Summer is 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:
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.
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 unit. 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 to bring an ice cooler of bottled water for yourself and anyone else that may be assisting your move.
Wet towel to stay cool:
A wet towel around your neck allows your brain to ‘think’ it’s cooing off. If it's a breezy day, this will also help cool you down after the water drips down your back and wets your shirt.
Lastly, bring portable fans, apply sunscreen, wear light, loose-fitting clothes and be aware of over-heating systems.
If you need help with your move this summer, contact a local professional moving company to help pack things up or get things settled. Good luck and stay cool out there!