Tips For Moving in the Summer From Local NYC MoversPosted on: Friday, June 21st, 2019
Tips for Moving During the Summer From Local NYC Movers
In North America, the most popular time to move is in the summer. While it’s certainly easier to relocate an entire household when it’s not snowing, that doesn’t mean that summertime doesn’t come with its own set of challenges. Here are a few tips from our expert NYC movers at Reliable Van to help you beat the heat on your big day.
Plan your move well in advance
For our MYC movers, summer is the busiest time of the year. Demand is high, so you’ll want to plan your move well in advance to ensure you get the dates you prefer. Most companies fill their schedule months ahead of summer, and it’s no exception at Reliable Van. If possible, especially since you’ll likely want to avoid last-minute chaos, call your NYC movers 6-8 weeks before the dates you’d like to reserve – even earlier would be ideal.
Research your options
Don’t just book with the first relocation company you call, assuming you can’t getter pricing, dates or service elsewhere. Instead, contact several places for quotes and compare what they offer. This will also grant you the opportunity to get a feel for their customer service. How they treat you over the phone is an excellent example of the service you’ll get come moving day.
The earlier (in the day), the better
Ideally, ask your team to show up as early in the day as possible, to beat the summer heat. Around midday, things warm up and start to get downright sweltering, so you’ll want to forgo loading and unloading the truck during this part of the day. Regardless of the time, make sure there’s plenty of water on hand to stay hydrated. Also, avoid overheating by wearing light clothing – heatstroke is a danger in the summer.
Pick a moving day that’s not so busy
The vast majority of people move at the beginning or end of the month, as well as on weekends. The last week of July and Memorial Day weekend is also particularly busy days. In all these cases, pricing can be exceptionally high. Instead of swallowing these extra costs, consider scheduling your move during the week. In doing so, you’ll also evade stressful traffic.
Moving in the summer can be a challenge. But, with our help at Reliable Van, it doesn’t have to be! Call us today for more information on how we can make your big day less stressful.