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August 31, 2019

How to Plan a Last-Minute Move to Houston Over the Late Summer Rush

Packing and MovingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

When for preparing a move, you understand that you need a fair bit of time to plan for packing, reserving time with the moving company in Houston, and your travel using the truck. Most people have many months of advance warning to organize their move and solidly reserve the moving services they need. But occasionally, a move comes upon us unexpectedly. Maybe you are transferred to a new position and a completely new town with your company, possibly there's a family emergency and you must cross the state in a rush. And sadly, these abrupt moving plans from time to time happen smack-dab during the summer moving season rush when moving companies close to their most busy levels and most booked.

The good news is that you aren't trapped needing to Do-it-yourself the full move with a rented moving truck. You might still get the professional moving company services you could usually rely on with the appropriate tactics plus a bit of adaptability. Now, we are here to provide a handful of helpful suggestions on performing a last-minute move to Houston even when it occurs over the end of summer season rush.

Complete the Majority of Your Packing DIY

What actually matters for most of us is having the boxes loaded in the moving truck, the hefty furniture safely and securely moved, as well as the large moving van managed by knowledgeable professional movers. However what about packing? Packing can be extremely time intensive, so if you are considering a DIY pack job, here are a couple points to remember.

You're more than efficient at folding your closet into boxes and also hanging bags. With a few online tutorials, you'll be able to figure out how to utilize packing paper and dish packing grids to ensure your dishes, cookware, and memorabilia are properly packed. Certainly, you are able to pack up most of the not-so-delicate things in your closets and you might even be in a position to recruit friends, neighbors, or perhaps coworkers to get it done more rapidly if you're willing to reimburse them in pizza.

Even when you opt to not have a professional moving company in Houston assist you to pack, they will help you equip yourself to pack expertly with all the boxes, packing materials, furniture pads, and dish grids you need to do it correctly. And, if you get part of the packing finished and realize that you're in too deep, you shouldn't be scared to pick up the phone and get in touch with your local moving company to ask for help.

Be Accessible to Move on Weekdays

The weekend is the highest demand time for moving companies no matter what time of the year it is. It could possibly truly not be possible to find a summer time weekend which is not reserved. However weekdays differ. Mainly because far fewer people are available to supervise the moving process on weekdays, movers often times have these days, or perhaps available hours in the course of weekdays, open and obtainable for last-minute customers who didn't reserve a weekend a few months in advance.

For lots of people who must move all of a sudden, weekdays are less of a concern as your normal schedule and plans have already been turned on their head. When your work is moving you, you may be able to ask for a few added paid days off to handle the unexpected move. Should you be switching work, you might have the time at home on weekdays to manage this scheduling quirk.

And if you simply can't be available on weekdays, you might be able to connect with a buddy or neighbor who is around who could oversee the move for you whilst you're at work.

Work with Your Movers and Ask for Suggestions

Lastly, don't be bashful to ask your moving company for extra recommendations. Professional movers in Houston understand much better than other people what it is like to manage a hurried moving job and will be very happy to offer a couple of suggestions. Confer with your movers regarding your mutual agendas to choose the right days where both you and they are available and contemplate any helpful hints they supply concerning how to make the schedule work.

Your movers may even have valuable recommendations and expert tips from many years of experience concerning how to pack up faster, how to keep your treasured belongings safe while hastening, and what to do concerning un-movable things like houseplants, pets, or perhaps your chemistry set collection.


Moving in the eleventh hour, even during the summer moving rush, does not have to imply doing it all oneself. Should you be prepared to work with your moving company in Houston, we can assist you in finding the ideal dates, times, and methods to get the whole thing done promptly to the highest quality level even when there's no time to generate meticulous moving plans.


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The Mickelson Family
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