Moving during Summertime? Get Quotes Now!.
Well, even with the scorching heat, moving in the summer is much easier than moving in the winter with snow possibilities or harsh weather conditions. With that said, moving during the summertime may require some planning in advance. Here are some tips to make that brutally hot summer move a breeze 🙂
Contact moving companies at least 8 weeks in advance for moving quotes. Their schedules tend to fill up faster during the summer months and you’ll want to go ahead and get quotes so therefore you can officially hire a company and get on their schedule for moves. You should note though, as the demand is high for moving, you won’t have much room to leverage quotes against other companies. Competitive pricing doesn’t scare away business for these moving services during this season.
When booking your move with the moving company, request to be the first move of the day and arrive early in the morning while it is still relatively cool. Staying hydrated and wearing light athleisure wear will help you from overheating. Having a heat stroke during summer temperatures is a real threat. In addition to moving first thing in the morning, try and avoid the beginning/end of the month and the weekends. Typically, companies will charge more during these periods because that is when most people move.
It is also important to take care of your items during the move to avoid heat damage to your items. A moving truck can get very hot when packed tightly so it is important to bring some items with you in your car where they will have circulated air conditioning. Some items may include candles, musical items such as CD’s or vinyl records.
Don’t avoid moving in the summer because of the heat. It may seem brutal, but have you ever moved while it’s snowing? 😉