METCALF MOVING BLOG

June 19, 2020

Keep Cool During the Hot Summer Months With These Smart Moving Tips

You are looking forward to your new home, and your last big task is to fill it with your belongings.

However, moving is not always as easy as it looks, especially during the hottest of seasons.  

But don’t stress! Continue reading for smart moving tips to help you stay cool on the hot summer days.

1. Wear the Proper Attire

Your choice of clothing could mean the difference between having a pleasant moving experience or one that is more difficult. 

Make sure to wear an outfit that you are comfortable in and is ideal for lifting and moving items. Some things that are good for your air-conditioned office environment are not ideal for heavy lifting and staying cool.

Preparing for a household move requires your clothing to be functional over fashionable. Consider choosing a lightweight, breathable T-shirt along with some sturdy tennis shoes. 

2. Stay Hydrated

Proper hydration is essential when moving during the summer. While water is a staple for staying cool and hydrated on hot days, it’s not your only option to help with the heat.

Sports drinks are also an excellent choice to consider as they can both keep you cool, hydrated, and help keep your energy up while you work.

During the days before the move, make sure you and your family are drinking a sufficient amount of water.

On moving day, prepare a cooler with bottles of water and cold sports drinks that you can drink throughout the day. Avoid alcoholic beverages or beverages that are high in caffeine since these tend to dehydrate.

If you plan to hire professional movers, consider as a courtesy, providing cold water bottles for them as well.

3. Utilize Morning Hours 

While you may not be able to change the season, you can still enjoy cool pleasant temperatures as you’re working.

The key is to rise with the sun.

While it may not seem pleasurable to wake up super early, morning hours are worth it because they allow you to avoid the afternoon heat altogether, or at least for some of the time. 

Finishing your intense work in the early morning hours is a great way to stay cool and will allow you to start your day with a sense of accomplishment. 

4. Take Scheduled Breaks

A smart moving tip is to know when to take a break. Just like athletes do in their sports, movers need to strategically rest if they want to keep going at their full potential.  

Don’t stay out in the heat for too long. Stop to go inside, grab a cool drink, and sit in front of a fan for a few minutes. Allow your body to cool down.

Taking breaks will help you conserve your energy and help you move productively and safely.

5. Make a Plan

Plans often change, but making one can help you be productive and stay organized. Consider setting aside a day for sorting, for packing, and then for the local moving itself. This will help keep your move hassle-free.

It is also essential to pay attention to the weather so you can avoid any extra surprises.

Make a plan and do things step by step. This will help you to avoid being out in the heat too much at once. 

6. Hire Professional Movers

Hiring professional movers can ease the stress out of a summer move.

With professional movers, you won’t have to be concerned about spending the day out in the heat. 

Movers are trained to get you moved quickly and efficiently. You won’t have to sweat it yourself when you hire movers.

Smart Moving

Moving in the hot summer heat can be a challenge, so apply these smart moving tips for a successful move.

Need any help? Contact us! We’re here to assist you; to make your move go as smoothly as possible.

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