Summer’s now here, and everything is heating up around Valparaiso and at MJF Rentals! From the sidewalks to the pool (to the stress of moving) it can be tough to keep your cool. Summertime means that moving season is in full-swing. Before you set yourself up to suffer through the heat, ease the burden of your move with these top summer moving tips:
Moving Tip #1: CONSIDER HIRING MOVERS
Moving yourself is definitely a pain, for you AND the friends you guilt-trip into helping. Most people think that moving yourself is the best option to save money. However, when you consider the time, effort, cost of a rental truck, mileage and all the other miscellaneous expenses, you may find that the difference in cost between hiring movers and doing it yourself is very minimal. So, when you’re moving into your new MJF apartment or home rental ask yourself a question: “How much is my time and effort worth, especially in the heat?”
Moving Tip #2: INVEST IN SAME SIZE BOXES
Whether you choose to hire someone or to move yourself into your new apartment, the type of boxes that you choose make a big difference. You might think it is better to just pick up any old box from a friend or at your local grocery store. However, this can quickly lead to a packing nightmare! Talk about a twisted game of Tetris! By selecting boxes that are all the same size, you can actually fit more onto a moving truck – and move things in and out of your new MJF apartment rental much faster. Don’t be afraid to spend a little money here to make things much easier on yourself. You can find affordable boxes at any Valparaiso hardware store including Ace Hardware, Menards, and Home Depot.
Moving Tip #3: START PACKING EARLY – (MAYBE RIGHT NOW)
When it comes to packing, pacing is key. Procrastinators who wait until the last second to pack everything, or who are struggling the night before to get things in order, are doomed to suffer the wrath of their friends or the hired movers! To make your move as easy as possible, start packing early. Start from the back of your apartment and move to the front, packing all the things you are not going to touch between now and your move day, saving the kitchen for last.
Moving Tip #4: PACE YOURSELF
When moving day arrives, the heat is going to be your biggest challenge. A good night’s sleep the night before and drinking lots of liquids are a must, but so is pacing yourself. A fast pace of moving heavy boxes is a recipe for disaster and maybe even heatstroke. Short bursts of work in the heat and regular breaks will do more than save your back. Your move to Valparaiso into your new apartment or town home rental will be more efficient, more pleasurable, and you’ll help prevent a trip to the emergency room due to heat exhaustion.
Moving Tip #5: Wait! Do you even have an apartment?!
Of course, you are going to need to find an apartment first! This used to mean spending tons of hours logging in and reviewing dozens of apartments, then scheduling time to spend at least one full day touring them in person. But now, you can put time back on your side and get back to enjoying your summer! You can find your next apartment right here on www.mjfrentals.com under the home and apartment tabs in a matter of seconds. We are excited to welcome you to Valparaiso and your new MJF apartment rental.
Call us today to schedule a tour or your next apartment, town home, or house rental with MJF Rentals in Valparaiso at (219) 477-4555.