Summer is one of the most popular times to move throughout the year. The weather is nice, kids are out of school, and the days are long. However, the weather is also really hot, which can complicate a summer move.
1. Get Moving Early in the Day
When it comes to scheduling the movers, you will not want to have them show up in the middle of the day. If you are using a professional moving company, try to get their earliest booking of the day. The movers will have more energy in the morning, and you will too.
Plus, it is best to get your move done before the heat of the day, which can really zap your energy, especially when you are moving stuff around and exerting a lot of energy. The sooner you can get started, the sooner you can finish.
2. Dress to Stay Cool
Next, on your moving day, you are going to want to dress to stay cool. Make sure to wear light and breathable clothing that is both loose fittings and will help to wick away sweat and moisture.
However, you will want to ditch the summer flip-flops, as they leave your toes exposed, and if you drop anything or stub your toes while moving boxes, the pain will be more intense. Also, it is easy to trip in flip-flops when carrying stuff. As such, wear some tennis shoes or boots that will protect your feet.
3. Keep Lots of Water on Hand
It is essential to stay hydrated while moving. You can stock your fridge up with bottles of water for everyone. You can even provide some workout drinks as well. If your fridge is unplugged, get a cooler and set it up with lots of drinks. Have a drink cooler at both places so that everyone can easily grab a cool drink.
You can also take wet towels and put them in another cooler. If anyone is feeling super hot, they can grab a wet towel and put it on their neck. It is a great way to cool your body down quickly.
4. Use the Air Conditioning
Consider it a moving expense and turn on your air conditioning in both the home you are moving in and out of. While you will lose cool air as the door will be open all day, it will help make both homes a lot more comfortable to move in and out of. Just budget to spend a little extra on your heating and cooling costs on moving day.
When it comes to moving in the summer, book your move as early as possible in the day. Dress to stay cool, and be sure to protect your feet. Keep lots of water on hand to keep everyone hydrated, and turn on your air conditioner in both locations to help everyone stay cool. To learn more, contact a company like Christofferson Moving & Storage.