Are you planning a summer move? If so, you probably already know that the summer season is a popular time to relocate. Between the warm weather and longer daylight hours, summer makes moving easier. And for families with kids, school being out means more time to settle in before the new school year begins.

Moving always requires planning and coordinating, but being that summer is peak moving season, it would serve you well to stay organized and do a bit of extra planning. Below is our ultimate 2024 moving checklist to help you enjoy a stress-free move.

16 Weeks Before Moving Day- Research Movers and Gather Estimates

Summer is busy for moving companies, so we recommend contacting movers well in advance of moving day. At Quality Moving and Storage, our friendly and knowledgeable moving specialists are always available to answer your questions about our residential, international, and commercial moving and storage services.

12 Weeks Before Moving Day- Book Your Movers

Book your movers at least 12 weeks prior to moving day. It is best to get on the calendar sooner rather than later for summer moving.

8 Weeks Before Moving Day- Declutter

Many people declutter their homes in the spring and summer months and if you have a move coming up, it is a great opportunity to declutter even more thoroughly than usual. Take stock of your things and plan to sell, donate, or throw away items that you don’t want to bring with you to your new house.

6 Weeks Before Moving Day- Host a Yard Sale

Hosting a yard sale is a great way to give your old things new life. Yard sales held in late spring and early summer are often well attended due to the nicer weather.

4 Weeks Before Moving Day – Gather Packing Supplies and Complete Paperwork

You don’t need to start packing quite yet, but getting a head start on purchasing your supplies will save you time and effort in the long run. Consider gathering the following items for a smooth move:

  • Boxes
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Packing Peanuts
  • Packing Tape
  • A Box Cutter
  • Mattress Bags

This is also a great time to complete your moving paperwork. From changing your address with the post office and setting up utilities and Internet to transferring medical records and enrolling in school, moving involves a lot of paperwork. We recommend making a list and taking it day-by-day.

3 Weeks Before Moving Day – Start Packing

Packing is one of the most tedious moving tasks, but getting an early start on it will make your move stress-free. Be sure to label your boxes by room and plan out what essentials you will be bringing with you personally.

1 Week Before Moving Day- Finish Packing and Clean Your House

You should be nearing the end of your packing process and should plan to clean your home and get ready for moving day. Don’t forget to clean out your fridge and get rid of perishables!

The Night Before Moving Day- Do Your Last-Minute Packing and Rest

The big day is almost here! You have worked hard over the past few months so today, you can rest. Get organized, pack your personal bag, and get a good night’s sleep. Tomorrow is going to be great!

Moving Day- Eat, Hydrate, and Get Excited!

The day you have planned for has finally arrived! Make sure to eat a good breakfast and carry some nourishing snacks with you. Don’t forget to drink lots of water to stay hydrated. Moving in the summer heat can be tiring but remember to take some time to enjoy the moment and get excited for this new chapter!