Costs of moving to Canada from the USA

Flag of Canada and flag of the USA

The eternal grudge that exists between Americans and the Canadians has always been peculiar to me. After all, both places are amazing, there is no doubt about it. But somehow, there will always be some teasing here and there between the two sides of the same coin. Despite all this, for those who don’t hold firmly to such a mindset, moving to Canada can be quite an achievement. Read More …

Moving in the summer – important tips

So many people consider summer to be the best moving season. Others do everything they can just to avoid it. No matter which group of people you side with, moving in the summer does have its perks. Make sure to follow some of the universal tips for summer moving if you want to have a nice moving experience.

The sun, which can be your enemy when moving in the summer.
Moving in the summer can be easily done if you only know how to do it!

Perks of moving in the summer

Before you set your heart on something, you need to know all the facts. The same goes for summer moving. By knowing all of the benefits of such a move, you won`t hesitate to pack your bags in the summer heat and hit the road.

1. The weather is perfect

This one is a no-brainer. It is safe to say that given the choice, the majority of people will choose clear blue skies over blizzards and rain any day. When moving during the summer, you will avoid frostbites, freezing hands, and feet and icy walkways. Instead, you will say hello to perfectly clear, sunny days, which will keep your furniture dry instead of wet and moldy. This is one major perk when moving in the summer. Just ask anyone who has ever experienced moving during the winter.

2. The approaching beginning of the school year

Everyone knows that the new school year begins in fall. Hence, this is one major benefit of summer moving for all of you with kids. First, this is the moment when kids are on summer breaks, so they won`t have to miss any classes because of your move. Secondly, they will also have just enough time to settle into your new life in a new house, as well as a new surrounding. Just make sure to do some research beforehand and choose a good school for your kid.

A kid holding a pen and writing on the paper.
Moving during the summer is one of the best things you can do for your child`s education.

3. Garage sales season

We all know how expensive moving can be. Your brain will be working overtime trying to think of ways to cut your moving expenses. In a situation like this, every penny counts. Garage or yard sales are a great way to make a quick buck. Everyone loves a good old garage sale. And the best time to have one is during the summer. The glorious sun will make sure you have a great turnout. Oh, and one more thing. By having a garage sale you will also get rid of all of the unwanted stuff you were planning on throwing away. See? It`s a win-win situation!


Useful tips when moving in the summer

By following these simple, yet effective tips, you will greatly improve your chances of a successful move! So don`t just skim for gist. Pay attention to each of the items listed below, as they make a huge difference for summertime moves.

1. Wear something light

This is a major one, the one that can make or break the success of your summertime move. First of all, there are several clothing rules you must follow when it comes to summer moving:

  • avoid wearing black when moving in the summer.
  • wear loose-fitting, breathable clothes.
  • bring a hat or a cap, whatever will help you protect your head from the sunrays.

Secondly, don`t be fooled. Moving in the summer heat can be extremely dangerous if you are not careful. Such high temperatures can cause your body to overheat, which is something you want to avoid. Be aware of the symptoms, such as high body temperatures, dizziness, nausea and general confusion, and don`t hesitate to seek medical attention.

A woman wearing a black jacket while sitting in front of the computer.
Avoid wearing black and dark clothes by all means when moving in the summer!

2. Bring lots of water

Water is essential for life, there is no denying it. But water is particularly important for our bodies during the summer when we tend to easily get dehydrated. That is why you need to bring liters and liters of water when moving during the summer heat. Of course, the amount depends on how far away you are moving. Another thing to keep in mind is that the more athletic you are, the more water you will need to sustain you. So don`t be frugal and stock up on water. It will not go to waste!


3. Turn on the air conditioning prior to the move

Think about it like this. You have two options. One is to move into an extremely warm house and try to survive moving day on such temperatures, and another one is to move into a cooled down house, one in which you can comfortably transport all of your belongings. Everyone in their right mind would without hesitation choose the second option. And the best thing is that it is easily achievable, if only you remember to switch on the AC before the move. So make it your top priority!

4. Sunscreen is a must

We`ve almost reached the end. But before we get there, we have one more important tip for your summer move. Always wear sunscreen! We are all informed of the damage skin burns can make. While moving, you are extremely exposed to the sun, as you will be entering in and out of the house/car/moving truck. That is why you need to cover your body from head to toe in sunscreen. And when choosing the correct one for you, always look for SPF 30 or higher. Moreover, make sure to pick a sunscreen that is water resistant, and apply it at least 15 minutes before the moving time.


And with that being said we conclude our list of ultimate tips for moving in the summer. This will probably not be the easiest thing you will go through, but it definitely doesn`t have to be the hardest one. Just think about how much easier it is to prevent, or at least alleviate, difficulties in the summer than in the winter when you have to deal with ice, snow, and hailstorms. Yikes! So good luck to you, may the temperatures always be in your favor!

Tips on how to move your home library

If you are like me, you have a beloved library in your family home. These books have been there for generations and every member of your household added some more for posterity. If you are like me, you also know what pain it is to move those lovely books. Especially if your library is like mine and fills an entire room from floor to the ceiling. A little bit of bookworm boasting right there, but it’s the truth! If you are like me you need these tips on how to move your home library. Read More …

Food for reducing stress while moving

Moving is really stressful. With the thousand things on your mind, you can easily forget to eat. You really shouldn’t, because there is a right food for reducing stress while moving. Food gives us energy, but at the same time, it can take it away. When you are moving to a new place, what you’ll have for lunch will probably be the last thing on your mind. Read More …

How to cut your moving expenses

Moving is expensive, and everyone knows that. Sometimes, it’s just too much strain on our meager budgets. Alas, we cannot just give up. This means that we have to cut our moving costs. Something unpredictable happens and there you are on a tight budget. Without further ado, let’s have a look at some steps that you can take to cut your moving expenses: Read More …

Moving in winter – tips for moving in low temperatures

Winter moving can be cheaper when trying to find affordable moving services

Winter has already come, but you should not postpone your move just because temperatures are low. Or maybe you live in a cold area so you just can’t avoid it.Cold weather can have its advantages –  it is quite easy to find a moving company or rent a moving vehicle. Next, the cost of moving in winter may be lower because it is not the moving season.Even so, you must prepare problems that may come your way while moving in cold weather. We have some advice for you to check before moving in the winter season. Follow these tips to make this winter moving safer and more enjoyable. Read More …

Making a new life in a new house

making a new life in a new house

Leaving people and things behind is never an easy thing to do. Especially after you have spent a great amount of time investing in these. We usually postpone facing the facts thinking if we sweep the problems under the carpet, they will disappear. But eventually, they resurface reminding us that we need to deal with them. In life, we are somehow predestined to make big steps. And as we grow up, it is normal to undergo certain changes. One of those would definitely be moving from your family nest and making a new life in a new house. For whatever reason you are moving, you will need to think of many things on your way to a new home. Read More …

Cost-cutting tips for living on a tight budget after the move

Have you packed your boxes and said goodbye to your old home? If so, you must be excited to get on with your new life and settle in, in your new housing. But where to start? The whole moving process, especially long distance relocations,  can get very expensive. Therefore, it might be that you will need to adapt your lifestyle and get to know the ways of living on a tight budget after the move. Read More …