5 Tips For Moving This Summer

Did you know that more than half of all moves in the United States take place during the summertime from Memorial Day through Labor Day, with June 30th, July 31st, and August 1st being the most popular moving days? Essentially, 50% of all moves occur in the three hottest months of the year! If your move is scheduled in the summer, check out these quick tips to make sure your move goes as smoothly as possible.

Prepare in Advance

We’ve all heard it before – “if you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” It’s true. The summer is the busiest time of year for moving companies, so planning at least eight weeks in advance of your move is critical. This means scheduling the movers, getting your belongings organized, staying on top of your to-do list, and purchasing moving supplies (if you’re packing yourself.) Supplies are going to be limited this time of year, so stock up early. If this feels like too much, or just too time-consuming, contact RT Relocation – our professional helping hands will simplify the moving process and will keep you organized and on target for your deadline.

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Moving day can be overwhelming. To reduce any undue stress, and to expedite your move, make it a goal to be 100% packed by moving day – because as always, there will be plenty of other things to do. The last thing you need on moving day is to start erratically packing odds and ends with movers waiting for you to finish up in 90-degree weather. If you want to skip the tedious process of packing all together, our professional and expertly trained, licensed, and insured movers will meticulously pack, label and organize your items, saving you well-needed time and energy. Our movers will also be mindful of heat-sensitive items. Things like candles, that can melt and create a huge mess when you least expect it or other heat-sensitive items such as electronics and combustibles, like batteries, propane, or hair spray.

Beat the Heat

UV exposure is strongest between 12 PM – 4 PM, so scheduling movers during the early morning hours will give you a head start during a cooler time of day. If you schedule your moving services with RT Relocation, our moving crew will arrive between 8 AM – 10 AM, although they almost always arrive by 8:30 AM. Another tip to beat the heat is to stay hydrated by stocking up on plenty of water. Also, be sure to take a look at what the weather is going to be like in your old location and in your new location, and dress accordingly! Last, but not least, don’t forget to keep your sunscreen handy!

Your New Home

This is one of those really easy-to-do and easy-to-forget items on your checklist. Making sure that the AC has not been turned off on moving day in your old home, and that it has been turned on in your new home, will make a world of difference for you and your movers. Pro tip: turn on the AC in your new home well in advance of the movers arriving.

Plan for The Kids, Pets and Family

If you have small kids, pets, or an elderly family member that you care for, make a plan. It would be best to make outside arrangements for small kids or pets so they don’t get in the way of the movers, or overwhelm you (think baby feedings, diaper changes or Rocky barking at the strangers moving your couch – not a good idea.) If you have an elderly family member, make arrangements for another caregiver to take care of them for the day, if possible.

If spending countless hours preparing for your big move isn’t exactly how you planned to spend your summer, click here to request a free consultation. Our expertly trained moving professionals will customize a plan for your moving day so that you can finally check “Move” off the list.