Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Summer Moving - Are there Advantages?

The moving season is at it’s peak during the summer and fall months. That’s why planning ahead is the best way to make your move a success. Reserve your movers and trucks as far in advance as possible this way you can pick your preferred moving date. As your planning be aware of when your moving date is, does it fall at the end or beginning of the month? Is there any holidays around your moving date? These are easy aspects to over look so keep it in mind when choosing your moving date. 

First thing to start with is setting up all your on-site estimates. Make sure to be consistent throughout each estimate: ask the same questions and show the representatives the same items this way you can compare apples to apples when making your final choice. The best way to do this is by blocking out one day of your weekend or a couple nights during a single week to get them all done. This way each representative is fresh in your mind to make the best choice for your move. 

Once you’ve picked your company and scheduled your moving date it’s time to start packing. If you’ve decided to pack yourself it’s easiest to pack at night, especially if you’ve decided to move the little items yourself. If you do this you can avoid the blistering hot sun that is out in the summer. If you can not pack during the cooler nighttime temperatures make sure to take frequent breaks. Also, during your breaks make sure to drink water to avoid heat stroke. 

It’s a good idea to get all your utilities switch over to your new home but make sure you don’t do it too early. If you packing or even moving yourself you’ll want to keep your air conditioning on as long as possible during moving day. Moving is strenuous activity and like before over heating is a concern. Keeping the air conditioning on could overall save you money and time because your movers will be able to keep a steady pace and avoid heat exhaustion. 

Although you’ve picked a summer/fall moving date it’s always good to check the weather a few days in advance, it can be unpredictable. This way you can plan ahead and warn your moving company for any rain or even possibility snow. They may have special equipment or an alternative plan so your possessions are not damaged from the unpredictable weather.