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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 

Summertime is the hottest time of the year for moving, and we do not only mean temperature. With the kids on summer break and the weather clear, the summer months are the number one time for families to move, but this definitely comes with its own unique set of challenges. Mixing the hot temperatures with peak demand, it's important to recognize the do's and don'ts of summer moving. Are you getting ready for a move this summer? If so, it's time to begin planning.

Summer Moving Do's

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

What needs accomplished when organizing a summer move? Being moving professionals in Dallas, we can tell you all the best practices to make sure your summertime move is as stress-free and enjoyable as possible.

Book Beforehand

Summertime is a crazy time for moving. Weekends are commonly reserved months in advance of the summer moving season and quite frequently weekdays will be booked solid. If you would like to work with a reputable local mover in Dallas, get in touch with them about your moving plans and likely timeline as long ahead of your relocation as you can. This way, you're most likely to be able to confirm moving dates which coordinate with your plan.

Pack Carefully

Don't rush yourself when packing up. Grant yourself an abundance of time and do not overheat whilst loading cartons. Ask for help stacking heavy cartons and disassembling furniture items, if necessary, and try not to undertake two-person chores by yourself. Summertime is a time when people frequently move in a whirlwind, however it is not worth your toe bone or your grandmother's antique desk to go fast.

Remain Hydrated

Remember 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 is also appreciated to provide fresh, cold water to your professional movers in Dallas 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 the Sun

Wear sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat if you will be overseeing the moving van loading in the heat & sun. Stay in the shade if possible and avoid over-exposure. Folks often don't realize just how much sun they are getting when consumed with moving day tasks, so be vigilant with yourself and keep an eye on sunburn with your loved ones.

Ask Questions and Coordinate

Remember to ask enough questions. Ask how the truck will be packed from back to front and bottom to top. Ask about the trip and how you should coordinate arrival with the moving truck at your new home. Ask about your fragile belongings, about furniture packing, and anything else you could be concerned about. An in-the-know customer is a satisfied customer.

Summer Moving Don'ts

  • Delay Setting Up Utilities
  • Forget to Make Specific Plans for Youngsters and Pets
  • Wait Until the Last Minute
  • Let the Stress and Heat Get to You

What should you not do over a summer move? What decisions or actions should you steer clear of to have the best experience?

Set Up Your New Residence

Make sure your destination house is ready. What is the one thing you will want to experience after a long trip arriving at the new home? A stream of AC and a cool fridge for drinks. Therefore, make sure your utilities are already set up in your name and active. Should you have an agent or the home is close, turn the lights and the AC turned on the evening before you are scheduled to arrive.

Take Care of Children and Pets

Youngsters and furry friends require certain considerations for a move, even moreso over the summer. Make sure furry friends have a carrier with everything they require kept somewhere cool throughout the move. Pack an overnight bag with play supplies for youngsters who are moving with you and keep both out of danger while cartons and furniture are being moved.

Book Ahead, Book Ahead, Book Ahead

Never wait until the last minute to arrange your moving company in Dallas or your personal travel plans. Either plane tickets or hotel rooms on the journey will increase in price during the summer, but advance purchases get a better selection and frequently find a discount.

Catch a Breath in the Shade

Finally, don't allow the heat and the moving stress bother you. Moving is stressful enough as-is devoid the heat of summer intensifying the feeling. Heat may make you drowsy and anxious on an important day, so be sure to monitor your own anxiety and hangout a few moments with a cool drink in the shade if you start to overheat either physically or mentally during a summer move.

Moving in the summer months is a good experience, but you can take advantage of a seamless and stress-free move with just some best practices. A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Dallas is here to make your summertime move carefree. Plan in advance and keep a cool head to enjoy your summer relocation. Call us today to get going on your move.


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