The Dos and Don’ts of Moving in the Summer

Did you know that most residential moves happen during the summer? It’s typically to work around school schedules, but it also helps avoid moving in dismal winter weather. If you’re moving this summer, we’ve got some dos and don’ts to help it go as smoothly as possible. Take a look.

Do Plan Ahead

Waiting until the last minute to make a moving plan can lead to lots of stress from last-minute packing and prepping. Plan ahead by cleaning out closets and dressers, clearing clutter, and having the right packing supplies on hand.

Don’t Let Things Get Hot

It’s easy to start putting personal items in your car or out on the lawn or driveway as your moving company loads your large items into the moving truck. Keep in mind that summer days get mighty hot, and you don’t want to risk your belongings overheating. This is especially true of cleaning supplies, electronics, and beauty products.

Do Book Early

Summer is the busiest time for moving companies, so book in advance. The sooner you can schedule your moving company, the more likely you’ll get the date you want.

Don’t Get Dehydrated

Moving is stressful and can make your head spin. Don’t forget to hydrate during a hot summer move. Have plenty of water or sports drinks on hand for you, your family, and your pets. And have some extra available for your movers. They’ll appreciate the gesture. Don’t let a summer move turn from nice to a nightmare. Prepare ahead of time, don’t overheat, and make sure you hire a reliable moving company. Nilson Van and Storage has got you covered for your summer move. Call us today for a free quote.

Whether your move is big or small, our skilled movers are dedicated to helping you every step of the way, no matter where life takes you.