Moving Season – Summer Moving Tips

Especially in the Midwest, Spring and Summer tend to be the most popular time to move. During the summer, kids are out of school, or if college aged – moving to their new college town. While you don’t have to worry about the snow and ice conditions of the Midwest Winter – there are some things to keep in mind when preparing for your summer move. With Macs Moving and Storage as your professional movers, you can feel confident your move will be smooth and as stress-free as possible.

Why Move in the Summer?

WEATHER – Most Obvious Reason

Winter comes with snow, ice and extreme cold temps. Spring brings rainy days and muddy ones in between. If you move in the summer, you don’t have to worry about dicey weather conditions such as snow, ice or sleet affecting the roads and travel. Also, you don’t have to salt walkways or trudge through mud while loading and unloading your belongings.

School Schedule – Between School Years for Kids

Many parents agree that when you have school aged children, relocating during the middle of a school year can be difficult. Especially if your kid(s) participate in any extracurricular activities or sports. Moving during the summer means no lost time for school or sports – and they can start the next school year fresh.

More Hours of Daylight – Longer Days!

The moving process takes time, and the move-in/move-out day can be especially tedious. Whether you’re moving yourself (DIY) or hiring MACs Moving and Storage to do the hard stuff for you, any natural light is a welcome assistance. In most areas of the country, summertime affords those longer days so you can get more out of your move-in move-out timeline.

Planning for Your Summer Move

Get Your Moving Quote and On Our Schedule Early

Summer is often referred to as “peak season” for most moving companies. If you are thinking about using a professional moving company like MACs Moving and Storage for your long-distance summer move, it’s best to begin gathering moving quotes at least eight weeks before the date you plan on moving. Since most moves take place between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend, the sooner you solidify your moving services the better chance you will have at reserving the day and time you prefer.

Try to Utilize the Morning Hours for your Summer Move

Generally speaking, the sun is at its strongest between 11:00 a.m. and 4 p.m., so moving in the middle of a summer afternoon is not ideal, especially if you live in a hot or humid climate. If you’re using a professional moving company, most will take into consideration the heat factor and recommend the most conducive hours for moving in your particular region. But if you can’t reserve the early morning hours, and you know it’s going to be blistering hot, it’s probably best to consider a different move date.

Moving your belongings yourself? Think about the exertion and physical endurance it takes to lift and move heavy furniture and boxes up and down steps and in and out of the moving van. Now add on the possibility of considerably high temperatures. If you’re not already used to exerting yourself in hot temperatures, It just makes sense to be safe and get started with your move in the early hours when you have a window of cooler temperatures.

Try to Keep Cool – Turn the AC On at the New Place!

Turn your utilities on a day or two before you move in. If you can’t be there to turn the AC on in person, try contacting your real estate agent or property manager to do it for you. Placing portable fans near your entryways is another great way to provide heat relief. Don’t make the mistake of not cooling down your new home before the big day. Entering a cool home on a sizzling day can make all the difference between a smooth transition and a sticky one.

Stay hydrated – especially in the summer. It’s often overlooked when it comes to simply following-through with replenishing your body with its most essential nutrient, water. Moving can be stressful enough. The last thing you want on your move day is to experience unpleasant symptoms associated with dehydration or heat stroke.

Hire MACs Moving and Storage

MACs Moving and Storage will help you plan and execute your move. We will pack, transport and unload your items safely and efficiently. We take the stress away – Let us do the hard work!

Contact MACs Moving and Storage for your Moving Quote today.