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Moving During Summer: What You Need to Know

Published by Chris Townsend

Moving During Summer: What You Need to Know

Getting ready for that summer move? Well, that's the most convenient time to relocate without much hassle.

However, it also means that the moving season has started. So if you notice trucks coming and going all the time, don't be surprised. It’s common for people to move during the summer, as well as take their families on vacation because there’s no more rain or snow.

But don’t get too excited. Moving in the summer, especially during peak season, is not as simple as you may think. Moving in the summer, according to some people, is significantly more difficult than moving in the winter. You still have to finish all of your planning and preparations, as well as figure out how to deal with all of the heat.

Luckily, there are a few things you can do (and don't do!) to avoid a sweltering and exhausting summer relocation. To begin, we recommend hiring professionals to assist with the heavy lifting so you can focus on the other items on your moving checklist.

Want to know why people love moving in the summer? Here are the top reasons:

School is Out

The majority of families with school-aged children prefer not to move during the school year. Moving across the country with children entails a lot of change, and for some kids, disturbances in their daily routines can be tough to manage. As a result, many families will wait until the end of the school year to minimize the impact on children during the transition.

Summertime is longer days to move

More Sunshine

Let's face it: relocating takes time, and the move-in/move-out day, in particular, may be exhausting. Any natural light is a welcome help, whether you're handling the move yourself (DIY) or engaging a professional moving company like Three Movers to do it for you. Summertime provides longer days in most parts of the country, allowing you to squeeze more time into your move-in and move-out schedule.

Great Weather Condition

You won't have to worry about dangerous weather conditions like snow, ice, or sleet negatively affecting the roads and travel if you move in the summer. Additionally, you won't have to salt walkways or trudge through muddy snowbanks to load and unload your possessions.

Curb Appeal

Seeing more "Sold" signs indicate that more moves are on the horizon. Late spring and early summer are the most popular times to sell a house. When selling a home when the weather is nice, the landscape is highlighted and the curb appeal is enhanced. Potential homebuyers are considerably more attracted to a front yard with green grass and colorful flowers than bare trees and empty planter boxes. In addition, if the weather cooperates, more people will attend open houses and look for houses and apartments.

Top 8 Tips for Moving in the Summer

We are going to give you some tips on what you should expect or follow when planning your breezy summer move. Let's begin!

Professional moving company

Hire a Moving Company Early

If you are going to move, the first step is to select whether you will do it yourself or hire professionals to help you. The first choice, of course, will save you money. The second choice, on the other hand, will save you a great amount of time, energy, and stress. As a result, if your money allows, contact a moving firm.

This, however, must be done ahead of time. Why? Because this is the busiest time of year for movers. They will either be fully booked or will be able to provide services that will significantly exceed your budget.

So, do it the smart way. If you're planning on relocating this summer, book your movers early and let them help you avoid the most typical moving mistakes. You will save costs while receiving the best available services for your move.

Start Your Moving Preparation Early

It is best to engage with only trustworthy and licensed movers while looking for moving firms. This can help you avoid stories about missing or damaged belongings and have a smooth transition.

Choose the moving company that provides you with the most affordable rates and high-quality services. Keep in mind that moving companies are in great demand over the summer. You will have to settle with a subpar mover if you do not hire a reputed mover ahead of time.

Furthermore, consider calling your moving company after you've selected them and developing a general plan for your moving day. For instance, check if any items cannot be relocated. Alternatively, inquire about when they will arrive at your home to move your stuff and when everything will be finalized.

Organize your activities in a way that makes sense to you - make a plan and write it down. This will assist you in remaining organized as well as sane. If at all possible, include your family in the relocation planning. This can end up making the moving activities easier and faster.

