Considerations for Moving in the Summer

moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Regardless of what time of the year, moving is stressful. Yet moving to Killeen in the summer months might incorporate unique factors as well as challenges. Make sure you are prepared for a summer move and the many issues that come with it by reading on…
 

Try to Enjoy the Summer

Summer is the ultimate time to be outdoors, savoring the weather and the many summertime activities. The last place most people want to be on a nice summer evening is inside packing their belongings for an upcoming move. Therefore, take the time now to come up with a plan including time for both packing and summer events. By balancing your moving responsibilities with a few exciting summertime activities, you’ll still get to relish the season. And, for those who have children, attempt to involve them in activities in both the new and old location, especially in the event you are moving halfway through the summer season.

If you're moving a long distance, make an effort to time the move to permit you to have some good times on the way. After the professional movers in Killeen have loaded up your old residence and are heading to your new residence along with your belongings, spend some time to play tourist, if the delivery plan allows it. You might have time for a full family vacation or at the very least a couple of day trips on the way, yet in either case, you will have a nice break prior to needing to stress about unpacking and settling into your new house and town.

Think Ahead & Have a Contingency Plan

Summertime is peak moving season, especially for long-distance moves, so don’t delay in getting in touch with a professional mover in Killeen. The further out you schedule, the more likely you will probably be to get the dates that you might want. And remember that a last-minute change on your end, such as a change in the closing date on the new home, could result in a big delay, since the moving company in Killeen will have to reschedule their entire schedule to support your new dates. Therefore, you may find yourself having to wait for a semi truck as well as driver to be available.

Developing a backup plan is recommended. Moving during peak season means that almost all trucks are frequently at capacity. While moving companies do everything that they can to ensure schedules are fulfilled, sometimes setbacks can happen. Be sure that items that you can’t do without, including medications and your many chargers, are with you and not packed away in the moving van. Maybe bring a few extra sets of clothes with you, just in case, and be prepared to go out to a dollar store and purchase some inexpensive plates and utensils, as needed.

Sure, It’s Scorching

Moving in the summer months is bound to be hot. Be sure that the items that you will be sending on the moving truck can endure the temperature for the length of time that it's going to take to get the belongings from the old residence to the new home. Anything that can melt, including candles or records, ought to travel in your air-conditioned vehicle. Additionally, it’s not a good idea to send anything that is damp in the moving van. These things may mold making a health hazard.

Finally, it’s important to take care of yourself and your family members when moving in the summer. Keep hydrated through taking regular water breaks and put on sun block or perhaps avoid the direct sun light wherever possible. The last thing that you desire would be to have to take a trip to the nearby Emergency room because you got too hot when moving your items while in the sizzling sun.

But, don't worry, despite the fact that a summer time move can be challenging, you will ultimately get all unpacked in your new residence. Take the time to relish some summer events and take a look at your new town and before very long, autumn will be settling in.

If you are wanting to move, A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Killeen would like to help. Get in touch with us today!

 

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