Moving While Kids Are Out Of School
The most popular time to move is while kids are on break; whether it be summer, fall, or spring. The summer is most popular, though, because it is easiest for kids to transition into a new grade making new friends all at once. On top of that, moving in Broward is even hotter than most of the Country. Using our tips, we can make the move a breeze!
Plan Ahead For Your Move
Since summer is the prime time for moving, it’s the busiest time of the year for movers, so you should get through to a reputable Mover immediately. The best Movers book up well in advance and you will be left with the unethical moving companies, or the ones who do not take as much pride in what they do. It is best to look 6-8 weeks in advance and book once soon after the initial contact. After that, you should begin packing several days before your move and get completely organized. Remember, summer time is hot and you will get fatigued faster! Oh, and don’t forget to talk to you Mover about packing materials! They should be able to supply materials plus a list of what you will need.
Do thorough research To Find The Best Mover
It is always best to contact 3 Moving Companies for a quote. When you are making your decision, it should not be based solely on price, while that should be a large factor. You should also consider what each include with their pricing; if the price is guaranteed not-to-exceed, are there extra or hidden charges, and what their track record has been with previous clients’ satisfaction. Other things to consider are if they offer in home consultations, and if they broker the work or do it themselves.
Beat the Heat
When possible, it’s a good idea to book your moving company to arrive early in the morning while it is still relatively cool. Remember to stay hydrated, especially if you’re doing strenuous activity, and wear light clothing, so you don’t overheat. Heat stroke is a real danger when moving in the summer.
Move on the least busy days
The beginning and end of the month and weekends are always packed because that’s when most people move. Memorial Day weekend and the last weekend of July are especially busy. Moving companies are not willing to lower their rates on these days. But business is usually slow on weekdays since most people have to work. If you move on these days, you will usually get a better price.
If you have to move on a particular day like Friday or Saturday or the first or last day of the month, chances are, if you book last minute it won’t be an easy process to find a moving company. This means that latecomers are forced to pay steeply hiked-up prices.
Take Care of Your Belongings
Certain items won’t fare very well in a hot moving truck and should be taken with you in the car, or packed extremely carefully. These items include candles which can melt in the heat and get wax all over your other items and music items, such as instruments, CDs, cassettes, and vinyl records, which could warp or get damaged under high temperatures.
Don’t let the challenges of moving in summer scare you; as long as you keep on top of things and plan ahead, it won’t be a nightmare.