Moving is never fun, but moving in the summer presents some unique problems. But don’t worry, Sparky’s is here to help with 5 summer moving tips to make your move a success.
Summer moving tip #1: Plan ahead
Summer is the busiest time of year for moving. Moving companies get booked up and there is a shortage of rental trucks and packing materials. Avoid last minute freak outs by booking a moving company or truck well in advance.
Planning is also essential to figure out the best day to move. If possible, pick a weekday in the middle of the month. Don’t forget to check out the weather forecast ahead of time!
Summer moving tip #2: Beat the Heat
We all love sleep, but for a summer move get started early in the morning so that you are doing as much of the loading/unloading as possible before the hottest hours of the day. Even if it is early morning or even evening, wear light clothing and sunscreen to protect from burns. Also, make sure everyone drinks plenty of water.
Summer moving tip #3: Plan for heat-sensitive items
It can get hot inside a moving truck, and not all of your items may be able to stand the heat. Some of these are obvious, like candies, but the biggest danger is probably from candles that can melt and then get wax on everything else packed with them. However, CDs, DVDs, vinyl records, and some electronics can also be permanently damaged by the heat. If necessary, consider packing these items in on air conditioned car, and be sure to unload them early in the process.
Summer moving tip #4: Start by cleaning
It might seem like a daunting task, but take the time to clean your new digs before unloading all of your stuff. This will help you avoid any surprises. It will also allow you to mentally organize where you will put things as you unpack.
Summer moving tip #5: Moving day kits
After a long, sweaty day of moving, most people will want to take a shower and relax. Make moving day kit for everyone. Suggested items for your kit are body wash, shampoo and conditioner, toothbrush and toothpaste, pajamas/a change of clothes, snacks, and toys (for children).
If at anytime during your moving process you just need a little extra space, contact Sparky’s Storage Solutions, and we will help take care of all your Amarillo self-storage needs. Call us at (806) 353-9500. Visit us online or in person at 7550 Golden Pond Pl. off 45th and Coulter in Amarillo, TX.