As summer approaches, it’s easy to get lost daydreaming about the fun, seasonal activities coming up during our time off for vacation. Barbecues, beach days and short overnight trips are marked on the calendar, and before we know it, school is out and vacation begins.
As we anticipate these sun-filled, activity-packed days off, it can be easy to leave less exciting tasks to the wayside. For those of us planning a summertime home relocation, this can often be the case. Fortunately, there are some steps that can be easily taken to ensure that you can enjoy some fun in the sun while executing a smooth and seamless summer move. To get you motivated for your summer relocation, take a look at our favorite moving tips from our team of professional movers at Azalea Moving & Storage.
The Early Bird Gets the Worm
Starting the moving process with a traditional spring cleaning is common for many of us who plan to relocate over the summer months. It’s also a great way to shrug off winter and get ourselves ready for the early summer garage sale season, too.
As great as the spring season is to prepare for moving in summer, keep in mind that the summertime is also peak moving season here in Charleston. That’s why top-rated movers like Azalea Moving & Storage recommend that you book your moving appointment as early in advance as possible.
It is estimated that around 80% of the 40 Million Americans that move each year do so during peak season. Mornings, the first and last days of each month, and weekends are the most sought-after time slots and preferred SC movers are booked earlier than you might expect. Avoid the disappointment of not finding a trusted service and the stress of an undesired moving date by booking early so that you can enjoy a care-free summer.
Beat the Heat
Moving in the summer months also means taking safety precautions to combat the South Carolina heat. For example, it’s a good idea to start out early to avoid strenuous work as the temperature spikes. Dress lightly and comfortably during the moving process and turn on the air-conditioner in both homes, if possible. Most importantly, make sure to stay hydrated and to recognize the signs of heat stroke or exhaustion. Finally, hire a full-service, top-rated moving company to advise and aid in moving any temperature-sensitive items you may have that are sensitive to hot weather, like electronics and house plants.
Leave it to the Pros
Moving homes is a large undertaking that many people underestimate. As important as planning ahead is, it is equally vital to hire reliable, organized and professional help. Since top-rated, insured and full-service movers are booked up quickly, it can be easy to fall prey to the uninsured and unprofessional services that pop up to fill the peak season demand. A big mistake would be trusting your hard-earned belongings, family heirlooms, and prized possessions to these types of sub-standard operations.
To spot these amateur providers, look for warning signs such as low-balled estimates, unusually large deposit requirements and missing or suspicious paperwork. Look for recommended and locally established providers to avoid damage, disappointing services, and scams.
The friendly and trusted professionals at Azalea Moving & Storage have been providing outstanding moving services in Charleston since 1982. Our team of hardworking, reliable professional movers is ready to help you relocate safely and to your satisfaction this summer. For more information, give us a call now or fill out the online form to receive a personalized consultation and free in-home estimate.