Summertime's nice weather makes it enjoyable to be outside. You don't have to worry about rainy or snowy days. But this means it is also the time when everyone wants to move - 70% of all moves take place between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend! That's a lot of moving and a lot of coordinating. Here are some tips to get through what can be the madness of summertime moving!
What does it mean "the busy season of moving"? This means apartment buildings have more people coming in and out, leasing agents are swamped trying to get everyone's paperwork signed and ready for move-in and moving companies calendars are booked up well in advance. Putting it in perspective - moving is strenuous and frustrating during the best times but doing so during the summer adds on another layer of challenges. Here's our advice:
Best moving advice: Plan Ahead for all situations
1. Start looking for a mover 6-8 weeks - AT MINIMUM - before your desired moving date.
The best, most reliable moving companies will fill up their schedules very quickly. The earlier you begin your search, the better chance you have to be able to negotiate, although most likely there won't be much room to do so. This time of year is so competitive that they don't need to provide discounted rates.
2. If it's possible, book the moving company to arrive early in the morning.
Sometimes you will get lucky and have some flexibility around what time the movers will arrive. If you start your search early enough, you'll have a better chance at more options to choose a time for the moving team to begin work. Choose the morning! It will still be relatively cool outside and you beat the heat of the afternoon.
3. Book on the least busy days.
Think about it - the end and beginning of the month are going to be the busiest, craziest days to move. That's when the majority of leases end! Other busy times are Memorial Day weekend and the last weekend of June. But you can avoid some of the chaos by selecting a weekday. This will help you avoid conflicting reservations (like scheduling the elevator at your apartment building) and perhaps even give you a lower price.
4. Consider your belongings carefully
Which items fare well in the heat and which ones will wilt and perish? Wine will go bad in the heat. Candles could melt. Electronics can be damaged in high heat. Make sure you think this through and make other arrangements for those precious goods.
So, to wrap things up, if you are moving during the busy season, the best suggestions that we can give are: plan ahead and hire help. If you want it all to go as smoothly as possible, don't wait until the last minute to organize it all and of course, get all the help that you can, since moving can get a little overwhelming most of the times. Victory Van offers great moving services to its costumers. Our company has been moving people for many years now and have all the staff, tools, trucks and experience that you will definitely need for that much dreaded day. Fear not! If you are in good hands, we guarantee it'll all go well.