4 Facts to Know When Moving in the Summer
July 26, 2018
Moving can be a difficult task, especially if you have children. Even a short move, like across town, can be a slow, stress-inducing process. Moving across the country, as you can imagine, is much worse. Problems can occur while you are on the road that you could not have anticipated. Some problems are common; some are rare. Either way, knowing about these problems before loading up your belongings and hitting the road is a very important part of the prep for moving.
All times of year bring with them their own challenges. In the Winter, you will have to take into account perilous road conditions. During certain holidays, you will be presented with increased activity on the roads. Summer time is no exception to this rule.
There are things you can do, things you can bring, and activities to pass the time quicker. There are commodities that can be used to improve your moving experience and their are necessities that you should take on any long road trip. In the Summer, it is important to bring an abundance of supplies, like water and food, but there are other problems you will face when moving in the Summer as well.
Below are five things to keep in mind when preparing for a long move.
Prepare Your Vehicles
Most people already know the items needed to fix common car ailments. These include, jumper cables, tire irons, and car jacks. However, there are more niche items, like multitools, flashlights, lanterns, and first aid kits, that should be kept in the car for long trips. Moving is no different; it is important to have a variety of emergency items in the car.
There Will Be Delays
If you are driving a long distance, you may expect to get to your destination in a few days. However, things go wrong all the time, especially if you have children. Children are unpredictable and often have problems that we, as adults, can barely understand. Your child isn’t the only thing that may delay you. In the Summer time, festivals are abundant across the United States. This means parades, street fairs, and other distractions that will slow down your time.
Some Of Your Food Will Not Last
Don’t even attempt to bring perishables, such as frozen meats and vegetables, with you across the country in the Summer. This doesn’t mean you have to panic to cook everything you have before moving. It also doesn’t mean that food has to go to waste. By donating your food to charity, you not only insure that you aren’t wasting precious food, you are helping someone else with not being hungry.
Inspect Your Car
Before you get on the road have your car completely inspected by a professional. We’ve already covered being prepared for a car malfunction, but the best way to prevent an accident is by preventing them. Make sure your vehicles are healthy enough to make a long trip. You don’t want to be stranded beside the road in the blistering Summer heat.