Summer ushers in warm weather, lazy no-school days, and the chance to spend more time outdoors. It’s also peak moving season, so local and long distance moving professionals must gear up for lots of overtime and back-to-back moves.
Moving in the summer makes sense—especially if you have kids in school. Whatever the reason you chose to embark on a summer relocation, here are some tips to keep in mind as you prepare.
Book Your Mover NOW
If you haven’t done so already, now is the time to reserve your moving company. Since summer is peak season, both long distance and local moving professionals find they are booked well in advance. Don’t wait, or you might find you have to adjust your schedule.
Try for an Early Time Slot
If possible, try to have the movers arrive early in the morning before the day has had a chance to heat up. You’ll still have to deal with the heat, but every degree helps.
Downsize to Save
This tip isn’t just for a summer time move, but it does apply. Don’t drag a lot of junk from your old house to your new house. Use the relocation as a chance to downsize. Depending on how much stuff you get rid of, you may be able to trim the cost of your move.
Make Plans for Kids (and Pets)
You do NOT want hot, grumpy, bored kids underfoot while the movers are doing their thing. Try to make arrangements with family or a neighbor to keep the kids occupied. It’s also a good idea to board the pets to keep them cool and to keep them from slipping out the door as the movers go in and out.
Turn Utilities On Early
Make sure the utilities in your new home are turned on a day early. If possible, turn the air conditioning on the night before, so the house will be nice and cool when you arrive.
Choose Quality Movers
A. Frisella has provided exceptional moving and storage services since 1914. Our experienced professionals are committed to providing our customers with a positive moving experience. Our business, which is accredited by the Better Business Bureau, is an agent of Bekins Van Lines, so we can handle your move anywhere in the country. We offer many services and benefits including:
· Free In-Home Moving Quotes
· Competitive Prices
· Free Stretch-Wrapping & Doorway/Floor Protection
· Full-Service or Fragile-Only Packing
· Custom Crating for Fragile Items
· Modular/Systems Furniture Installation
· Furniture Disassembly/Reassembly & Reconfiguration
· Short-Term and Long-Term Storage in Our Secure Facility
Call A. Frisella today, or fill out our simple online form to schedule a free, no-obligation estimate.