Spring moving, what to know?
There are many good reasons to move in the spring. The chaos that comes with winter is slowly fading, the roads are getting clearer and the temperatures are becoming less intense.
Although, everyone prefers to relocate in warmer weather. Summer is easily the busiest time of year to move. Which is why spring is such a great opportunity. It’s your chance to get ahead of everyone else.
Moving requires TONS of planning. However, it’s a mad scramble between selling your old house and moving into the new one. And combined with the busy season, it can be exceptionally frustrating… and expensive.
So stay ahead of the traffic with some professional insights. Here’s what you need to know when it comes to spring moving.
Keep your eyes on the weather
One thing to know about spring moving, is while the temperatures are heating up, spring is a transitional season that bridges the winter and summer. So the weather can be unpredictable. That is to say, depending on how close to winter or summer you’re relocating, it’s a good idea to be prepared for snow or rain.
So what exactly does that mean?
For starters, it means keeping some warm clothes and rain proof clothes ready to go. You’ll get a better idea what to prepare for as the moving day approaches.
However, you have more than just yourself to worry about. After all, you’re moving the material possessions that make up your life. And some (or many) or those items may need protection from the elements.
So having a plan and the right equipment can go a long way. For instance, having some tarps can go a long way. A more important piece of the puzzle would be to acquire transportation that will shelter your things on the road.
Clean your home before listing it
Part of the scramble that comes with moving is to sell your home and move into a new one. However, that can be tricky. The last thing you want to do is sell your house before finding a new home. On the other hand, owning two homes doesn’t usually fit in the budget.
Something else to know about spring moving is how to sell your home. Typically, your broker will handle the bulk of the selling process. However, you can increase your chances by keeping your home clean for visitors, you will have an easier time selling it.
While most people don’t want to put money into a house they’re trying to get rid of, it can make the relocation process work a little smoother. For example, a spring cleanup will do wonders for your property’s aesthetics. And that can make the difference between someone falling in love with your home and looking for another one.
While it can be tricky to pull off, If you’re planning a spring move, then you should book your movers as far in advance as possible. Because relocation is most popular between April and September, hiring a team of professional movers will be much more difficult during that time period.
If you can book your movers before the big rush, you’ll be locked and loaded while everyone else struggles to find quality moving services at prices that don’t extort them.
By hiring them in advance, you’ll have the freedom to shop around and find the best deal that works for you instead of buying in an inflated market.