Let’s face it, there’s no perfect time of year for a long-distance move, especially in the Pacific Northwest! 

Nobody wants to ice-skate down their driveway with a microwave in their arms. If you move in the spring, you’re sure to track in mud. If you move in the fall, you’ll have leaves everywhere. 

Moving in the summertime can leave you sweating—but, if you follow these suggestions, you’re sure to keep your cool through any relocation. 

1. Start Early

No matter what the weather is like outside, stress can have you at your boiling point during a move. Don’t let stress be a factor. 

Get started early by contacting a professional household mover for a free in-home estimate. Scheduling the rest will be easier once that part is done, as many movers are booked fast in the summer months.

2. Leave It to the Pros

Whether you have an apartment or a big house, we guarantee that you have more “stuff” than you think you do. Getting it all packed can be a lot of work, and that’s guaranteed to leave you sweating.

If you start worrying about your packing skills while your favorite wine glasses are being loaded onto the truck, you’ll be sweating again—so it’s best to leave the heavy lifting to the professionals.

3. Pack a Cooler (or Two)

If it’s a hot one outside, go ahead and enjoy the time you spend cleaning out the fridge and freezer. If you’re taking perishables with you, be sure to have a solid plan for keeping them at a safe temperature during the move.

While you’re at it, pack a cooler with ice, bottled water, and other favorite beverages so that you’ll have plenty on-hand once the refrigerator is shut down. Keep in mind that some moving services will help you out by delivering your unwanted food to a local charity.

4. Hang Some Plastic

If you have air conditioning, but you don’t want to lose it all to the outdoors while your movers are coming in and out of the house with armloads of boxes, you can have the best of both worlds. 

By hanging some plastic sheeting over the door(s) that the movers will be using and cutting a slit for them to pass through, you’ll keep most of that air-conditioned air inside where you want it.

5. Relax and Enjoy the Ride

You don’t have to sweat it out as you drive a huge moving van yourself, and you won’t have to sweat it when it comes to keeping an eye on your most prized possessions if you hire a company that specializes in local and long distance moving.

Just remember to bring pets, plants, essential documents, and any heat-sensitive belongings in your personal vehicle for the ride to your new home.  

Professional, Experienced Long Distance Movers

Long-distance moving doesn’t have to be an overwhelming process that leaves you exhausted from the heat. When working with professional household movers, like Prestige Moving & Storage, you might not even break a sweat. 

Just remember to start early, work smarter not harder, and don’t sweat the details (leave that to our professionals). Call now to learn more, or fill out our online form to request your free moving estimate!