6 Tips for Easy Summer Moving in Ottawa
Check out some of the top tips from TLC Moving & Storage
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Summer moving in Ottawa can be stressful! The heat, humidity, traffic, and hustle and bustle of the city make it a busy place. Unfortunately, we can’t always pick the time we move, but with some careful planning, you can make summer moving in Ottawa that much easier.
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Top Tips for Summer Moving in Ottawa
Tip 1 – Start Planning Your Move Early!
Whether you’ve got a week or five months’ notice, it’s important to start planning your move as soon as possible. Creating a timeline can go a long way towards alleviating any stress or anxiety you’re feeling. Think about what you need access to between now and moving day, what you can pack away, and how long the move is going to take. A timeline should take into account what you need to pack and when, and whether you need professional help for it or not.
Tip 2 – Pack Room-By-Room
When it’s time to start packing, set up a checklist and divide it by the rooms in your home. Each room should have a list of items you need that should stay out until a few days before your move. For example, you won’t need the winter jackets when you’re moving in an Ottawa summer, so load those up first. Leave out work clothes and comfortable clothes perfect for moving. If you have a desktop computer, consider packing it up early and stick to the laptop in the meantime. As you get closer to your moving date, more items can be packed up. Labeling each box will make it easy to unload into your new home room-by-room, as well!
Tip 3 – Set Up Utilities Ahead of Time
Considering just how hot it gets in Ottawa, if you’re looking to move into a new home and are relying on the air conditioning to give you some relief after you work up a sweat, or want a cold shower to freshen up after the fact, you’re going to have to sort out the utilities ahead of time. Thankfully, it doesn’t take long and isn’t difficult at all. Just get in touch with your power and water companies ahead of time and let them know when you need things switched on. That way, you can cool off, cook a meal, and turn the lights on when you move in.
Tip 4 – Be Ready For a Hot Day
If you haven’t noticed already, it gets hot in an Ottawa summer! Carrying boxes and moving in Ottawa summer weather will almost certainly get you sweating, too, so be sure you’re dressed appropriately. Wear lightweight, loose clothes made from breathable fabrics. Stick to lighter colours, too, as they won’t absorb more sunlight. Throw on some sunscreen to protect yourself—even if you’re just going back and forth from the moving truck to your home, UV exposure adds up. Keep water bottles handy so you don’t get dehydrated.
Tip 5 – Stick to the Plan!
When moving day finally rolls around, stick to the plan! After all, you’ve been working on for a while now. With your smart planning, you can rest easy knowing you’ve got things under control. And if you’ve hired Ottawa’s trusted movers, you know you’re in good hands when unexpected challenges come up.
Tip 6 – Take a Break and Let the Pros Handle It
Of course, the best advice we can give you is to let the professionals handle summer moving in Ottawa! By hiring TLC Moving & Storage, you’re hiring a professional team of movers who have experience you can depend on. They’ll help you with your move from start to finish, and are committed to taking care of your possessions as if they were your own. Our movers will make sure your move is as smooth and stress-free as possible.
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We’ve got a motto that informs every single job we undertake: let someone who cares handle your valuables. At TLC Moving & Storage, we work hard to ensure you’re well taken care of. No matter where you’re moving in Ottawa or beyond, you can count on us to go the extra mile!
We’ve been the National Capital Region’s trusted source for expert moving service for over 30 years now. With experienced and professional staff and personnel ready to help you, you’re in good hands with TLC Moving & Storage.
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