Five Important Tips For Moving In The Summer

Summertime in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex can be a challenging time to move, between regular days with temperatures nearing 100 degrees and plenty of people coming into town for tourist activities. If you're planning to move while school's out, hiring a professional moving service is a must! Today, the reliable team from DFW Fireman Movers is sharing our best tips for summer moves!

Book Your Moving Services Well in Advance

Summertime is the most popular time for moving, despite the heat. Many families prefer moving while their kids are out of school and have more time to pack and unpack. But, because this is such a popular time to move, moving trucks and professional movers get reserved quickly. If you wait too long, you could end up with a truck too small for your belongings, or you may not be able to book a moving service during the dates you need.

Instead, book your truck and moving services as soon as you have a date to move – you can always adjust a little bit later, but better safe than sorry.

Take Heat Safety Seriously

As with any summertime activity in DFW, moving can take a lot out of you. Have plenty of water on hand, twice as much as you think you need, and ensure that you remember sunscreen if you spend all day outside unpacking or unloading. Make sure to have plenty of beverages, and go easy on the salty snacks, as they can speed up dehydration.

Take Especial Care For Kids and Pets

Moving can be overwhelming for the smallest members of your family, and your pets or even children could easily get lost or hurt. Make sure that kids and pets have somewhere shady to rest in the heat, or even consider setting aside one room with extra fans for children and pets to stay in while the truck is being unloaded. If possible, have your children stay with a trusted friend or relative during the day and look into boarding for your pets. They'll be out of the hot summer sun, and you don't have to worry if they're underfoot with movers going to and fro.

Don't Forget Your Movers on a Hot Day

Providing water, damp towels, and a shady place to rest for your hardworking movers keeps them safe, too. It's a kind gesture, and when your movers are rested, cool, and well-hydrated, there is less risk that they will stumble or get dizzy when they're unloading your valuable possessions.

Consider Your Heat-Sensitive Belongings

Some of your packed belongings and décor can suffer from the heat and even damage your other possessions. For example, candles can melt while in the hot truck, dripping wax through the boxes and onto things like your fabric furnishings and rugs. When packing candles or anything else that can melt, consider placing them into a plastic container where they won't drip or simply giving them away to your friends before you move. Chocolate and hard candies can also melt quickly and get messy, so be careful what kinds of treats you give kids.

Beat the Heat With Proactive Preparation

Moving in any season always goes smoother with preparation, but especially in the hot summer. Dallas and Fort Worth get overwhelmingly hot in the summer, so make sure that you take into account how much water you'll need, and even consider arranging to only pack and unpack the truck in the morning and evening, spending the hottest part of the day indoors or in the shade.

And, when you need expert moving services, call us! DFW Firemen Movers know how to beat the heat and get you moved like pros!

What Our Clients Are Saying

  • Gary and Kay P

    Aaron and his crew did a great job. Thank you,

  • Loren

    Thanks for your efforts and getting us moved out of our apartment. The team out there worked super hard to get our stuff moved safely and as quick as possible to minimize cost to the customer. Definitely appreciate it.

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    I just want to say thank you! Your guys are awesome! I’ve had this crew on one of our previous moves and they are great. They’re careful and respectful. Honestly, I hope this is my last move for a long time, but if we move again you are my go to guys.

    Blessings

  • Mike Z

    I wanted to reach out and thank you and your crew for the help and work they did in my move. Your guys were professional and very positive throughout the whole move. They really put me at ease and what I thought would be very frustrating day was a good experience. They were very careful and treated my stuff with great care. When they arrived I felt we were maybe not as packed and organized as we should have been but they helped get it together and packed on the truck. I was so glad it went so smooth. Please thank the crew and please use us as a reference as we are a happy customer. My daughter had used you and we were glad she gave us your number.

  • Melissa

    Anthony,

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    Anthony,

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    Anthony,

    I wanted to take the time to let you know that your men today who moved my wife from Weatherford to Ft. Worth were the BEST MOVERS I have ever had in my 55 years of life. They were genuinely nice, polite, fun, and did an incredible job moving all of my stuff on a very humid day! You have 3 great workers and I would heartily recommend your company to anyone!

    Thank you!

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    SOUTHLAKE, TEXAS

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    ALLEN, TEXAS

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    ARLINGTON, TEXAS

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