Are you moving in the summer? Well, you’re not alone! With favorable weather and great driving conditions, summer is a splendid time to relocate! In fact, these factors are what make summer the most popular time of year to move.
Despite the pros of moving during the summer, there are certain things that could make or break your moving experience. To avoid mishaps, follow our tips to make sure your summer move is a smashing success!
[Infographic] Your Guide to a Successful Summer Move:
Summing it All Up: How to Make Your Summer Move a Success
1. Stay Cool and Hydrated
Of course, it’s always important to stay hydrated, but there’s a good chance that while you move, you’ll be sweating, as you lift boxes and trek up and down the stairs, so you’ll need more water than you would on a normal summer day. Stay cool and hydrated by:
- Drinking water every 15 minutes
- Moving in the morning or evening when it’s cooler
- Applying sunscreen
- Avoiding coffee and alcohol
- Wearing sunglasses that have UV protection
2. Book Your Movers ASAP
With summer being peak moving season, it’s crucial that you book your movers at least a month in advance. If you live on the West Coast, which is seeing more moves than in any other part of the country, it’s a good idea to book your movers two months ahead of time. When you plan ahead, you can ensure that you’ll get your ideal movers on your ideal date.
3. Be Prepared on Moving Day
When the big day rolls around, make sure your belongings are packed up and ready to go and that you’ve read through all the paperwork concerning your move, especially the Rights & Responsibilities information. This is always a good tip for moving day, not matter what season it is. The combination of summer heat and the hustle and bustle of moving day can make for an overwhelming experience. By being all packed and prepared, you’ll lessen the stress.
4. Keep Your Heat-Sensitive Objects with You
This is an especially important step if you are moving a long distance. You don’t want electronics, artworks or other heat-sensitive items in the moving truck where they might sit in the sun or in the heat for too long. Other items such as medications should always stay with you, never in the moving van, no matter the season. Keep these belongings with you in your personal vehicle.
The Best Tip of All: Make Your Move with Bekins Van Lines
The best way to ensure a successful relocation is by working with the best of the best! Bekins Van Lines has been performing many types of moves for nearly 130 years, which means you can trust us with getting your stuff to your new home safely, quickly and efficiently. Get in touch with your local Bekins agent today to get started!