(BPT) – Are you looking to move
this coming summer? With the Denver real estate market heating up, it’s not too early to start
planning your summer move.
Summer is busiest time of the year
for home and business moves. In fact, an estimated 65 percent of the 43 million
Americans who are moving this year will do so in the period between Memorial
Day and Labor Day.
does that mean for those with a move in the immediate future? Considering the
fact that moving is ranked just behind death and divorce in terms of life's
most stressful events, a summer move might mean stocking up on extra stress
balls and taking a few extra deep breaths along the way.
you are hiring help or doing it yourself, you can expect a fair amount of
anxiety," says Sean E. Burns, a psychologist with Counseling Associates of
West Michigan. "It's helpful to simply recognize that it's normal that
your life is out of order during this period. Once moved, it's important to
resume life's routines as soon as possible. Don't worry about getting
everything in place right away; put a priority on resuming your workouts and
family trips to the park, and the rest will take care of itself over time."
summer move also means that you need to plan further in advance and be more
flexible with your move dates.
moved 1.3 homes or businesses per minute last summer," says Randy Shacka,
president of Two Men And A Truck, the nation's largest franchised moving
company, "In fact, we moved 2,851 homes and businesses in the two days
between June 28 and June 29. Based on year-over-year trend analysis of every
move within our 260 store system, we believe that same weekend will likely be
our busiest again this summer."
beyond avoiding a late June move, how do you begin to navigate the waters of
the busiest moving season?
a perfect world we'd all plan ahead, but the reality is we're busy with work
and life and next thing you know you have seven days to get moved," Shacka
says. "So while it's important to be flexible, box things in advance,
etc., you might just consider doing a few simple things to make your life a bit
easier on move day."
suggests the following:
rule: If hiring a sitter isn't an option on move day, get the kids involved as
"supervisors." Help them with a simple checklist or turn a box into a
"treasure chest" of their own belongings so the move becomes a
positive experience for them.
Fido: If watching the kids weren't enough, try managing the dog as she tries to
skirt through every open door. Ask a family friend to watch the animals, or
consider boarding them for the day. The money spent is a good investment in
reducing your overall stress.
it out: Often homeowners will move all their furniture into one room to save
time for their movers. This can be a cost savings for boxes, but when it comes
to furniture it can slow the move down. A good moving company will use stretch
wrap to protect furniture, so when packed tightly together into one room the
pieces have to be moved twice to properly prepare for the move. Go ahead and
consolidate boxes, but save yourself the hassle and leave furniture where it
this: Photos are often the last thing to be packed because it seems safer to
just leave them hanging until they are ready to be moved. In truth, they often
delay a move because movers have to remove them to get furniture past. This
time ask your movers to provide you with-the appropriate packing materials in
advance and pack your photos yourself. It's often light lifting, and it's a fun
way to relive memories while thinking about life's next great adventure.
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