Planning to move in Ottawa during the summer? You’re not alone – it’s a busy time of year for Ottawa moving companies, and for good reasons!
But is summer the best time to move? Here are some important considerations:
Let the sun shine
Summer is a popular time for moving for many reasons, including how much extra light we enjoy! With up to 16 hours of daylight during peak summer months, you’ll probably be settled in before it’s started to get dark outside. And if your move does run long, you have the benefit of extra light to help you get those last few pieces inside.
Ottawa typically enjoys good weather with warm (if humid) summers, but rain and thunderstorms are always possible. Be sure to check the forecast and plan for the weather accordingly; if rain is in the forecast, consider having some towels available to dry things as the moving team comes in and out.
If Darling Solutions is handling your moving services, your floors will be protected from the elements. We come prepared with red carpets – well, floor runners, but close enough!
Another consideration is the temperature – if it’s an exceptionally hot day, you’ll need to be careful to stay hydrated, use sunscreen, and protect. Your moving team may need to take more frequent breaks to stay hydrated and avoid overheating in a summer swelter.
You’ll also want to make sure that any temperature-sensitive items have been packed appropriately, especially if your move requires multiple days of transport. Some items (such as TVs and house plants) are intolerant of extreme heat or cold temperatures – you can always ask your moving team if you’re unsure.
If you have AC in your new house, you may decide that it’s not worth running until most of your furniture is inside and the doors can stay closed.
Another potential challenge is the demand for moving companies, which is at it’s peak during the summer months. Planning ahead is your best bet to secure the date and time that you want.
Some companies charge more in the summer months due to the increased demand, and the beginning and the end of each month will traditionally be the most competitive dates to reserve.
That said, many people find they have more availability to go through the moving process in the summer (especially if they have young children), and they often have more family and friends available to help, too.
Moving in the summer means you’ll experience the existing charms of your new home’s landscaping and curb appeal in full summer bloom. You can evaluate the current situation and decide whether you’ll leave everything as is, make changes now, or dream up new plans for the coming spring.
Ottawa is notorious for seasonal allergies, which are often a bit tamer in the summer compared to spring and fall. Moving can be extra difficult if you’re uncomfortable, so if you know that you experience summer allergies be sure to plan appropriately.
Summer can be a wonderful time of year to move in Ottawa – the weather is usually great, there’s plenty of daylight hours to complete your move, and your schedule might be more flexible. As long as you don’t mind the heat, that is – staying hydrated and keeping your body temperature from overheating can be a concern, especially if you’re doing the move yourself.
We know moving can feel like a lot. If you want help with any part of the process, we’re here for you – we are more than “just” a moving company! We can assist with everything from a floor plan, packing, moving, and a full unpack and setup. Let us be your solution – click here to contact us today for a free, zero-pressure consultation.
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They made this move so smooth for my wife and her parents.
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They were so organized, thoughtful, friendly and polite. It was a sincere pleasure to work with all of them. I enjoyed the experience so much I am almost sad that the move is finished but happy that we will meet again when my parents are ready to hang their many pictures.
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