Blog: Tips for Moving in the Summer

According to U.S. Census Data, at least 65 percent of all moves take place between May and September, meaning summer is a very busy season for the moving industry. Because of the high demand for professional movers, it is best to make sure that your summer move is well-planned and organized in advance, whether it is local or long distance.

Hiring Your Movers

If you wait until the last minute to schedule your summer move, you may find that your moving company is unavailable. You should make reservations at least six weeks in advance. Try to move in the middle of the week since these are the least busy moving days. Also, try to give yourself extra time — it is not unusual for delays to arise when you are moving.


Packing is not much fun any time of the year, but in the summer, it can be a hot and tiring job. Label every box so that your movers will know where they go at your new home. It will limit the confusion and also help you find things as your unpacking.

Be careful with items such as candles. They do not travel well in a hot truck over long distances. Your leather furniture should be protected by blankets, not plastic. Plastic can cause the leather to “sweat” and damage the furniture. Records, CDs and antiques can warp in high heat.

Moving Day

Moving day is almost always stressful. If you can, find a sitter for your little ones to keep them out from under your feet. Not only will this help them stay safe, but it will also help keep your stress level manageable.

Take care transporting your animals in the summer heat, and try to limit their stress. Moving to a new home can be scary for them. Make sure to allow time for breaks not just for your family, but for the moving crew as well. Provide plenty of cold water for everyone. A great idea is to make sure the air conditioning is on in both of the homes to avoid overheating. Refreshing cold air helps keep tempers down, and everyone stays more comfortable.

If you must move during the hot summer months, make sure that you are organized and plan ahead. It is best to hire a professional moving company in Atlanta to take care of your move. They are trained to pack your home efficiently and quickly and can remove a lot of the stress of a summer move.

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