Top Tips for Moving in Summer
Moving in Summer
Summer is just around the corner. Moving in summer can be a lot easier than during other seasons like winter. The warmer weather and longer days give you certain advantages. If you are planning a move this summer, take a look at our top tips to take advantage of what the season has to offer and stay on top of important seasonal concerns.
Make Productive Use of the Additional Sunlight
The longer days of summer give you additional hours of better visibility to complete your move from start to finish. Even so, get an early start to make the most of the daylight, whether it’s to go pick up a moving truck or ensuring the professional movers arrive early on moving day. If you are doing a DIY move, getting an early start is essential to complete the heavy lifting and loading during the cooler hours of the morning. From noon to about 3:00 is when you will experience the warmest weather, so think about lunch or break time during that period.
This is key even if you have hired a professional moving company. You stay cooler as you oversee the moving, packing, and loading. The movers stay cooler as well. It’s just a better way to plan a moving day.
However, summer is the busiest season for movers. Be sure to book well in advance to reserve the first time slots for the best weather. Plus, starting early on a summer move can help save you money during a season when moving companies don’t offer discounts.
Turn on Your Utilities Ahead of Moving Day
You will want to have fresh water and ice in the freezer at your new home on moving day. And, you may want to run the air conditioner depending on the heat, or you may want to turn on the fans to help keep the home cool during unloading and unpacking. The way to do this is to have the utilities turned on a day or two in advance of moving day. This is a simple way to keep things more comfortable whether you are moving yourself or have hired professional movers to do the heavy lifting.
Stay Hydrated and Use Sunscreen
Moving day means lots of hustle and bustle. You will be busy, and it’s easy to forget to take a brief break on a regular basis to sip some water to prevent dehydration. Dehydration can come on quickly and lead to dizziness, confusion, and fatigue. Make sure you have water bottles in both the old home and the new home.
To stay hydrated, fill up all your water bottles and make sure you have a plan for getting more if needed. In addition, pace yourself. You should be careful to not work too fast in extreme heat if you’re moving things yourself. Working more slowly may mean a little more sweat, but it also keeps you safer from potential dangers like heatstroke and dehydration.
Stay protected from the intense summer sun as well. Make sure you have waterproof sunscreen and apply it before the most intense rays that occur between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Some clothes offer sun protection, and you can always wear a hat as well. Like water, it’s easy to forget the sunscreen until it’s too late.
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