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June 03, 2022

Summertime Moving Do's and Don'ts

moving during the summerBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Summertime is the hottest time of the year for moving, and we do not only mean temperature. With the kids out of school and the weather clear, summer is the most popular time for families to move, but this definitely comes with its own certain group of obstacles. Combining the hot weather with high demand, it is important to understand the do's and don'ts of summer moving. Are you going to be moving over the summer? If the answer is yes, it's time to start planning.

Summer Moving Do's

  • Think As Far in Advance as Feasible
  • Pack Slow or Work with Packers
  • Stay Hydrated
  • Apply Sunscreen and a Wide-Brimmed Hat
  • Ask Plenty of Questions

What needs accomplished when thinking about a summertime move? As moving professionals in San Antonio, we are aware all the best tasks to make certain your summertime move is as simple and pleasant as possible.

Book in Advance

Summer is a crazy time for moving. Weekends are commonly full months before the summer moving season and even weekdays will be booked up. Should you want to work with a good local mover in San Antonio, contact them about your moving plans and likely move-out date as long before your relocation as you can. This way, you are most likely to book moving dates which work well with your plan.

Pack Slow

Don't rush yourself when packing. Allow yourself an abundance of time and try not to overheat while loading cartons. Get help stacking awkward cartons and taking apart household furniture, if necessary, and do not tackle two-person chores on your own. Summer is a time when folks often move in a craze, yet it is not worth your lower back or your grandmother's credenza to go fast.

Keep Hydrated

Don’t forget to drink plenty of water when packing and especially on moving day while loading or unloading the moving van. Have a water bottle with you and refill it whenever necessary. It is also wonderful to provide fresh, cold water for your professional movers in San Antonio in the heat. Movers typically bring their own water, yet a cooler or a palette of bottles in the fridge is good for you, your family, and the movers alike.

Protect from Sunshine

Wear sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat in the event you will be managing the moving van loading in the heat & sun. Stay in the shade when possible and avoid over-exposure. Folks many times don't understand just how much sun they are getting when caught up in moving day chores, so be careful with yourself and keep an eye on sunburn with your relatives.

Ask Questions and Coordinate

Remember to ask sufficient questions. Ask how the truck is being packed from back to front and bottom to top. Ask about the route and how you can coordinate arrival with the truck at your destination. Ask about your breakable belongings, about furniture packing, and anything else you might be stressed about. An informed customer is a good customer.

Summer Moving Don'ts

  • Delay Utility Transfers
  • Neglect to Make Specific Plans for Kids and Pets
  • Wait Until the Last Minute
  • Let the Worry and Heat Get to You

What should you not do during a summer move? What choices or actions should you steer clear of to have a good experience?

Set Up Your New Home

Make sure your destination house is set. What is the top thing you'll want to experience after a long trip arriving at the new home? A feel of AC and a cool fridge for drinks. Therefore, make sure your utilities are already set up in your name and turned on. In the event you have an agent or the residence is nearby, have the lights and the AC turned on the night before you will to arrive.

Take Care of Youngsters and Furry Friends

Kids and pets need certain considerations during a move, especially in the summer. Make sure pets have a secluded space with everything they need kept somewhere cool over the move. Prepare an overnight bag with play supplies for kids who are moving with you and keep both out of harm's way while boxes and furnishings are being moved.

Book Ahead, Book Ahead, Book Ahead

Don't wait until the last minute to arrange your moving company in San Antonio or your personal travel plans. Either airline tickets and hotel rooms along the way will increase in price during the summer, yet early purchases will find a better selection and often find a discount.

Catch a Breath in the Shade

Finally, don't let the heat and the moving chaos get to you. Moving is stressful enough as-is devoid the heat of summertime intensifying the feeling. Heat might make you tired and anxious on a big day, so make sure to watch your own anxiety and catch a few moments with a cool drink in the shade if you begin to overheat either physically or mentally over a summer move.

Moving in the summer is a big experience, but you can have a seamless and stress-free move with just a couple best practices. A-1 Freeman Moving Group in San Antonio will make your summertime move fun and simple. Plan ahead and keep a cool head to relish your summer move. Get in touch today to get going on your move.


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