Summer: the season of sunny days, barbecues, and, for many, moving. With the warm weather and school-free children, it’s no surprise summer is the busiest time of year for moving. But with a busy moving season comes unique challenges. From securing a reliable moving company to crafting the perfect moving timeline, planning a summer move requires strategy and foresight. Let’s dive into essential tips to make your summer move as smooth as possible.

Start Planning Early

The key to a stress-free move is to start planning early. We recommend beginning the process 8-10 weeks in advance. This gives you plenty of time to organize, declutter, and book a reputable moving company.

Securing a Moving Company

Because summer is peak moving season, moving companies often get booked up quickly. It’s vital to start researching and securing a moving company as early as possible. Look for a company like Alpha Moving & Storage, known for our reliability and excellent customer service.

Developing a Checklist

Checklists are your best friend when moving. Having a checklist helps to break down the monumental task of moving into manageable steps. Your checklist should include tasks like decluttering, packing, updating your address, and disconnecting utilities.

Pack Strategically

Start packing non-essential items a few weeks before the move. Remember to label boxes clearly with their contents and the room they’re destined for. This will make unpacking at your new home a breeze.

Stay Hydrated and Protected

The summer heat can take a toll on your energy levels during moving day. Stay hydrated by having plenty of water on hand. Remember to apply sunscreen and wear breathable clothing to protect yourself from the sun.

Plan for the Unexpected

No matter how well you plan, moving can come with unexpected surprises. Always have a backup plan. This could include a plan for inclement weather or unforeseen delays.

Moving in the summer doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With early planning, a trusty checklist, and a reliable moving company, you’ll be ready to take on the summer moving season with ease. Need help with your summer move? Contact Alpha Moving & Storage today to secure your stress-free move.

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  • Avatar DA REELEST ★★★★★ in the last week
    Bird, Sarge, Nemo did a great job moving us into our new place! Amazing attitudes from beginning to end. Very efficient and careful while moving all our … More things especially careful with our fragile items! Definitely would recommend them for future work. They’re the BEST!!!
  • Avatar Paula Fisher ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    We had an exceptional moving experience with Alpha Moving when they handled the relocation of our 5 bedroom house to another state. From start to finish … More the service was outstanding. The team was punctual, professional, and incredibly efficient. They took great care in transporting our belongings, ensuring everything arrived intact.
  • Avatar Dana Schulz ★★★★★ a month ago
    My husband and I have used Alpha for two moves—once from Manhattan to Jersey City and more recently from Jersey City to the Jersey Shore.
    The first move
    … More was during Covid, but Alpha was super diligent and professional. The second move was on an incredibly hot and humid day, and our movers still worked so hard and fast.
    For our second move, we also had to put our items in storage for a few weeks. Alpha made this super easy and had a thorough system for taking inventory of all our furniture and boxes.
    I can't say enough about how great Alpha is. We would use them again and recommend them to anyone. Their office employees are very responsive and helpful, and the movers are extremely skilled and professional.
    I've also found their prices to be much more reasonable than other companies in the area.