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May 15, 2024

Summertime Moving Do's and Don'ts

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

Summer is the hottest time of the year for moving, and we don't just mean temperature. With the kids on summer break and the weather clear, summertime is the number one time for families to move, but this additionally comes with its own specific set of issues. Combining the hot weather with high demand, it is important to recognize the do's and don'ts of summer moving. Are you going to be moving this summer? If you are, it is time to commence planning.

Summer Moving Do's

  • Book As Far in Advance as Feasible
  • Pack Slow or Hire Packers
  • Keep Hydrated
  • Apply Sunscreen and a Wide-Brimmed Hat
  • Ask Sufficient Questions

What should you do when organizing a summer move? As moving professionals in El Paso, we can tell you all the best chores to make sure your summer move is as simple and enjoyable as possible.

Book Ahead

Summertime is a crazy time for moving. Weekends are often full months ahead of the actual moving season and often weekdays can get booked solid. Should you would like to work with a reputable local mover in El Paso, get in touch with them about your moving plans and estimated move-out date as far before your relocation as possible. This way, you're more likely to be able to confirm moving dates which coordinate with your timetable.

Pack Carefully

Do not rush yourself when packing. Grant yourself plenty of time and try not to overheat while loading boxes. Ask for help stacking heavy cartons and dismantling furniture items, when necessary, and don't tackle two-person chores by yourself. Summer is a time when folks often move in a frenzy, yet it is not worth your lower back or your grandmother's credenza to go fast.

Stay Hydrated

Don’t neglect to drink plenty of water when packing and especially on moving day while loading or unloading the truck. Keep a water bottle with you and refill it frequently. It's also appreciated to provide fresh, cold water to your professional movers in El Paso in the heat. Movers usually have their own water, but a cooler or a palette of bottles in the fridge is helpful for you, your family, and the movers alike.

Protect from the Sun

Apply sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat in the event you will be overseeing the moving truck loading in the heat & sun. Stick to the shade if possible and avoid over-exposure. Folks many times don't recognize just how much sun they're getting when consumed with moving day activities, so be careful with yourself and keep an eye on sunburn with your loved ones.

Ask Questions and Coordinate

Do not neglect to ask plenty of questions. Ask how the truck is being packed from back to front and bottom to top. Talk about the route and how you can coordinate arrival with the moving van at your destination. Ask about your fragile things, about furniture packing, and anything else you could be concerned about. An informed customer is a satisfied customer.

Summer Moving Don'ts

  • Delay Setting Up Utilities
  • Neglect to Make Exact Plans for Kids and Furry Family Members
  • Wait Until the Last Minute
  • Let the Chaos and Heat Get to You

What shouldn't you do during a summertime move? What decisions or things should you sidestep to have the best experience?

Set Up Your New Residence

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

Take Care of Youngsters and Furry Friends

Kids and pets will need certain care for a move, especially over the summer. Be certain pets have a carrier with everything they need kept somewhere cool over the move. Prepare an overnight bag with games and supplies for youngsters 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

Do not wait until the last second to reserve your moving company in El Paso or your personal travel plans. Both airline tickets and hotel rooms along the way will increase in price during the summer, however early purchases get a better selection and perhaps find a discount.

Catch a Breath in the Shade

Finally, don't let the heat and the moving stress get to you. Moving is worrisome enough as-is minus the heat of summertime intensifying the feeling. Heat can make you sleepy and anxious on a crucial day, so make sure to monitor your own worry 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 months might be a great experience, but you can enjoy a smooth and easy move with just some best practices. A-1 Freeman Moving Group in El Paso will make your summer move fun and simple. Plan in advance and keep a cool head to relish your summer move. Get in touch today to get going on your move.


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