Moving during the summer months is a popular option for families with children in elementary, middle, or high school. Moving to a new home during the summer vacation generally makes for an easier transition.
Even for families and individuals without children, summer represents a great time of year for a move due to the sunny weather, navigable roads, increased amount of daylight, internship cycles, and other reasons.
However, summer also has high temperatures and is the peak moving season, resulting in a few extra challenges. Read these tips to learn how to make your summertime move as stress-free as possible.
1. Give Yourself Plenty of Time
Start preparing as early as possible once you know you’ll be moving, as there’s nothing worse than having to rush to finish preparations last-minute.
2. Book a Moving Company Early
Summer is peak moving season, so moving companies’ calendars book early. Request quotes from a variety of moving companies in your area and read reviews to make sure you’re working with a reputable and reliable company.
3. Keep Cool
Summer temperatures can be hot! Try to stay cool by wearing loose, airy clothing and drinking cold beverages. If possible, try to move in the early morning before the hottest temperatures of the day set in.
4. Move on a Weekday if Possible
Because demand for moving companies is so high in the summer, you may be able to save money by booking moving services on a weekday. Consider a Tuesday or Wednesday move if your work, school, and personal schedules allow it.
5. Get Your Kids Involved
If you have children, moving to a new home can be either an exciting or a frightening experience. Getting your kids involved early in the process will help them feel a positive sense of control and anticipation and make moving day easier for everyone.
6. Book Lodging Well in Advance
If your move is long-distance or cross-country, you may need to stay in a hotel or other type of short-term lodging for one or more days along the way. Since so many people travel during the summer, it’s wise to book these rooms early to avoid a last-minute lack of availability.
7. Drink Water and Take Breaks
Moving is hard work! Remember to stay hydrated, and allow yourself breaks every now and then to relax.
8. Enjoy Your New Home
One of the benefits of moving in the summertime is that once you reach your destination, you’re free to enjoy all the opportunities for outdoor recreation, community events, and neighborhood get-togethers that happen throughout the season. Once you’re at your new home, take your time settling in and let yourself fully relax and enjoy your new city, town, or neighborhood.
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