Moving in Colorado strenuous at the best of times, but doing so during the summer, especially with the steep hillsides, afternoon rain and hail and the high altitude.
When moving in summer you and who you choose to help you move will need a little bit of extra thought to logistics and how to keep everything dar and all the people cool. Here are some tips to make your move in the summer a breeze.
Summer is the prime time for moving. It’s the busiest time of the year for movers, so you’ll need to plan well in advance. The best moving companies fill up their schedule quickly and don’t have to provide competitive pricing because the demand is high. If you can, start looking for moving companies at least six to eight weeks before the date on which you wish to move. Try to choose an experienced and local mover, like Hediger Relocation.
A Colorado experienced local mover will have the staff acclimated to the elevation making the move faster and safer. They will also have the specialized equipment needed for slopes and narrow drives like are common in and around the mountains west of Denver.
Do thorough research
Don’t make the mistake of researching only one or two movers and trusting them to give you the best price. They are there to make money and you might get ripped off. Talk to several different companies, get quotes from all of them, compare their rates and make a short list of the ones offering the lowest prices.
Beat the Colorado Weather
When possible, it’s a good idea to book your moving company to arrive early in the morning while it is still relatively cool and dry. Remember to stay hydrated, especially if you’re doing strenuous activity, and wear light clothing, so you don’t overheat.
Try to schedule your move on the least busy days
The beginning and end of the month and weekends are always packed because that’s when most people move. Memorial Day weekend and the last weekend of July are especially busy. Moving companies are not willing to lower their rates on these days. But weekdays can provide some flexibility since most people have to work. If you can move on these days, you will usually get a better service. If you have to move on a particular day like Friday or Saturday or the first or last day of the month, chances are, if you book last minute it won’t be an easy process to find a moving company.
Take Care of Your Belongings
Certain items won’t fare very well in a hot moving truck and should be taken with you in the car, or packed extremely carefully. These items include candles which can melt in the heat and get wax all over your other items and music items, such as instruments, CDs, cassettes, and vinyl records, which could warp or get damaged under high temperatures.
Don’t let the challenges of moving in Colorado’s summer scare you; as long as you keep on top of things and plan ahead, it won’t be a nightmare.
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