This is our final installment of summer moving tips. Check out this list for more information on making your summer move as painless and stress-free as possible. Here we go…
- Children. If summer heat is difficult on adults working outside while moving into their new Edmond, Oklahoma home, think about how it affects children. Best advice, especially for younger children is to set up a babysitter to take care of your toddlers during moving day. This way they won’t be underfoot among a forest of adults, and are less likely to be stepped on or to suffer adversely with the summer temps. If babysitting is not an option, why not set up a safe play area in one of the bedrooms for children to stay put and keep themselves occupied? How about assigning one of the older children to be the playroom monitor just to keep an eye on the others while adults get down to the business of loading and unloading the moving truck?
- Pets. Summer heat is hard on our domestic pets too, but unlike children, they can’t tell us necessarily when something’s wrong. Do you have a pet-sitter option available for moving day? Is there a safe, cool place for Rover and Felix to be so they’re not in the way on moving day? The last thing you want is for one of your animals to get loose outside at your new home before they become acclimated to their new surroundings and neighborhood. No pet-sitter options available? Just like with children you can set up one safe-zone room for your pets, or even cage them if necessary. And lastly, with children and pets, make sure they have plenty of water, snacks, and potty breaks.
- Take pictures of all your electronic device wiring hookups BEFORE you unhook them prior to your move. Make it easy for yourself when setting up shop in your new home. DVD players, flat screen TVs, stereo systems, video gaming consoles, etc. can become their own little nightmare at the end of a long day of laboring with furniture and heavy boxes. The last thing you want to do when you just want to sit down and turn on the tube is to struggle getting everything wired and working correctly. Take a few quick snapshots of your wiring beforehand and setup at the end of your move will be a snap.