Summertime is the most popular time during the year to move. It’s easier to move around while working up a sweat during warmer weather. The cooler months make moving unbearable, especially if the climate is snowy. Relocating happens almost always during the peak months (Memorial to Labor Day Weekend) because some people may have time off and it’s easier to move a family with children in grade school. Although the summertime allows you to move comfortably while moving, they’re still challenges such as rising heat and humidity that can make moving a little more stressful. Lifting heavy furniture and boxes in the sun isn’t easy to do, so here are a few tips to help you out:
Get An Early Start
They say the hottest hours of the day are between 11 am – 3 pm, so waking up early to get a head start is the best way to go. We always hear the saying about getting more done with an early start, and in this case, it’s true. Once the heat rises, your pace may slow down so take advantage of the cooler temperatures in the morning to make the start of your move easier.
One important thing is attire, you want to make sure you’re wearing comfortable clothing that breathable. Closed-toe shoes are a must in protecting your feet from being injured. Fabrics such as cotton and linens are the way to go and try to avoid wearing darker colors and stick to lighter summer colors. Sunglasses are great at blocking out the rays, but a baseball cap or a visor does a better job of keeping your vision clear. This way you can eliminate the risk of dropping your sunglasses.
During the move, you’ll work up a sweat and become dehydrated throughout the way. It is so important to bring a full day’s supply of water to keep yourself quenched. A hydro flask filled with ice-cold water is sure to not only keep you hydrated but also refreshed as well. Staying hydrated eliminates the risk of muscle cramps, headaches, and fatigue.
Sunscreen is one of the most overlooked steps in our daily lives. More often than not, people skip wearing sunscreen while being exposed to the harmful UV rays that can cause permanent damage to your skin. Like we said, the hottest hours are where the sun is shining the strongest, make sure to apply sunscreen to protect your skin. Once you’ve got that down, don’t forget to apply sunscreen on your body in areas that will be exposed such as shoulders, arms, beck, and legs.
Summertime is the peak for moving, so if you plan on moving during this time, it’s best to start doing early planning. Moving companies get booked up pretty quickly so make sure you do your research and schedule a time slot before they’re all filled up. Beware that not all companies offer competitive pricing due to the high demands during the summer season.