Cool Tips for a Smooth Summer Move

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Moving during the summer

With the kids on summer break and a deep-set root in rest and change, the summer months can be attractive for a potential move – and by all means, moving during the summer can be wonderful. But, like all moving scenarios, regardless of the month, weather, or location, the planning that goes into it can be tedious, time-consuming, and all-around unenjoyable.

Moving services are busy and jam-packed with other summer movers, and in the heat, something unreliable. Even if you hire a moving service, vacations are booming, streets are congested, and bulky moving trucks can just complicate things.

That’s why self-storage Go Mini moving units should be your go-to summer move option, with all the perks and space you get with a moving truck, but a reduced hassle and a superior experience moving your way.

Why are Go Minis Superior for Summer Moves?

Coming in with 3 different lengths for your spatial necessity, Go-Mini offers 12 ft, 16 ft, and 20 ft options to be delivered directly to your door, and then directly to your new door, packed by you and ready for action.

Can’t get all those boxes unpacked in one day? Go Minis double as a secure storage space, as well, so that you don’t have to stress about boxes blocking your doorway .

The Go Mini quality guarantee is built into the units themselves – protecting you and your belongings at the highest possible grade. Your driveway is safe with padded wheel protection, and moisture damage is eliminated with sealed, pressure-treated, moisture-resistant unit flooring and factory-baked paint to stop containers from sweating in changing temperatures, humid conditions, and stormy areas. Combined with the sturdy interior railings for clothes hangers and tie-downs (which are great for student moving), Go Mini moving units are built to make moving during the summer as easy as can be.

But the actual moving part of relocation is only one facet of a summer move – everything else done beforehand creates another beast for you to deal with, so we’ve compiled a list of some of the best ways to streamline your experience for an easier, organized move.

10 Tips for Summer Moves

1. Pack a “First Day” Box

No one likes to be stranded in their new home without toilet paper – that’s why a box filled with anything you might need on your first days before everything is unpacked should be a priority to pack, easily identifiable, and accessible. Some good items to consider:

  • A change of clothes/pajamas
  • Toilet paper
  • Bathroom toiletries
  • Feminine products
  • A towel
  • Medications
  • Paper towels
  • Trash bags
  • Hardware and tools, including a box cutter or scissors
  • A flashlight
  • Non-perishable snacks
  • Chargers and necessary electronics
  • Entertainment for young children
  • Pet necessities

2. Start in the Morning

Take advantage of when the day is cooler – by packing everything into your Go-Mini in the morning, you can get a cooler start on the day. Remember: the sooner you start, the sooner you’ll finish.

3. Stack Your Roster

Especially when dealing with heavy furniture items and extra-packed boxes, always have some help on-hand, whether that be friendly or hired. More hands means a faster pack-up time, and you’ll want to avoid that heat any way you can.

4. Move on a Weekday

Traffic tends to be worse on weekends in the summer. With road-trippers and vacationers taking advantage of the weather, especially on days surrounding a Holiday, you’ll want to plan your move on the quieter days of the week.

5. Dress for the Weather

Check the weather and protect yourself from it with light, loose clothing, close-toed shoes, hats, visors, sunglasses, and sunscreen. If precipitation is in the forecast, throw a thin poncho or light rain jacket to take with you by the door.

6. Hydrate

Always have a supply of cool water on hand to drink, but also consider bringing some to cool down with in spray bottles. Wet wipes, particularly cooling wipes that work to keep you comfortable, are also powerful tools for heat regulation.

7. Pack Strategically

Make sure the process is streamlined:

  • Move all your boxes near your door
  • Pack all your non-essentials way in advance to your moving date
  • Evenly distribute your items for manageably-weighted boxes
  • Use up all perishable food items in the weeks before moving so that you don’t have to worry about spoilage in the heat
  • If you’re looking to downsize, consider having a moving sale or donation day beforehand

8. Turn on the AC Immediately

Once you arrive at your new residence, begin to cool the house so that once all the heavy lifting is done and over with, you can take a break in an air conditioned space and continue on with your journey in comfortable peace.

9. Plan for Your Little Ones

Kids and pets are usually just as adverse to the heat as adults are – sometimes even more so – and that can make them fussy and difficult to manage as you’re carrying boxes to and from your residence. In order to keep them safe and healthy, section off a space for them and make sure they have water, snacks, and entertainment to keep them occupied, in the house, and out from under your feet.

10. Shoot for a Go Mini

Rest in the knowledge that you chose a fast, secure option that will assure you knowledge of where your stuff is, how it was packed, where it is going, and that you have the Go Mini-guaranteed reliability.

If you’re interested in renting a Go Mini, get a quote today!

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