For millions of Americans, summer is the best time to move, the kids are out of school, the weather is nice, and the home buying season is at its peak. In fact, the peak moving season is between Memorial Day and Labor Day. However, if you choose to move during this time the heat and humidity can become uncomfortable, frustrating and stressful. Here are a few tips to help make the move a little more smoother.
Get Started Early! Looking to beat the heat? Then do not try to move during a summer afternoon, especially if you live in a particularly hot climate. When dealing with a summer move, it’s always best to aim for an early morning move. In general, 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.
Stay Hydrated. One of the most important summer moving tips to keep in mind is to drink water, and plenty of it. Moving into a new home is essentially a long workout, and you wouldn’t head to the gym without a water bottle, so why forgo one now?
Wear the Right Clothes. It’s in your best interest to stay away from dark, heavy clothing during a summer move. Instead, choose garments that are lightweight and comfortable. Wear plenty of sunscreen to keep your skin protected from sunburn when you’re carrying things in from outside.
Turn on the AC! Don’t forget the utilities! If you’re moving during the hot summer months, make switching on the air conditioning before you move a top priority. This way, you and your movers won’t be sweating to death on moving day. By cooling down your house ahead of time, you’ll be able to better focus on the tasks ahead, instead of on that sweltering heat.
Not all Items Fare Well to the Heat. When packing up your belongings, be aware that not everything can handle sitting in a hot moving truck for hours. Some of your items (anything that has the potential to melt) simply won’t fare well in that kind of summer heat. So, make sure to pack these belongings (i.e. electronics) separately and get them inside the air conditioned house as soon as possible.
It is never any fun to move during the Summer heat, but by following these tips it can help make the move a little more bearable. And if moving in the heat isn’t for you, give Strongman Movers, LLC a call today to handle the heat for you!