Moving in the summer is hot, sweaty work, but it can also be the best time to transition your home or business to a new location. Many people use this season to put their residential and commercial moving plans into action. However, there can also be challenges associated with summer, so here are a few tips to help make things easier.
Contact the Mover Well-Ahead of Time
Summer is the peak season for movers and this means that the schedule can be tight. Avoid any delays by reaching out several weeks ahead of your planned relocation. This way you’ve already got a spot on the moving company’s calendar when it comes time to pack up your things and go.
Listen To Your Body
It’s easy to overdo it when moving, especially in warm weather. Pay attention to your body during the move and take breaks every hour or so to rest. It’s also a good idea to stay hydrated by sipping on water throughout the day. You might also consider slathering on some suntan lotion. You can get burned, even on a cloudy day.
Pack Up Your Belongings Early
If you are planning on doing the packing yourself, start at least a week beforehand. This way you won’t be forced to do a lot of extra work in the heat on the day of the move. Having the bulk of your belongings packed up early also takes a lot of stress out of that big day.
Pick the Right Time to Schedule Moving and Storage
Even though the summer is a busy period, there are still lulls. For instance, often fewer clients schedule for mid-week moves as most people work during the week. It also tends to be a little slower during the middle of the month, since a lot of people move at the end of the month. If you are looking for better availability and pricing, try to arrange your relocation to occur during these slower periods.