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June 06, 2019

Keeping Cool During a Summer Move to San Antonio

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

Here's a fun truth should you be moving this summer--almost 80% of moves in the US take place in July and August. The youngsters are out of school, and also for quite a few households, it's just preferable to pack up and go while school's not in session. And although it's very warm, you have a far better chance of the weather being a non-issue during the summer. It is possible to remain cool, both physically and mentally, by adhering to these simple strategies for a summer move to San Antonio.


Reserve Your Mover Promptly

That 80% number? They all will need moving trucks, and many of them need at least a rudimentary crew. It's never too early to begin considering the logistics of your move--full service moving company in San Antonio, DIY, or someplace in between? Go on and start getting in touch with professional moving companies regarding dates in addition to quotes and choose at the earliest opportunity to be sure you're on their schedule.

Should you wait too long to employ a professional moving company--one which is accredited with the NTSB, holds full insurance on gear along with employees, and provides an entire menu of services--you will find yourself working with a lower-end organization which does not have the qualified designations and expertise to do the job.

Arrange Your Friends Early, as well

Your friends will probably ask if they can provide you with a hand with your packing. You'll want to take them up on the offer--it is a terrific hangout time, and if you are dismantling an home theater system or perhaps a playset, extra hands can be a necessity. Take into account that it's summer time for all and get on their calendars a couple of weeks out. This is especially significant in case your move is a DIY, determine your dates to pack and load early on.

Move Sensitive Items in Your Car

Professional moving companies in San Antonio are able to wrap and safeguard fragile and valuable items so that they can transfer in safety to your new house. They understand the most effective packing material for a particular treasure and they are specialists in filling and balancing boxes. So, you don't need to stress about fine art, crystal, or china not making the trip.

Electronic devices, alternatively, are an entirely different monster. The parts in televisions, computers, audio speakers, gaming systems, and so forth are particularly vulnerable to temperature and humidity and need to travel along with you, inside an air-conditioned automobile. Your mover company can help you package your devices to ensure that they are insulated against bruises and bumps, but most definitely will recommend you place them in the automobile for transport.

Prescribed medicines also should travel with you. Place the medications you need on the road in pill keepers and place the remainder of it in a baggie and set it within a handbag you will keep in the air-conditioned automobile.

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Organize an Early Day

Make sure to schedule the difficult labor at the start of the day. The humidity levels vary contingent on which part of the country you are in, however the most extreme heat normally hits close to 3 pm. If you can have the moving trucks loaded close to 3 and then everybody can get more comfortable in an AC equipped auto. In the event the move is a DIY, acquire the truck in the afternoon and load as much as it is possible to before it becomes too dark, then finish up the following day.

It Will be Similar to a Holiday to the Beach. Sort Of.

Pack a tote with sunscreen, hats, pest spray, extra t-shirts, as well as shades to shield you against the burning rays of the summer time sun. Reapply sunscreen as directed, and replace t-shirts when they're drenched and gross.

Hydrate. After that hydrate more. Grab cases of water bottles and keep them in a cooler where everybody's got access and offer them to the moving company team. They will usually have their own, but on a very hot day more will almost always be welcome. Keep the beer for when you're unpacked and hydrated--alcohol, physical exertion, along with a hot day can be a formula for a heat stroke.

Board Your Pets

Family pets require relief from high heat and stress, so board them for moving day so they're more at ease. Pick them up on the road out; remember to allow room in the vehicle for Spot.


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
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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