Moving to a new home is rarely easy.

Between packing, driving, unpacking, and all of the small details in between, moving to a new home can easily take weeks to complete. Weather can make the process of moving that much more difficult, especially when it’s hot and humid.

Today’s post features four tips you can use to make a summer move just a bit easier. If you are looking for a luxury home in Oakton or another scenic location in Northern Virginia, we invite you to look through the selections at CarrHomes. Our award-winning properties are located in stunning communities that you’ll be proud to call home. Contact our team to learn more, and read on to learn about smart summertime moving.

Four Effective Summer Moving Tips

Start As Early As Possible

It’s never too early to plan a move, even if you haven’t settled on a home. Think about how you’ll pack certain rooms away, which items you can and cannot live without for a period of time, and take this opportunity to donate or throw away any items that you aren’t completely happy with.

As we’ll explain in the next section, you should also take time to thoroughly research any moving companies you’re considering.

Do Your Research If You Hire Movers

Summer is perhaps the most popular time of the year to move, so start researching potential moving companies as soon as possible. Start by getting several estimates and comparing rates, but don’t necessarily choose the company offering the lowest price. Low prices are attractive, but you don’t want to be caught off-guard by damaged items or poor customer service. Instead, look at customer testimonials and try to find as much information as you can about how the company has helped people with moves similar to yours. If customer testimonials don’t line up with claims you see on the company’s website, you may want to look at other options.

Protect Sensitive Belongings

If you’ve chosen to work with a moving company, they should be able to protect belongings such as artwork, records, books, and electronics. However, you should always check to ensure that the company will take extra precautions to protect sensitive items.

If you’re handling the move yourself, you should plan around these items to ensure that they make it through the move safely. You may need to make several trips or store your belongings in a climate-controlled environment until you’re ready to bring them into your new home. While it may not be the most convenient option, you’ll be thankful when everything is safe in your new luxury home.

Contact Our Oakton Luxury Home Builders Today

We hope that today’s post will help you make summertime moving that much easier on you. If you’re still looking for a luxury home in Oakton, we hope that you will look at the incredible selections offered at CarrHomes. We’re offering stunning homes with magnificent interior and exterior upgrades and up to five acres of gorgeous Virginia countryside. Learn about the CarrHomes differences you can see and feel, and contact our team today to learn more.