How to Prepare Your Family for a Summer Move

How to Prepare Your Family for a Summer Move

Summer is approaching surprisingly fast. It’s hard to believe that in just a few short weeks, schools will be setting students loose for the next several months. All across the country, households are getting ready to move during the year’s busiest moving season-summer.

It’s not surprising that summer is the most popular moving season of the year: schools are out, and students don’t have to change schools in the middle of the academic year. If you’re planning a move this summer, here are a few important things to remember when getting your family ready.

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Preparation Is the Key to Success

Preparation is key to moving success, so you’ll want to start preparing as soon as possible; the sooner, the better. Organize what you’ll take with you and make sure utilities are set up in your new home before loading up the truck.

If at all possible, try to avoid moving on weekends. Aim for the middle of the week, ideally the morning hours.

Have Refreshments Ready

When things heat up, it’s important to stay hydrated. Heat stroke isn’t fun and can seriously ruin your move. Make sure everyone is ok and taking appropriate breaks. Stay cool, stay hydrated.

Don’t Forget the Kids

If you’re moving during the summer, it’s likely that your kids will be out of school for the summer holidays, so enlist their help. If they’re old enough to lend a hand, assign a task that they can take ownership of, such as packing their belongings.

If your kids aren’t able to lend a hand, consider having a friend or family member watch them or having activities planned out. This will allow you to give your full attention to the move.

Expect the Unexpected

The old saying is true; things won’t always go according to your best-laid plans, so leave some wiggle room to accommodate anything that might spring up. Try to keep a cool head and go with the flow.

Let My Tucson Movers Handle Your next Move

Are you planning to move to Tucson this summer? Save yourself from stress by hiring a professional to pack everything for you. Our team of professional packers and movers will change the way you look at a moving company.

As you prepare for a move, count on My Tucson Movers, Tucson’s trusted packing and moving service. To book your next move, or to receive a free estimate on our packing and moving services, call My Tucson Movers today: 520-808-0347.

5 Things to Throw Away Before Moving

When it comes to moving house, one of the most challenging obstacles you face is deciding what to take with you, and what to leave behind. For some us, it can be difficult to part with our personal belongings, especially if they hold sentimental value. Nevertheless, downsizing is a necessary part of every move. After all, the less you take with you, the more you will save on your move.

At My Tucson Movers, we want your next move to be affordable and stress-free. Simplify your life and save money by throwing away these five items before you move.

Outdated Electronics

What do you do with that old VHS player or that broken laptop when it’s time to move? You certainly don’t want to bring them along, but throwing away electronics with the rest of your trash can be punishable by a fine.

Consider donating any personal computers, printers, televisions, phones, and other electronic devices to thrift stores like Goodwill or Savers. Most thrift stores and donation centers will accept electronics, as long as they are functional. For broken or damaged electronics, contact your nearest electronics recycling center for more details about how to properly dispose of these items.

Expired Items

Most people don’t even realize that beauty products can expire, but beauty products like makeup and scented lotions can actually lead to rashes and breakouts once they hit their expiration date. Go through your bathroom drawers and cabinets and check all medicines, hair products, lotions, makeup and perfumes for expiration dates.

When it comes to liquids, it is best to dispose of them all together as they can become a moving nightmare, if they leak or spill.

Clothes You No Longer Wear

Before you begin packing up your wardrobe, it is a good idea to go through your closet and separate anything that is damaged, no longer fits or that you no longer wear.

Consider donating or selling your old clothes. Try taking new, or gently used items to clothing consignment stores like Plato’s Closet or Buffalo Exchange or sell them online on websites like eBay for some extra income. Donate the rest of your clothing, shoes, and accessories to your nearest thrift store. Don’t forget to ask for receipts for tax-deduction purposes!

Old Media

Most of us have CDs, DVDs, video games, books or some other type of outdated media in our homes, collecting dust. But with the advent of technology and new media, we no longer have much use for these items,

If you’re looking for an easy way to make some extra cash, try listing these items on sites like Amazon, Craigslist or eBay. If you don’t have the time to do this, try donating them or giving them away to friends or family!

Your Junk Drawer

We are all familiar with the junk drawer. That one bottomless pit in our kitchen or nightstand that is filled to the brim with useless, random junk. Use your upcoming move an opportunity to clean out your junk drawer, once and for all.

Professional Moving in Tucson, Arizona

Packing up your home before a move can be frustrating and overwhelming. But by downsizing your home as much as possible, you can save yourself from added stress.

Contact the moving professionals at My Tucson Movers today and let us handle your next move. No matter if you’re moving across the street or across the country, we offer a variety of moving solutions and affordable prices that fit every budget.

Have questions? Ready to book? Call My Tucson Movers at (520) 822-6140!

Hiring Professional Mover Vs. Moving Yourself

DIY MovingIf you plan on moving in the near future, the question, “Should I hire professional movers?” has probably crossed your mind at least once.

Hiring professional movers would spare you stress, time, and energy. But what if the money you save by moving yourself is worth it? It’s a big decision to make, so here are some facts to lead you in the right direction.

Liability

When you move without professional help, you are responsible for all of your things. If an item breaks or is damaged during the move, you’re out of luck.

For some people this isn’t a big deal, especially for a person who doesn’t own many fragile things.

However, a person who owns lots of heavy, wooden furniture and antiques, hiring a professional may be the best route.

Moving companies are experienced with moving delicate items safely and usually hold some type of liability for damaged items.

 Costs

Packing and moving your furniture and boxes isn’t easy, and most people can’t do it by themselves.

Some people are able to ask their family and friends for help, but professional movers are usually much faster and efficient.

Ultimately, asking loved ones for help is cheaper, though professional movers will save you a lot of time.

As a middle ground option, a lot of moving companies can be hired hourly to do just parts of the moving job instead of a full-service move. This way, you can save money and time.

How Far Are You Moving?

Your moving needs for moving within the same city will be vastly different than if you’re moving to another state or country.

If you’re moving locally, moving yourself should be completely fine and safe. However, the farther the move, the riskier the move can be.

For long distance moves, the safest and most cost effective option would be to hire a professional mover just for the moving of your personal belongings.

Do You Want to Get Rid of Anything? 

Professional movers can handle all of the packing for you. But what if you don’t want to bring everything with you?

The biggest benefit of packing your own belongings is being able to sift through the things you no longer want.

Although hiring a mover to pack for you is usually less time-consuming, movers will likely pack everything in your home.

My Tucson Movers Can Help You Move

If you’re still wondering if hiring a professional mover is right for you, My Tucson Movers offers free moving estimates to all residents in the Tucson area.

Call us today at (520) 822-6140 to learn more about what My Tucson Movers can do to make your move as quick and stress-free as possible.