Get Moving Quotes in Advance

If you've decided to hire an experienced moving company for your long-distance summer move, start gathering quotations at least eight weeks ahead of time. Since the majority of moves happen between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend, the sooner you book your moving company, the higher your chances of getting the day and time you want. This leads us to the next tip…

Need enough water in moving day

Have Plenty of Water for Your Move

We all understand the importance of being hydrated, especially in the summer. Yet, when it comes to just replenishing your system with its most essential ingredient, water, it's sometimes brushed aside. It's stressful enough to move to a new place. The last thing you want to happen on moving day is to have to deal with the unpleasant symptoms of heatstroke or dehydration.

This is especially true when you're moving all those boxes up and down the stairs and your air conditioner has to be switched off due to the open doors. You will, without a doubt, be sweating profusely. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do in this situation.

However, you may make moving into your new house or apartment easier by stocking up on bottled water. Prepare ahead of time by filling a cooler with water bottles the night before. Ensure you have enough ice to fill the cooler on moving day and make sure everyone who is assisting with the move knows where to find it. You might also try providing hydrated freezer pops to your moving crew. Today's market is flooded with delicious, healthy, and hydrating popsicles/pops. The gesture will be greatly appreciated by your moving crew.

Need basic packing supplies

Be Careful During the Packing Phase

Consider packing your personal belongings in your home yourself to save money and time. Moreover, you'll only need basic packing supplies like plastic wrap, cardboard boxes, and packing paper. This should be done a few days before your movers arrive to assist you with the rest of your possessions. That is, with all of those big and hefty furniture pieces.

However, you must avoid typical packing mistakes when packing your belongings. These costly packing errors may cause you to lose momentum in your packing. The following are among the most common packing mistakes:

  • Packing without a strategy.
  • Packing on the day of the move.
  • Packing things that are no longer in use.
  • Assuming you won't need moving boxes.
  • Not using or believing that quality packing supplies are overrated.
  • Leaving spaces in your moving boxes.
  • Putting too much stuff in your boxes.

Beat the Heat

Moving in the middle of a summer afternoon is not ideal because the sun is strongest between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. A professional moving company will evaluate the heat factor and offer the best times to move in your area. However, if you can't get the early morning hours and know it'll be hot, it's definitely preferable to choose a different moving date.

Cotton drees is right clothes to move

Wear the Right Clothes

This 'rule' is rather obvious, yet it is worth mentioning. Especially since people continue to make this error! Specifically, when performing some type of physical labor during the summer months.

When it comes to moving in the summer, you must dress in light, breathable clothing. Cotton is the go-to fabric for a light, breezy feel since it allows for enough air circulation. Make sure you're wearing loose-fitting clothing on the day of the move, and look for clothing that wicks sweat and moisture away.

Turn Your Utilities ON at Your New Place

Turn on your utilities a few days before you plan to move in. If you are unable to turn on the air conditioning yourself, ask your real estate agent or property manager to do so on your behalf. Another fantastic technique to provide heat relief is to place portable fans at your doorways. Make sure your new home is properly cooled before the big day arrives. On a hot day, stepping into a cool home may make a world of difference.

Ready to Move This Summer?

You'd find that when you hire pros to help with the heavy lifting, moving in the summer is considerably easier. Contact us today at Three Movers to handle your moving process. You can rest assured that your move will be handled by a team of knowledgeable and reliable professionals when you work with us.

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Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving. Chris has a keen eye for detail and brings intelligence and passion to every project he’s involved with.

While getting his degree in communications from Santa Clara University, Chris started out with the company working in the field as part of our team of professional moving associates. Following graduation, he was promoted to our main office, where he has thrived in a role that involves increasing responsibility and requires him to wear many different hats. Some days, you may find him answering the phone and providing moving estimates, others he may be writing for our moving blog, and another day he may be coordinating a large corporate moving job or helping us with our marketing efforts. Chris has authored many of our in-depth moving guides, as well as provided our clients with information and advice to handle the complexities of their upcoming moving plans. Simply put, there’s nothing he can’t do and we wouldn’t be where we are today without him.

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