Tips for Moving in the Summer Heat

Published on 7/8/2020

Tips for a Summer Move

The summer months are a popular time for families and individuals to make a move into a newer house. The summer heat can be miserable and sickening, and can even cause problems if you don’t take precaution while working or moving in the heat. Here are some tips to help beat the heat when it’s time to pack up and move:

  • Start Early

If you want to avoid the heat as much as possible, try not to move during the heat of the day and aim for early morning or in the evening. Not only are the UV rays strongest from 11 am to 3 pm, but this time frame is also a 10 degree or even more difference than the early hours of the day. The little bit of difference in temperature will make a world of difference.

  • Turn on utilities before the move

If you’re moving during the hot summer months, make sure you switch on the air conditioning before you move and make this a top priority. Keep the AC on at the house you’re packing up or the house you’re unloading. Another tip is to keep your car on and the AC blaring so you can take breaks during your move into or out of your storage shed. The sweltering heat is awful and it’ll be hard to focus on tasks at hand if you’re hot and miserable.

  • Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

Staying hydrated is important, especially if you’re lifting boxes and heavy objects. If you’re not replenishing your body with enough H20, you could experience some awful symptoms of dehydration. Make sure you bring an ice cooler of bottled water for yourself and anyone else that may be assisting your move.  

  • Wet towel on neck 

A wet towel around your neck allows your brain to ‘think’ it’s cooled off. If there is any breeze, this will help cool you down after the water drips down your back and wets your shirt. 

  • Lastly, Bring portable fans, apply sunscreen, wear loose light fitting clothes and be aware of over-heating systems. 

If you need help with your move this summer, contact a local professional moving company. They can make it easier to pack things up or get things settled. Good luck and stay cool out there!