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Downsides of summertime moving

Posted on : May 14, 2019

It’s true – you can move all year round! Summer or winter, sun or rain or snow, it doesn’t matter. With some preparation and the right Boston area movers, the weather isn’t an obstacle. But that doesn’t mean the season won’t affect your moving experience. In fact, moving will present completely different challenges depending on what date you choose as the big day. You may think that summer relocation will be easy because you won’t have to deal with the bad weather. But the reality is not as black-and-white as that. And while most people do prefer a summer relocation, there are certain downsides of summertime moving that you should take into consideration. After all, being prepared makes all the difference. So knowing what to expect will help you deal with it.

What are the problems with summer relocation?

Summer is the most popular season for relocation. The children are out of school, you’re more likely to get a few vacation days off work, and the weather is mostly sunny and dry. The conditions are almost perfect to move house. So what’s not to like?

The summer heat can be unbearable during a move.

Well, nothing is ever perfect. So it’s no surprise that there are certain downsides of summertime moving such as heat, movers’ availability and prices to take into account as well.

Downsides of summertime moving: the weather

People usually think of summertime weather as one of the most obvious things that speak in favor of a summertime move. And for the most part, it is. But summer weather isn’t always perfect for relocation. For one the sudden, often unexpected and sometimes surprisingly intense summer storms have a way of ruining your big day.

And not to mention, the heat can be unbearable. Moving requires a lot of physical work; doing it in the sweltering summer heat and oppressive humidity is certainly not easy. Also, while we are on the subject of avoiding wrong decisions, you can get our book and learn how to avoid the 10 biggest moving mistakes.

How to deal with it?

There’s really not much you can do about the weather. You can’t change it! So your best bet is to prepare and adapt. Always check the weather forecast for your moving day in advance so you’ll know what to expect. Have plenty of water and other cool drinks on hand and dress in comfortable, breathable clothes to avoid dehydration and overheating.

Downsides of summertime moving: peak season

You are far from the only person looking to move this summer! So when you start looking for moving services Boston, be prepared for some serious competition. Summer is peak moving season. With so many people looking to move in the span of only a few months, movers are often very busy. Your first choice of moving company may be booked weeks or even months in advance! So the availability of top movers in the area can be a real issue.

How to deal with it?

Of course, you can’t change the fact that other people will be moving around the same time as you. What you should focus your energy on is being proactive and fast.

Empty calendar.
Be sure to contact your movers before they are overbooked.

Start planning your relocation early on and get in touch with your movers as soon as possible. This will significantly improve your chances of booking your chosen moving company for your chosen date.

Downsides of summertime moving: the price

There are no two ways about it: movers charge more for relocation during peak season. So you can expect the moving estimate Boston to be higher in summer than it would be in winter. Depending on the size and distance of your move, this can be a real problem for you. And if you’re moving on a budget, this will be one of the more significant downsides of summertime moving.

How to deal with it?

A summer move will cost you more than the same relocation in spring or fall so make your peace with it. If you’re dead set on moving this summer or don’t have a choice, you will simply have to pay up. You can somewhat reduce the cost by moving on a weekday instead of a weekend. Other than that, the best advice we have is to be smart about your budget! Cut costs where you can: get rid of stuff, pack yourself and be a little thrifty in the months leading up to the move.

Downsides of summertime moving: vacations and holidays

Summer is the time for vacations and holidays. This goes for you, your friends and family and even your movers. And believe it or not these vacations (both yours and other people’s) can affect your move. Your movers, for example, may be understaffed due to workers being on holidays.

Person lounging on a beach.
Sometimes, a move takes precedence over a holiday.

This can influence their availability on the dates when you need them. And if you’re relying on your friends and family for help with packing and moving, their vacations may just ruin your plans. Finally, your own summer vacation may have to take a backseat with relocation just around the corner.

How to deal with it?

The way to deal with how holidays affect your move is to plan around them and plan smart. Book your movers well in advance, talk to your friends and family about their plans and forego any vacations around moving day. With a bit of preparation, you can schedule your move in a way that keeps everything running smoothly and makes everyone happy at the same time.

What are the benefits of moving in the summer?

We can’t talk about the downsides of summertime moving without mentioning its many benefits. There is, after all, a reason why summer is so popular for relocation. To start with, warm and dry weather is by and large more conducive to relocation. There is also no school for your children to go to and you can take a few vacation days to better prepare for the move too. With longer days in summer, you’ll even have more time for all your chores. And you should have no trouble selling your home either because houses fly off the market during the summer months!

Overall, much like any season, summertime relocation has both upsides and downsides. It’s up to you to decide whether the pros outweigh the cons in your case!

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