Summer is the peak time for moving. School is out for the summer, which means it’s a better time to move, especially if you’re moving to a different city or state. Moving is a stressful time and event for anyone, no matter what time of the year you do it. Summer is hot, which can add to the stresses of the entire event. Here are a few tips to make your summer move smooth sailing.

Plan ahead

 

Since summer is the busiest time of the year to move, you’ll need to plan ahead. If you plan to use movers, you’ll want to let them know in as far advance as possible to ensure that they’ll be available! Once you have things planned and set, it will take a lot of the stress out of the move, rather than scrambling last minute to find a mover that has an opening.

 

To avoid rushing around in the hot, sweaty sun, start packing up your belongings at least a few days before moving day. This helps you be as organized as possible.

 

Find the best way to transport heat sensitive items

 

Some things may not be easy to move, or they may take longer to move. If you have heat sensitive items, look into finding a climate controlled moving truck or storage unit to utilize during your move.

 

Move in the mornings

 

The hottest part of the day is usually between 1 pm and 3 pm. The earlier in the day that you can start your move, the better. Communicate with your moving team(even if your moving team is a group of neighbors and friends) and try to get things started in the early hours of the morning. Get coffee and donuts for everyone participating to thank them for getting up so early to help, and get things moved before it gets hot!

 

Try to move in the middle of the week

 

The beginning and ends of each month are busier than the rest of the month, and weekends tend to be more expensive as well. Whether you have movers or are just trying to rent a moving truck on a budget, planning your move for the middle of the week, if possible, is going to save you the most money, since most people choose to wait until the weekend.