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Spring is one of the best times of the year to move. However, there are a few things you need to know to help prepare for both the weather and the moving rush that happens during this time of year. Here are 5 things to remember if you’re moving this spring.
May through September are the busiest times of the year to move and also the most expensive. If you can move in the early spring, you can snag lower rates and more flexibility in your dates. If your closing date is later in the season, be sure to book well in advance to lock in a moving company and date. If you wait too long, you could be limited on what company you can move with, and you might even have to pay more or change your dates.
Weather is Unreliable
Most of us associate spring with milder weather, but that’s not always the case here in Canada. Spring is also notorious for surprise snowfalls, torrential downpours and heavy winds. So, it’s important to prepare for unfavourable conditions during your move by keeping some salt and a shovel on hand, wrapping all your belongings in plastic and keeping your coat and gloves on hand, just in case.
Mud and Muck is Likely
Spring showers bring May flowers and also a lot of mud. To ensure you don’t turn your current and new home into a major mess, be sure to put down drop cloths and other mats throughout to protect the flooring and carpeting during the move.
It’s the Perfect Time for a Garage Sale
Moving unnecessary items will cost you more, especially when your move is based on shipment weight. Fortunately, spring is the best time to declutter and throw a garage sale. This will allow you to get rid of those items you don’t really need quickly and easily, saving you money not only on moving costs but also on junk removal fees.
Seal All Boxes to Keep Out Pollen
May flowers also bring along pollen which can get into your boxes during the move if you don’t seal them up properly. If you or a family member has allergies, make sure you have enough packing tape to cover all box openings. And remember to keep any allergy meds on hand in case a flare-up happens.
When you want your spring move to go smoothly, contact us at First Rate Movers. You’ll get an exceptional rate, professional support, and full-replacement value insurance coverage for an easy move. We also offer packing and storage services and can move specialty items including upright pianos. Contact us today and lock in your spring move.