Summertime is the most popular for moving: the kids are out of school, the weather is warmer, and college students are getting situated in their new apartment. But summer comes with its own challenges that can make a big impact in your moving plans. It’s important to be more aware of the heat and make plans to reduce the negative effects on your health and overall moving experience. Here are some tips:
Be careful about moving in the summer heat. Some ways to stay safe in the sun are to drink water every 15 minutes, moving in the morning when it’s cooler, using sunscreen, avoiding coffee, wearing sunglasses, and finding as much shade as possible.
Knowing the items that should be kept out of the heat during your move is essential. Take precaution with batteries, candles, CDs, cosmetics, electronics, medicine, and toiletries. If possible, pack them separately and keep them in an air-conditioned area.
Heat exhaustion can easily happen if it’s too hot outside and you’re doing physical labor. Here are some signs to pay attention to: flushed skin, headache, nausea, dizziness, confusion, cramps, and fatigue. It’s important to stay hydrated and stay alert in case any of these things start creeping up on you. Some ways to relieve this is to take a cool shower, a cool bath, fanning while misting water, and using a cool towel.
It’s important to pay attention to these precautions if you’re moving in the summer. The best way to stay safe during this time is to hire a moving company like Move Happy to do it for you. That way you can stay comfortable in the cool air-conditioning while you get everything else taken care of.
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