Spring Moving Tips for a Successful Spring Relocation

Colonial Van & Storage is the premier Sacramento moving company, and we are getting ready for our spring season – which is typically quite active. For the most part, spring is an ideal time of year to plan your home or business relocation. Why pick springtime to make your big move? Here are two great reasons:

  1. The Weather: Who wants to move during the oppressive summer heat or the coldest winter days? Our Sacramento movers handle many cross-country moves, and moving to Maine in the spring is a much more pleasant experience than moving to Maine in the winter!
  2. Good Time to Sell a Home:  According to Bankrate, spring is the best time of year to sell your home. Homes listed during this time sell an average of 18.5 days faster that those listed during other months. Also, spring listings brought a price that was 1% higher.

Sold on the idea of a moving in the spring? We’ve put together a few tips for a successful spring relocation.

  • Reserve Your Moving Company Early: Because spring is such a popular time of year to move, it is a good idea to reserve your commercial or residential movers as far in advance as possible.
  • Consider a Garage Sale: Moving is the perfect time to thin out your belongings, and spring is a perfect time to hold a garage sale!
  • Give Employees Time to Prepare: Obviously, you will give you employees as much notice as possible about the relocation, but be sure to also give them plenty of time to work on move-related tasks. In other words, you might need to relax a bit about some of your employees’ normal duties. While we, as your Sacramento office movers, can handle most move-related jobs, your employees may need to have time to arrange files, shred documents that won’t be making the move, interviewing candidates for the new location, etc.
  • Pack for the New Home or Office: There is a good chance that your new space is going to have a different setup than your current home or office. When packing, label the boxes to reflect the new place. This will make unpacking much easier.
  • What’s the Weather Like Where You’re Going?: Spring weather in Sacramento is different than spring weather in Nebraska. Be sure to pack some clothes that are appropriate for your new city in a bag that you keep with you during the move.

Spring Moves and School

For all that is good about moving during the spring, there is one big challenge: It’s the middle of the school year. Whether it’s your own kids or the children of your employees, moving during the school year can be trying. Here are a few tips for a mid-year school change.

  • Visit the School: Bring your child to the school before their first day. Let them meet their teacher and learn how to get to their classrooms. Knowing where they are going on their first day of class can make it a lot less stressful.
  • Meet the Neighbors: When you move in, visit the neighbors to see if any may have kids who are the same age as yours. Having a friend to help introduce your child at the new school can make the transition much smoother.
  • Contact Teacher/Principal Ahead of Time: Each school has different rules and routines. Contact the new school ahead of time and learn as much as you can. This will give you time to go over anything that is different with your child in advance.
  • The Old Friends: Thankfully, moving to a new school mid-year doesn’t mean giving up old friends. Thanks to cell phones and social media, it’s easy to stay in touch. Encourage your children to stay in contact with those friends and teachers who were special to them.
  • Stay Positive: Even though you’ll be able to empathize with your child’s anxiety, don’t let him or her know that! Tell them while it’s normal to feel nervous, that a new school is an exciting opportunity to make new friends!

Learn More about Colonial Van & Storage

Looking for a Sacramento moving company as you plan a spring relocation? Use our online contact form today to get your free, no-obligation quote. Whether you need residential moving or commercial moving services, we are the premier Sacramento movers!

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