Don’t be surprised if you’ve seen several moving trucks lately! 70 percent of all moves actually take place between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend, which is known as “peak moving season”, and it is officially upon us! Unfortunately, these hot summer months are also a tough time to move. Not only will you most likely have to deal with higher moving costs, but you’ll also have to prepare for dealing with the hot and humid weather as well. To help you we have came up with these helpful summer moving tips.
Get started early
The earlier the better! Did you know the intensity of the sun and UV rays are strongest from the hours of 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.? So moving during this time frame is not ideal. Early mornings mean a much cooler move, typically 10 degrees cooler. Try to schedule your move in the morning hours if possible.
Wear the proper clothing
Try and make sure you wear something made of lightweight, loose-fitting and breathable fabric, such as cotton or linen. These materials absorb sweat and moisture and allow you to stay dry. Also, try and stick to light and neutral colors, they are the key to staying cool in the hot sun. Remember: black and dark-colored clothing only absorb more sunlight, and will only make things more heated for you. Don't forget, your hat either. Hats are a great way to protect your head and face from the sun's harmful rays.
Make sure you drink lots and lots of water! The heat alone is already intense on your body, but add in the moving and you're going to be sweating, a lot. You could experience some unpleasant symptoms of dehydration if you do not stay on top of hydrating yourself. Bring a cooler of water if you can.
Turn utilities on before the big move
If you can turn the air conditioner and some fans on in the new place before the move you will stay a lot cooler. By assuring your home is cooled off before the move everyone will be able to focus on what needs to be done and there will be a lot less sweating.
Remember, not all of your belongings can stand to be in the summer's heat for lengthy amounts of time. Try and pack your boxes with appropriate labels so you know what things need to be the first to get inside so they don't potentially melt or ruin.
We hope these tips help you and your family this summer with your move!