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Move during the summer

Summer is the busiest time of the year in the moving industry. With out-of-school children and hot weather, local moves to Montreal are tempting. It's easier to route the contents of your garage, shed and other outdoor items. You do not have to fight the cold to disassemble things. On top of that, it's easiest to prepare for your local move in Montreal when it's still sunny outside. Although there is still a lot of work to be done, a local move to Montreal during the summer is the best time to move.

Since local relocations to Montreal during the summer pose unique challenges, here are some things to remember when planning to move.
Book a mover in advance

If your plan is to hire a mover for your local move to Montreal during the summer, be sure to do it in advance. Summer is called "high season" because everyone wants to move during the summer. The best way to combat this is to book your mover as soon as possible to ensure you get the dates you want. The closer you are to moving day, the less likely you are to find the mover you want and the dates you want.

Consider your dates

As you prepare to move to Montreal during the summer, you may consider moving. Another way to ensure you get the dates you want, is to plan your move in the middle of the week, or in the middle of the month. While leases tend to expire at the end of the month, that's when most people move. To make sure you get the dates you want, plan to move in the middle of the month. Not only do you increase your chances of getting your dates, but you will also have the opportunity to clean up your home. Along with this, another great way to insure dates is to move in the middle of the week. Most people try to move at the beginning or end of the week. Moving around mid-week is another great day to increase your chances of getting your desired dates. For more tips on how to be ready for your next move, check out our blog on how to be ready for your move.
Wear the right clothes

It goes without saying that your local move to Montreal during the summer can be an exciting affair. As has been the case in the last two years, the weather can be extremely hot and heavy. In order to stay cool, be sure to wear the appropriate clothing. A loose garment, comfortable clothes are ideal during your move. Plan your outfit in advance, so that you leave it out while you pack. The last thing you want to do is finish packing everything just to realize that you have packed your perfect mobile gear. Plan your outfit in advance to make sure you are ready to go on the day of the move.

Have water in hand

This is important for any local move to Montreal during the summer. Staying hydrated is important because heat can cause not only heat stroke, but also exhaustion. Make sure you are ready on the day of the move. Whether it means picking up bottles of water, or having accessible cups for water, make sure you have water not only for you, but also for your moving team.
Keep your plants in mind

Depending on whether you are moving locally or long distance, be sure to prepare your plants. If you plan to move to Montreal during the summer, be sure to think about your plants. Although some movements can be done in one day, large movements must take place over a two-day period (one to load, one to unload). While movers can certainly take plants, they travel at the owner's own risk. If your move is over two days, be sure to give your plants enough water to be well fed overnight.
Have a sunscreen ready

As your local move to Montreal is underway, you will be giving your movers directions where things are going, and that can mean a lot of time outdoors in the sun. While you can not think about it at this time, you will certainly after your move if you are burned by the sun. Be sure to plan ahead and have sunscreen available during the moving day to make sure you are ready.

Arrange for children and pets

One of the reasons it's better to move to Montreal in the summer is because kids are not going to school. You do not need to worry about picking them up, or hindering their ability to finish the school year. While they are not at school, try to make sure they stay with a family member, family friend or grandparent for the day. The last thing your relocation team wants is to have injuries as a result of trying to avoid a child or injuring a child who is trying to put something down. The same goes for pets. If you can arrange for your pet to stay with a friend or family member for the day, then injuries or problems are more likely to be avoided.

While moving to Montreal during the summer is often a good option, make sure you're ready. Do not leave until the last moment

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