Moving in the Spring is exciting, but it can also be inconvenient if you aren’t prepared. Follow these tips to make moving in the Spring as easy as possible:
Make Plans Early
Spring is the most popular season for moving, and the average person in the United States moves about 12 times in their life. This adds up to a lot of households moving each Spring. It’s important to make your plans early so that you can be sure that you’ll have access to movers, a truck that’s the correct size, and the moving supplies that you’ll need.
Be Aware of the Weather
The weather constantly changes in the Spring, so be sure to check the forecast for moving day so that you know what to expect. Otherwise, you might wind up moving in a torrential downpour, which is no fun for anyone. Stay aware of the weather so that your move can be as safe (and dry) as possible.
Prevent Pollen Buildup
As the flowers and trees come out of their winter hibernation, it’s common for them to drop pollen all over your belongings. Plan in advance to avoid tracking all of this pollen into your new home, especially if someone in the family has seasonal allergies. Wipe down outside toys, gardening supplies, and furniture before you put them into the moving truck. Avoid storing boxes outdoors if at all possible. If you notice the telltale yellow buildup on any of your items, be sure to wipe it off. Consider wearing cloth or disposable masks throughout the move to limit your exposure to dirt, dust, and pollen and keep allergy symptoms at bay.
Check the Property for Mud
If your new home has a front or back lawn, be sure to pay attention to the weather. If it’s been raining recently, check the new property for muddy spots and consider covering them with cardboard to limit the mess. You may also want to put down plastic or cardboard runners in the walkways inside your new home to limit mud tracking indoors
Plan Your Trip
Spring is peak travel time, so plan out your trip to your new home carefully to avoid traffic backups. No one wants to spend the day stuck in traffic, then still have to unload a moving truck.
Reach out to a local moving company well before your move to book their services. They may have additional ideas for making your Spring move more stress-free.