Summertime Moving Tips

Children in front of a fan with moving boxes

The key to a successful summer move is being prepared. From booking movers in advance, to packing things that won't melt, here are some top tips for making your next move as smooth and stress-free as possible.

• Book Your Mover in Advance: Summer is the busiest season in the moving industry. It's always best to plan ahead - get your moving company booked at least a few weeks before your move to get the time and date of your choice. 

• Stay Hydrated: Don't forget, when moving during the hot summer months it's important to stay hydrated. Moving is demanding so it's essential that you keep yourself hydrated throughout the day with plenty of water. Make sure to have cool drinks and ice on hand for everyone involved in the move.

• Don't Pack Things That Melt: When it’s hot outside, avoid packing any items that might melt. This includes food, candles and beauty products. Make sure that you keep these items in a cool area until they can be transported in a temperature-controlled vehicle.

• Make Plans for Your Pets: Moving in the summer heat is challenging for everyone, including animals. If you have pets, make sure they can stay where it’s cool on moving day - in an air-conditioned space or shady area. Of course, they will need plenty of water. 

Following these summer moving tips will help make your transition smoother and less stressful, however far your destination. At any time of year, our most important tip is choosing a trusted moving company with a track record you can rely on.

With Hopkins & Sons, you have four generations of moving and storage experience at your service. If you’re planning a summer move, contact us today. It’s not too late. 

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