Tips for Moving in the Summer Heat

Published on 7/6/2022

Tips for Moving This Summer

Man in front of the sun with houses to the right

The summer months are a popular time for families and individuals to move into a newer house. The summer heat can be miserable and sickening and even cause problems if you don't take precautions while working or moving in the heat. Here are some tips to help beat
the heat:

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

- 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 home you're unloading. Another tip is to keep your car on and the AC blaring so you can take breaks when moving into or out of your storage shed. The sweltering heat is awful, and it'll be hard to focus on the tasks at hand if you're hot
and miserable.

- Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
Staying hydrated is essential, especially if you lift 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 bottle of bottled water for yourself and anyone else 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 overheating systems.

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