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Tips for Moving in Spring and Early Summer

With spring ending quickly and the balmy Chicago summers literally weeks away, the time for hoards of college students to begin moving out of their dorms and into new apartments begins. And it’s not just students or young people. Stretching from May through September, we have officially entered the moving busy season, folks. 

And it’s not just the volume of people moving that can amp up the stress levels. Heat itself can tire you out quicker, make you crankier than usual, and be an all-around bummer. Overall, moving in the late spring or early summer is a necessary pain in the you-know-what, but as many of us don’t have much of a choice in the matter, here’s out to stay cool  (and keep your cool) when moving in this May heat.

4 Ways To Keep Cool (and Sane) During the Move

1. Hydration is Essential

It might sound like a no-brainer that you need water when moving in spring or summer, but you’ve likely never seen someone faint while carrying a television up three flights of stairs if you think otherwise.

OK, we’re exaggerating a bit. But that’s not to say our team of professional movers know how to spot the signs of dehydration a mile away. Moving is physically exhausting as it is and heat only speeds up the rate at which your body uses up fluids. So keep plenty of bottled water on hand for yourself and the crew to avoid any overheating.

Also, keep snacks out and within easy reach to keep that blood sugar from dropping!

2. The Early Bird Special

As anyone who jogs or works outside in the summer will tell you, it pays to start early. Once it hits 10 or 11am, the temperature can go upwards of twenty or thirty degrees. So as much of a pain it can be to start at 6 or 7am–especially if you’re doing the move on a weekend after a 9-5 work week– it will save you a considerable amount of energy and stress.

3. Avoid Holiday Weekends…and All Weekends

If your lease is up at the end of May, June, or August, you may have Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day traffic to contend with on top of the already-hectic spring and summer weekend traffic. After all, who isn’t trying to hit the beach the second the thermometer hits 72 degrees? But if a move is in the cards for you this summer, do what you can to move midweek, even if it means paying a little extra to your new landlord. Trust us, it will be the worth the amount of extra time you’ll be spending in that weekend traffic.

4. Consider Getting a Helping Hand

We get it. Hiring professional movers can increase your moving budget. We even have supplies for those who prefer the DIY approach. But especially when it comes to moving in the summer, hiring professional movers is worth the price.

It may be hard to imagine now, but you could find yourself in a tough spot and having to move apartments fast. By hiring professional movers to a assist you with the move and driving, you can focus on getting your stuff where it needs to be: your new home.

Moving in the summer is kind of the worst. We get that. That’s why we make sure to provide you with all the information and help we can to make things way easier than they could be, trust us.

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Page Updated on November 16, 2018

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