moving and packing

Moving long distance is an exciting adventure for every family, but it also comes with a lot of work. You'll need to spend days, possibly weeks, preparing your Michigan home for the move, carefully packing all of your small belongings and padding larger items like furniture. Alternatively, you can hire the help of our professional residential movers to assist. Many moving companies, like Preferred Moving and Storage, offer full-service packing solutions for individuals looking for a hassle-free move. Let our team handle the packing and the heavy lifting so you can enjoy your time with family and friends.

If you are planning on moving yourself during the summer, dealing with the heat is a major concern. Moving requires a lot of physical labor and if you don't take the proper precautions, the job could easily become dangerous. Keep yourself safe with these simple 'beat the heat' moving tips.

Take Preparations for Moving Day

Before your moving day, ensure you're prepared for a warm-weather move. Some recommendations include:

  • Start Early:  Mornings are often cooler. Start as early as possible to take advantage of the cooler temperatures.
  • Wear Breathable Clothing:  Wear loose-fitting, light-colored clothing to keep your body as cool and comfortable as possible.
  • Closed-Toed Shoes:  Do not compromise your safety by wearing sandals on a warm day.
  • Wear Gloves:  Prevent the dropping of items from sweaty hands due to the heat.

Always Stay Hydrated

Staying hydrated is the most important element in a warm-weather move. Take frequent water breaks so you can cool off and rehydrate.  These breaks will help you stay energized and feeling good since you will be expelling lots of water and don't want to become dehydrated.

Along with hydration, don't over-exert yourself. If you find yourself feeling lightheaded or exhausted, sit down and take a break. Heat stroke is a very real concern.

Arrange for Children and Pets to Be Elsewhere

While you're moving, the doors of your home will be open and you won't be able to efficiently run air conditioning or keep your children and pets safely inside. This can be dangerous for pets and small children who lack the understanding of heat exhaustion. If you arrange for them to be at a family or friend's house, you can focus on the move without worrying about their safety.

Trust Preferred Moving for Your Long Distance Move

Preferred Moving & Storage is a full-service moving and storage company that has been serving Michigan residents since 1983. With a little planning and some extra help from us, the moving process can be less stressful.  We offer several options to fit a range of needs and budgets. Call us today or fill out our online form to learn more about our moving options and to receive a free estimate.