Summer is here! You know what that means… time to fire up the BBQ grill, hit the river, and relax with friends and family. But summer is also the busiest season for moving. Summertime is the ideal time for relocation for many for a variety of reasons. The weather conditions tend to be better for moving; it may be hotter, but summer offers many nice days that are ideal for moves. You have more time to get acclimated to your new area, and kids are out of school for the summer. For a variety of reasons, many people choose to move during the summer – making it the busiest season of the year for Dallas-Fort Worth moving companies.
If you’re one of the many in the Dallas-Fort Worth/Plano area that plan on moving this summer, there’s a few things you should keep in mind. The first of which is to be wary of movers schedules. If you’re planning on enlisting the help of professionals, you’ll most likely have to be willing to compromise on moving dates, as there’s a good chance they’ll be filling up time slots fast.
The first thing you should do is research some local moving companies and contact them for quotes (see our guide for more information about how to figure out how much movers in Dallas-Fort Worth cost) and let them know what days would work best for you (and your family) to see if they have any openings available. If they don’t you should find out if they have any availability for days around then. If so, confirm with them, and be sure to let your boss know if applicable so you can arrange for a bit of time off during the transition period.
If you’re scheduling a late move we recommend following our 8-part moving checklist, though you may have to push through it a little quicker if you don’t have the luxury of a full 8 weeks of prep-work.
If you follow along with it, you should be ready when the moving day arrives–it will come quicker than you think!
Here’s some summertime move ettiquite that, while not necessary, is certainly welcomed by movers everywhere. We all know how hot the summers in Texas get; the DFW area is no exception. Most movers will bring their own water to keep themselves hydrated, but offering some nice cold ice water–a small gesture–would be greatly appreciated. Also, if you turn your A/C down just a bit to keep the homes nice and cool as they are being loaded/unloaded, it won’t go unnoticed.
If you’re moving this summer, browse around our site for helpful resources and information to help ensure your move goes as smoothly as possible. As always, if you’re looking for friendly, professional, and reliable movers in the Dallas-Fort Worth/Plano area, give us at Texas State a call (214-320-1230) to discuss your moving needs!