Moving during the school holidays is something many families choose to do. It’s a convenient time when many parents have work off and kids have more free time too. But given that it’s a popular time to move houses, there are some things you should be prepared for in terms of hiring movers, arranging cleaners and storage facilities if necessary. Here are some top tips for planning a move in the next school holidays, brought to you by the team at The Moving Company.
Book your movers fast
Possibly the biggest tip we can give you is to book your movers well in advance when moving during the school holidays. This is because there’s a high volume of families wanting to move during this period, creating a large demand for good quality moving companies. To avoid disappointment, make sure you book your moving company roughly eight weeks before the moving date. This gives you a better chance of securing a spot with a reputable, professional team of movers like The Moving Company.
Think about cleaning services
With your kids at home during school holidays, you’ve got a lot more on your plate and won’t have time to tackle every aspect of moving on your own. Cleaning the house is such an important part of moving. Whether you’re renting or selling your current home, property managers expect the home to be absolutely spotless prior to new occupants moving in. The Moving Company offer a home cleaning service which meets the standards of even the most rigorous property managers.
If you’re thinking of hiring a cleaning service during school holidays, make sure you do it well in advance. Call The Moving Company and book their home cleaning service four weeks before moving day.
Traffic activity is different during school holidays than it is during the school term. Less people are commuting during the morning and evening peak hours, and it’s more consistently busy during the day: especially during weekends. Take this into account if you want to get your moving done as quickly as possible – opting for a weekday over a weekend.
Arrange an activity for younger kids
It’s always great to arrange some sort of activity for younger kids who aren’t quite old enough to help out with the move. A day with the grandparents, or a playdate with a friend can save you loads of time on moving day.
Get in touch with the experts at The Moving Company when scheduling a move during the next school holidays. Offering one of New Zealand’s most professional, reputable services, The Moving Company specialise in full-scale moves. Their services include packing, transporting, unpacking, storage, home cleaning, pet transport and more – so we’re not exaggerating when we say full-scale move! Grab a quote from The Moving Company and get into your new home sooner.