4 Tips for Summer Moving

Moving can be tough. Moving in the summer during 100+ degree weather? People think you’re crazy. Still, many families choose to move during the summer time because children are out of school, and that makes it a whole lot easier for family and friends to help out when making the move.

In order to make your summer move a bit more pleasant, check out the tips below. These pointers will have you on your way to a nice, cool and breezy moving day.

Flip flops
Flip flops are not recommended during your summer move. Photo courtesy of waitscm via Flickr

1. Dress Light 

When planning your attire for summer move , two important things to keep in mind are,

  • Dress light. Wear loose-fitting clothing, light colored t-shirts, shorts, tank tops, or anything that feels comfortable and keeps you cool.
  • Choose ventilated footwear. It is not recommended to wear steel toe boots in the blazing heat, but flip flops or any open-toed shoes are also not recommended. Wear comfortable, close-toed shoes that allow for some airflow.

2. Wear protective gear

To keep you as cool from the scorching sun rays as possible, wearing protective items such as shades, bandannas, caps, visors, and sun block will make a major difference in keeping you cool.

3. Stay Hydrated 

Water container. Water jug. water bottle.
Here are a few ways to keep your water chilled.

Remember to drink lots of water. After many trips back and forth to your moving truck, stopping for a few drinks of water is important to keep your body hydrated and in motion. Remember to have water dispensers, water jugs, water bottles and extra cups on hand for the moving team. If you are doing a local move and making multiple trips back/forth, it’s always good to have water stations at both homes. If doing a cross country move, remember to pick up a few of these items before you go, and store in a cool place.

4. Take breaks

Whether you have a team of 3 or a team of 6, taking a few breaks in between will help everyone. As much as we want to get it done quickly, taking turns for breaks is a great way to get everyone to cool off. Since our bodies are in constant motion, lifting and loading moving boxes, we must take breaks in order to avoid over working our bodies at such a high temperature.

Moving during one of the hottest seasons of the year is not ideal; we’d all like to move in a cool 60 degrees; however, when moving in the summer makes the most sense, you can overcome the weather challenge by following these four key tips to make your summer move smooth and cool.

Have you had a summer move? What did you do to beat the heat? Tell us by sharing in the comment section below.