Planning a Last-Minute Move to Houston During the Late Summer Rush

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

When planning a move, you know that you must have a certain amount of time to prepare for packing, scheduling time with the moving company in Houston, and your journey with the moving truck. Most of us have many months of advance warning to organize their move and properly arrange the moving services they want. But occasionally, a move occurs for us abruptly. Perhaps you are transferred to a new position and a totally new metropolis with your workplace, maybe there is a family emergency situation and you need to cross the state in a hurry. And unfortunately, these abrupt moving plans sometimes take place 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're not caught being forced to Do-it-yourself the entire move using a rented moving van. You can still get the professional moving company services you could usually count on with the right tactics along with a bit of adaptability. Now, we're here to give a couple of helpful pointers on completing a last-minute move to Houston regardless of whether it happens over the end of summer rush.

Accomplish the Majority of Your Packing DIY

What actually matters for most people is having the cartons packed on the truck, the hefty household furniture safely moved, and the large moving truck handled by knowledgeable professional movers. Nevertheless what about packing? Packing can be very time consuming, so if you are thinking of a DIY pack job, here are a few things to bear in mind.

You're more than effective at folding your closet into boxes as well as hanging bags. With some internet tutorials, you can actually figure out how to make full use of packing paper and dish packing grids to ensure your dishes, cookware, and collectors items are securely packed. Certainly, you'll be able to pack up most of the not-so-delicate stuff within your closets and you might even be able to recruit pals, neighbors, or coworkers to get it done quicker should you be willing to reimburse them in pizza.

Even though you may decide to not have a professional moving company in Houston help you pack, they can assist you to equip yourself to pack expertly using the boxes, packing supplies, furniture pads, and dish grids you need to do it correctly. And, should you get some of the packing concluded and recognize that you're in over your head, don't be scared to pick up the phone and call your local moving company to ask for help.

Be Accessible to Move on Weekdays

The weekend is the greatest demand time for moving companies regardless of what time of year it is. It could possibly truly not be possible to locate a summer time weekend which is not scheduled. But weekdays are different. Because significantly fewer people are accessible to supervise the moving process on mondays to fridays, movers frequently have these days, or even available hours during weekdays, open and readily available for last-minute customers who failed to book a weekend many months in advance.

For many individuals who have to move all of a sudden, weekdays tend to be less of a concern since your regular schedule and plans have already been turned on their head. When your employer is moving you, you may be in a position to ask for a couple of additional paid days off to deal with the unanticipated move. If you're changing work, you may have the time at home on weekdays to handle this scheduling quirk.

And if you simply can't make yourself available on weekdays, you may be able to connect with a buddy or neighbor who's around who could watch over the move for you as you are on the job.

Work with Your Movers and Seek out Guidance

Lastly, you shouldn't be bashful to ask your moving company for further tips. Professional movers in Houston understand much better than other people what it is like to take care of a rushed moving job and should be very happy to offer a handful of recommendations. Speak with your movers concerning your mutual timetables to choose the right days where both you and they are available and consider any helpful hints they provide on how to make the schedule work.

Your movers could even have beneficial guidance and knowledgeable suggestions from quite a few years of know-how concerning how to pack up faster, how to keep your treasured items safe while rushing, and what to do about un-movable items like indoor plants, domestic pets, or perhaps your chemistry set collection.


Moving at the last minute, even throughout summer time moving rush, doesn't need to imply doing it all yourself. If you are willing to work with your moving company in Houston, we are able to help you find the right dates, times, and methods to get the whole thing done on time to the maximum quality level even when there isn't any time to generate careful moving plans.


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