Summer is the moving season, and we’re right in the middle of it. While it’s certainly not the summer any of us planned, it’s the one we have. We hope you’re staying safe and making the most of it. While many things have changed or come to a halt, moves are still happening. If you are moving this time around, you are certainly not alone. Here are some tips to help you get through it.
Everyone Will be Moving, Plan Accordingly
Summer is peak moving season. While COVID-19 has impacted all of our lives, people still have to move. So we recommend you start early and plan ahead. If you’re renting, start talking to your building as soon as possible. Figure out elevator times and move requirements. The more details you have, the better prepared you’ll be when you reach out to moving companies for estimates. Keep in mind, the ends and beginnings of the month will start to book up 3 to 4 weeks in advance. Reach out to companies early and start gathering quotes so you can choose the right company for you.
Start Your Move Early
Morning spots are often limited but ideal. If you have the option, always move early in the day. You’ll not only beat most of the heat but you also don’t have to worry about any moves scheduled before you. If you’re lucky enough to get that spot, you’ll likely experience less traffic over all as well.
Turn On the AC
Once you have your movers started at your move out location, head over to your new home and turn on the AC. You definitely don’t want to get there when it’s unbearably hot and your crew will appreciate it. It will help them move efficiently and get less fatigued if the new location is cool and comfortable to work in.
Avoid the Holiday Weekends
While you may think a 3 day weekend would be the ideal time to move, it’s best to avoid it. Some movers might close those days. And those who are open will likely be booked up before you know it. It’s often more expensive to move on those days as well. Keep in mind traffic will also increase as many leave and enter the city to enjoy the holiday weekends. While this summer is coming to a close, remember Labor Day is still coming up.
Keep the Electronics Cool
While it’s easy to get distracted on move day, don’t forget about your electronics. If possible, move any TVs and laptops yourself. If that’s not an option, make sure they are packed safely. Have them loaded into the truck last and unloaded at the delivery location first, if at all possible. This way they won’t overheat or get damaged sitting in a hot truck all day.
While this summer is unlike any we’ve ever experienced, people still have to move. Be prepared and start planning early so moving is the least of your worries this year.