Cool Tips for Your Hot Summer Move
The task of moving alone can be an overwhelming job, but moving in the summer heat can present an even bigger challenge. Throughout the country we are experiencing record-breaking temperatures that can lead to heat-related illnesses. There's no reason to let the summer heat get the best of you. By planning in advance and taking a few extra precautions, you can enjoy a stress-free move.
The number one thing to remember when moving during the summer months is to keep water on hand for you, your family, and your moving crew. Avoid soda and other sugary beverages that can further dehydrate you; and be sure to take frequent breaks. Be aware of the signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses so that you can act quickly. Having the power turned on at your new home is also a good idea, so the air conditioner and fans will already be running.
Having the right moving team can also take the hassle out of moving day. When your precious cargo is being loaded onto a moving truck, finding the right people to handle it is imperative. Heirlooms, pictures, clothes, electronics, dishes...they all need to be delivered in one piece, at a price that's within your budget. That is why it's a good idea to get written estimates from at least three different companies before making your final decision. You can also check your local Better Business Bureau to see if there are any grievances filed against the mover. And be sure to ask to see a certificate of insurance so you can make sure you're covered should anything go wrong.
After you've selected the right moving team, get packing; the earlier, the better! Be sure to divide your belongings into categories, such as recycle, donate, trash, and pack now. This can help the process to not become overwhelming. And before you tape those small parts to furniture or appliances, consider putting them in a baggie where they can't get lost. Label each sealed bag and keep them all in one separate box that you personally transport on the big day. Make sure you do the same for easily damaged items that can be ruined by the summer heat, as the trailer of a moving truck can quickly become hotter than the outside air.
Finally, when you do decide to plan for the big day, remember that your friends at Coldwell Banker, SSK, Realtors will be happy to assist you with all of your home selling and buying needs. We are the number one real estate company in Middle Georgia, and we're prepared to help you find your new home