Tips for moving in the summer time

Tips for moving in the Summer time…

 

Moving is strenuous at the best of times, but doing so during the summer, especially if you are moving on a HOT summer day, has its own set of challenges. When moving in summer you’ll need to give a little bit of extra thought to logistics and how to keep cool. Here are some tips to help make your move in the summer a breeze.

 

Plan Ahead

Summer is the prime time for moving. It’s the busiest time of the year for movers, so you’ll need to plan well in advance. If you can, start looking for moving companies at least six to eight weeks before the date on which you wish to move. To avoid rushing around in the blazing heat, pack up your belongings several days before your move and be as organized as possible. Use Advanced Moving’s box guide to help you plan for how many boxes you will need so don’t have to run out last minute to get  more boxes.

Beat the Heat

When possible, it’s a good idea to book the moving company to arrive early in the morning while it is still relatively cool. Remember to stay hydrated, especially if you’re doing strenuous activity, and wear light clothing, so you don’t overheat.

Take Care of Your Belongings

Certain items won’t fare very well in a hot moving truck and should be taken with you in the car, or packed extremely carefully. These items include candles which can melt in the heat and get wax all over your other items and music items, such as instruments, CDs, and vinyl records, which could warp or get damaged under high temperatures.

Protect Kids and Pets

Ideally, kids will be with a sitter all day. Otherwise, they will need a place to stay cool in the shade. Pets will also need to be kept somewhere cool, and they will need water bowls available at all times. If a pet  needs to stay in the car while movers are going in and out, park in the shade and check on them frequently. Maybe even turn the car on and let the air conditioner run for a while.

Don’t let the challenges of moving in summer scare you; as long as you keep on top of things and plan ahead, everything will work out just fine.