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5 Tips For Moving Homes During the Summer

Summer is undeniably one of the most popular times to relocate homes. Here are some tips on a summer relocation from what moving supplies you need to personal care tips to stay safe during the move. 

While thousands of Canadians are relocating homes or offices all year round, summer is one of the most popular seasons to move due to the inherent convenience and advantages that this season has offered, including:

  • warm weather
  • longer days
  • school is out for the summer
  • greater selection of housing options

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5 Tips For a Summer Relocation

While summer is the most popular moving season, relocating during the warmer months isn’t a walk in the park and can become quite hectic. To achieve peace of mind, you’ll need to organize your move early and carefully.

Here are 5 relocation tips when planning your summer move:

1. Start Your Preparations As Soon As Possible

Do yourself a favour and get a good head-start on your summer move. If you’re planning on relocating in July, then start your preparations in April or May. The great thing about organizing your move ahead of time is that you’ll have a higher chance of being 100% ready for your Moving Day.

In addition, planning your summer move early will:

  • keep your stress levels down
  • help you tackle the laborious and time-consuming task of buying moving supplies and packing up your home
  • give you the option to select a top-rated moving company to handle the more difficult aspects of your relocation
  • compensate for any moving mistakes you may make along the way

Tip: To prepare for your move, you should make sure to follow a good moving checklist - a detailed do-to list that will guide you from the first to the very last day of your summer move.


2. Keep in Mind The High Demand For Movers

Due to the great number of advantages of a summer relocation, this is the busiest period of the industry, which means that the best relocation companies will be in great demand during this season.

What does this mean? If you begin planning late, you may fail to secure a top rated moving company and will have to settle for a less reputable one. A mediocre moving company will hardly offer the quality services you need for a problem-free relocation.

What to do: Book a trustworthy mover well in advance, preferably as soon as your new home is confirmed. Even better? Early bookings may sometimes prompt a discount from a mover’s price.


3. Manage the Higher Moving Costs

The increased demand for relocation companies during the summer usually leads to higher relocation costs and as a result, you may be forced to pay more for the same moving services than you would during the off-peak season.

Apart from finding an affordable moving company that still offers high-quality services, you could also try to cut your moving expenses by:

  • only moving the items you really intend to use in the future. Remember, the fewer items you have, the lower your transportation cost. (How to Declutter Before a Move >)
  • selling all the things you aren’t taking with you online or at a garage sale and add the earned money to your relocation budget.
  • packing up whatever you can yourself and leaving the professional packers only the special items you own such as luxury furniture or valuable instruments.


4. Take Control of Your Summer Packing

Packing is one of the major tasks of a relocation and it’s important to take control of it early to avoid any mishaps and unfortunate accidents on moving day. Here are some helpful tips on how to take control of your summer packing:

  • Don’t underestimate the time you’ll need to complete the packing project. Inventory your entire home early on and start packing your little things from Day 1 of your preparation.
  • Secure the required moving supplies early enough as these are also in high demand during this peak relocation season, especially free moving boxes.
  • Avoid the most common packing mistakes - costly errors that can slow down or even halt your relocation process.

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5. Stay Safe in the Summer Heat

Most importantly during your summer move, you must make sure to stay safe. This is the hottest season of the year and relocating at this time can be tricky, and even dangerous, thanks to the intense heat and sunshine.

Here are some tips to stay safe:

  • Schedule an early start and avoid moving anywhere between 11:00 am - 4:00 pm when the intensity of the sun is the strongest.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking enough liquids, especially water.
  • If you have air conditioning at home, turn it on. This will prevent you and your movers from overheating.  If you don’t have AC, consider using a few portable fans.
  • Wear lightweight clothes that are loose-fitting and breathable. Don’t forget about a hat and sunglasses!
  • Protect your skin by applying sunblock with an SPF of 30 or higher, especially on your face, neck, shoulders, and ears.


From Moving Supplies to Storage, We Help With Every Aspect of Your Summer Move

At Precision Movers, we have been relocating Calgary residents across Western Canada for over 30 years. We always strive to provide our customers with a trustworthy and comprehensive service, from providing you with moving supplies and equipment, to accurate moving quotes and wide storage options, so you can enjoy total peace of mind during your relocation.

To find out more about our comprehensive relocation services, from packing and storage, to luxury furniture and piano/organ moving, contact our Calgary moving company today at 403-540-4393 or get a moving quote today!

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