Summer often seems like the best time to move because the kids are out of school, the weather is good, and there is plenty of real estate on the market, but summer is what’s referred to in moving as the “peak season.” That means that it’s going to be more expensive, less flexible and that any given moving company will most likely be booked unless you reserve a date far in advance--a luxury that corporate professionals don’t always have.
So what to do if you have to move during the summer months? Here are some tips to ease the pain.
Tip #1 -- The Earlier the Better.
What some people don’t know is that the last week of a month is often the busiest for a mobility company. Try booking your move in the first or second week, and the earlier in the season, the better. This will give you and your movers alike some space in which to prepare thoroughly and not overwork.
Tip #2 -- Plan Ahead.
Whenever possible, plan your move at least four weeks in advance of the move date. This will allow you not only to secure your place in your movers’ calendar but to get all your other ducks in a row for your upcoming move. Sometimes we take for granted how huge an undertaking it is to pick up and move your life from one place to another. Planning ahead is the best way to buffer yourself against something unexpected.
Tip #3 -- Mind the Heat.
So it’s the day of your move. Your life is packed up and your movers are at the door. Well, the hard part may be yet to come. Try to avoid overheating, as moving during the hottest part of the year can quickly become dangerous without the right precautions. Pay special attention that kids and pets are out of harm’s way and in a cool environment, and have water on hand for anyone who may need it.
Tip #4 -- Communicate.
We’re all people--even corporate relocation specialists. So keeping an open line of communication between you and your company coordinators is the best way to ensure a safe and secure move. No matter how dedicated your moving team, we can help you best if you establish regular contact and be honest about your needs.
There’s no sugar-coating it: moving is hard. Even if you use a moving service, the boxes, phone calls, and logistics can often feel totally overwhelming. But if you’re moving during the summer, common pitfalls that make this process even more difficult can be easily avoided.