Moving In The Spring? Read This First
Spring is known to be the symbol of change, and with the season's mild weather compared to summer or winter, it's the perfect time to move to a new home and begin a new chapter of your life. But, the process of packing and moving can be extremely stressful no matter what time of year, which is why our Gainesville moving experts have put together some advice for you to follow to make your spring moving experience a breeze.
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Make Plans Early
Spring is one of the most hectic times for movers, so it is best to plan as ahead of time as possible if you are planning a spring move. Start by determining your official move date, confirming the address of where you will be moving to, and figuring out how large of a moving truck you'll need based on what items you'll be moving. Once all the details are ironed out, schedule moving services a few months in advance to ensure you get the best rate and moving time available.
Transfer All Your Utilities In Advanced
As previously mentioned, spring is becoming a more popular time for moves, which means that your utility companies will also be busier. To help reduce the amount of time you are on hold with your utility company, we recommend transferring your utilities or canceling their service as soon as you know your new address and your final day in your old home.
Be Wary Of The Weather
Spring weather is often unpredictable, especially in Florida, as it can be sunny and then spontaneously start down-pouring. Similar to spring weather, weather forecasts are also unpredictable, as a 100% chance of rain doesn't guarantee that it will rain. Make sure to keep a close eye on the clouds, and if it's going to drizzle or rain, make sure that your furniture is covered. When the day begins to heat up, make sure to stay hydrated and wear sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat to protect you from the sun.
Protect Against Pollen
Allergy season begins in late spring and ends in mid-summer, and while all those spring flowers are gorgeous, the pollen they produce gets everywhere. We recommend sealing your boxes and covering your furniture, so they don't get covered in yellow or green pollen dust. To help avoid these allergens, we recommend avoiding moving in the morning, as this is when pollen density is at its highest, or when the day is particularly windy.
Get Rid Of Some Of Your Things
Instead of waiting until you get into your new home or apartment to begin your spring cleaning, we recommend getting rid of some of your things before your move. You can sell your items online or donate them to a local charitable organization, but don't make the mistake of bringing these unnecessary items with you, as many movers often charge by the weight of their shipment. At UF Mover Guys, our movers in Gainesville are also able to take away any of your unwanted items and dispose of them with our junk removal services.