U.S. Census data indicates that about one-third of all moves take place from June through August. That adds up to nearly 12 million people driving or following moving trucks to final destinations during that period.

Who are all these people who choose to relocate when temperatures at their peak?

A lot, of course, are families with children, hoping to get settled in before school starts. That said, couples with no children often choose to move during those months, perhaps out of force of habit or after finding the perfect house during real estate’s busiest season. Military moves often occur in summer, as well, and a third of all marriages begin in these months.

The point is that you have roughly a one in three chance of joining their ranks. Before you even think about it, though, here are a few things to consider:

  1. If at all possible, avoid the summer months – especially holidays during the summer months. You can get your choice of movers and better deals at other times of the year, which could be better for your goods and your budget.
  2. If you must move then, plan early; that’s a lot of people vying for trucks and moving services from June through Labor Day.
  3. Make arrangements for kids and pets, perhaps using daycare and kennels (respectively, of course) to keep them cool, calm and collected.
  4. Work with your mover on the correct packing materials for the season and your belongings and what should not be transported in a truck at high temperatures.
  5. Consider keeping the air-conditioning on (even when doors are staying open), factor in rest periods – and keep everyone hydrated.

That’s just a start, of course, but we would be happy to share our expertise for relocations in the summer or any other time. Contact us when you’re ready to make your next move, and we’ll devise a plan we guarantee that you will warn up to.

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