Moving can be tiring, especially if you’re moving boxes and lifting heavy furniture. Local Austin movers can help, but there will still be a lot for you to do, and doing it all in the heat of the summer can be a real challenge.
Whether you’re executing a move on your own or you’re hiring a professional team of Austin movers, these tips will ensure your family and your belongings don’t succumb to the heat.
Be Careful How You Pack
The most important thing to keep in mind during a summer move is how your things will be packed. In the winter, leaving your Blu-rays in the van isn’t a problem. In the summer, the heat could cause them to warp or even crack.
Keep the heat in mind when you’re packing. Pack heat-sensitive items like DVDs, plastics, and perishables in the same boxes. Transport these boxes in an air-conditioned car, or wait to load them onto the moving truck until the very end. Insulating boxes and using frozen water bottles can help too (just be sure the condensation won’t be in direct contact with anything that could be harmed by the water).
Get Your New Home Ready for Moving Day
Plan to stop by your new home before you haul all of your boxes and furniture. Set up some fans and turn down the air conditioner so everything is ready to go when you arrive on moving day.
If you aren’t able to visit your new location before moving day, plan to get everything set up and ready to go before you start carrying boxes in. Your family and your professional mover will be thankful that you turned on the air right away instead of waiting until everyone is hot and sweaty.
Take Hydration Breaks
It’s easy to get into the groove of a move and forget to take a break. After all, you just want to get your move over with already! However, you’re just asking for someone to end up dehydrated if you go full steam ahead without any breaks.
Bring along plenty of cool water and make sure it’s easily accessible in your new home. Take a five-minute break at least once every hour and drink some water. If you have children or pets, make sure they’re drinking water too.
If you’re searching for moving companies in Austin to help you with your hot summer move, give American Relocation and Storage Systems a call. Our local Austin movers would love to tell you how we can streamline your moving experience!
- Local Austin Movers