Summer is the ideal time for moving. The kids are out of school, everyone is at the beach, and the highways are as clear as they are ever going to get. If you want to move over the summer, we can help in more ways than one. As part of our commitment to you, we have provided a few handy tips to help make your summer move as stress-free as possible.
The Early Bird Gets the Worm
The sun’s rays are most intense between 11 AM and 3 PM. Temperatures climb up to a boiling point, and people who are outside at this time are vulnerable to ultraviolet rays. Moving is a laborious process, and you do not want to pack, lift, and move all your boxes when it is most difficult. It is a good idea to get everything done before noon. Holding off until later in the day is also a good idea.
Don’t Let Anything Melt with You
Scented candles are a wonderful way to make your room smell nice, and they are a terrible way to ruin all of the other items in a box. Air circulation in a moving van is poor, so ensure that anything that can melt is air conditioned, or at least isolated. DVDs and CDs may warp and wither under the intense heat, so make sure to keep these cool as well.
Everybody’s Moving on the Weekend
Generally, weekends and days at the end of the month are the most popular times for a move. Moving companies are very busy, so you would do yourself quite a few favors by scheduling your move for the middle of the week. Also, make sure to check in with your moving company before the move, to ensure that they are keeping track of everything.
Planning for the Dog Days of Summer
You need to make plans for yourself, your family, and also your pets. Cats, dogs, and any other pets are at risk of overheating during a summer move. Making sure they do not get out or otherwise interrupting your move is also vital for the process. We recommend letting a friend watch them for a day, or getting a kennel or cage for them. Whatever you do, make sure they are cool and have enough water to keep them happy.
Turn on Utilities before You Move
Picture this: you have baked in the hot sun all day, corralling kids and pets alike while crossing a vast distance. Then you get to your new house, shining and glimmering and absolutely broiling because there is no AC yet. If that does not appeal to you, ensure that everything is up and operational before you get there. Remember, you are going to have to unload and put all your stuff inside once you arrive, and there is no need for you to sweat your guts out.
If you have any questions about moving any time of the year, do not hesitate to call us. Our professional, courteous, and qualified staff are happy to assist you with any moving related issues you might have. The situation is always improving with Joe’s Moving.