The weather’s getting warmer already, and we’ve planned ahead with these 6 tips for moving in the summer of 2023.
Summer is the most popular time of year to move in the UK. It’s lighter for longer and there’s less chance of rain ruining the day.
But, you have to be well-prepared for a move in the heat. Here are Bassy’s Removals team’s top summer moving tips.
Our 6 Top Summer Moving Tips
1. Move on a Weekday
Whilst this may not be possible in some people’s situations, there are many benefits to moving on a weekday. You’re more likely to get your preferred team of movers, hopefully, Bassy’s Removals, on a weekday.
Demand is lower; therefore, your removals team is more likely to be available. Moving in the summer heat is already stressful enough, you don’t want to deal with an overbooked removals team and busy roads.
So trust us, and move on a weekday this summer.
2. Book Your Move for Early Morning
The sun is at its lowest early in the day. Therefore, booking your move at this time will reduce the time you’re exposed to it.
We all know that being exposed to the sun for extended periods of time is bad for our health. In fact, 86% of melanoma skin cancers are caused by overexposure to UV light.
Make your summer move a safe one, and book it for the early morning if possible.
3. Have a Carboot Sale
Take advantage of the weather by having a car boot sale. It’s a fun way of decluttering that the whole family can get involved in.
A declutter is essential before a move in any season. But, in summer, spirits are high and everyone is outside. You can declutter and make some extra cash, by hosting a car boot sale in the sunshine.
4. Plan Ahead (Way Ahead)
As we said earlier, summer is the most popular time of year to move house, by far.
By planning ahead and booking everything well in advance, you’ll avoid any disappointment. We suggest booking your summer move 3-4 months in advance. Secure your removals team early, and your summer move will be a breeze.
5. Dress for the Weather
This one may feel obvious but dress for the heat. Wear light, breathable clothing. You’ll more than likely be breaking a sweat moving in the summer so don’t dress to impress, dress to sweat less!
6. Stay Hydrated
The golden rule of summer. Staying hydrated regulates your body temperature and keeps joints lubricated. With the physical exertion of moving, you’ll need to keep your water levels up.
Keep a small water cooler with fresh bottles inside, for everyone to grab when they need to cool off.
Why Move in the Summer?
As we’ve said, summer is the UK’s favourite time of year to move by far. But why is this? Why do people prefer to move in the summer?
1. It’s in the Summer Holidays
For families with children, moving in the summer makes more sense. Moving in summer avoids a term-time move and any disruption to education and school.
2. Longer Days
We get daylight for longer in summer, and many take advantage of it.
With longer days, we’re able to get more done in one day and potentially complete a move in one go.
3. Better Conditions
The sun is seldom seen in the UK, so we make the most of it. Nobody wants to move in the pouring rain. It makes much more sense to move with sunshine and clear skies.
Get Moving this Summer With Bassy’s Removals
We’re ready for all the summer bookings, and we want to get you moved into your new home.
Get in touch with the team today for affordable quotes and 5-star rated service.