What You Need to Know About Summer Moves

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Are you planning to move in the remaining summer months? If you are there are some things that you should keep in mind when planning your summer move. While it may seem the most convenient time to move, summer can actually be the worst time to move. Keep these things in mind if you are planning or have to do a summer move.

Just Don’t Do It

If you can, delay or postpone your move at all costs. Movers are busiest during the summer months which mean moving rates are inflated. Most if not all of the dates you want are going to be booked, so you are going to have to work your move around your moving company’s schedule.

Think about trying to buy a last minute Christmas gift on Christmas Eve and that is what it is like trying to plan and execute a summer move. If at all possible, wait until the fall.


Get the Ball Rolling Early

If you must plan a move for the summer, then get started early. It is the only way you are going to get the dates and times that you want for your movers.

Even if you are choosing to do the move yourself, equipment is booked up during the summer. If you wait until the last minute you simply are not going to get what you need to get the job done.


Avoid Weekend Moves

Yes, your friends are only available to help on the weekends, but planning a weekend move is something that you will regret.

If you are planning a summer move do it during the least busy days during the week: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. These are the days you are likely to get movers or equipment that you need. It is also likely that you will be able to have the least interference from other people.


Stay Flexible

Because it is the busy season things go wrong. Trucks break, movers get hurt and dates get double booked. With things as hectic as they are, there simply isn’t enough wiggle room to deal with an issue that arises on the day of the move.

Give yourself a few days or maybe even a few weeks if you can. That way you won’t find yourself hung out to dry if something goes wrong with your movers, helpers or equipment.


Pack Accordingly

Do you really want those expensive candles sitting in a moving van in the summer heat for the 2 hour drive across town? What about your prize wine collection? Heat can be damaging and there is plenty of heat to go around in the summer.

Keep that in mind when you are packing your stuff and loading up for your move. Anything that can be damaged by excessive heat (we’re looking at your LCD TV) you should make sure gets to an air conditioned safe place.


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