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Make Your Family’s Move Easier This Summer With These Tips

Most people will make their home move during the summer months. That’s because people will not have to contend with the cold or snow that can plague most moves during the winter. It is a good idea to have some handy tips ready to ensure that your summer move goes off without a hitch. Here are five helpful tips that you will allow your summer move to go easier.

1. Research top movers

Chances are that you are not going to move everything yourself. That means you are going to entrust your entire household possessions to a mover. It is very important that you find the right moving company. There have been many nightmare stories of people who have dealt with movers who take weeks to arrive when it was only supposed to take days. There have been even been situations where families have had their possessions held “hostage” by movers who demand more money than what was agreed to on the estimate. In many cases, law enforcement will not intervene in contract situations. Therefore, you will want to make sure that you hire the most reputable movers that you can find. Research your shortlist of movers online carefully. Also, check the mover’s grade with the Better Business Bauru.

2. Check the overall weather during your move

While the summer months make moves easier, you will want to make sure that the weather still doesn’t get in the way. For instance, if you are looking to move to South Florida, you could run into a number of intense afternoon thunderstorms. If you are working with moving companies in South Florida, you will want to make sure that they can deliver your items when the weather is optimal. Other weather events to consider are tropical storms and hurricanes. In the event of either of these big weather events, your moving truck may be diverted and the delivery of your items could be delayed by days or even weeks.

3. Make an inventory of everything that you give to your movers

It is a good idea to make a complete inventory of the items that you are moving to. That includes the items that you give to the movers and the items that you will be personally moving. You will be dealing with potentially thousands of items. You will want to make sure that all of your items are accounted for. Also, you want to make sure that the items you give to movers are not damaged. While the moving company will make their own inventory, you will want to make sure that you have your own list. On your most important items, you should use photos or videos to document every part of the item.

4. Have a contingency plan

Make sure you have a plan in case anything goes wrong. For instance, let’s say that your moving truck gets into an accident. You should know how to deal with the moving companies’ insurance. You should have a plan in case there is a dispute with the moving company and they refuse to deliver your items. Make a list of every possible thing that can go wrong and have a plan for how to deal with it. Moving will be stressful enough. You want to be clear-headed and have a plan in case anything happens.

5. Gather your important documents in your personal possession

One of the things you don’t want to hand over to your movers your most important documents. In particular, you will want to have your family’s birth records, marriage certificates, insurance cards, and other important documents in your physical possession at all times. Make a copy or scan of these documents. If you are moving into a new state, you will need these documents in order to get a new driver’s license and other items.

Putting it all together

Moving your family this summer can be a breeze if you just follow some common tips. Remember to carefully review your mover, check the weather during your move, make an inventory of everything, have a contingency plan, and hold on to your most important documents. By following these steps, your next big summer move will be easier than you expect.

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