By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Here's a fun truth for anyone who is moving this summer--close to 80% of moves in the US occur in July and August. The kids are out of school, as well as for a large number of people, it is merely easier to pack up and go while school's out. And despite the fact that it will be very hot, you have a much better chance of the weather being a non-issue throughout the summer months. You'll be able to stay cool, both mentally and physically, by sticking to these simple suggestions for a summer time move to Atlanta.
Book Your Mover Promptly
That 80% number? Every one of them need moving trucks, and most of them require a minimum of a rudimentary crew. It is never too soon to start taking into consideration the logistics of your move--full service moving company in Atlanta, DIY, or someplace in between? Proceed to begin contacting professional moving companies regarding dates and quotes and make up your mind as soon as possible to be sure you are on their schedule.
Should you put it off too long to employ a professional moving company--one which is licensed with the NTSB, holds full insurance on gear as well as employees, and provides a full choice of services--you may end up working with a lower-end business that does not have the professional designations and experience to do the job.
Arrange Your Friends Early, as well
Your pals will probably ask whether they can provide you with a hand with your packing. You ought to take them up on the offer--it's an excellent hangout time, and if you're taking apart an home theater system or perhaps a playset, extra hands can be a requirement. Keep in mind that it is summer for everyone and get on their calendars a couple of weeks out. This is particularly crucial if your move is a do-it-yourself, figure out your dates to pack and load early on.
Move Sensitive Belongings in Your Automobile
Professional moving companies in Atlanta are able to wrap and safeguard delicate and valuable things in order that they can move securely to your new house. They know the most effective packaging material for a particular treasure and they are experts in filling and balancing boxes. Consequently, it's not necessary to be worried about art, crystal, or china not making the trip.
Electronics, however, are usually an entirely different animal. The parts in TVs, laptops, audio speakers, gaming systems, and stuff like that are particularly vulnerable to humidity and temperature and need to travel with you, in an air-conditioned vehicle. Your mover company can help you package your equipment so that they are covered from bruises and bumps, but most definitely will recommend you place them in your vehicle for transport.
Medicines should additionally travel along with you. Place the medications you will require in transit in pill keepers and put the rest of it inside a baggie and put it within a handbag you will keep in the air-conditioned car.
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Schedule an Early Working Day
Make an effort to plan the challenging labor at the start of the morning. The humidity amounts vary depending on what section of the country you are in, nevertheless the worst heat normally hits close to 3 in the afternoon. If you can have the moving vans loaded near to 3 then everybody can get more comfortable in an AC equipped truck and car. In the event the move is a DIY, get the moving truck in the afternoon and load as much as you can before it gets too dark, and then finish up the subsequent day.
It is Like a Trip to the Seaside. Sort Of.
Pack a bag with sunscreen, hats, bug spray, extra t-shirts, as well as shades to safeguard you against the burning rays of the summer sun. Reapply sunscreen as directed, and swap tees when they are soaked and disgusting.
Stay hydrated. Then hydrate more. Buy cases of water bottles and place them in a cooler where everybody has access and offer them to the moving company staff. They might typically provide their own, however on a hot day more will always be accepted. Save the beer for when you're unpacked and hydrated--alcohol, physical exercise, along with a hot day are a formula for a heat stroke.
Board Your Animals
Animals require relief from high temperature as well as emotional tension, so board them on moving day so they're more at ease. Get them on the way out; make sure you allow space in the vehicle for your pet.
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