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July 27, 2019

Can Moving to Houston & Vacationing Coexist?

Packing Car for Moving By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

The summer time is the perfect time for taking family vacations. However the exact good weather conditions and school year break also make it the best time for moving to Houston. And sometimes, these options overlap. If you are moving to Houston throughout the summer season, it doesn't automatically imply canceling your summer plans. In fact, you could prefer to go for a long holiday to the new residence fully set up devoid of all the madness in the middle.

With the right techniques, it is possible to take a vacation and get your home moved concurrently, in order to get back home to a mostly-set-up new residence. Here's how it is carried out:

Complete Packing and Moving Services

The key to this methodology is that moving companies can pack up your whole household, even if you are gone. They even unpack into the new house in addition to home furniture set up. In the event you have to or wish to be absent during a move, it is easier than you believe.

1. Work with a Trusted Packing and Moving Company

The initial step is to engage a household goods moving company that you're able to trust. Investigate local moving companies with good track records and packing/unpacking services. Get rates, speak with the movers, do what you need to be assured you will be utilizing the best business.

When you're all set, retain the services of your movers for a full pack-and-move service. They'll be prepared to talk about how this works and assist you to build a plan. Likelihood is, they will want to do an in-home estimate to present you with a detailed quote.

2. Make Options for Domestic pets and Non-Transportable Things

There are a few things that movers won't be able to pack or move for reasons of safety, insurance, or each. There are certain things you need special licenses or approval to move. These kinds of things include:

· House flowers and plants

· Fish aquariums

· Hazardous Substances

· Flammable Materials

· High-Value Personal Items

· Musical Instruments

· Domestic pets

Prior to leaving for your vacation, make arrangements for any of these items to make their own journey. Your movers will likely have helpful suggestions for the way to ship or transport anything that they cannot, as a policy, move on your behalf.

3. Keep Your Cell phone on for Urgent Calls

During your trip, keep your cell on. Typically, people moving are on the path around the same time frame as the moving truck and communicating is important. In case you are on vacation, a business trip, or are alternatively away throughout the move your movers will probably still require a method to get hold of you. Consequently, make sure they have actual contact details, keep your cellular phone on and be ready to respond to questions along the way.

4. Request a Friend to Be Your On-Site Decision Maker

Have a friend or associate who lives in the vicinity be your on-site decision maker. This is somebody that can be around for packing, loading and unloading and who can deal with any situation that arises as the movers pack and transport your things. Pick somebody you trust to make decisions as your representative that you'd concur with. This person will also be accountable for signing the origin and destination paperwork on your behalf.

5. Have Confidence in Your Movers

When the moving plans are all established, resolve to trust your professional movers in Houston. You should not worry about calling to check-in every several moments. Once you've appointed an organization to take care of a lengthy process such as moving for you, "no news" is good news. If you've done the preliminaries properly, then the move will take care of itself.

6. Arrange for an Unpacking Service

Interestingly, you don't even need to be home to unpack and set up your home. Moving services often offer an unpacking service including home furniture assembly. With some in depth directions, you could set up an unpacking service which will put just about everything exactly where you'd put it. Again, your designated contact will need to be on-site to sign paperwork.

7. Arrive Home to Your New Home

Ultimately, you can get home from your vacation to a new home which is already unpacked and awaiting you. No piles of cartons and home furniture to move. Rather, it is possible to get with full suitcases plus a phone brimming with holiday photos to assembled beds, a dish-stocked kitchen, and clothes hanging in the closets.


For those who have to be gone during the move to Houston or opt to steer clear of all the chaos of packing and unpacking, then it's a possibility to work with a professional moving company in Houston to manage the entire process so that you can come home to a fully moved residence in the new location. For more about how moving services can flex to accommodate your moving needs, contact us today!


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
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Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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