. Take breaks and ensure you have plenty of water. You’ll get through it.
Moving to a city in the summer requires special precautions and preparations. Plan ahead and be safe. You will soon be comfortably settled into your new place.