5 Benefits of a Summer Move
Summer conjures up thoughts of planning Sunday afternoon backyard barbeques, spending more time outdoors and trading in your latte for iced coffee. But did you know summer is also the most popular season to move? With August around the corner, there is still time to squeeze in a summer move if you act quickly to secure your desired moving date with a reputable professional moving company like All Jersey Moving & Storage.
If you’re on the fence, here are the top 5 reasons people plan a summer move:
Summer Moving Advantage #1 – Better Weather.
Not surprisingly, people prefer to move when the sun is shining. Packing up your home and completing all the last minute tasks associated with a big move is much easier and enjoyable in temperate weather. Winter isn’t considered an ideal season to move for many reasons, especially if you live in the East Coast where winter weather is frigid and unpleasant. Because of bad winter weather, travel is also often difficult both for you and your moving company, which can result in longer move times.
Summer Moving Advantage #2 – Summer Vacation and Short Fridays.
Some professionals such as teachers and tutors are fortunate that they get summers off. If you are fortunate to have summers off, the summer is an opportune time to complete your move. Focusing on all the tasks related to making a move possible – from selling furniture to storing antiques to assembling moving boxes – is that much easier when you don’t have to worry about work. Trying to cram moving tasks into late evening hours and weekends can be exhausting.
Even if professionals don’t have summer vacation, they may have reduced hours or shorter Fridays throughout the summer. This creates more time to tackle an upcoming move with greater peace of mind and ensure that no tasks fall through the cracks. Even a few extra hours a week can make the world of difference.
Summer Moving Advantage #3 – No Major Holidays.
Moving can be stressful even in the most ideal situations. Moving around major holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter can make a move infinitely more challenging and worrisome. It is much easier to juggle a myriad of moving responsibilities when you don’t have the added responsibilities that come with the busy holiday seasons, such as shopping, decorating, cooking and entertaining friends and family. More importantly, you and your family will enjoy these holidays that much more when you are comfortably settled and unpacked in your new home, not living chaotically out of half-packed boxes. Summer is the perfect opportunity to avoid the headache of moving around the holidays, especially now that the July 4th weekend has passed.
Summer Moving Advantage #4 – Avoid Disrupting the School Year.
Even well-planned and seamlessly executed moves require a lot of preparatory work, from researching and securing a reputable mover to the colossal task of packing all your furniture and possessions. Moving during the summer may be less likely to disrupt your children’s school and homework schedule.
Completing a move in the summer months also gives you time while the children are off school to get them comfortable with the idea of moving. Your children will want to say goodbye to friends, neighbors and family and be part of the packing process, which can be more challenging during the school year. You’ll also have more of an opportunity to acquaint your child with their new home and neighborhood. Visit your new home as often as you can in order to begin creating positive memories at the restaurants, parks and shops in the community. Removing the unknown out of the equation will help ease your child’s anxiety about the move.
Summer Moving Advantage #5 – Get Settled In Before September.
The fall season means many different things to different people. For some, it’s the start of a new school year for their children or a new semester at college. For others, it’s a busy and demanding time at work as businesses strive to finish the final quarter of the year strong. Whatever category you fall into, fall is a time of change and transition. We see it in the changing leaves and throughout the natural world. Starting the month of fall with your successfully completed move behind you will allow you to focus all your energy and attention on the next chapter. In addition to being intensely time-consuming and even emotional, moving is identified as one of life’s greatest stressors. Tackle your move this summer so you can shift gears and enjoy life in your new home.
Avoid the Potential Challenges of a Summer Move
*Act immediately. Because summer is a peak moving season, if you want to squeeze your move in before the end of summer, call your preferred local moving company as soon as possible to secure your moving date of choice. The most experienced and reputable moving companies fill up quickly.
*Be flexible with your moving date. If your mind is set on making a summer move a reality, try to be flexible with your moving dates if possible. You don’t want to wind up stuck with less reputable movers because your top choice movers are already booked on your desired moving date. The more flexible you are, the greater the likelihood that you’ll get to work with your professional moving company of choice. At All Jersey Moving & Storage we try to accommodate your last minute and weekend moves whenever we can, but we recommend securing your moving date ASAP to ensure you can move on YOUR schedule.
