Austin Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
June 06, 2019

Keeping Cool During a Summer Move to Austin

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Here is a fun reality should you be moving this summer--close to 80% of moves in the US occur in July and August. The kids are out of school, as well as for quite a few families, it's just simpler to pack up and go while school's out. And despite the fact that it is hot, you've got a much better chance for the weather being a non-issue over the summer time. It is possible to stay cool, both mentally and physically, by adhering to these simple methods for a summer season move to Austin.


Arrange Your Mover Early

That 80% number? They all require moving trucks, and a lot of them need a minimum of a rudimentary crew. It really is never too soon to begin taking into consideration the logistics of your move--full service moving company in Austin, do-it-yourself, or a place in the middle? Go ahead and get started calling professional moving companies concerning days and also estimates and decide at the earliest opportunity to be sure you are on their schedule.

If you put it off too long to hire a professional moving company--one that's certified with the NTSB, has full insurance on gear and employees, and provides a complete choice of services--you will find yourself working with a lower-end business that won't have the professional designations and knowledge to complete the task.

Book Your Friends Early, as well

Your friends will ask if they can offer you a hand with your packing. You should take them up on the offer--it will be a fantastic hangout time, and in case you are dismantling an home entertainment system or perhaps a playset, many hands can be a must have. Take into account that it's summer for everyone and get on their schedules several weeks out. This is particularly significant if your move is a DIY, figure out your dates to pack and load early on.

Transfer Sensitive Belongings in Your Car

Professional moving companies in Austin can wrap and safeguard delicate and valuable things so that they will transport safely to your new residence. They are aware of the most suitable packing material for a given treasure and they're masters in packing and balancing boxes. So, you don't need to worry about fine art, crystal, or china not making the trip.

Electronics, however, tend to be a completely different beast. The parts in televisions, computers, speakers, games consoles, and stuff like that are extremely sensitive to humidity and temperature and need to travel with you, inside an air-conditioned vehicle. Your mover company can help you package your equipment so that they are insulated against bruises and bumps, but many definitely will advise you set them within your vehicle for transport.

Prescription medications should additionally travel together with you. Place the meds you will need on the road in pill keepers and put the remainder of it in a baggie and put it within a handbag you'll keep in the air-conditioned car.

Click HERE for a list of things that your professional movers are not able to transport.

Organize an Early Day

Make an effort to schedule the difficult tasks at the beginning of the day. The humidity levels vary subject to whatever part of the country you're in, nevertheless the most severe heat normally occurs around 3 pm. When you can have trucks loaded close to 3 and then everyone can get more comfortable in an AC equipped vehicle. In case your move is a DIY, acquire the truck in the afternoon and load as much as you possibly can before it becomes too dark, then you should finish up the following day.

It Will be Similar to a Trip to the Seaside. Sort Of.

Pack a handbag with sun block, hats, insect spray, extra t-shirts, along with sunglasses to shield you against the burning rays of the summer time sun. Reapply sunscreen as advised, and change tees when they're saturated and yucky.

Stay hydrated. And then hydrate more. Grab cases of water bottles and put them in a cooler where everybody has access and provide them to the moving company team. They might usually provide their own, but on a hot day additional will always be welcome. Keep the beer for whenever you are unpacked and hydrated--alcohol, physical exercise, and a very warm day can be a recipe for a heat stroke.

Board Your Animals

Domestic pets require relief from high heat as well as emotional stress, therefore board them for moving day so they can be more comfortable. Get them on your way out; remember to make space in the vehicle for Spot.


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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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