Tips For Moving During A Colorado SummerLet’s face it.
Let’s face it. Given a choice, most Coloradans would prefer to move to a new home during the pleasant summer months, instead of having to deal with the snow and ice of winter. If you’re moving to a new apartment, condo, townhome, patio home, retirement community or home this summer in Colorado, the moving experts at Cowboy Moving & Storage put together this list of tips to make your summer move as easy and pleasant as possible.
1. It’s important to plan ahead. Because summer is the most popular time of year to move, the best moving companies fill up their schedules quickly. That also means they don’t have to provide competitive pricing to stay busy. That’s why it’s wise to contact a moving company as soon as possible to schedule your summer move—ideally 6-8 weeks in. That time frame will also give you ample time to plan out your move and take care of all the little details, instead of waiting until the last minute. The goal is to reduce stress!
2. Do your homework. Be sure to research 3-5 moving companies before you start talking to them. Check out their websites, social media and online sites like ReviewBuzz, BBB and Google. Check out their rating with the Better Business Bureau. Once you’ve identified 3-4 reputable moving companies, it’s time to pick up the phone and have a conversation with them. Ask for references. Get quotes from all of them.
3. Beat the heat. Try to schedule your move for first thing in the morning so it’s cooler. Remember to stay hydrated. It’s nice to provide cool drinks for the movers as well. You’ll want to wear light colored clothing, as well.
4. If possible, move on the least-busy days. Most people want to move on the weekends. But you can usually get a better/lower rate if you move on a weekday. It’s also wise not to move around the 1st or 15th of the month, and those days are in higher demand. If you do have to move on a Friday or Saturday, just know that it will be difficult to find a reputable mover at the last minute. There are lots of fly-by-night movers out there and you want to avoid having to use them.
5. Moving certain items in the heat can be difficult. For example, candles, vinyl record albums, CDs, cassettes, fine art and musical instruments can be damaged by high temperatures. Houseplants should be moved in an air conditioned vehicle, if possible.
The Recommended Mover in Denver is Cowboy Moving & Storage
Cowboy Moving & Storage has been helping Coloradans move to new homes and offices since 1968. The company is family owned and operated and has more than 2,100 five star ratings on ReviewBuzz. Unlike many moving companies through the Denver Metro Area and Front Range, Cowboy Moving & Storage vets each and every employee for drugs and alcohol and performs a thorough background check. And most employees have been with the company for more than 10 years. It’s also important to note that Cowboy Moving & Storage doesn’t use day laborers or contractors. You can trust your move to Cowboy Moving & Storage. Call 303-789-2200 and talk with a moving specialist today!