Moving House in Summer Down Under
Moving house can be a stressful experience at any time of the year, but moving to your new home in hot or changing conditions can be harder than anticipated. Summer in Australia can bring with it blistering temperatures, dry winds and humid showers – being prepared for all conditions is the key to an easy and stress-free move.
To make your move easier we’ve provided the following tips for moving in the Australian summer months:
- Check the weather forecast – Monitoring the weather forecast of your moving day can give you the opportunity to get together any extra materials you think you may need for the day. From sunscreen and umbrellas for heat protection to tarps and towels in the case of showers, these are all items that will make moving day easier on everyone involved. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water, have insect repellent on hand for those pesky mosquitoes and take frequent breaks in hot conditions!
- Prepare the necessities – Ensure that you have the electricity and water set up at your new home so that you can be as comfortable as possible upon arrival. This enables you to put on the air conditioning, move items that require cold conditions into the fridge or freezer as soon as possible, and have a refreshing shower once you’re settle
- Have activities and snacks at the ready – If your kids are coming along on moving day make sure you have things for them to do in any down-time; games, reading and activity books are an excellent way to cure the boredom that they may experience while moving or waiting for their new home to be furnished. Ensure that essentials such as snacks, drinks and any necessary toiletries are easily accessible for an easy moving experience.
- Consider your pets – Moving can be very stressful for animals at the best of times; having somewhere cool for your pets is a simple way to make it that little bit easier while they adjust to their new surroundings. A cool towel to lie on and a decent supply of water goes a long way to keeping your animal companions cool and content in the heat.
Sure, moving in summer might be a pain, but if you plan ahead and follow these simple tips you’ll get through it just fine! Contact out expert moving consultants at Wridgways today on 1800 225 916 – we make it easy.