TIPS FOR MOVING IN SUMMER
Moving in summer has lots of pros and cons, but people tend to move more during the warm and sunny days of summer. The moving season peak begins between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend, and it finishes with the colder days of autumn.
Probably, you are aware of the fact that movers are busy during these season and moving costs are higher compared to other seasons. However, if you plan in advance, these might not be the main problems for you.
The real and uncontrollable issue of summer move is heat. No matter how great sunny days are on the beach, they might be a little disaster for packing moving boxes, loading a truck and during other moving-related tasks. But if you choose the right moving time, wear proper clothes, drink water and follow other moving tips below, your summer moving becomes easier.
Get started early in the morning
If you are living in a hot climate, you should take advantage of the early morning when the weather temperature is not that high. Even though you are not an early riser, you should set your alarm clock and jump off the bed before the heat strikes.
The intensity of the sun is the strongest from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Instead of planning your move on these hours, you should do what Spanish people do – Siesta! Enjoy your afternoon in the shade of the sun.
Moving companies also prefer early mornings too. Once you find your movers, discuss all possible dates for the morning move. It’s better to be flexible with the dates rather than moving in the heat.
Choose the right clothes
We all know that light colors, cotton or linen fabrics and loose-fitting clothes are the best to wear on boiling hot summer days. The same rule applies for the dressing for the summer move.
Natural fabrics will absorb sweat and avoid overheating. Meanwhile, white or light colors will let your body stay cool. Well, we know that white t-shirts or shorts seem inappropriate for a quite dirty job, but it’s a great option for your own well-being!
Keep in mind that wearing dark color clothes or clothes made from synthetic fabrics are not proper clothes for a summer move. Dark clothes absorb more sunlight. Clothes made from rayon or polyester do not absorb sweat and moisture. So, dressing in such clothes will make you feel even more hot.
Besides, do not forget to wear sunglasses and a hat. You do not want to get your face sunburned!
When you are busy, you might forget drinking enough water. However, water is very important during the hot days, and especially when you are lifting boxes and sweating a lot.
It’s important to stay hydrated, so you should have a bottle of water close to you. Also, you should offer a glass of water for you movers too.
Not drinking enough water leads to dehydration. That means. That your body does not have enough fluids to maintain normal functions. Dehydration might lead to various health problems and dizziness is probably the least of them.
Nevertheless, you are not spending hours on the beach under the bright sun, your skin still needs protection during the move. Cover your face, legs, arms, shoulders and other body parts to avoid sunburn, and of course, minimize the risk of skin cancer.
Dermatologists recommend using a sunscreen with SPF of 30 or higher to fully protect your skin. Apply the sunscreen 15 minutes before going outside. You should reapply sunscreen every two hours.
Cool down your hours
As soon as you get up on a moving day, you should turn on air conditioning at your home. When the movers arrive or moving begins, your house will be chilly, and it will be easier to deal with moving-related tasks. However, you should not forget to follow the recommended temperature differences between inside and outside air in order to avoid catching a cold in the middle of the summer.
Additionally, if you are not sure if air conditioning will be running on a moving day, you should get a few portable fans. You can find fans that are battery operated, so you won’t need to worry about electricity.
Do not overlook overheating symptoms
Dizziness, nausea, weakness, fainting, seizures, muscle cramps are the main symptoms that your body’s temperature is elevated. Do not overlook them! It might lead to serious health problems.
If you, your family members or movers encounter these symptoms, you should get them out of the heat immediately. When dealing with overheating, it is also recommended to drink plenty of water, lie down for a while, dab yourself with cold towels or take a cold shower.
Finally, if you are planning on a summer move, you should look up for professional help. If you are looking for a moving company, Call The Movers can offer full moving services. Just give us a call and we will make moving in summer easier for you!