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Five Tips for a Successful Summer Move to Utah

October 24, 2015

Young couple sitting beside moving boxesUndertaking a move, whether across the state, the country, or city is a big process. Summer, by far, is the most popular season for moving, as there are less commitments to interfere with moving process. Typically in the summer, the weather is less likely to be inclement, the kids are out of school, and there is more time to get settled in a new home and location before the busy fall season begins.

Though the summer is a popular moving season, there are still stressful and unexpected events that can arise, thus here are five moving tips that can help prepare you for a successful summer move to Utah:

1. Plan

One of the most important tasks you can do ahead of time is to plan out your move. Being organized well in advance can truly help keep the entire process running smoothly. For instance, make sure your new home is ready for you to move into. If you purchased one of the Daybreak Utah community homes, which are gorgeous homes that have been recently constructed, make sure you contact your New Home Sales Consultant to ensure that the house is ready and available for you an your family, making sure to check if the utilities have been hooked up and are ready to go.

2. Hydrate

Though the summer means the move is less likely to be postponed due to rain or snow, it also means that the days can be excessively hot. Be sure to have plenty of cold refreshments available for you and your family, your friends, and movers. Hydrating with plenty of water can help you avoid heat stroke, feeling faint, or feeling dizzy.

3. Yard Sales

One trick that can help your moving process is to eliminate all excess clutter from your house. While packing, take the time to decide if there are any items that you and your family do not need anymore. Take advantage of the perfect weather and host a yard sale before your move. Not only is it less you have to pack up, but you can also get a little pocket change.

4. Delegate Tasks

If you have children, decide what tasks you can have them do in order to keep them busy and engaged. While older kids might be able to help with physical moving of boxes, younger kids might be underfoot if they do not have anything to keep them busy. Give them a few piles of clothing or other non-breakable materials that they can pack on their own, making them feel included and important.

5. Moving Day Kit

Prepare in advance and create a moving day “kit,” which is basically a bag or box that is filled with the essentials you and your family will need for your first day in the new home, such as a change of clothes, toiletries, and other necessities. This will allow you to relax after a long day of moving, instead of spending the evening digging through boxes looking for the essentials.

These five moving tips can help you have a safe, successful summer move!

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