Moving in the summer is hot, sweaty work, but it can also be the best time to transition your home or business to a new location. At Black Tie Moving, we find that many people use this season to put their residential and commercial moving plans into action. However, there can also be challenges associated with summer, so we've put together a few tips to help make things easier.

Contact the Mover Well-Ahead of Time

Summer is the peak season for movers, including us, and this means that the schedule can be tight. Avoid any delays by reaching out to Black Tie Moving several weeks ahead of your planned relocation. This way you've already got a spot on our calendar when it comes time to pack up your things and go.

Listen to Your Body

It's easy to overdo it when moving, especially in warm weather. Pay attention to your body during the move and take breaks every hour or so to rest. It's also a good idea to stay hydrated by sipping on water throughout the day. You might also consider slathering on some suntan lotion. You can get burned, even on a cloudy day.

Pack Up Your Belongings Early

If you are planning on doing the packing yourself, start at least a week beforehand. This way you won't be forced to do a lot of extra work in the heat on the day of the move. Having the bulk of your belongings packed up early also takes a lot of stress out of that big day. Black Tie Moving can provide full service moving and storage services, if you find that this part of the move is bigger challenge than expected.

Pick the Right Time to Schedule Moving and Storage

Even though the summer is a busy period, there are still lulls. For instance, we often have less clients scheduled for mid-week moves as most people work during the week. It also tends to be a little slower during the middle of the month, since a lot of people move at the end of the month. If you are looking for better availability and pricing, try to arrange your relocation to occur during these slower periods.

Whenever you do decide to move, you'll likely want to pick a team that is established and reliable. Black Tie Moving has helped thousands of clients with the transition to their new homes. We're also proud to have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau for our great customer service record. If you are thinking about moving this summer, reach out to us today by phone or via our online form. We'll help you schedule a FREE, in-home consultation and price estimate for your local or long distance moving plans.