Most of the moving happens during the summer, so don’t be surprised if you have spotted one or two moving trucks on the streets. Almost seventy percent of moving happens during the summer, and it is understandable why. Summer is the perfect time for moving. Weather is usually good, and moving companies are ready to offer their services at all times. However, moving during the summer months is not easy. Moving companies are overbooked, and that means that it might be tougher to find a moving company on a date that suits you. Fortunately, we have compiled a list of moving tips for the summer. So, without further ado, let’s begin!
Try to organize your move as soon as possible
The key to successful moving is getting started early. Having to move a home is not easy, and the sooner you start moving, the better. So, start by organizing your move. Make a moving list. In that list, you should write everything you need to get before your packing and moving starts. You need to get your hands on packing and moving supplies. Here is what you’ll need:
- plastic wrap
- sticky tape
- sticky notes
- a marker
- plastic beans
Also, you need to calculate the cost of your move. In your calculation you have to include everything, and a little bit more. You have to include the cost of renting a moving company, renting a storage unit, price of fuel, and how much will cost to get some packing supplies. Also, it would be better if you leave a margin in your calculation. Who knows what can happen, and this is why we recommend upgrading your insurance policy. Calculate insurance costs too.
Try to move outside the rush hour
Every place has a time when traffic is abundant, and that can mean that the cost of your move will be higher than you have expected. And the best way to move around in the new city is to move outside the rush hour. This is why you need to arrange your move outside the rush hour. But, this is not always possible. You have to ask your movers if they can move outside the rush hour. If they are can, they will comply.
Protect yourself from the heat
When moving during the hot summer months, it is important to protect yourself and your family from the heat. Make sure to bring with you many bottles of water. It is important to stay hydrated. Also, don’t forget to apply sunscreen!
Protect your items from the heat
Be aware that not all items fare well under the heat. Not all of your items can be left alone in the moving truck. Temperatures in the moving truck can be high, and this is why it is important to protect your stuff from the summer heat. Make sure to pack those items separately, and get them into an air-conditioned environment as soon as possible.