Summer is usually a very good time to move. The days are longer, the kids are out of college, and time away from work is much easier to get. So, it’s not surprising that about half of those moves occur during the summertime. Then again, summertime is usually exhausting and hot. These things pile stress in addition to anxiety.
Summer Moves – The Way To Do It, Right?
In terms of cost-effectiveness, some businesses make large promises and fail to deliver. We simply promise to show up on time, work hard, and keep our prices low. Moreover, with every move we manage, we do our part to make our world a better place. Finally, we do not just wish to be a one-time answer. We want to be your long-term supplier for all your moving and storage needs.
DO Expect to Pay More
Many movers employ extra crews throughout the summertime. Additionally, when demand is high, the principles of economics dictate the costs go up.
Some moving companies take advantage of these things to drive up their prices. As a matter of fact, for some moving businesses, the summer months are like the Christmas period for retailers. Most retailers make most of their money throughout the fourth quarter, and many movers earn the majority of their money throughout the summer.
But unlike some other companies, we operate to maintain summer moving costs as low as possible. We don’t rely on summer moves to make money, because when you provide excellent service because we do, the requirement is there.
DO Remember Water Bottles
Many people should drink approximately 64 oz of plain water on a normal day. A summer proceeding day is far from a usual day. This means both you and the movers need even more water to help erase the effects of physical and emotional stress. Frequently, the water is off at the previous place and new location during at least one aspect of moving day. And they’re almost certainly is no ice. So, put a lot of bottles in a cooler night before the transfer. You and your crew will appreciate this effort.
DO Start Early
Heat and humidity are usually lowest early in the morning. And, during summertime, sunlight generally comes up roughly early in the morning. Begin with the heavy material early, and the remainder of the move will be easier.
DO Turn On the AC
Speaking of non-working utilities, be sure that the electricity is on in your new place. That won’t address your lack of water issue, but it will keep you and your crew much comfier. If you are able, visit a new place the night before the move and turn on the air conditioner, so the house cools all evening. Don’t be afraid to crank it up. We’re pretty sure the older twenty-degree rule (never put the thermostat more than twenty-five degrees below the outside temperature) does not apply on a day.
DO Apply Sunscreen
This tip might be the most significant one. Sunscreen is not about comfort. It is about your health. And, even if it’s cloudy out, you can quickly get a terrible sunburn or even the beginnings of cancer. Additionally, it is a fantastic idea to put on a hat and sunglasses. Make certain the sunglasses aren’t too dim and explicitly say they block UV rays.
DON’T Wear Heavy Clothes
Moving day isn’t an opportunity to hide your gut or look great. Do not wear go-to-work clothes, and do not even wear everyday casual clothes. Instead, pull a year’s workout clothes out of the drawer and put them on. Most people also skip their showers on moving day. After a few hours of transporting things, a morning shower won’t mean much anyway.
DON’T Move on a Holiday
As mentioned, summertime is already more expensive. The conveniences of moving throughout the summer generally justify the slightly higher price. Due to a shortage of crews and trucks, holiday prices are higher. Additionally, events like block parties and community parades usually mean street closures. That means unwanted detours and delays.
DON’T Fly by the Seat of your Pants
Particularly regarding relocations, a stitch in time saves nine. About three weeks before the move, study, interview, and select a moving company. Start packaging at least four weeks before moving day. Do not leave anything before the final minute.
DON’T Overheat Things
We’ve discussed some techniques to keep yourself and your moving team comfortable and cool, or at least cooler and more comfortable. The same things apply to a lot of household products, particularly electronics.
They are designed to be used in climate-controlled places. So, keep these items inside for as long as you possibly can. If they are the very last thing on the truck, then they will also be the very first thing off the truck. Even when the indoors are stuffy, it’s not anywhere near as hot and humid as the interior of a moving truck.
DON’T Forget to Put Perishables in Coolers
This last point goes back to some we’ve already talked about. Instead of throwing out this stuff, if your move is a local one, pack it in a cooler. If you thought electronics were sensitive to warmth, that is nothing compared to a gallon of milk. Sure these things are fine in your back for a couple of hours, but they’re not okay at the rear of a truck for that long.
Two Bonus Tips:
During the summertime, with that hot weather and dampness from the air, various creatures and critters come crawling around. There are many invasive species, such as beetles and ladybugs, that can make your move downright annoying. If you’re dead set on moving during the summer, we recommend inspecting your possessions and boxes for any undesirable guests sooner instead of later.
Packing Your Clothing
Lastly, if you are in the process of packing all your clothing, remember to keep a few sets out for the summer season. You do not wish to try out packaging and loading a truck in tight, hot clothes. Instead, opt for loose, breathable clothes and have plenty of water nearby.
To create your summer move outstanding, contact long-distance moving companies Austin. We’ve got experience helping homeowners relocate during the summer heat.
Texas Movers Group provides long-distance and local moving services in Dallas, Frisco, Plano, Allen, Carrollton, Richardson, Katy, Celina, Montgomery, Texas.