We hope you’ve made the best out of this summer and rejuvenated yourself. Because now the time has come to turn towards more important tasks. You know the one we’re referring to. After all, it’s been on your mind for the last couple of months. However, before you get all into planning your Brooklyn summer moving process, we would like to prepare you. Now, you might have already found the ideal Brooklyn mover and secured your new residence, but that’s not all. There is still the small matter of getting through the actual moving day with the summer heat. So prepare yourself with these simple yet effective guidelines.
Do your Brooklyn summer moving packing a day early
No matter if you’ve planned the relocation a month or a week in advance, preparation is important. Imagine your team of movers coming by and finding you still packing boxes? Nobody really wants that – it would be a hassle for everyone. And more importantly, it would cause delay and extra expenses. So make sure to take a day or two before the actual moving day to pack all your stuff properly. That way you will ensure a smooth and fast Brooklyn summer move – movers come by, load up everything and you’re done. And you can do all this in a matter of a couple of hours.
Get a jump start on the heat on your Brooklyn summer moving day
Nobody really wants to do labor work during a heat wave. This is why it’s important to book your Brooklyn relocation company to arrive as early as possible. The goal should be having the work done by 12 PM, and leaving some wiggle room for an extra hour or two. After all, you need to consider that there is still the task of unloading your boxes and settling in. The good thing is that most professional movers are aware of this and will opt for coming in early. And if they are unable to, you might want to consider changing the moving date.
Opt for the least busy day for your Brooklyn summer relocation
As you might imagine, weekends are busiest days of the week for relocating, since most people don’t work. So if you are looking to do your summer move on a Friday or Saturday, prepare yourself. However, there is a simple resolution. Because of this fact, relocation business is slow during the week, which means three things for you:
- Higher availability rate when it comes to hiring Brooklyn movers
- Slightly lower moving estimate from movers
- Faster relocation due to minimal traffic
Dress properly for your Brooklyn summer moving day
Seeing that you will be exposed to the summer heat during your relocation, you need to be prepared. First step is dressing the part. So save your Hawaiian shirt for after the move and get to finding some cotton or linen clothes. Basically, you need something lightweight with plenty of breathing space, but not too leisure since you are going to be carrying boxes. Second – go with light-color clothes, something to reflect the sun and keep you as cool as possible. And finally, remember to cover your head from open sunlight which a cap should be sufficient for.
Personal tip: sneakers, cargo shorts, old white t-shirt and a sport cap should get you through the move easy.
Make sure that both you and your movers stay hydrated
Drinking plenty of water is something that you should normally do in the summer. And especially during physical endeavors such as moving. We are not talking about a stroll in the park here – you will be lifting and carrying boxes. So be certain that sweating and heavy breathing is involved, which is why H2O is important. In case you are not in shape or it’s been a while since you hit the gym, understand that you will need more water to keep you hydrated. Conclusion – secure large amounts of bottled water for both you and your team of Brooklyn movers.
Make necessary preparations for Brooklyn summer moving day
Staying hydrated and having the right attire won’t help much if your home is a volcano waiting to erupt. Make sure to turn up the air condition and cool down your house before the relocation crew arrives. By doing this, you not only ensure for a faster move, but you also provide safer and controlled conditions for yourself and everyone else.
Another way of securing good moving terms would be cold-towels. Fill up a portable fridge with ice, keep it cooled and soak some towels. It might look silly, but your movers will be grateful after everything has been done.
Consider the fragility of your stuff and the order in which they are packed
It’s safe to presume that not all your possessions are heat-resistant. And it is because of this that we advise careful planning and organization while loading those very same belongings onto a truck. The most fragile items should be moved by you directly to your new place a day or two in advance so as to avoid them sitting in a truck and suffering damage. Rest of the things should be packed logically – heavy resistant furniture and boxes first and the rest on top of those.
If you are moving with family, ensure that your kids are as comfortable as possible
It’s always hard to decide on what to do with your kids on a Brooklyn summer moving day. When it comes down to it, you have three choices:
- Leave them with a babysitter in a separate part of the house.
- Send them off to a friend’s house for the day.
- Get them involved in the moving process.
Personal tip: it all depends on the age, but we believe that everyone should be involved in the move. Not only does it help make the entire process easier and faster, but it can also be fun. You can make a day out of it, while teaching your kids the importance of contributing and working as a team.
Don’t neglect pets and making them comfortable
You need to consider that your pet might not react well to the entire chaos of moving. People carrying furniture and boxes, a lot of talk and noise – could be stressful in the eyes of a pet. So perhaps you could find a sitter for the pet or have a friend take them for the day. Nothing special, just take them for a walk away from the Brooklyn summer moving chaos so as not to stress them.