Summer Moving: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

If you are in the processes of planning a summer move, then you know exactly how stressful it can be. Summer moves are not only stressful for you, but also for your moving company. There a quite a few benefits to planning your move during the summer months, but unlike summertime, moving isn’t always a big ray of sunshine. There are many pros and cons to planning a summer move, and it is important to know what those are before you officially book your move. That is why the pro movers at Fry-Wagner have put together a list of all the major pros and cons of summer moving below. Check out the good, the bad, and the ugly of summer moving.

The Good:

Good Weather

The weather is a lot less unpredictable during the summer months, which makes it easier to plan and schedule your move.

 

Easier on Kids

Moving while the kids are on summer break gives them the opportunity to help and feel included in the process. With the school year officially completed, children will have time to adjust to their new home and neighborhood, so they can smoothly transition to the new school.

 

Longer Days

Since the sun doesn’t start setting until almost 8 o’clock at night, there are more hours of daylight for your movers to pack, load and unloaded.

 

The Bad:

Availability:

Be sure to contact your mover at least one month before your move, otherwise it could be difficult to find movers with availability.

 

Summer Storms:

Although summer weather is typically sunny and ideal for a move, summer storms can be unpredictable and severe. A thunder storm or tornado can put a damper in your move schedule, in order to protect your belongings.

 

The Cost:

Due to the high volume of moves during the summer, moving costs can go up significantly during the months of May-August. If your schedule allows, it is could be cheaper to move during the off-season.

 

The Ugly:

The Heat:

The heat can sometimes be overwhelming for both movers and customers. It is important for everyone involved in the move to stay hydrated, wear sunscreen, and take breaks.

 

Last Minute Moves:

It is very common for movers to be completely booked during the summer. To avoid scrambling to find available, quality movers, do not wait until the last minute to book your upcoming move.

 

Long Delivery Spreads:

For long-distance moving, the delivery spreads can be longer during the summer due to the high volume. Please be available to accept your delivery at any time throughout your delivery spread. During the summer, it is not uncommon to receive your items towards the end of your delivery spread.

Overall, there are pros and cons to a move, no matter what the season may be, but it is important to know what to expect when you are planning a move during the busiest time of the year. If you need any assistance with your upcoming move, please do not hesitate to reach out to the professionals at Fry-Wagner for help at any time. Call us today to set up your free in-home estimate!