Planning Your Summer Move


Summer means sunshine, vacations, and for some of us, moving to a new home. A successful summer move means more than just tackling the task of planning, it’s also about optimizing your schedule to avoid heat, and packing to protect from humidity and potential pop-up summer storms. 

ADSI’s got your back every step of the way, whether you’re moving across town or across the country so we’re sharing some of our strategic tips and tricks to help you navigate your upcoming summer move with ease! 

Be Prepared for Busy Season

First things first, summer is the peak moving season, meaning demand for moving services is at its highest. This heightened demand often leads to higher prices and less availability. To make sure you get the best deal and secure your preferred moving dates, start planning and booking your move well in advance.

Plan and Book Ahead

Given how competitive summer moves can be, it’s important to book your moving company early. Booking early not only locks in your spot but also gives you plenty of time for extra planning.

Local Moves: Local moves tend to be more flexible. They take about 1-2 days, so you can usually find moving companies on short notice more easily. But to dodge any last-minute hassles, it’s a good idea to book at least 2-3 weeks ahead.

Long-Distance Moves: Moves further than 50 miles away require more planning and generally take around 3-5 days. Book 6-8 weeks in advance to secure your preferred moving dates and ensure a smooth transition. This timeline allows for any unforeseen delays and ensures that everything is organized for the moving day.

Avoid Holiday Weekends

It might seem like a good idea to use a long weekend for your move, but holiday weekends are usually busier and cost more. Choosing a regular weekend or a weekday can help you dodge extra stress and costs.

Beat the Heat

Moving during summer means dealing with high temperatures. Here are some tips to make the process more comfortable.

Dress Appropriately

Make sure to wear appropriate attire on moving day, especially if you plan to help pack and load. Wear close-toed shoes and cotton socks. If you’ll be outside, don’t forget to wear sunblock and ensure your clothes are lightweight, cool, or even moisture-wicking so that you don’t get overheated during the move.

Stay Hydrated

When moving during the summer, especially in warmer states like Georgia and South Carolina, you want to be cautious of the heat and humidity. Dehydration and heat exhaustion are real dangers, especially when you’re doing physical labor. Make sure to drink plenty of water – at least 64 ounces a day – and take breaks in the shade as often as possible. And if you start to feel lightheaded, nauseous, or have a headache, stop what you’re doing immediately and seek medical attention.

Make sure that you keep a cooler with water and some sports drinks to keep everyone hydrated throughout the day. Allow time for breaks throughout the day so that no one gets overheated, and there is time to grab a snack or meal to recoup if needed.

Arrange Care for Kids and Pets

Ensure kids and pets have a cool, safe place away from the moving chaos. This could mean hiring a pet sitter or asking friends or family to look after them until the move is complete.

Pack and Work Early

Take advantage of the cooler morning hours for packing and moving activities. On moving day, get an early start to beat the heat. If possible, try to schedule your move for the morning or evening when it’s not quite so hot.

Turn On Utilities Early

Nothing is worse than moving into a new home without air conditioning after a long day of hard work. Make sure to coordinate with the utility companies ahead of time to ensure your electricity and water are turned on before you arrive.

Keep Your Belongings Safe

With summer comes a higher risk of extreme heat. It’s crucial to be extra careful when packing and moving to keep your belongings safe. Pay special attention to heat-sensitive items, like art, electronics, and perishable items. Wrap electronics in blankets or towels to provide some insulation, and avoid leaving them in a hot car for an extended period. Remember, items like chocolate, candles, make-up, and some plastics can melt onto your other belongings in extreme heat If unsure, better to pack them in a cooler or fridge. Also, keep personal items like photos and plants out of the moving truck in hot weather.

Moving Forward with ADSI

At ADSI, we understand that moving during the busy summer season can be overwhelming. That’s why we offer comprehensive moving services to make your transition as smooth as possible. Our team of experienced professionals will handle all the logistics and heavy lifting, so you can focus on settling into your new home. From providing packing materials to handling your belongings with care, we’ve got you covered.

Why Choose ADSI?

  • Expertise: Our experienced team knows how to navigate the challenges of a summer move.
  • Flexibility: We offer customizable moving solutions to fit your specific needs, whether you’re moving locally or across the country.
  • Reliability: With ADSI, you can rest assured that your move will be handled professionally and efficiently, no matter the distance or complexity.

Planning your summer move doesn’t have to be stressful. Just follow these tips and team up with a reliable moving company like ADSI for a smooth and hassle-free relocation. Remember, preparation is key for a seamless summer move. Get started early, plan smart, and pick a moving partner who understands your needs.

Ready to start planning your summer move? Get a free quote or reach out to ADSI today and let us help you make your next move your best move.