A home relocation is already a physically demanding and stressful process. Adding hot or warm weather makes it even more taxing and uncomfortable. However, summer remains the most popular time of the year for all kinds of relocation, thanks to the clear skies and ease of mobility. If you’re considering a move during warmer months, the tips here will help you stay cool.
If Possible, Arrange for Children/Pets to Be Out of Your Home During the Moving Process
Since the doors of your home will be open for most of the day, having kids or pets running around can be risky, especially with the air conditioning performing below normal levels. Consider taking your kids and pets to a climate-controlled environment of a friend’s/relative’s home.
Wear Appropriate Clothing
The weather is already warm, so you don’t have to wear some coat or fancy clothes that restrict your movement and cause perspiration. Wear breathable fabrics like cotton and sports apparel, and avoid polyester and denim wears. Such clothes are heavy and trap heat. Take a cue from residential movers using colors like white, which doesn’t retain heat like other colors. Don’t wear sandals or any shoe with an opening to avoid accidentally stubbing your toes.
Now is the best time to take out that cooler you never thought you’d use. Pack some water bottles and load the ice packs to keep the liquids cool and ready for consumption when your body demands it. This way, your body temperature is regulated during the moving process and less drained in warm weather. Ensure you have plenty of bottled water for the moving crews too.
Add some beverages to replace lost electrolytes. Just ensure they’re not high in sugar or caffeine like coffee and energy drinks. Both can speed up the dehydration process and leave you weak.
Try to Keep Your Home Comfortable for Those Who Will Be in the Home During the Move
There’s a possibility that your air conditioning won’t keep the home cool while the doors are open. Some extra fans can help with that. And if there’s a slight breeze outside, you can ask the household moving company to leave open windows/doors opposite each other in any room for cross-ventilation.
Take Breaks and Don’t Overexert Yourself
Professional home movers take breaks even though they’re skilled in handling many moving tasks. Take a cue from that by listening to your body for signs of heat stroke and extreme fatigue. Relax when you feel tired, and go again when you feel better.
Hire Professional Movers
A residential moving company has the perfect blend of services to help you avoid getting involved in the moving tasks during warm weather. They have trained movers and modern equipment to facilitate your move. Also, you don’t have to drive yourself. If you have to, perform routine checks on your vehicle, especially the air conditioning. Otherwise, you can relax and watch the long-distance movers help you navigate the scorching weather and difficulties.
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When you want to relocate, it’s best to do that safely with a dedicated BBB-accredited moving and storage company. Alongside the ProMover designation from ATA Moving and Storage Conference, Booth Movers has over 40 years of experience and all it takes to help you make an easy transition to your new home. Call us today to learn more about our residential relocation services in New Jersey. Or fill out our online form to request a free quote for your upcoming move.
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