Top five summer moving tips for Floridians

May 17, 2022

Learn the best practices to follow for a big move to the Sunshine State during the hottest months of the year  


As the most popular season for moving with 80% of all moves in the U.S. occurring between April and September, relocating in the summer comes with its own challenges that you should prepare for. [1]

Especially in Florida, moving during the summer can be uncomfortable and inconvenient at times. The Sunshine State’s heat combined with storm season are not circumstances to be taken lightly, so we’ve put together a list of the best summer moving tips below to make your move go as seamlessly as possible. 


Tip #1: Follow basic moving preparations 

Regardless of the season or location, there are certain preparations you should always make for a move to make it a stress-free experience. Packing ahead and creating a moving checklist are great practices to keep in mind when approaching move-in day. 

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Tip #2: Plan for daily weather changes

If you’re new to the state, Florida’s weather can be extremely unpredictable, especially in the summer. In the morning, the sun can be shining bright with clear skies and later on in the same day, there’s a volatile thunderstorm quickly moving through. 

Remember to pay attention to forecasts for your move date to prepare for any disruptions and delays. Be sure to also keep an eye on your weather app during your move-in day to keep an eye out for an afternoon thunderstorm.


Tip #3: Take breaks 

Spending a whole day moving can be exhausting, so take moments throughout the move to rest and recharge.

The high temperatures are very intense in the Florida summer. Remind yourself that everything doesn’t need to be done all at once and that taking your time to avoid heat exhaustion will be healthier in the long run. 


Tip #4: Prepare for the sun

Florida is deemed the Sunshine State for a valid reason! Even when it’s cloudy, the UV rays can be dangerously high. It’s important to cover up and wear sunscreen to prevent sunburns. Heat strokes are also a threat when moving in the summer, so don’t forget to stay hydrated throughout the day. 


Tip #5: Schedule your move carefully

Although summertime is peak moving season, there are certain scheduling tips you can follow to make the process less stressful. Weekends are the most popular time for movers, so try scheduling your move-in day on a weekday if possible. Avoid major holidays like Memorial Day and Labor Day to stay away from traffic and busy stores. Be sure to also schedule your move as far in advance as possible to give you plenty of time to prepare for your next steps. 


In conclusion

Moving day can be a lot of work, especially in the Florida summer. With these helpful summer moving tips, you should be well prepared to take on the moving process with ease. 


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1: Moving Labor | When is Peak Moving Season? [2022]