7 Summer Moving Tips
We want you to have a great move this summer, so we’ve put together actionable tips that will help your move go smoothly from the day you book until the day you move!
1. Plan ahead and book in advance.
Summer is undoubtedly the busiest moving season. It’s the perfect time to move for many reasons, like the end of a lease or renting agreement, kids being out of school, and more. An article by SurveyBot from 2017 states that 48% of all moves happen in the months of May, June, July and August. As soon as you know when you’re moving, you’ll want to get your move on the calendar. Popular weeks and weekends get taken fast.
2. Avoid these moving rushes.
Here are our recommendations on popular times you should avoid: the week surrounding Memorial Day and about June 20th to July 4th. You might be asking why. Well, these times are practically Black Friday for Movers. There is a rush for movers! Save yourself the stress of trying to find a mover you can trust during this busy time, and wait for a week that isn’t already packed.
3. Pack important electronics separately.
If your moving day is going to be sweltering, you may want to think ahead and plan to pack important electronics that could be damaged by heat separately. Damage to your electronics could depend on the length of your move and the heat of the day, but if you know you have heat-sensitive cargo, consider taking it with you in your AC.
4. Prepare for rain.
The weather in summer can be unexpected, and if you’re facing a moving day that looks rainy, you’ll want to be prepared. Here are a few things you can do that Moving.com recommends:
- Protect your belongings that you would’ve moved without packaging (like clothes and artwork)
- Prepare you new home by having towels and tarps ready as a drying station for your belongings coming in
Know that no matter what weather affects your move, our team will be ready to assist as well.
5. Pack your belongings like a pro.
We’ll admit these packing tips are useful year round, but you’ll especially want to use them during the busyness of summer. When your movers come, you’re going to want to be sure you’ve packed the right way and haven’t missed a step!
Check out our packing tips that will help you have a successful move.
6. Bring out your big fans.
Once your truck arrives on move-in day, you’ll most likely have the door open which lets out the precious and cooling air conditioning. Prepare for this heat by utilizing box fans that will help keep you and your movers cool throughout the process.
7. Don’t stress! You’re in good hands.
Being prepared for a move in the summer is the same as being prepared for any move. If you choose us as our professional mover, you be in good hands. Summer can create tough moving conditions that may slow the moving process down, like extreme heat or summer storms, but no matter what our job is to protect and transport your items and get you into your new home smoothly.
If you’re ready to explore options for your summer move, you can request a free quote by filling out the box on the upper left-hand side of the page! We look forward to helping you during your move.
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