By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Summer is the hottest time of the year for moving, and we aren’t just referring to the temperature. With the kids on summer break and the weather clear, summer is the most popular time for families to move, but this also comes with its own unique group of challenges. Mixing the hot weather with higher than normal demand, it is imperative to understand the do's and don'ts of summer moving. Are you preparing for a move over the summer? If the answer is yes, it is time to begin planning.
Summer Moving Do's
- Reserve As Far Ahead as Possible
- Pack Carefully or Hire Packers
- Keep Hydrated
- Apply Sunscreen and a Wide-Brimmed Hat
- Ask Sufficient Questions
What should you do when thinking about a summer move? Being moving professionals in Austin, we can tell you all the important practices to make certain your summer move is as smooth and pleasant as possible.
Summer is a packed time for moving. Weekends are often full months ahead of the actual moving season and often weekdays are full. If you wish to work with a good local mover in Austin, let them know your moving plans and likely timeline as far before your relocation as you can. This way, you're more likely to get moving dates which mesh with your schedule.
Pack with Care
Never rush yourself when packing your things. Allow yourself sufficient of time and do not overheat whilst loading cartons. Get help stacking awkward boxes and dismantling furniture, when necessary, and try not to undertake two-person tasks by yourself. Summertime is a time when people frequently move in a whirlwind, but it's not worth your toe bone or your grandmother's credenza to go fast.
Remember to drink an ample amount of water when packing and particularly on moving day while loading or unloading the moving truck. Have a water bottle with you and refill it whenever necessary. It is also nice to provide fresh, cold water to your professional movers in Austin in the summer. Movers usually bring 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
Wear sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat when you will be overseeing the moving van loading in the sun. Stay in the shade if possible and avoid over-exposure. People many times don't recognize just how much sun they're getting when sidetracked 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 plenty of questions. Ask how the truck will be packed from back to front and bottom to top. Ask about the route and how you can coordinate arrival with the moving van at your new home. Ask about your breakable items, about furniture packing, and anything else you could be stressed about. An informed customer is a good customer.
Summer Moving Don'ts
- Delay Setting Up Utilities
- Forget to Make Specific Plans for Children and Furry Family Members
- Wait Until the Last Minute
- Let the Chaos and Heat Get to You
What should you not do throughout a summertime move? What decisions or actions should you sidestep to have a good experience?
Set Up Your New Home
Make sure your destination residence is prepared. What is the top thing you'll want to find after a long trip arriving at the new house? A feel of AC and a cool fridge for drinks. So, make sure your utilities are already set up in your name and active. Should you have an agent or the home is close, have the lights and the AC turned on the evening before you will to get there.
Take Care of Children and Pets
Youngsters and household pets require specific care during a move, even moreso in the summer. Make sure furry friends have a crate with everything they need kept someplace cool during the move. Pack an overnight bag with play supplies for kids who are moving with you and keep both out of the path while cartons and furnishings are being moved.
Book Ahead, Book Ahead, Book Ahead
Never wait until the last second to book your moving company in Austin or your personal travel plans. Either plane tickets and hotel rooms on the road trip will inflate in price during the summer, however early purchases get a better selection and perhaps find a discount.
Catch a Breath in the Shade
Finally, never allow the heat and the moving chaos get to you. Moving is worrisome enough as-is minus the heat of summertime intensifying the feeling. Heat can make you tired and anxious on a big day, so make sure to monitor your own anxiety and hangout a few minutes with a cool drink in the shade if you start to overheat either physically or mentally during a summertime move.
Moving in the summer is a great experience, but you can take advantage of a simple and stress-free move with just a few best practices. A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Austin will make your summertime move carefree. Plan in advance and keep a cool head to enjoy your summer relocation. Contact us today to get going on your move.
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