Summer is here and so is the moving season. That’s why in this article we will discuss the top 5 things to remember when moving in summer.
To get started, it is important to remember that summer is the busiest moving season of the year which takes us to our first point.
Plan as early as possible when moving in summer
Since summer is the busiest moving season of the year, you have to expect higher prices. The earlier you start planning your move, the more you could save on your moving expenses. Start contacting your prospective movers and comparing prices. While planning your move, try to avoid the busiest time of the summer, like Memorial Day weekend or the first weekend of July. The best time to move is always in the middle of the month.
Summer time is also a good time for yard and garage sales. Planning a garage sale prior to your move day should help you save space for moving and make your life a lot easier
Beware of scammers
Most internet fraudsters take advantage of the elevated moving prices to scam people by offering ridiculously low prices. In this post we have made a list of tips to help you avoid becoming a victim of internet scam moving companies.
Plan for kids and pets
If you are moving in summer, there is a good chance that kids will be out of school. To keep your kids safe, if they are too young to help, it would be better if you kept them away from the moving process. You could ask a friend or relative to keep an eye on the kids and/or pets while you move. Otherwise they might try to help or get in the way of the movers while playing and end up getting hurt.
Moving itself is an intense activity. With all the lifting and moving, it’s easy to get dehydrated even in colder weather. Add to that the summer heat and it could get unsafe. Make sure that that you have enough cold refreshments for you and your moving team. Be considerate of your moving team, as they too, can feel the heat and may need to take short breaks from time to time and use some drinks.
Also, while you need to dress safely for the moving activity, make sure your attire is suitable for the weather. Avoid jewelery and any loose clothing that might get stuck on corners or get damaged.
During summer, depending on where you live or where you are moving to, the temperature can get to scorching levels outside. It gets even worse inside the moving truck. You should keep heat sensitive items in an air-conditioned vehicle when moving in summer. Otherwise your candles and chocolates will melt all over your stuff and make a huge mess.
If you hired a reputable moving crew, they should be able to help you or give you suggestions on how to wrap and move heat sensitive goods like leather furniture, CDs or Vinyl records. They have more experience dealing with this.
Give us a call today at 972 487 5843 to schedule your next move with Garrett’s Moving Inc.