Summer Moving FAQs
It's officially summertime! The sun is shining, the birds are singing and people are moving. Yes, moving. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, summer is the peak season for moves across the country. That means if you're planning on relocating this summer, now is the time to start planning.
In this blog post, we'll answer some of the most frequently asked questions about summer moves. From packing tips to what to expect during your move, we've got you covered. So sit back, relax and read on for all the info you need to make your summer move a breeze!
Q: When is the best time to move during the summer?
A: The answer to this question depends on a few factors. If you have school-aged children, you'll want to avoid moving during the last week of school and the first week of summer break. Many families also prefer to avoid moving during holiday weekends like Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. Other than that, the best time to move during the summer is typically mid-month, and even mid- week, if possible, when there is less demand for moving services.
Q: How can I save money on my summer move?
A: Summer moves can be expensive, but there are a few ways you can save money. First, try to avoid moving on weekends, as this is when most people move and rates are typically higher. Second, get quotes from multiple moving companies to compare prices. And finally, see if your company offers any relocation assistance benefits that can help offset the cost of your move.
Q: What should I expect during my summer move?
A: A summer move can be a hot and sweaty experience, so be sure to stay hydrated and take breaks often. If possible, try to schedule your move for early in the morning or later in the evening when it's cooler outside. And don't forget to pack essential items like sunscreen, insect repellent and sunglasses.
Q: What are the best tips when it comes to moving during the summer?
A: One of the best tips for summer moving is to start packing early. This will help you avoid the last-minute rush and stress that comes with packing.
It's also important to label all your boxes clearly and keep a list of what's in each one. That way, you can easily find what you need when you're unpacking at your new home.
Dress accordingly. Make sure you wear sunscreen, a hat and comfortable clothes when packing and moving, and don't forget to stay hydrated!
Finally, be sure to pack a summer moving survival kit with items like snacks, water and first-aid supplies.
Q: What day of the week/time should I move during the summer?
A: The best day to move during the summer is typically mid-week, as there is less demand for moving services. This can help you save money on your move. The best time to move during the summer is typically early in the morning or later in the evening when it's cooler outside.
Q: What should I pack in my car?
A: In addition to your essentials like clothes and toiletries, be sure to pack a summer moving survival kit. This should include items like snacks, water, sunscreen and insect repellent. You may also want to pack a first-aid kit, just in case.
Q: How can I stay cool during my move?
A: One of the best ways to stay cool during your summer move is to schedule it for early in the morning or later in the evening when it's cooler outside. If possible, try to find a shady spot to take breaks in and be sure to stay hydrated.
Also, be sure to dress appropriately. Wear lightweight-breathable clothes, in light colors. Make sure you have a hat and consider keeping some cold towels on hand to help you cool down. You may also want to pack other cooling items like ice packs or a small fan.
Q: What should I do with my food during a summer move?
A: If you have perishable food, be sure to pack it in a cooler with ice packs. You may also want to donate non-perishable food items to a local food bank or shelter. As a reminder, food items should not be packed or stored inside your Go Mini’s container.
Q: How can I protect my electronics during a summer move?
A: Be sure to pack your electronics in a cool, dry place. One of the best ways to pack larger electronics is inside the original box, if possible. If not, be sure to pad and protect your items. You may also want to invest in some moisture-resistant packaging or storage containers. And don't forget to back up all your files and data before you move!
Q: What should I do with my pets during a summer move?
A: If you have pets, be sure to make arrangements for them during your move. This may include hiring a pet sitter or boarding them with a trusted friend or family member. You'll also want to make sure they have plenty of food and water, and that their vaccines are up to date. And don't forget to pack their favorite toys and bedding to help them feel comfortable in their new home.
Q: How Can I use Go Mini’s To Help with My Summer Move?
A: Go Mini’s is a tremendous help when it comes to moving no matter the season. If you are in need of extra storage for your things, Go Mini’s offers 12’, 16’, and 20’ containers to fit your needs. Our containers are equipped with:
Mounted tie down railings
8” clearance from the ground
Steel exterior and steel-welded framing
If you are in need of extra on-site storage space or a DIY moving option, simply call and arrange for your Go Mini to be dropped off to your location. Once you have packed your container we will pick it up for you and:
A) Drop it off at your desired location or
B) Take it back to our secure facility until you need your things
Ready to get started?Visit our website for a free quote or give us a call today at 706-659-9747 to speak with one of our representatives to schedule your delivery.