Summer is prime time for moving, especially for families with school aged children. Warm weather, clear skies, and longer days help with moving in the summer months.
However, depending on where you live, you may also encounter extreme heat, sudden thunderstorms, and other circumstances that make moving a bit more difficult. Use these tips to be better prepared for whatever summer brings you.
Prepare for the Heat and Manage Labor
- Work with your movers to select a time of the day to move, preferably early or late in the day to avoid the mid-day sun and the hottest temperatures.
- Wear comfortable, loose clothes made with breathable material, such as linen or cotton.
- Ensure that your professional movers have considerable experience and knowledge about working in hot conditions. If you choose not to hire professionals, find family and friends who can help you with the moving to spread out the burden.
- Schedule your power shutoff for the day after you move. This way you can use fans to help keep the home cool as you move. At the same time, schedule your service to turn on the day prior to your move. You will have your air conditioners and other cooling systems working when you arrive.
- Plan your work evenly. An hour of work each day for several weeks before the move is more manageable in high summer heat.
- Always keep a large bottle of water with you, and keep it refilled throughout the day. The average person needs about three liters of water per day to stay hydrated. You will need more if you are working strenuously in higher temperatures.
Choosing a Great Professional Mover
- Speak with your Global Van Lines Moving Concierge to be connected with our vast network of vetted, experienced moving professionals that will help you move to your new home, whether it’s across town or across the country.
- Consider the price, but consider other factors as well in your decision making. A mover who charges more but has qualified workers and keeps your household goods safe is worth every penny.
- Look for a mover who has experience moving in higher temperatures.
- Get an estimate in advance from at least three movers and eliminate any companies that seem too high or too low.
Your Global Van Lines Moving Concierge is here to help you with planning and scheduling your summer move. We offer this service free of charge and with no obligation to you. Contact us today!