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 Holly M ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    During a difficult week with unplanned events, I had to change the date of my move last minute. Alpha was extremely accommodating & was able to reschedule … More for another day that week. Everyone from the booking team to the movers were fantastic! They truly made me feel at ease at a time that could’ve been super stressful. The team packed and handled my belongings so efficiently and with great care! If you are looking to move, do not bother calling another company.. Alpha is the only choice!
  • Avatar Lori Barr ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    Excellent experience with Alpha. From my initial phone call with Marc, to the assessment with Andrew, to packing and moving day, everything was top notch! … More
    This is my first time having a premium moving service pack for me so I was astounded by how thorough, fast and organized the process was.
    The move itself was seamless. Not a scratch on anything. They were a professional, friendly and hardworking team. They were prompt and skilled so I knew we were in good hands.
    I highly recommend Alpha for even the most discerning customers.
  • Avatar Marcia Gailes ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    I researched many moving companies and felt the most comfortable and at ease with Alpha Moving. From the free virtual estimate to the completion of moving … More day, I knew my family’s move was in great hands. The movers were punctual, polite, efficient, and thorough. They made our move practically effortless. Every member of the team was kind, professional, and personable. Andrew and his team were phenomenal. Care was taken with all of the items, houses, doors, etc. I would highly recommend Alpha to anyone looking for a quality moving company.