Don’t Make These Summer Moving Mistakes

Moving during the summer can be both exciting and challenging. With warm weather and longer days, it's the most popular time of the year to move. When it comes to preparing for a summer move, proper planning and the right resources by your side can take your move from super stressful to super simple, and Go Mini’s has you covered with some of our top tips for a successful summer move.

Don’t Forget to Plan Ahead

Summer is the most popular time for moving. Families like to move when school's out and the weather's nice. With everyone wanting to move at the same time, it can be tough to find movers for the dates you need, and prices tend to be inflated.

Get a head start on planning your move. It's always good to plan to book one to two months ahead of time, but it's especially important in the summer. Go Mini's offers convenient and flexible scheduling, but locking in your move with Go Mini's ahead of the summer rush saves you from the scramble later on. Plus, the earlier you start sorting through your things, the less chaotic packing will be.

Skip Moving on Holiday Weekends

Choosing to move over a long holiday weekend might seem like a good idea, but it's likely to backfire. Holiday weekends are busy, roads are crowded, and moving services are at a premium. Plus, you might find it harder to get help from friends or family if they have holiday plans.

Schedule your move for a regular weekend or, even better, a weekday. It’s generally easier on your wallet and your sanity. Plus, you’ll have a better shot at getting help from friends—or securing the best pickup and delivery dates with Go Mini's.

Beat the Heat

We all know how hot summer afternoons can get. Moving heavy boxes and furniture in high temperatures can be exhausting and even dangerous. Kick off your move as early in the morning as possible. Not only is it cooler, but you'll also have more time to get settled into your new home during the day. Stay hydrated, wear comfortable clothes and sunscreen, and don't forget to take breaks.

Don’t Forget Heat-Sensitive Belongings

Some of your belongings aren’t made to withstand the heat of a summer move—think electronics, candles, and anything that melts or warps. If possible, keep them in the AC as long as possible or transport them in your own air-conditioned vehicle.

Keep an eye out for:

  • Temperature-Sensitive Items: Don't pack candles, plants, perishables, meltable plastic items, or cosmetics in the moving truck. Plan to bring them with you.
  • Fine Art, Antiques, and Collectibles: Take extra steps to protect your fine art, antiques, and collectibles. Wrap them appropriately, and for maximum protection, don't store them in your container.
  • Electronic Devices: Most electronics can't withstand extreme heat for long periods. If you must transport them during your move, consider loading them at the last minute and take extra steps to wrap and protect them during transit, or bring them in your own car.
  • Vinyl Records: Vinyl records are highly susceptible to heat damage. If you collect vinyl, we suggest carrying them with you in your car and storing them in a cool place at home.
  • Photos: Heat can cause photos to “melt” and stick together. Avoid packing photo albums and photo boxes inside your container.
  • Combustibles: Any hazardous or flammable items should not be stored or transported inside your container.

Don’t Forget the Essentials

At the end of a long summer day, the last thing you want to do is dig through a mountain of boxes to find your toothbrush or pajamas. Before your move, pack an essentials box with all the things you'll need for the first night and the next day in your new home, like toiletries, medications, towels and bedding, and fresh clothes.

Don’t Skip Utility Set-Up

You don't want to be caught without electricity, gas, or water in your new home, especially in the heat of summer. Plan ahead by setting up your utilities before you move. This way, you can avoid the hassle of waiting for utility companies to come out and set everything up while you're busy unpacking.

How Go Mini’s Can Help Your Summer Move

When you choose Go Mini’s for your move, you can rest assured that your belongings will be protected from the summer heat. Our containers are made with premium materials to keep your items safe and secure during transportation and storage.

  • Ventilation: Each of our containers has multiple vent holes to keep the air flowing and slow heat build-up.
  • Weatherproofing: They're weather-resistant and designed to withstand extreme temperatures, keeping your belongings safe.
  • Tie-down System: Our interior tie-down system keeps your items in place during transportation and prevents them from shifting or falling over.
  • Secure Locking System: Our containers have a solid locking system for an extra layer of security during transport and storage.

On top of providing a secure container for your summer move, we also offer flexible scheduling options to fit your timeline. Plus, our containers come in a range of sizes perfect for any amount of belongings you need to move. Skip the hassle and stress of traditional moving companies during the busy summer season and choose Go Mini's for a successful and convenient move.

Enjoy Your New Home!

Moving in the summer can be tough, but with the right plan, you can make it a smooth and stress-free experience. Once you've settled into your new home, take some time to relax and enjoy the warm weather and longer days.

When it comes to your summer move, Go Mini's is your go-to expert for all your moving and storage needs. No matter what time of year it is, Go Mini's is here to provide you with convenient and reliable moving and storage solutions. So, whenever you're ready to plan your move, get an instant quote and learn how your local moving and storage experts can help you with your next relocation. Here's to new beginnings at your new home!

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