There’s nothing unusual about moving the summertime. In fact, 70 percent of all families nationwide transfer from one city to another between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends - the hottest time of the year in most of the country.
But you can beat the summer by following these moving tips below. If you need the help of packing professionals during the summer months, Hedberg Moving Solutions provides complete packing and storing services.
Move Early in the Morning or at Night
The worst time to attempt a move during the summer is between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Your best bet is to either start at 5 a.m., or if you’re a night owl, you should move after 7 p.m.
If you avoid the hottest hours of the day, you’re likely to have more energy, avoid getting overheated, and you can work for more extended periods.
Wear Summer Clothing
Moving requires as much or more energy than playing sports. Thus, you should put on athletic wear when moving. Wear loose-fitting shorts, shirts, and your best tennis shoes.
Also, wear cotton or linen clothing. This type of material absorbs perspiration. The moisture will evaporate faster and keep you dry during the move. Try to avoid clothing that sticks to your skin. If you decide to move while the sun is out, choose bright colors. Lighter colors reflect the sun.
Drink Plenty of Water
You’re likely to last longer loading or unloading your belongings if you are hydrated. If you one of those people that sweats a lot, staying hydrated will replenish your body. Although it may be tempting to grab a carbonated beverage, a beer, or some other drink, none of them can adequately hydrate your body like water.
Make sure you have plenty of water around for everyone. You may want to grab a large cooler and fill it with ice water. Fill it as needed.
Turn Your Utilities On / Off As You Pack or Unload
Keep the utilities on in your current house when you are packing the truck. When you arrive at your destination, make the sure the utilities are already on when unloading the truck.
By doing so, you can keep the house cool. A hot, stuffy is hard to breathe in and will accelerate your fatigue.
Some Items Cannot Withstand the Summer Heat
When packing up your belongings, be aware that not everything can handle sitting in a hot moving truck for hours. Some light plastic items, wood items, and plants may not be able to handle the extreme heat for an extended period.
This may be another reason why you’ll want to choose your moving times wisely. If you move early in the morning or at night, the temperature in the truck will be much cooler. The items in your truck may also dictate when you head out to your new home.
Be Aware of Your Physical Condition
Your body can only handle so much physical activity during the hot months. If you get dizzy, nauseated or you experience shortness of breath, then immediately stop working and find a cool place to rest. You may want to have some portable fans and cool we towels handy to deal with overheating.
Whatever happens, don’t ignore what your body is trying to tell you. Take lots of breaks, and don’t allow yourself to become overheated.
Packing and Storage Solutions in New Brighton, Minnesota
If you are looking for moving services in New Brighton or Minneapolis, Minnesota, then contact Hedberg Moving Solutions. We offer a wide range of services including moving truck rental.
To reserve your moving day, call us today at 763-434-6683.
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