The summer move, as exciting and adventurous as it may be, can also be a stressful time filled with complications and the hot sizzling sun beating down on you. Summer is a popular time to move because of the sudden increase in house prices, summer rental promotions, and children out of school. Preparing for the perfect move can be a very detailed process that involves a lot of organization and focus. Ensuring you are on top of everything can greatly decrease the chances of errors and mistakes during your move.
Becoming overwhelmed during a move is not unheard of, and while you may be at your wit’s end ( aka on the verge of a mental breakdown), you still have to get the job done. Remaining cool, calm, and collected during the move will make the moving process much more manageable. Study Champion Movers’ Summer Moving Tips to master your next big move.
Tips for the Summer Move
Leave enough time for packing and scheduling.
Planning a good amount of time to start packing is an important part of your move. Taking the added time to ensure everything is packed and organized will add to the efficiency of your move. Make sure to label your boxes correctly, so you can easily locate and prioritize items that need to be moved first. Try and make notes of all the things you need to schedule for your move. Double-check the schedule 3-5 days before your move to ensure everything is aligned properly to minimize any last-minute surprises.
Keep Hydrated During your Move
Being in and out of the sun during a summer move can be draining on your body. In the chaos of moving, we need to remember to drink plenty of water throughout the move. During your summer move, it is easy to quickly become dehydrated being out in the sun. Keep a jug of water near you during the move and sip on it regularly. If it helps, set your timer every hour to remind yourself to continue to drink. Keeping hydrated is one of our essential key summer moving tips.
Rise and Shine Early
It’s true…..” the early bird catches the worm” Waking up early to begin your move will not only have you beat the heat during the day, but it will also allow you to finish your move early (because none of us enjoys moving) and get settled into your new place. Though getting up early may not be desirable for some, you get the added benefit of having cooler weather for the move. An early move also allows you to beat the traffic to be more efficient with your time.
Move In on a Weekday
When planning your move, consider moving on a weekday when it’s less busy (if your schedule permits). If you decide to hire movers (which we highly recommend) usually, you can negotiate a better rate vs. a weekend when movers are usually busier.