Ready to move into your new home this summer? You’re not alone! Summer is the most popular time to move, but its high temperatures can pose some challenges. Here are a few ways to beat the heat and make your summer move a breeze.
As we all know, summer afternoons can be sweltering and humid, which are not exactly the best conditions to be lugging boxes from one place to another. Getting started in the cooler morning hours will make a huge difference in your comfort level - temperatures can be up to 10 degrees cooler.
Since summer is such a popular time to move, supplies and movers are in high demand. Booking ahead of time ensures that you’ll have the resources you need when you need them. It’s never too early to stock up on boxes and packing tape! And asking for quotes from movers is better done sooner than later - you’ll save more money the earlier you book.
This one may seem obvious, but it’s a step some people often forget. Replenishing your fluids is important on hot summer days, especially when you’re doing a bunch of heavy lifting. Bring enough water for the whole day. Ideally, you should bring a large reusable water bottle so you can refill it between trips. If you’re feeling extra nice, bringing some extra bottles for the moving crew is always appreciated.
Cool down your new home
Stepping out of the hot sun and into a cool, ventilated house can make all the difference on moving day. Minimize your time in the heat by turning on the AC in your new home before you move - it’ll make life easier for both you and the movers. If you don’t have AC, make sure the house is well ventilated; open your windows, turn on some fans, and make sure air is moving through the house. You’ll thank yourself later!
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