Published: July 03, 2019
The summer is the busiest time for moving. In fact almost 70% percent of all moves take place between Memorial Day and Labor Day. If you are moving in the summer, it’s likely that the heat will play a big factor in your move. Here are some tips to keep you safe and cool when moving in the summer heat.
1. Stay Hydrated
Moving involves a lot of physical exertion. Combined with the hot summer sun, the amount of physical labor can lead to dehydration and heat stroke. Remember to take breaks when moving in hot weather and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
2. Moving During the Cool Times of Day
Nothing is worse than moving during the hottest part of the day. Avoid this by packing during the cool times of the day. The sun is at its strongest from 11am – 3pm meaning you should avoid moving during those times. Even though this will likely involve getting up extra early, it’s going to make a huge difference in how hot you will feel. Another alternative is waiting for the sun to set, but that can often lead to packing late in the night. It’s surprising how much cooler and easier a few degrees can make.
3. Wear Suitable Clothing
When deciding what to wear for moving, it’s important to take into account two important factors: comfortability and moveability. The best clothing to wear when moving in the summer is clothing that keeps you cool and allow for a full range of motion. We recommend exercise clothing with closed toed shoes as the best attire to keep you cool and comfortable during your move.
4. Have Cold Towels Handy
A great way to keep your cool during a hot move is to utilize cold towels to cool down and avoid overheating. Cold towels can be used to wipe sweat from your face, draped around your neck to help reduce body temperature, or pressed against your head for rapid relief. The best way to do this is to fill a cooler with ice and water, then placing several folded towels inside.
Moving in Summer? You can count on UNITS Moving and Portable Storage to make your summer move simple and affordable. Our patented storage containers and our trusted team will make your moving experience a breeze. Find your local UNITS center or call (855) 981-8648 to get started!