How to Have a Successful Summer Move

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    How to Have a Successful Summer Move

    With summer getting closer and closer, the peak of the moving season is upon us. With peak moving season of course comes the end of leases, rental agreements, and college semesters – which means many people will be relocating either permanently or temporarily. 

    As summer nears, you might be considering taking on a move of your own, whether renting or buying your new place. With more time in your day and nighttime coming later, plus no cold, snow, or ice to navigate and deal with makes the upcoming summertime an easier time to move for many. Whether you’re looking to move or to invest in the ease and convenience of a professional moving company, we’ve got the best tips and tricks to do planning and carrying out a summer move easy and a breeze. 

    How to Plan a Summer Move

    Of course, before conducting a summer move, you’ll need to plan this transition effectively and efficiently to make sure your move is as stress-free and as easy as possible. 

    The most important thing you can do for your move is to start the planning process as early as possible. This will not only let you get a head start on your move itself but will save you a lot of stress from last-minute scrambling. 

    Additionally, since it’s the busiest time of the year for movers, it’s important to book your moving company as early as possible. If you wait until the last minute, your ideal moving company could very well already be booked, or truck rentals could already be reserved. Ideally, you should try to book out your movers at least three weeks in advance, but ideally over a month in advance. Essentially, book your movers as soon as you’ve locked in that your relocation is happening! It can make or break your entire process early on. 

    When booking your movers, try to avoid going for weekends, holidays, or the first or last day of each month, as these are the most popular dates that will not only be hard to book, but that will be annoying to navigate come moving day with all of the fellow moving trucks on the road.

    Start Your Day Early 

    Moving during the summer might mean you don’t have to deal with the cold, but it doesn’t mean you won’t have to deal with any weather-related hardships. 

    To avoid moving during the height of the summer heat during the day, start your moving day as early as you can in the morning. Scheduling and getting the bulk of your move out of the way early in the day when it’s cooler out will let your movers move more efficiently, safely, and comfortably. Plus, getting an early start means avoiding traffic and arriving at your new place faster. 

    Label Everything

    If you haven’t planned your move as efficiently as you’d like to have, you might end up just throwing things in boxes and hoping for the best before your movers come (if you’re not using professional packing services, that is). Even if you end up in the last-minute scramble, don’t make the mistake of not labeling your boxes or bags. Keeping things labeled and organized will not only keep your things safe but will let you unload much more efficiently. 

    Take Breaks When You Need To 

    One of the most important things you can do during a summer move is to stay hydrated and take breaks when you need to – especially if you and your movers are working at the height of summer heat. Cool down, take a rest and make sure you’re not expelling more energy than you have to to keep yourself safe amidst the summer heat. 

    Looking for a professional moving company that will make your summer move a breeze? Carey Moving & Storage will make your summer relocation easy, straightforward, and efficient. Check out our services and see what we can do for you today.