packing tips

Are you stressing out about your move? It’s normal to feel the jitters about packing up and moving all your stuff to a new home. In order to make the process easier, many people move during the summer. After all, you don’t have to worry about the unpredictable weather that’s common during the other seasons of the year, but you do have to deal with the heat.

As your local moving experts, our Smyrna residential movers have you covered. Follow these tips and you’ll beat the heat during your next move.

Timing Is Everything

Schedules can often make moving stressful because there are only certain days and times when you can move. However, if you have a little flexibility, being smart about when you do the heaviest lifting is a good idea.

Avoid moving the heaviest items, like boxes of books and furniture, during the hottest part of the day. Instead, move these items during the early morning hours and later in the evening. Not only will the temperature be cooler, you can also avoid getting sunburned and overheated.

Pack Wisely

It’s easy to throw your belongings in boxes just to expedite the process of packing, but this can be disastrous in the summer. Not all items do well in the heat, and if they’re stuck on a moving truck for hours, you may discover they’ve been destroyed when you go to unpack.

The following items should be packed and moved in an air-conditioned vehicle:

  • Electronics like TVs, gaming systems, and computers
  • CDs and DVDs
  • Photos and scrapbooks
  • Perishable food items

Hire Professional Smyrna Household Movers to Help

No matter how prepared you are, there’s usually something most movers forget. After all, you don’t move for a living!

At Air-Land-Sea Van Lines, our Smyrna household movers do move for a living. That means we know exactly how to make sure your move goes smoothly, no matter what the temperature is outside.

To learn more about how we can assist you with your move, give us a call and request a free estimate.