There are numerous advantages of moving during the Spring season.  The nicer weather alone is one of the major bonuses of opting to move at this time.  With this being said, a springtime move is vastly different from a move at any other time of the year.  Here are the top X tips for preparing for a Springtime move.

Reserve Movers Early

While the Summer is known as the more popular moving season, Spring is still a very busy time of year!  It is wise to reserve your appointment with your preferred movers as soon as you know your official moving date.  Ideally, this can be done 1 to 2 months in advance at minimum.  

Similarly, if you have children who are still of school age, it may be beneficial to schedule the move to occur during the hours they will be in class.  Although, the best time to move may coincide with their Spring Break.  It is better to have a set backup plan should something unexpected arise. This may include requesting aid from a babysitter, family member, or friend.  

Speaking of Spring Break, we recommend planning the route you will take on the day of the move far in advance.  If the moving day does fall on one of the busier travel days, multiple route options should be planned.  You never know what may happen on the road. With people leaving or entering the area for their vacations, it would be unsurprising for there to be delays.

Make The Most of Spring Cleaning

Use the Spring season to your advantage!  Spring cleaning almost feels naturally ingrained in humans. This Spring, use the inclination to start fresh as added motivation to reduce your belongings! In turn, this will diminish the number of items making the move with you.  There’s a reason why garage, yard, and estate sales are more popular in the Spring and Summer!

If you are downsizing, this should be one of the main priorities.  However, it is just as important for those simply relocating.  If you can’t remember the last time you used an object, consider selling, donating, or gifting it.  When applicable, check expiration dates, assess if items are beyond repair or too worn, and make sure you don’t have multiples of the same items.

Prepare For All Possible Weather

As Mark Twain once said, “In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside 24 hours.”  With years of experience under our belts, we know that it is best to prepare for all types of weather conditions.  

Surprise snowfalls have been known to occur in early Spring depending on the area. At the very least, being prepared for rain and strong winds is advised.  This applies to the wrapping/packing of items, floor protection, general safety, and the attire of those involved in the move. If possible, remember to keep a towel or two handy in case a quick wipe-up is needed.

On the other hand, it is also important to also be prepared for unexpectedly hot days.  An adequate supply of water, sunscreen, and eye protection, can all come in handy in such cases. It is recommended to consider how allergies may be a part of the equation.  Wearing a pollen mask or bandana can help, and having allergy medication on hand can be a lifesaver.  It’s better to be prepared than miserable!

Enlist Help From The Right Professionals

Rain or shine, the right professionals can help you get the move done.  Selecting the most efficient team is one of the most important ways of preparing for a springtime move!  Not only do they have the knowledge and experience, but they have also handled unexpected situations before.  Should something arise that you didn’t plan for, they are more equipped to handle whatever the predicament is, with the resources at their disposal.

Trust M&M Moving and Storage

With M&M Moving and Storage, our team can assist you with every stage of moving- packing, loading, moving, and unpacking- you will just need one team to accomplish every step of the process.  We even have all of the supplies that you’ll need to prepare for the big day!  

Contact us today for more information on our packages or to request a quote.  For clients in Massachusetts, please call 617-970-4627 and for those in Florida, we can be reached at 305-609-5562.