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School Is out, Moving Is In!

The engines will soon be revving.

“Gentlemen, start your engines.” This command, or a variant when women are competing, signals the start of the biggest spectacle in sports—the Indy 500 on Memorial Day.

Getty Images -515273342 (1)The moving season, too, has its own signal of sorts. When the last bell rings at schools all across the land, you can almost hear the engines of moving vans start up as they begin their work.It makes perfect sense. Families prefer to move when school is not in session—it’s easier for kids to make a transition. (In Rocklin, schools dismiss on June 8 this year and go back in session on August 16. In Grass Valley, the last day of school is June 9, and class resumes on August 17.)

The school calendar has a significant impact on the moving industry. It creates a high demand for moving services during a single three-month span every year. Our movers and packers here at Ernie’s Van & Storage are accustomed to this surge, and we flex to meet it for families moving to or from Rocklin and Grass Valley and surrounding communities.

If your family is planning a move during the summer recess, now is the time to solidify your plans. Give us a “head’s up” and we’ll work with you to make sure the equipment and crews you need are available to help you stay on schedule. Before moving day, here are a few other things you do in preparation for your move.

  1. Get rid of things you no longer want or need. Hold a moving sale, donate items to charity, or give them away to friends. The less you have to move, the easier your move will be.
  2. If you are renting, notify your landlord of your intention to vacate. Most leases carry a provision for this, since lessors want ample time to find a new tenant.
  3. If you own your home, you might do some sprucing up with new paint and carpet. If you need storage while you make improvements, we can pick up furnishings and other household items for you and keep them safe until you need them at your next home.
  4. Check out this moving day checklist for a more detailed view of the things you may need to consider for a trouble-free move.

If you have other questions about moving when school’s out, we’ll get the answers. When the bell rings in August, your students will be ready to make new friends and delve right into their studies for a successful school year.

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