With summer right around the corner, many of us are beginning to make plans for going outdoors. This is especially true for those that own a cottage. There is nothing quite like spending a lazy summer day on the dock swimming or enjoying a glass of something cool along the deck.
Although cottages can be a wonderful place to spend your summer outdoors, they do require a lot of work, especially if you’re moving there.
Preparing for a move like this can be a bit overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be as long as you have a strong plan to follow, and you put it in action ahead of time.
Below are our tips on how to make a seamless move to your cottage this summer.
Cottage Moving Tips
Get The Floor Plan
Get a copy of the cottages floor plan with accurate measurements before you move. It’ll allow you to plan out what should go where, while ensuring that you only bring as much furniture as you can take. Doing this beforehand helps to alleviate the stress of finding spots for furniture on your moving day.
Creating a Moving Checklist
As you begin to pack up for your move, begin to make a checklist of all of the items that you’re planning to bring with you. This will help you plan for what you’ll truly need. Use our checklist as a handy reference.
Make Sure Your Insurance is Up to Date
Go over your insurance documents to make sure that your cottage, as well as other related items, are up to date (boat, trailer). If you’re adding items to your insurance package, make sure to add them before you make your trip.
Turn Your Utilities Back On
Before you move, you’ll want to make sure that all of your utilities are properly running. Call a few weeks ahead to confirm this. You don’t want to be worrying about this, while you’re out there.
Get The Cottage Cleaned Beforehand (spring cleaning)
If you’re moving to a new cottage for the first time, chances are there are a few areas of the house that will need a bit of touching up. It is very possible that the winter weather and pests have taken their toll on parts of the home so it’s best to tackle this early on before the move so that you’re not worrying about it afterwards. Follow our spring cleaning checklist to have a thorough guide on what you should look out for when cleaning up your cottage.
Book Your Movers in Advance
Moving anywhere can be very stressful, moving to a small remote place like a cottage can only heighten that. If you’re looking for professional help and a stress-free move, give TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® a call today. Many of our locations regularly move customers to cottages throughout the summer.
Spring and summer is a busy time for movers so we always recommend that you make your reservations for movers two to four weeks before your planned move date.