Do you need to move this summer? From hiring residential movers to staying hydrated, take a look at the top summer-time moving questions answered.
Why Should You Hire a Mover?
The summertime heat and humidity can add extra stress to a move. Whether you can't stand the warm weather, you prefer air conditioning to outdoor activity, or you don't have the help you need to move heavy items, a professional can make your summer move a breeze. You won't need to worry about sweating through your move-out day clothes or lifting furniture. Instead, the movers will use their experience and expertise to efficiently transport everything from Point A to point B.
When Should You Hire a Mover?
The summer is a popular time to move. According to the National Association of Realtors, May through August are the busiest home sales months of the year. An increase in home sales may also mean an increase in the need for residential moving services. If you have a specific summertime date in mind or you're on a strict timeline, hire a contractor as soon as possible. The earlier you book this service, the more likely it is you'll get the time slot you need.
When Should You Move in the Summer?
If you're not on a timeline, you have a wider base of potential moving dates. After you select a day to move, you need to choose a time. Reduce the heat-related risks and pick an early in the day time slot. The earlier the move, the cooler the temperature. This will make the moving process easier for everyone involved.
How Can You Make a Summer Move Easier?
The choice to hire a professional mover is the first step to making your summertime move easier. But it's not the only tip to follow. Even though you won't need to lift, carry, and transport your boxes, bins, bags, and furniture, you still need to stay healthy and hydrated during a warm-weather move. To keep your energy up during a hot, humid moving day, drink plenty of fresh water and stay inside (in an air-conditioned space) or in the shade as much as possible.
Along with your own hydration, help the movers to stay safe during a hot day of summertime activity. Ask the movers if they need cool water to drink. If you've already turned the water off at your old home, have plenty of bottled water on hand for everyone.