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Moving In The Summer? Read Our Summer Moving Checklist!

Updated: Jun 11

Summer is the peak season in the moving industry. Of course, this is when the weather is more predictable and the kids are between school years. Regardless of what time of year you move, it's productive to have a moving checklist. And if a summertime move is what works best for you, be sure to include these additional items on your summer moving checklist.


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8 WEEKS PRIOR TO YOUR SUMMER MOVE - SCHEDULE A MORNING TIME SLOT


Plan and set a moving date as early as possible. Summer is the busiest time of year to move, therefore the sooner you schedule with a mover, the higher the likelihood you have of securing a time and date that works best for you. Also, consider scheduling your move for the earliest time slot available, this will prompt you to have a majority of the loading done while it's still cool outside.


6 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR MOVE - SELL OR DONATE YOUR UNWANTED BELONGINGS


During the summer, the weather is perfect to host a yard sell. Decluttering is always a great way to downsize your move. Also, any money you make from a yard sell can help offset moving costs. For the items that don't sell, donate at a local community center.


4 WEEKS BEFORE YOU MOVE - BUY PACKING SUPPLIES


The sooner you begin packing, the better. Begin by obtaining all necessary supplies; boxes, packing paper, packing tape, bubble wrap, markers, and more. Be sure to start packing with items you don't need at the moment, such as decorations and winter clothes. If you start running low on boxes, you're far ahead enough of your move to purchase more. Continue to pack items you aren't using until you find yourself yourself at a stopping point.


4-3 WEEKS BEFORE YOU MOVE - BEGIN TO USE ANY OVERSTOCK OF FOOD


If you have a pantry or food storage area, stop stocking up the moment you learn you are moving. Begin to actively use up these overstock items starting 3-4 weeks in advance. Perishable food spoils quickly in the summer heat, so if you want to bring refrigerated items, fill a cooler with ice and your food. However, if you're moving "long-distance", it is better to throw out perishables and repurchase food at your new home.


2 DAYS BEFORE YOUR MOVE - MAKE SURE ALL OF YOUR ITEMS ARE PACKED AND READY

The more packed and prepared you are for your move, the quicker and more efficient your move will be. Go through your home and be sure everything is in boxes, taped, and labeled. This will allow the unpacking process for your new home to maintain order.


MOVING DAY - STAY HYDRATED

Hot temperatures and heavy lifting make you sweat. Drink plenty of water on your moving day, and be sure to provide water for anyone helping out. Consider keeping your water and utilities running until the day after you move out.


Moving In The Summer? Read Our Summer Moving Checklist!

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kstilson1006
Mar 04, 2023

I needed a move last minute, I needed some help with the 2 man stuff. I had 2 movers that helped and i recommended if anyone needs any type of help to get you Nick & Dusty. These two guys busted tail from start to finish. Came prepared with all the necessary equipment needed. Nothing broke, No scratches, no dents, very polite. Easy going guys that will go above and beyond to get your move done in the fastest but at the same time the safest way. Again, Nick and Dusty Thank you again and I’m very happy with the move, you guys rock! Thank you - Kevin.

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