Moving During the Summer Tips and Tricks
Did you know May is National Moving Month? Despite this, the most popular time for homeowners and renters to pack their bags and move away is summer. So if you’re preparing for a move this season, keep reading.
Here’s or list of summer tips and tricks to stay cool during your move.
Two to Three Weeks Before
Now is arguably the busiest time during your summer move. Consider these tips to stay organized.
Enlist the Help of Professional Movers
Summer is a peak season for moving, so professional moving companies are busy. Get your quotes and book professional moving services weeks in advance.
Get the Right Packing Supplies
Now is the time you can pack extra dishes, decor, or other pieces you don’t use on a daily basis. If these items are fragile and or irregularly shaped, consider special or custom moving boxes. If your belongings require special care, ask about our custom crating and packing services.
One Week Before
In the week leading up to your move, you should have most of your home packed, utilities set up, and assemble a “necessities” bag or box. Now is also the time to take a final look at what you’re packing and how.
Be Careful Packing Tech and Electronics
It’s best to pack your tech in the original packaging. If you don’t have it, use boxes and add protective inserts to keep everything stable. When moving items like a plasma screen TV, keep it upright and consider moving it separately.
Remove Batteries and Other Heat-Sentative Electronic Components
In hot environments, alkaline and lithium-ion batteries may leak, and under the right conditions, explode. While this is rare, it is still possible, so it is best to remove the batteries from your tech and safely transport them in a temperature-controlled environment.
It’s finally moving day. Here’s the last of our summer moving tips to help you transition.
Cool Down Your New Home
If you’re carting your belongings from our old home to your new one or unpacking boxes movers deliver for you, don’t do it in the heat. Before you start doing heavy lifting or organizing, turn on the air conditioning. If your new place doesn’t have central air, make your AC units one of the first fixtures installed.
Use a Cooler
If you still have perishables in your fridge, move them into an ice-filled cooler to keep the food fresh. Add water bottles so you (and your movers) can stay hydrated.
Noon marks the hottest part of the day. Wake up bright and early to start and get the big task out of the way while it’s still cool out.
Wear the Right Clothes
No one looks their they’re going to win a fashion contest when they’re moving homes, especially not in the summertime. If you have long hair, pull it up and keep it off your neck and shoulders. Wear airy clothes but avoid flip-flops or sandals to protect your feet.
Additionally, be aware of the signs of heat exhaustion. The symptoms include confusion, fainting, dizziness, headache, muscle cramps, abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting, excessive sweating, pale skin, rapid heart rate, and dark urine (which indicates dehydration).
Summer Tips for Moving in the Heat
Keep your cool and follow these summer tips for moving in these hot months. Get the right packing supplies, learn how to transport sensitive items safely, and keep plenty of water on hand.
Lastly, reach out for a free moving estimate quote and view our special offers!