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Summer moving tips


Summer seems to be the most popular season for moving. Especially with people who have school-age kids or with students going to or from college. The busiest time is between Memorial Day and Labor Day, according to moving companies Brooklyn has listed. But due to being the busiest period of the year for movers, it is also the priciest. Prepare to pay an extra dollar if you want to move during this period. If you book the moving date a few months ahead, you might get lucky and pay a bit less. As with each move, there are many things to consider here. We will try and provide some summer moving tips, for your more comfortable and easier move.

One of the summer moving tips – expect to pay more

As we already mentioned, summer is the busiest and most expensive time of the year for the move. One of the reasons is that people like to have nice weather during their move.  The other big reason that summer is so popular is the school break. Parents with children in schools do not like to interrupt their routine by moving in the middle of the school year. If moving in the summer, everyone can participate in packing and moving, which makes the process much easier and less stressful for everyone. Even the cheap movers NYC has to offer are aware of this and therefore are using the opportunity to charge more in this season. Since the movers will be exposed to heat and other not so pretty sides of the summer move, we can say that increasing prices is a legitimate business decision.

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When moving in summer expect to pay more as it is the busiest season

Don’t forget to hydrate

Although moving during a nice, warm weather is less depressing, it has its downsides. People tend to forget how much they can dehydrate during summer. That is not a topic anyone should take lightly. Symptoms of dehydration can be severe, and lead to a heat stroke if you are not careful. In order to avoid all of this, take one of the simplest but most effective summer moving tips. Drink the water or other non-sugary fluids all day long, even when you are not feeling thirsty. Pack a bunch of water bottles with you on your trip and don’t forget to offer it to the movers. They will be grateful and it will help them be more efficient. Avoid energy drinks and anything with sugar or alcohol in it. Pure water or some sports drinks with electrolytes is what you need to keep you fresh and hydrated.

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Do not forget to hydrate and drink a lot of fluids with no sugar or alcohol in it

Summer moving tips on when to move

If you are from NYC, you can count on at least two months of high temperatures. The busiest days during each of the summer months are the weekends. Try avoiding it if you can. Not only because of the price but also because of the traffic you can get stuck in for hours. When it comes to which part of the day is the best for the move, we’ll have to say that it depends. If you are moving not too far away, we recommend starting from the early morning. You will be able to avoid the biggest heat and also the traffic rush hour. On the other hand, if you are moving long-distance or going for a DIY move, better choose late afternoon or evening hours. If moving while injured, then by all means start as early as possible as you will have to do things much slower.

Dress light and comfy

First of all, the clothes you plan to wear have to be comfortable. Do not wear anything too loose or baggy that might get you to trip over and fall. Shorts for men and a pair of comfy leggings are the best options. All your clothes should be of breathable fabrics, so cotton and linen are a good choice. Your footwear should have no toes exposed, you can easily get hurt with open shoes. Light colors and light materials are all you need. No matter if it is your old college t-shirt with stains or holes in it. As long as it does the job, it is a great choice. You should protect your head as well, by wearing any sort of a hat. Eyes are also very sensitive to the sun, so make sure to have your sunglasses with you all the time.

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Wear something short and comfortable, from breathable fabrics

Cool your new home down before you arrive

If you are moving to a nearby neighborhood or a state that is only a few hours away, turn on your AC before you arrive. You will be grateful to yourself when after a long and scorching day you come to a chilled house. Actually, you should turn on all utilities before you arrive, so you don’t have to deal with it anymore once you move in. In the summer all you need is a working AC and running water. And if you are that lucky to have rented or bought a house with the pool, then kudos to you. In this chilled environment, you will be able to easily deal with all post-move paperwork. If you are moving long-distance, turning on the AC in advance is not possible, but make sure to do it first thing as you arrive.

More summer moving tips

We have tried to elaborate on the most essential ones, but there are still a few more to mention. Depending on the distance, decide what you will do with perishables. If you are moving only several blocks away, don’t throw away your food. Store it in the specially made coolers and remember to take them out first, as soon as you arrive. Another very sensitive thing to heat is electronics. Phones, tablets, and laptops can all get damaged in the back of the moving truck due to the heat. If you are on for the long ride, consider packing them in some specialized boxes that can withstand the heat. For local moves, put them at the front of the truck and take them out immediately after food. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen, so you don’t get burnt. The list goes on, but hopefully, we have covered the most important.

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