If you’ve seen some moving trucks in your neighbourhood lately that’s because 70 percent of all moves take place at this time of year. Unfortunately, moving in summer can be difficult and painful. The days are long and hot and moving takes a lot of effort, especially if you don’t hire movers.
Even when you hire movers it can still be difficult to do all the preparation work in the hot summer months, that’s why we put together some of the best tips to help you with moving in summer. These tips will take much of the pain out of the moving process so you might want to take notes.
Tips for moving in summer:
Get an early start
If you are looking to beat the heat then you definitely don’t want to be moving in the afternoon. This is of paramount importance if you live in a particularly hot climate. Not only is it uncomfortable but it can actually take a serious toll on your health. In the afternoons, the intensity of the sun as well as the UV rays are strongest and moving is even less fun if you spend half the day in the hospital with heat stroke.
Schedule everything for the morning hours, your prep work and the actual move itself. The temperature difference can be over 10 degrees. If you are going to hire movers they will prefer this as well so you will be doing everyone a favour.
Wear appropriate clothing
If you’re moving in summer there are a few rules to follow in terms of clothing:
- Wear lightweight loose-fitting clothing made of breathable fabrics. Cotton or linen are perfect.
- Choose light colored clothing that is less likely to draw the heat of the sun to your body. Whites and neutrals are what you should shoot for if at all possible.
- Wear sunglasses because the sun is murder on the eyes.
- Wear a hat as this will help protect you from the most devastating rays and help you avoid sun stroke.
Have a full day’s supply of water on hand
You must stay hydrated when moving in summer. This is the absolute most important thing you will do all day long. Dehydration is dangerous and makes you feel like death and it’s easily avoidable yet so many people forget come moving day. Which, let’s face it, is easy to understand, there is a lot going on and many things to think about.
If you are an athlete you will need more water to stay hydrated so move prepared.
Everyone wants to save a few bucks and that might be well and good in the cool of early spring but during the hot summer months? Hire a mover. It will save you a ton of stress and can help you save your health. The summer is too beautiful to waste stuck in bed sick because you overdid it in the summer heat.
If you live in or near Toronto and you are in the process of planning a move, give Let’s Get Moving a call. We can take care of your move for less than those other guys and we offer the best service around. If you need help moving in summer, we’re the professional movers to call.