The summer heat can make moving a difficult task. Between packing up your belongings and carrying them to your new home, the last thing you want is for the weather to be working against you. Fortunately, the trusted residential movers here at Merit Moving Systems are going to provide some tips to help keep you cool during a warm weather move.

Drink Plenty Of Fluids

Staying hydrated is key when dealing with the heat. Without proper hydration, you risk passing out from heat exhaustion which can be dangerous. During the day of your move, make sure to bring hydrating fluids for both you and the movers who will be helping you. Fluids that can hydrate include: 

  • Water
  • Sports Drinks
  • Lemonade
  • Tea

Take Breaks When Needed

Moving around carrying heavy boxes can be taxing on your body. From spraining something to injuring yourself, moving puts you at risk of hurting yourself if you don’t pace yourself. To avoid any potential injury or exhaustion, take breaks when needed. During these breaks, refuel yourself with snacks and drinks that way you have the energy to continue helping with the move. 

Dress Appropriately

Moving during a warm or hot day means you are going to feel the heat bearing down on you. To keep yourself cool during the duration of the move, make sure to wear the right clothing that will keep you cool and safe when lifting boxes for your move. Examples of appropriate clothing include: 

  • Sports Apparel
  • Lightweight & Breathable Clothing
  • Gloves 
  • Close-Toed Shoes 

Make Sure Your Vehicle Is Ready

If you are moving across town or across the country, you will want to make sure that your vehicle is prepared to handle the drive. The last thing you want is for your vehicle to break down or not cool properly, which can be very dangerous during the peak summer months. Get it inspected before your move to make sure everything is in good condition. If you want long distance movers to move your items for you, don’t hesitate to reach out to your local moving company for help, like us here at Merit Moving Systems. 

Keep Your Space Cool

With doors being left open to make moving items in and out of your home easier, it will be a bit hot inside of your home. To counteract this, consider opening windows in your home, especially if there is a breeze. The breeze can help spread cooler air throughout your home. You can also opt to place fans in rooms that might be more frequently open than others to maintain a cooler temperature than the outside. 

Don’t Let The Warm Weather Stop Your Move

Following these tips will help you stay cool and make your move a little bit easier on you and the movers who will be helping you. With a little planning and preparation, you can make sure that the heat doesn’t put a damper on your big day. Get started with your move now that you know what you should do!