*Board your pet. Although professional movers will take care of your moving needs on the big day, it’s a busy and action-filled time. You likely won’t have the head-space to give your pet the care and attention they need. They may also be spooked or agitated by all the unfamiliar faces and unusual activity. Boarding your pet will simplify your move whatever the season! Alternatively, ask a friend to pet sit so you can focus on other aspects of the move.
*Prepare your kids for the big day. To execute your move safely and efficiently, it's preferable to have a select few people around on moving day to direct the movers. If you can arrange for family or friends to watch your kids or take them on a special day-trip, that will give you peace of mind that they'll be safe and occupied. If that’s not an option, consider hiring a babysitter who can watch them while you’re busy with other tasks.
Another way to ensure that moving day goes smoothly is to leave out a few changes of clothes, toys and games, and plenty of snacks for the kids to enjoy after the rest of their belongings and the kitchen has been packed up.
*Invest in packing and unpacking services. With just one month left of summer, if you’re determined to fit in a summer move you need to move quickly. One of the largest tasks involved in planning a move is packing and unpacking. If you are short on time but want to ensure that all your furniture and belongings are packed and unpacked safely and securely, consider investing in partial or complete packing and unpacking services. All Jersey Moving & Storage offers these services to help alleviate the burden of moving and ensure all items being moved are packed with the utmost care.
*Review our moving tips. If packing and unpacking services aren’t in your budget right now, we highly recommend that you check out our Packing Tips Guide. This packing guide was custom designed by our movers. It features tricks of the trade we have learned over our decades of experience helping individuals and families execute successful, minimally stressful moves. You’ll learn the optimal way to pack everything including live plants, rakes and brooms, lawnmowers, antiques and artwork, flammables and combustibles, small and fragile items, drawers and cabinets, and more. We also share strategies for how to properly label your boxes in a clear and organized fashion to minimize confusion and chaos when you arrive at your new home.
*Donate unwanted belongings. During the packing process, you will inevitably come across furniture and other items that you will no longer want or have a use for in your new home. With just one month left of summer, you may not have the time to sell your items online or arrange a moving sale. A more expedient way of getting rid of unwanted items in reasonable or good condition is to donate them. Ask your local mover for recommendations of local charities that will pick up these items from your home and ensure they wind up in the hands of individuals and families in need. If you have items you can’t or don’t wish to bring with you to your new home but are too valuable to give away or will be of use in the future, consider storing them short-term or long-term at a secure containerized storage facility.
*Consider a fall move. If your summer plans make moving impossible, fall is another ideal season to schedule your home or office move. In fact, some prefer fall moves because fall isn’t a peak moving season and local moving companies may charge slightly lower rates. Professional movers are also more likely to have greater availability, increasing the likelihood that you can move on your date of choice. In order to secure your desired moving date in the fall months, act NOW. Find a reputable moving company like All Jersey Moving & Storage today for a complimentary quote.
All Jersey Moving & Storage is Securing Appointments for Summer and Fall.
At All Jersey Moving and Storage, we do our best to meet the scheduling needs of our clients. A moving company with decades of residential moving and commercial moving experience, we focus on delivering exceptional service whatever the season. If you want or need to schedule a move before the end of the summer, we will do our best to accommodate your needs and date preferences.
All Jersey Moving and Storage has proudly served our community, state, and country since 1992. We are one of fewer than twenty moving and storage services companies in New Jersey who have earned the “Circle of Excellence” designation from the New Jersey Warehousemen and Movers Association. This designation is awarded to a moving company that goes above and beyond the industry standard.
The professional moving and storage services we offer include:
*Short and long term storage
*Packing and unpacking
*Office and commercial moving
*Gun safe moving
*Last minute moving.
Contact us today for a complimentary quote or to schedule your summer or fall move. We’ll do our best to make your summer move seamless so you can enjoy the sunny dog days of summer with greater peace of mind.
Have a safe and relaxing summer!