Summer move to Gaithersburg

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The majority of relocations in America take place between Memorial Day and Labor Day. While this period is convenient for families, students, and busy professionals, it can also be absolutely miserable thanks to the oppressive heat. Fortunately, there are things you can do (or avoid) to avoid a sweaty and exhausting summer move to Gaithersburg. For starters, we recommend hiring movers Gaithersburg MD to help with the heavy lifting. Then you can concentrate on other moving checklist items. For more tips on this topic, check out our dos and don’ts of moving in the summer heat.

Van on a beach for your summer move to Gaithersburg
To avoid overheating, be sure to pack plenty of water bottles with you for the move.

The dos and don’ts of a summer move to Gaithersburg

1. You can expect to pay more

Did you know that summer is the most expensive time to move? Everything from moving containers to local movers is in high demand during the summer months – which is also known as “peak moving season”. The reason? Many people have time off, plus they consider the weather to be ideal for moving as well. Not to mention, there are fewer holidays to worry about. Given that summer is the most popular time to change address, you’ll likely have to pay more to move during these months.

2. Start your summer move to Gaithersburg early in the day

Beat the heat by starting your summer move to Gaithersburg early in the morning. Because this is when temperatures and humidity levels tend to be lowest during the long summer day. Excalibur Moving and Storage professionals recommend starting as early as possible. In addition to trying to avoid the heat, you’re also more likely to beat the traffic by following this tip. Try to get the show on the road around 8 a.m. – or even earlier if possible. If mornings are not a convenient time for you, then begin the move in the late afternoon or evening hours when temperatures cool down at least a little bit.

3. Do turn the AC on in your new home

The last thing you want on moving day is to arrive at a home that is unbearably hot. To avoid this situation, we recommend turning your utilities prior to the move. If you live nearby and are able to switch on the air conditioning the day before the move, then make sure to do so pronto. Cooling down your new home beforehand will make the move and transition much more seamless. If you’re moving long-distance, make sure to switch the AC on once you arrive at the new home.

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If you’re moving in the summer heat, you absolutely need to wear light, breathable clothing and comfortable shoes with socks

4. Don’t schedule your summer move to Gaithersburg during a holiday weekend

If you fail to follow this tip, not only will there be fewer movers and truck rentals available to assist you with your summer relocation to Gaithersburg, but it will also be much more expensive to do it on a summer holiday weekend. Not to mention, traffic on the roads will likely be standstill. Therefore, summer holiday weekends to avoid moving include Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day.

What to expect if you go ahead with your summer move to Gaithersburg?

If you are thinking about relocating to Maryland, you have a lot of lifestyle choices in Montgomery County. There are many great reasons why you should go ahead with your summer relocation to Gaithersburg.

1. Kentlands and nearby Lakelands

The walkable new urbanism community of Kentlands and nearby Lakelands is an award-winning community that has a mix of single-family, townhomes, condos, and rentals. After relocating here, you will be able to walk to shopping, restaurants, schools and so much more. Explore and enjoy beautiful lakes, trails, and cultural activities at the Arts Barn. The nearby communities of Quince Orchard Park and Quince Orchard Manor even have more affordable house prices. And they still offer easy access to Kentlands. Here’s what one local had to say about Kentlands.

2. The Washingtonian Center at Rio

This part of Gaithersburg is an above-average retail and entertainment development. The neighborhood across the street is the Washingtonian Center, which makes the whole area highly desirable. This is because it is in the Wootton High School cluster.

4. Government services, parks, and recreation

After your relocation to Gaithersburg, you’ll be able to enjoy and take advantage of government services, parks, and recreation. A partial list includes a water park, miniature golf course, skate park, senior centers, ball fields, youth centers, summer camps, outdoor concerts for kids and adults, the Arts Barn, a Farmer’s Market, and much more.

  • Gaithersburg is a major employment center with Sodexo, Medimmune, National Institute of Standards & Technology, IBM, and Lockheed Martin.
  • The Montgomery County Fairgrounds is located in Gaithersburg. It hosts a wide variety of crafts shows, indoor flea markets, a great Fourth of July show, and fireworks. There are also lovely home shows. Let’s not forget the County Fair complete with animals, agricultural exhibits, monster trucks, and the demolition derby.
  • Shopping centers abound, including Lakeforest Mall. Visit the Olde Towne Gaithersburg’s antique shops. Additionally, Gaithersburg has a lot of interesting strip malls. And Kentlands even offers ‘old fashioned’ downtown which you can have fun at.
  • You’ll find an abundance of green spaces in Gaithersburg, e.g. Bohrer Park, Seneca Creek State Park, Clopper Lake, Kentlands parks and lakes, and a variety of ‘pocket’ parks.
  • If you are looking for that old fashioned community feeling, Gaithersburg offers a St. Patrick’s day parade at Rio, a Labor Day parade in Olde Towne, concerts at the Town Hall, street festivals, and much more for all ages.
  • After you relocate to Gaithersburg this summer you’ll be in close proximity to everything that Montgomery County has to offer. Plus you’ll be close to DC for work and/or play.
car on a beach from an aerial view
Having a portable fan on-hand to help you stay cool is one of the most important things you can do during a summer move

Are you ready for your summer move to Gaithersburg?

Moving in the summer heat is much easier when you have professionals to assist you with packing, loading, unloading, and so on. We are a licensed and insured moving company, so you can rest assured that your move will be in good hands. Feel free to contact us if you are moving this summer. For more information and discounts on various moving services, check out our website. Best of luck and happy moving!

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