By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Summer is the hottest time of the year for moving, and we do not only mean temperature. With the kids out of school and the weather clear, the summer months are the number one time for families to move, but this also comes with its own specific group of issues. Combining the hot weather with high demand, it is critical to understand the do's and don'ts of summer moving. Are you going to be moving this summer? If so, it's time to start planning.
Summer Moving Do's
- Book As Far Ahead as Possible
- Pack Carefully or Work with Packers
- Keep Hydrated
- Apply Sunscreen and a Wide-Brimmed Hat
- Ask Sufficient Questions
What needs to be done when thinking about a summer move? As moving professionals in Houston, we are aware all the important chores to make sure your summertime move is as stress-free and pleasant as possible.
Book in Advance
Summertime is a hectic time for moving. Weekends are commonly reserved months ahead of the summer moving season and even weekdays will be booked solid. If you wish to work with a quality local mover in Houston, get in touch with them about your moving plans and approximate timeline as long before your relocation as possible. This way, you may be more likely to get moving dates which mesh with your plan.
Don't rush yourself when packing. Give yourself plenty of time and try not to overheat when loading boxes. Get help stacking heavy cartons and disassembling furniture items, if necessary, and don't tackle two-person jobs on your own. Summertime is a time when folks usually move in a frenzy, however it is not worth your toe bone or your grandmother's credenza to go fast.
Remember to drink plenty of water when packing and especially on moving day while loading or unloading the moving truck. Keep a water bottle with you and refill it often. It's also nice to provide fresh, cold water for your professional movers in Houston in the summer. Movers usually have their own water, however a cooler or a palette of bottles in the fridge is good for you, your family, and the movers alike.
Protect from the Sun
Use sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat when you will be overseeing the truck loading in full sunshine. Stick to the shade if possible and avoid over-exposure. Folks often don't recognize exactly how much sun they are getting when consumed with moving day activities, so be vigilant with yourself and keep an eye on sunburn with your family.
Ask Questions and Coordinate
Don't forget to ask enough questions. Ask how the truck will be packed from back to front and bottom to top. Talk about the route and how you should coordinate arrival with the truck at your new residence. Ask about your delicate belongings, about household furniture packing, and anything else you might be concerned about. An educated customer is a good customer.
Summer Moving Don'ts
- Delay Setting Up Utilities
- Forget to Make Special Plans for Children and Furry Family Members
- Wait Until the Last Minute
- Let the Stress and Heat Get to You
What shouldn't you do during a summer move? What decisions or things should you avoid to have the best experience?
Set Up Your New Home
Be certain your destination home is ready. What is the top thing you will want to experience after a long trip arriving at the new home? A blast of AC and a cool fridge for drinks. So, be sure your utilities are already set up in your name and turned on. Should you have an agent or the residence is closeby, have the lights and the AC turned on the evening before you are scheduled to get there.
Take Care of Children and Pets
Youngsters and furry friends require specific considerations during a move, especially in the summer. Be certain furry friends have a crate with everything they will need kept somewhere cool throughout the move. Pack an overnight bag with games and supplies for youngsters who are moving with you and keep both out of danger while cartons and pieces of furniture are being moved.
Book Ahead, Book Ahead, Book Ahead
Do not wait until the last minute to reserve your moving company in Houston or your personal travel plans. Both airplane tickets and hotel rooms along the way will go up in price during the summer, yet advance purchases will find a better selection and often find a discount.
Catch a Breath in the Shade
Finally, don't let the heat and the moving anxiety get to you. Moving is stressful enough as-is devoid the heat of summertime intensifying the feeling. Heat may make you drowsy and anxious on an important day, so make sure to watch your own anxiety and hangout a few minutes with a cool drink in the shade if you start to overheat either physically or mentally throughout a summertime move.
Moving in the summer months can be a great experience, and you can have a smooth and easy move with just some best practices. A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Houston can make your summertime move carefree. Plan in advance and keep a cool head to enjoy your summer move. Contact us today to get going on your move.
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