Move Tampa Bay FL

Surviving a Summer Move in the Tampa Bay, FL, Area

Move Tampa Bay FlMoving is tiring in general, but a summer move in the Tampa Bay, FL, area can be downright brutal. Even if you have professional movers handling the physical labor, it’s important to be mindful of heat-induced fatigue that comes with being outside for most of the day as you go back-and-forth between your former location and your new one. Below, our moving experts share their tips for surviving a summer move in Central Florida.

  • Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Start upping your water intake several days before the big move. On moving day itself, be sure to have an adequate supply of cool drinks on hand for both you and your movers. As you pack, leave out a few handheld bottles so that you can bring the water with you throughout the day.
  • Take advantage of off-peak hours. In Tampa Bay, temperatures are typically highest between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. If at all possible, pack your belongings in advance. This way, when your actual moving day rolls around, you won’t have to waste the cool morning hours on indoor prep work. If your mover meets you at your home at 8 or 9 a.m., you can knock out at a significant portion of your move before it gets unbearably warm.
  • Dress smart. Although it’s tempting to wear your favorite athletic wear when you move, it’s better to select looser garments and lighter fabrics. Pack away your heavy denim and sweatpants; as you power through the day, you’ll feel much better in lightweight cotton.
  • Stay alert. Luckily, heat exhaustion can be avoided. During your move, monitor your family and moving crew for excessive sweating, pallid skin, and dazed expressions. If anyone starts to display signs of heat-related illnesses, find a shaded spot for them to sit down and encourage them to rest – whether or not they’re on the clock.

Ready to start planning your Tampa Bay, FL move? Contact our team for additional information and assistance.

Get a Price

Corey and Rob were amazing! They moved us from our two storage units in Apollo Beach to our new condo in South Pasadena UNDER budget. They were quick, professional and extremely polite. We highly recommend Smart Move! Do not look any further for a more efficient, stress free and quick move!

- Gary D.

Smart Move did an amazing job for us. We had a very complex move and Hannah and her team handled it easily, efficiently, professionally and carefully. The guys at the house were pleasant and knew what they were doing. Carl is a genius at loading like a jigsaw puzzle. They went above and beyond. Thank you Smart Move.  PS their …

- Donna G.

Thank you for being so good to all of my clients during their big transition into their new home! Even in a pinch, you’ve been able to find a way to store their items until closing or help them decluttered prior to placing their home on the market. Giselle is a sweetheart to deal with!

- Melissa M.

We had such a wonderful experience with Smart Moves! Hannah and Giselle set us up for the move and were so helpful. Jason and Kelvin showed up the morning of the move and got right to work. They were professional and hard working. We enjoyed chatting with them throughout the day. They took our furniture apart and set it all …

- Kelly M.

I have used Smart Move Moving 3 times now and they are great! Very professional, quick, and reasonably priced. All furniture is wrapped, wardrobe boxes are provided, and everything is insured.

- Kristin M.

Excellent customer service! Everything was moved twice, including in and out of their storage. Not one item broken or damaged. Movers were professional and efficient. I would not hesitate to utilize this company for moving and/or storage.

- Karen F.

Wonderful experience during the hectic time of moving. Made everything possible and on time! Definitely would use Smart Movers over and over and recommend to family and friends. On time, courteous, fast, reliable and took care of all my china without breaking a single item!! Thousands of pieces… Thank you Smart Move!

- Nathalie J.

To hire Smart Moves was a smart move. Jason & Byron were focused efficient, and handled the move out of the house and the garage in three hours. All items were protected, wrapped and handled with care as if it belonged to them. We hope to be able to use them again when we have to move our belongings from …

- Richard L.

Smart Move and their mover team (Anthony and Corey) did a great job getting our stuff moved on time without any damages. They also came in right on the estimate even with a few changes made on the fly. We would definitely use them again and recommend them to anyone.

- Andrew R.

The best service from the office, Giselle and Hannah, to the movers Carl and David. Everyone has been polite, caring, and extremely helpful. What a wonderful company to do business with. What a surprise when Carl and David started padding and shrink wrapping my furniture! It was included in the price not additional like other movers I spoke with! Smart …

- Claudia B.
View All Testimonials